GMC is an automobile manufacturer that has operated as a division of parent company General Motors for more than a century. While they do produce a varied selection of vehicles that includes trucks, SUVs, crossovers, and vans, trucks are the main focus of General Motors’ GMC Division.
Because trucks are their primary focus, GMC offers a very expansive lineup of trucks. Their truck lineup for 2019 includes a selection of light-duty pickup trucks that prioritize efficiency, professional-grade heavy-duty pickup trucks that deliver impressive power and towing capability, and mid-size trucks that offer a satisfying compromise between power and efficiency.
Each of the truck models that are a part of GMC’s current lineup hit the mainstream auto market for the 2019 model year with varying degrees of updates and upgrades. Some GMC trucks underwent major redesigns, makeovers, and new and upgraded features for 2019, while others include few notable updates or new features. If you’re considering choosing a new 2019 GMC truck as your next vehicle, keep reading to get more information on what’s new for some of GMC’s most prominent trucks for 2019.
1. 2019 GMC Sierra 1500
Among all GMC trucks, the Sierra 1500 model received the most notable upgrades and new features for the 2019 model year. In fact, GMC completely redesigned the Sierra 1500 for 2019 in order to keep up with competing models within the Sierra 1500’s vehicle class.
The GMC Sierra 1500 is a light-duty, full-size pickup truck that is powerful, efficient, and easy and fun to drive. It has a maximum towing capacity of 12,200 pounds, reaches an average gas mileage of 23 MPG on the highway and 20 MPG on city streets, and has a starting price of $29,600.
For 2019, the Sierra 1500 got an exterior makeover that modernized and defined this truck model with a prominent square-edged foundation and bold boxed frame without sacrificing the Sierra 1500’s beloved traditional truck-like style. It also features a lightweight and ultra-durable, brand-new Carbon Pro truck bed with a spacious interior made from molded carbon-fiber resin that is resistant to dents, scratches, corrosion, and other damage.
The 2019 Sierra 1500 prioritizes ease of driving and towing. Its braking and adjustable steering are easy to control, which makes driving this full-size pickup much less daunting. It is also available with a top-of-the-line trailering system complete with a brand-new Trailering App that is integrated into the truck’s high-tech infotainment system and offers many functions that make towing easier. Among the function features of the all-new integrated Trailering App are step-by-step guidance for how to connect your truck to your trailer as quickly and easily as possible.
2. 2019 GMC Canyon
The 2019 GMC Canyon is a mid-size pickup truck that delivers both power and efficiency. It can tow a maximum of 7,700 pounds and is very fuel-efficient, offering an impressive 30 MPG on the highway. This pickup truck is available at a starting price of $21,500.
Although it did not receive many notable upgrades or new features for the 2019 model year—even though it definitely could have benefitted from some updates—the 2019 GMC Canyon still offers the best of both worlds in terms of power and fuel efficiency and remains a solid choice among other mid-size pickup trucks within its vehicle class.
3. 2019 GMC Sierra HD
The Sierra HD models are some of the best-selling trucks in GMC’s lineup. These heavy-duty pickup trucks are very high-performing and have earned a positive reputation on the auto market for their professional-grade capability, accessibility, and versatility.
GMC’s Sierra HD models for 2019 include the Sierra 2500 HD and the Sierra 3500 HD. These HD pickup trucks exceed expectations and modern standards for power and towing capacity—even among other heavy-duty trucks. The 2019 Sierra 2500HD has a maximum towing capacity of up to 15,400 pounds and a starting price of $38,200. The 2019 Sierra 3500 HD can tow a maximum of 23,100 pounds at a time and starts at $40,800.
Although they did not undergo any major changes between the 2018 and 2019 model years, the 2019 Sierra HD models deliver impressive performance among other heavy-duty trucks within their vehicle class. Major upgrades are not expected for GMC’s Sierra HD truck models until the 2020 or 2021 model years.