2023 GMC Sierra For Sale in Washington DC

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When it comes to pickups, nobody does it quite like GMC. From the reliable Canyon to the iconic Sierra, GMC is a leader in the pickup industry for a reason. As one of the best-selling truck series, the GMC Sierra line offers buyers options ranging from light-duty to heavy-duty trucks. The diversity within this lineup makes it easy to find the perfect pickup truck for your needs and budget. 

Whether you're on the prowl for a reliable work truck or a luxurious hauler, the GMC Sierra series has something for everyone. With models like the Sierra 1500 and Sierra Heavy Duty (HD), drivers get an array of choices in terms of interior and exterior features, performance specifications, and trim levels. Let's take a look at the differences between these two models and how they compare. Stay tuned. 

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Engine and Performance

At the heart of the Sierra 1500 lineup are four powerful engines: a turbocharged four-cylinder, 5.3-liter V-8, a 6.2-liter V-8, and a 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel. An eight-speed automatic transmission distributes power to the wheels for the four-cylinder engine, while the 5.3-liter V-8 is combined with either a six-, eight-, or 10-speed transmission. The turbodiesel and 6.2-liter V-8 have a 10-speed automatic transmission as the only option. Most Sierra grades come standard with rear-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is standard on the Denali trims and AT4/AT4X models and optional on all other trims.

For those with more demanding hauling needs, the Sierra HD lineup of 2500 and 3500 trims is available with 6.6-liter V-8 and 6.6-liter turbodiesel engines. Both engines are combined with a 10-speed automatic transmission and have standard all-wheel-drive capability. The standard V-8 engine produces 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque, while the turbodiesel generates a whopping 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.

The Sierra 1500 is an everyday truck well suited for most transportation, hauling, and towing tasks. But if your needs exceed its capabilities, the Sierra HD lineup provides two tiers of increased power, the 2500 and 3500, with greater capacity for hauling and towing. However, these models come with a higher purchase price, fuel costs, and larger size, which can be inconvenient in everyday parking scenarios. Ultimately, the Sierra HD is a big-job solution and should only be considered if your truck must perform beyond the abilities of a Sierra 1500.

Interior and Exterior

Regarding interior and exterior features, the Sierra 1500 and HD are similar in terms of their premium construction materials and their abundance of tech features. However, some differences between them should be considered before purchasing a vehicle.

Inside the cabin of the Sierra 1500, you'll find comfortable seating for up to five passengers, with ample legroom in the front and rear. The HD cabin has room for up to six people but is still spacious and comfortable enough for longer trips. Infotainment is a major focus for both vehicles, with most Sierra 1500s outfitted with a 13.4-inch touch-screen infotainment system as standard. This system includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, built-in Google software, 12-speaker Bose audio, wireless phone charging, and more.

Meanwhile, the Sierra HD has a standard 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus optional upgrades like navigation, a Bose audio system, and a SiriusXM satellite radio. They also have smartphone apps allowing users to control trailer functions and monitor maintenance.

Externally, the Sierra 1500 is smaller and more maneuverable than the HD, making it easier to park and fit into tight spaces. This can't be said for the HD, which is bulkier and more difficult to maneuver in urban environments. However, the HD's extra size gives it a higher payload and towing capacity, making it suitable for more heavy-duty tasks.

Cargo and Towing Capacity

This is where the Sierra HD really shines. The rear-wheel-drive GMC Sierra 2500 HD can carry an impressive 3,715 pounds of cargo and tow up to 18,500 pounds. However, the rear-wheel-drive Sierra 3500 HD can haul a whopping 6,985 pounds and tow up to 20,000 pounds. Adding two more wheels to the rear axle for an additional $1,200 further boosts the 3500 HD's hauling and towing capacities to 6,523 pounds and 36,000 pounds, respectively. 

The Sierra 1500 simply can't compare. It's rated to tow up to 13,200 pounds and carry a payload of 2,240 pounds. Neither capacity is bad by any means, but they pale in comparison to the Sierra HD's capabilities. The Sierra HD also has an advantage in terms of towing features to help you manage your load. It boasts a towing package that includes an integrated trailer brake controller, trailer blind-spot monitoring, trailer camera provisions, and Hitch Guidance with Hitch View.


The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 starts at an MSRP of $36,400 for the Pro trim and $80,500 for the Denali Ultimate. The Sierra HD price ranges from $41,200 for the Pro trim to $70,600 for the Denali. This makes the Sierra HD more expensive than the Sierra 1500, but given its increased performance capabilities and superior towing package, it's worth considering if you're looking for a more powerful hauler.

Overall, the Sierra 1500 is a great daily driver, with plenty of features and enough power for most needs. However, consider upgrading to the Sierra HD lineup if you plan on serious hauling or towing. It offers superior towing features, cargo capacity, and power to handle the toughest towing jobs. 

Koons Clarksville Chevrolet Buick GMC is here to assist you in finding the perfect Sierra for your needs. We carry an extensive selection of Sierra 1500 and HD models on our lot. So, come down and take a look today. We also offer financing so you can drive home in your new Sierra today. Contact us today to schedule a test drive.

