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When anyone mentions the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali, you immediately know this is a luxurious truck. That has been the moniker for the Denali trim across all GMC models, but mostly the Sierra 1500. Is this the GMC truck you want to drive in 2023, or will you go even higher? Let’s see what the Sierra Denali brings to the table.

What makes the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali a luxury half-ton pickup truck?

This black 2023 GMC Sierra Denali is an impressive truck
2023 GMC Sierra Denali | GMC

GMC gives the Denali trim the luxury treatments with stylish appearance upgrades. These appearance items are easy to spot on the body and when you step into the cab of this pickup truck. You’ll also enjoy the benefits of premium features, including Adaptive Ride Control and a large head-up display to give you the readings you want during your drive.

What else does this GMC truck include?

Atmosphere/Brownstone, Forge leather interior of the GMC Sierra Denali luxury truck
Interior GMC Sierra Denali | GMC

The standard features found in the Denali trim of the GMC Sierra are:

  • 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Choice of upholstery trims
    • Atmosphere/Brownstone, Forge perforated leather upholstery
    • Jet Black, Forge perforated leather
  • Surround-view camera
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Bucket seats
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Dual exhaust
  • Pedestrian alert
  • Rear cross-traffic braking
  • Trailer blind-spot monitoring
  • Spray-on bedliner
  • 7-speaker Bose audio system
  • Denali adaptive suspension
  • Perforated leather upholster
  • 10-way power-adjustable front seats

Optional features you can add to the Sierra Denali are:

  • Sun/moonroof
  • Head-up display
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Brake Assist

Are there any options packages for the Denali Sierra?

Yes, there are three options packages offered for this GMC truck. The packages and their respective prices are:

  • Denali Reserve Package – $5,130
  • Denali Reserve Super Cruise Package – $7,430
  • Cargo Convenience Package – $550

Which powertrain does the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali use?

Gray 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Preparing to cross a river
2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali | GMC

The Denali trim is offered in only a Crew Cab build, and it includes a V8 engine. You can opt for the Duramax diesel powertrain, which adds $995 to the truck’s price or the upgraded 6.2-liter V8 engine. These powertrains are:

5.3-liter V8, 10-speed automatic transmission

355 horsepower, 460 lb-ft of torque

16 city/21 hwy mpg (RWD), 16 city/20 hwy mpg (4WD)

Max towing: 11,000 pounds

Max payload: 2,200 pounds

3.0-liter Duramax turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, 10-speed automatic transmission

305 horsepower, 495 lb-ft of torque

22 city/26 hwy mpg

6.2-liter V8 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission

420 horsepower, 460 lb-ft of torque

15 city/20 hwy mpg

Max towing: 13,200 pounds

Max payload: 2,400 pounds

How much does the Denali trim of this half-ton GMC truck cost?

The GMC Sierra 1500 Denali in 2WD with the V8 engine starts at $63,800. You can easily reach over $70,000 for this truck when adding some options packages or the Duramax diesel engine.

Could this be the right pickup truck for you to drive?

When you want a pickup truck that delivers comfort, quality, and strength, the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali is an excellent choice. The luxury truck market is more crowded than ever, and you could go one step higher to the Denali Ultimate to reach the pinnacle of this GMC truck.

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