2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Overview
What’s New for the 2013 GMC Sierra 1500
For the model year 2013, the GMC Sierra 1500 remains unchanged.
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Exterior
The GMC Sierra 1500 hasn’t seen a redesign in six years, but because of its smooth, quiet ride, comfortable seating, and wide variety of trim levels and options, the Sierra 1500 can still hold its own against competitors.
The 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 comes in a standard cab, extended cab or crew cab body style. Standard cabs and extended cabs are available with either a standard 6-foot 6-inch bed or an 8-foot bed. Crew cabs come with a short 5-foot 8-inch bed.
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Performance
In the base Work trim level, the Sierra is powered by a standard 4.3-liter V6 which produces 195 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful engine offered for the Sierra 1500 is a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 403 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, a Sierra 1500 can tow 10,700 pounds.
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2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Efficiency
Fuel economy estimates range from 18 mpg combined for a Crew Cab SFE down to 14 mpg combined for a Denali – powerful doesn’t generally mean efficient, but these numbers are respectable enough.
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Interior
The base models have just enough features to get the job done, but upgraded trim levels such as the Denali come fully-loaded with all the comforts you’d expect from today’s trucks. Crew cab models feature rear seats that fold nearly flat for extra cargo space.
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Safety
Standard safety features include anti-lock disc brakes (front disc and rear drum), traction and stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags.
In government crash tests, the Sierra 1500 earns the highest rating of five stars, and the Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.