Base Trim Equipment & Features

The base Sierra trim of the Sierra 1500 features a seriously functional set of performance, tech, and comfort features. The Sierra trim comes equipped with a 4.3-liter V6 engine that boasts 285 horsepower and 305 foot-pounds of torque. The 4.3-liter V6 engine works in combination with standard rear-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission. Baltimore drivers considering the Sierra can look forward to a seven-inch touch screen infotainment display, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, and a two-speaker audio system. Silver Spring and Rockville drivers can look forward to a 6,800 pounds gross vehicle weight rating and a choice between four cab configurations. Columbia, MD drivers interested in the basic configuration of the Sierra can look forward to seating for up to three passengers (regular long cab).

Sierra 1500 Trim Overview


  • GMC's signature C-shaped LED headlights frame the trim-exclusive grille with a chrome surround to create a bold front fascia on the exterior. Chrome trim continues around the exterior on the windows, mirror caps, and bumpers, adding sophisticated style. LED taillights and the MultiPro Tailgate anchor the rear fascia with form and function. 
  • The SLE trim comes with 17-inch six-spoke Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels wrapped in all-season tires. You can upgrade to 18- or 20-inch wheels in various styles. In addition, you'll have LED daytime running lights, heated power outside mirrors, and corner steps integrated on the rear bumper as standard features.
  • Inside the SLE trim, you'll get a 40/20/40 front bench seat with under-seat storage. The driver's side features 10-way power adjustability, and the right passenger's side adjusts manually four ways, leaving space between them for a third middle passenger. The 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat fits three passengers, or the seat cushions fold up for additional storage space.
  • Your front seat heats for comfort, and a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel has all your audio and cruise controls at your fingertips. An available 8-inch touchscreen powers all your in-vehicle technology and includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth to sync your cellphone.
  • Under the hood, you have a 2.7-liter inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain produces 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, and it tows 9,300 pounds. You can opt for the 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain.


  • The SLT trim includes all the features of the SLE with some additional upgrades, such as LED fog lamps, chrome door handles, and heated, power-adjusting outside mirrors with auto-dimming capability. In addition, GMC uses 18-inch six-spoke machined-aluminum wheels with Dark Gray metallic accents standard, or you can upgrade to 20- or 22-inch alloy wheels in various styles.
  • Inside, you still have the bench front seat with premium cloth upholstery standard, or you can upgrade to leather-appointed bucket seats. Your driver's seat now has a memory function for two driver profiles and available ventilation. In addition, the rear bench seat features a seat-back and under-seat storage areas.
  • A 13.4-inch touchscreen infotainment with a six-speaker audio system comes standard on the SLT. In addition, you can upgrade to a Bose premium audio system. On the SLT trim, you get the rearview camera system, the Prograde Trailering system, an in-vehicle trailering app, and the hitch-guidance with hitch-view system standard. Other available technology options include a head-up display, a surround-view camera system, a bed-view camera, and a trailer-view camera.
  • GMC installed their 5.3-liter EcoTec 3 V-8 engine, which you can pair with an eight- or ten-speed automatic transmission. As a result, this powertrain puts out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, and it can tow 11,200 pounds. In addition, an available 3.0-liter Duramax inline six-cylinder turbo-diesel engine blends power and efficiency, delivering 277 horsepower, 460 pound-feet of torque, and a tow rating of up to 13,000 pounds.


  • GMC's off-road model, the AT4, has all the features of the SLT, plus a few additions. On the outside, GMC replaces the chrome trim with body-color furnishings. You also get a spray-on bed liner and aggressive Mud-Terrain tires from Goodyear on your choice of 18- or 20-inch alloy wheels. 
  • Front bucket seats with heating and premium leather trim come standard on the AT4. In addition, you get a Wi-Fi hot spot, two additional USB ports, and an available wireless charging pad.
  • The AT4 comes standard with the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine. In addition, you can upgrade to GMC's 6.2-liter EcoTec 3 V-8 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission powertrain. With this setup, your Sierra 1500 AT4 produces an impressive 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and it tows up to 13,000 pounds. Of course, you also have the 5.3-liter EcoTec 3 V-8 engine available.


  • The top-tier Denali trim comes with all the features above, while also adding premium touches inside and out. GMC blends chrome and body-color exterior accents and adds a full-length, six-inch side assist step on the Denali. 
  • The Denali rolls on 20-inch multi-dimensional polished aluminum wheels, or you can upgrade to 22-inch wheels in various styles. In addition, you can add several option packages to include a sunroof, power tailgate steps, wheel locks, a power-sliding rear window, and a carbon fiber composite bed.
  • Inside, you have premium leather upholstery with 16-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats with massage. Your infotainment system's screen increases to 13.4 inches and includes navigation. In addition, your Bose premium audio system comes standard, as do a wireless charging pad, a 15-inch head-up display, and a universal home remote.

Visit Koons Clarksville Chevy Buick GMC from Clarksville, MD to test drive a new GMC Sierra 1500!

When it comes to buying a new vehicle, you really can be overly careful! Stop by our dealership from Baltimore or Silver Spring to get behind the wheel of a new GMC Sierra 1500 for a test drive!

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