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2015 GMC Sierra 1500

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$19,091 — $43,839 USED
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2-6 Seats
18-21 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Forward-hinged extended-cab doors for easier rear-seat access
  • All-Terrain model
  • Two bed-length choices for crew cab
  • Direct-injection, cylinder-deactivating engines

The Bad

  • Could be more distinct from Chevrolet Silverado
  • No long-bed extended-cab model
  • No diesel-engine option
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500
  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot capability available
  • New eight-speed automatic transmission available
  • Magnetic Ride Control for Sierra Denali models
  • New Elevation and Carbon editions
  • Forward collision warning available

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Mark Williams takes a look at the special Elevation trim for the 2015 Sierra. The Elevation is meant to be the value version of the Sierra, but it has plenty of unique attributes that make it stand out. Well, except for the lack of badging.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
90 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

I love the style and color

by Ris from Crown Point, In on January 15, 2019

My truck meets my needs I will own till the end, I’ve added a cover and on my 2nd set of tires had my engine compartment cleaned and it looks like right out of the show room Read full review

(5.0)

Love the GMC brand

by James VanRaden from Moorhead, MN on December 26, 2018

I’ve had the vehicle for a short while. Thus far it’s smooth sailing except for the Driver’s side seat warmer. We’ll see how much of pain in the patootskie it is to get it rectified but overall I’m ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 currently has 10 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by GMC

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Sierra 1500 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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