Luxury With A Bed: 2015 GMC Sierra Denali

The latest 2015 GMC Sierra Denali is a light full size pickup truck that combines the comfort of a luxury sedan and the practicality of a utility vehicle. GMC updated this latest generation model giving it an aggressive position in the competitive market.

The truck follows the updated design theme which was completely upgraded in its last edition. Some tweaks have been made to give this truck a muscular look but apart from that the truck looks similar to 2014 edition. Upfront the giant chrome laden grill forms the centre piece of the front fascia. The grill is flanked by two rectangular projector headlamp units which complement the muscular look of the car. In the profile view, the prominent wheel arches give it the familiar GMC look and indicate its purposeful built quality. The look at the rear is kept very simple just like all other models in this segment.  Overall this latest model boasts fresh looks while maintaining its classic family design.

Step inside the cabin and you will be surprised by its quality of design and the attention to details. Its leather upholstered seats, well laid out central console, leather wrapped steering wheel and tastefully placed real aluminum inserts give it a premium touch. There is ample space in the front and hence they are the most comfortable while travelling. The rear cabin also has adequate space to seat 3 people, but it might get a little uncomfortable on longer journeys.

This truck comes with a standard 5.3 litre engine which produces 355 brake horsepower. This V8 engine combines the famous Ecotech3 technology to give you a combination of both performance and fuel efficiency as it returns a healthy 23 miles per gallon on highway. Its decent power figures make it capable to towing loads in range of 11,000 pounds with great ease.  But if you want more power, you can always opt for the big 6.2 liter V8 which produces 420 horsepower and 460 foot pounds of torque giving it a towing capacity of 12,000 pounds, which  will be more than enough power to take you over even the biggest mountain roads.

There are ample comfort features equipped in this truck to make your journeys comfortable and stress free. It comes with heated and cooled seats for both driver and front passenger, which are also power adjustable in 12 positions. A heated steering wheel makes driving on chilled morning an easy affair. The triple lock noise control filters the outside noise, thus isolating the cabin from disturbances. Apart from that, this truck features the outstanding Magnetic ride control which results in a very comfortable ride while providing crisp handling ability.  On the safety front, apart from the standard safety tech, this truck features a safety alert seat which alerts the driver in case of any emergency such as lane departure, forward collision warning etc. Other safety features include automatic door unlock and automatic crash response.

The 2015 GMC Sierra Denali is a practical and luxury vehicle that combines performance, style and utility in one complete package. When compared to its competition, it sets the bar higher than I expected. It packs luxury, smart technology features, and well thought design elements into a very capable platform and machine.