Great looking truck, good specs
January 29, 2019
We test drove this truck today and ended up buying it. We are looking at towing a 7000 pound travel trailer on extended trips around the US, so we want a vehicle that is powerful enough to pull our load, fuel efficient, comfortable, and quiet . The 2015 GMC Sierra Crew Cab with the 5.3L V8 and 6-Speed automatic transmission is rated to tow 9400 pounds (with the 3.42 rear gearing), but when not towing, the truck is rated for 23 mpg on the highway with regular gasoline. Compared to my full sized G2500 Vandura, this truck really sips gasoline. It will also run on E85 fuel. While the SLT package is one step below the top of the line Denali trim, it is nonetheless a very plush and well appointed interior. It has a beautiful two-tone “cocoa/dune” leather interior. Very stylish. There is plenty of room for two adults in the back, and the way the rear seats fold up is perfect to fit our 80 pound dog with his bed. The truck cab is very quiet. I readily found myself hitting 80 mph without noticing it. It’ll be even better with the sound system driving the 6 Bose speakers.
While I can’t report on actual towing yet, there are plenty of reviews online that give me the confidence that we’ve selected a good tow vehicle to meet our demands.
The Stone Blue Metalic paint really glows when the sun hits it. This truck has the 20” wheel option and it gives it a more beefed up look than stock. This truck definitely has looks but also is fuel efficient, quiet, and comfortable: a good fit for our mission profile.