The problem persisted intermittently for 3 years. Safety is enhanced with dual-stage airbags 1500 only , which deploy with less force in less-s Driving Impressions On the road, the Sierra is quiet and well behaved, more so than other full-size pickups. If we use the key to open the doors it turns over right away. The Ford, with the supercharger, is barely ahead at 385. Braking is adequate, and fit and finish are unimpressive. When cargo capacity is more important than hauling passengers, the entire rear seat assembly can be loosened from the floor with a wrench and removed through one of the side doors. Best ride I've had in a truck, all the features have been better than expected, appearance is good, and even loaded the price was better than competitors.
Gets good gas mileage for a truck it's size. Doesn't do bad in our Illinois snow. We find it improves the performance of the truck when pulling a trailer and reduces the driver's annoyance level. New Gen 6 OnStar is easier to use hands-free, thanks to more intuitive dialing and improved voice recognition. Sometimes it would cause the emergency flashers to activate. And the sound would be wicked.
They look classy and distinctive, more upscale than the Chevy Silverado. This stiff structure enhances handling and ride quality immensely, while improving crashworthiness. A Member Of The Family — I teared up when I put a for sale sign on it recently. Haul a ton and a half of sand, concrete, and bricks? The Sierra's assets are a selectable, full-time, four-wheel-drive system and a generous load capacity. Fly right into Charleston International Air Port and have our shuttle pick you up. It also snaps your neck back nicely when you drop the hammer. The all-wheel-drive transmission is smooth, but I'm waiting to see how it handles a northern Indiana winter.
With optional leather, a Crew Cab feels truly luxurious. Adding a supercharger to the Sierra would push the output of the 6. Chromed front bumpers include two airflow cutouts. Dow was my salesman and he treated me like a friend. OnStar is the leading provider of in-vehicle safety, security and information services in the United States and Canada.
Power is provided by the same 6. Great Rig For Towing, Hauling And Daily Driving. Of 4 in-door speakers, only one works now. With Dynamic Rear Proportioning, brake pressure is transferred to the tires with the best grip, thereby reducing stopping distances. Five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmissions are offered. This review focuses on the Sierra 1500 models. Our tested Z71 Silverado had a stiff, choppy ride--other trim lines ride slightly better.
If you tow frequently, you really owe it to yourself to test a truck with Quadrasteer. Engine choices include a 4. Overall Dependable And Comfortable Truck — Comfortable ride for a truck. Not exactly a quick release, but a useful feature. It rides well and handles well. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
I haven't seen any other truck like it in my area, much better than the equivalent Dodge, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, or Honda. I still haven't got used to the climate control. I purchased and installed the dimmer dial and head light selection module to fix the problem. Those numbers start to look a lot more important when you have to lift something heavy into the pickup bed. Ohter than that the brakes are phenomenal and you forget you are driving its so nice. New for 2005 is an all-aluminum version of the 5. A compass is incorporated into the overhead console, along with three storage areas for sunglasses, garage door opener, and small items.
First on the driver's side and then a year later on both sides. Carpeting and cloth seats are also standard. You just have to you know where to look. The gas is just a bit of a stickler. Extended-cab models offer surprisingly good back seat accommodations. It's stable at high speeds, particularly the longer wheelbase 143. I had the cotter pin and rope off the rod that passes through the latch because the plastic retainer just dry rotted and broke off.