The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, which shares its design with the Chevy Silverado, is highly capable when it comes to towing and is an all-around impressive and luxurious truck.
This Sierra is equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 (355 hp, 383 lb-ft) which offers faster acceleration and better towing and hauling capabilities than the base V6 engine. The Sierra makes having this much capability and power easy to handle. Key among the highlights is the transparent powertrain calibration. You rarely find yourself without enough power, and the system is quick to respond if you need more. Guiding this truck through most environments is a breeze.
Most of the interior is a study on how to do a truck interior correctly. Switches are big and easy to use, access is good, and there's plenty of space. The Sierra is brimming with modern technology. The 8-inch touchscreen display gives clear and quick access to most functions. Whether pairing via Bluetooth or connecting through Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, connecting a device is straightforward.
In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing, the 2018 Sierra 1500 earned five out of five stars for overall safety, as well as five stars in frontal and side crash tests. It earned four stars in the rollover evaluation. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Sierra 1500 the highest rating of Good in four out of five crash tests.