Saturday, 3 April 2010

GMC Sierra Denali (2009)


The 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 is all-new, from the tires to the roof. Key improvements in cabin trim, build quality, safety features and towing capacity make the Sierra 1500 an odds-on favorite in the full-size pickup class. Overall, however, we're quite impressed with the all-new GMC Sierra 1500. Like its corporate twin, the Chevrolet Silverado, it should prove to be a smart choice for a full-size pickup. Shoppers in this segment should be aware, though, that there will also be a completely redesigned Toyota Tundra this year. Like the Sierra, it's extremely well-rounded and ready for hard work. So in this segment, we're talking about a two-horse race in which the versatile, comfortable and well-built 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 is worth betting on. Work trucks feature a 4.3-liter V6 (195 horsepower, 260 pound-feet of torque). A 4.8-liter V8 (295 hp, 305 lb-ft) powers the SLE1 trucks (except the long-box versions). A 5.3-liter V8 (315 hp, 338 lb-ft) powers Sierra SLE2 and SLT pickups, with a flex-fuel E85 version optional. The Denali's 6.2-liter V8 makes 403 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. Optional on all but the Work truck and Denali is the "Vortex Max" 6.0-liter V8 that makes 367 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque. All V8s except the 4.8 and 6.2 feature Active Fuel Management, which shuts down four cylinders under light-load conditions (such as highway cruising) to promote greater fuel economy. With the optional Max trailering package, tow capacity is 10,500 pounds.


  • Vortec 4.3L V6
  • Vortec 4.8L V8
  • Vortec 5.3L V8 with Active Fuel Management.
  • Vortec 5.3L V8 with E85 FlexFuel capability and Active Fuel Management.
  • Vortec 6.0L VVT V8 with Active Fuel Management.
  • Vortec 6.2L V8 with E85 FlexFuel capability.
Interior Features
  • Driver Information System.
  • Available Bluetooth for phone.
  • Available DVD Entertainment System.
  • Available front leather-appointed bucket seats, power reclining, heated.
  • Available navigation system.
  • Available Power Door Locks and Windows.
  • Available Rearview camera system.
  • Available Sunroof.
  • Standard XM Radio with a 3 month trial subscription.
  • Available XM NavTraffic.
Exterior Features
  • Fog lamps.
  • Available Grille chrome surround.
  • Available side-view mirror, power, heated, auto-dimming.
Safety Features
  • Available head curtain side air bags.
  • Dual-stage frontal air bags with passenger sensing system.
  • Experience OnStar.
  • StabiliTrak.


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