GMC SIERRA 1500 SLE VS SLT

October 28th, 2020 by

When it comes to finding the right truck, it can be stressful and time consuming. With hundreds of makes, models, and variations, it may even feel overwhelming! Choosing a GMC Sierra, however, guarantees you’ll be satisfied no matter what you are looking for! From everyday essentials to heavy-duty work trucks, GMC has got you covered.

Take a look at two of our customer favorites, the GMC Sierra 1500 SLE and the GMC Sierra 1500 SLT, and find out which fits your lifestyle best!

PERFORMANCE
No matter which you choose, both offer impressive performance. The SLE is equipped with a 2.7-litre turbocharged engine, capable of 310 horsepower with 348 lb-ft of torque. Also available is the more powerful 5.3-litre V8, standard on the SLT. If you are looking for something more heavy-duty, the SLT offers a slightly more powerful engine variation. The available 6.2-litre V8 increases horsepower to 355, and 383 lb-ft of torque. Both the SLE and SLT offer a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine as well.

If you’re worried about spending too much on gas, think again. The GMC Sierra 1500 SLE averages 20, 23, and 21 miles per gallon for city, highway and combined respectively. The SLT offers slightly less with 17, 23, and 19 miles per gallon for city, highway and combined respectively.

TECHNOLOGY/INTERIOR
Both trim levels offer exciting features for tech-savvy shoppers. In both the SLE and SLT, convenient features like Bluetooth compatibility, smart device integrations, and WiFi hotspots are standard. The SLT includes an 8-inch touchscreen display, which allows drivers full access to entertainment features like HD Radio, paired devices, and infotainment apps. Additionally, the infotainment center is voice-activated, meaning drivers can be safe and still be connected on the go!

The interior stays pretty consistent between both trim levels. Choices between cloth, synthetic, vinyl or leather seats are available for each. In either you will find a keyless entry and available adaptive cruise control, which automatically adjusts speed according to the requested following gap. If you’re looking for a more comfortable ride, the SLT offers slightly better comfort features than the SLE. Seat memory, power driver and passenger seats, optional cooled/heated seats and optional sun/moonroof are just a few.

PACKAGES
As if the standard performance, interior and technology features weren’t enough, the GMC Sierra 1500 offers exceptional packages for additional satisfaction too! Both the Sierra 1500 SLE and Sierra 1500 SLT have Driver Alert I and II packages, which includes additional features like front and rear park assist, side blind zone alert, and forward collision alert. If you’re needing a little more space, the SLE offers a Cargo Convenience package which adds additional console and seat storage. Wanting a more luxurious ride? SLT has a Fleet Comfort package that offers dual climate control, rear-window defogger, and a 10-way power driver seat.

What are your thoughts on the 2021 Sierra 1500? Whether you decide on the Sierra 1500 SLE or the SLT, at Serra Buick GMC Champaign, we’ve got you covered! Come visit our store, or give us a call today! Our excellent staff and exceptional service makes the process quick, easy, and stress free!

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