Texas is truck country, and if you’re looking for a new truck, it’s time to take a look at the new GMC Sierra Elevation edition. The GMC Sierra is one of the country’s most popular pick-up trucks—sales are up over 3 percent over last year—and the new Elevation package raises the bar for buyers in the sport truck market. If you’re driving around Fort Worth in a boring old truck, here are a few good reasons to upgrade to the GMC Sierra Elevation edition.
It’s Got Sporty Good Looks
The Sierra Elevation edition has a muscular shape and a sharp monochromatic appearance, with front and rear body colored bumpers for a clean, striking look. Its 20-inch aluminum wheels are painted black and the windows sport deep tinted glass. Add in the projector-beam headlights with signature LED lighting, and you’ve got a good-looking truck that’s ready for the open road. You can choose from four Elevation edition colors: Onyx Black, Quicksilver Metallic, Sonoma Red Metallic, and Summit White.
It’s Packed with High-Tech Cabin Features
The Elevation interior does for sport trucks what the Denali interior did for the premium market. If you haven’t experienced the convenience of GMC’s IntelliLink infotainment system, you’ll be blown away. IntelliLink using voice recognition technology that let’s you write and send texts and emails with your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road—it even alerts you when a text comes in and reads it to you so you don’t get distracted. You can also call up your favorite music on Pandora radio or Sirius XM using voice controls.
Of course, it’s got Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling and audio streaming from your smartphone. And speaking of connectivity, the Elevation edition comes with the OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot built right in. You’re connected whether your driving the streets of Fort Worth or road-tripping cross country.
It’s Powerful Enough for Work or Play
The standard Sierra Elevation edition engine is GMC’s 4.3 liter EcoTec3, which delivers 285-horsepower and 305-pound-feet of torque. It’s matched with a six-speed automatic transmission, available in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Worried about towing capacity? You can haul a generous 7,200 pounds with the standard engine.
Need more power to haul heavy loads? Step up to the 5.3 liter optional V8, which boasts 355-horsepower and 383-pound-feet of torque, capable of towing over 11,000 pounds.
Ride Fort Worth Roads Safely
The GMC Sierra is one of the safest trucks on the road, earning a five-star rating overall in government crash tests. The truck comes standard with traction and stability control, as well as trailer sway control, and OnStar services such as automatic crash notification, roadside assistance, and remote door unlocking. You can even get a rear camera for extra eyes for parking or backing up.
The GMC Sierra Elevation edition is available only with a roomy double-cab and comes with a starting MSRP of about $38,000. If you want the ultimate in performance and convenience in a sharp-looking sport truck, take a look at the Sierra Elevation edition.