Interesting Facts on the GMC Sierra 1500 HD
- The GMC Sierra 1500 HD has a lot in common with the Chevrolet Silverado since both makes are under General Motors. The looks of the headlights, grille, hood, bumper, and fenders are the only things that differentiate one truck from the other. Other than these details, people also see the Sierra as the luxurious option compared to the working man's Silverado.
- Considering the similarity between the two, it wouldn't be a surprise if the GMC Sierra 1500 HD was in direct competition with the Chevrolet Silverado. Fortunately for GM, this problem was avoided through intelligent marketing and promotion. In the crosshairs of the Sierra are other classic trucks like the Dodge Ram, Toyota Tundra, and the Ford F-150.
- The GMC Sierra 1500 HD wasn't always a model in itself. During the 70s and 80s, the Sierra was only a trim name for the classic C and K GMC trucks. IT wasn't until the late 90s that the name became a dedicated model name for the company.
- In terms of age and years in production, the GMC Sierra 1500 is one of the oldest trucks among full-size pickup trucks. This age is evident-in a bad way-even in the all-new editions of the truck as seen in its outdated trims and features. Still, it's pretty difficult to discount the history and legacy of the Sierra 1500 despite the little bumps in looks it has experienced in recent years.
- A truck can't be considered a legitimate truck if it isn't able to tow very heavy loads. This is precisely one of the great qualities of the GMC Sierra 1500 HD. Its big body and powerful engine enables it to pull around 10,000 to 16,000 pounds depending on the truck's trim and year model.
- Why is the GMC Sierra 1500 HD named like this? The 1500 is used to signify a light-duty, half-ton truck. As for the HD, this is a special heavy-duty package of the Sierra that comes equipped with a meaner and tougher engine that enables it to pull an even heavier load compared to that of the standard model.