The GMC Sierra full-size pickup was the anchor of the entire GMC line, accounting for nearly half of the division's total sales. Like its Chevrolet counterpart, the GMC Sierra had six trim levels for the 1500 and three for the 2500, but unlike the C/K series, they had different names: the Short Bed version of the 1500 were available as Extended Cab, Sportside and Wideside pickup trucks, and the Long Bed 1500 had Extended Cab, Special and Wideside pickup trucks. The 2500 had either Short or Long Bed versions for the Extended Cab, and only the Long Bed for the 2500 Wideside.

The Sierra competed with its corporate brethren, Chevy's C/K series, as well as the Dodge Ram and Ford F-Series pickups.

Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]

1991[edit | edit source]

The standard engine was the 4.3-liter ohv V6, which was modified for more quiet operation. Optional engines included 5.0-liter, 5.7-liter, and 7.4-liter ohv V8s, a 6.5-liter diesel V8 and a turbocharged 6.5-liter diesel V8. These engines were used to mate to a wide variety of light- and heavy-duty 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic overdrive transmissions. Four-wheel-drive versions featured a 2-speed transfer case with a floor-mounted shift lever for shift-on-the-fly operation.


1992[edit | edit source]

Like the Chevrolet C/K pickup trucks, the GMC Sierra's Crew Cab was unveiled at the 1992 North American International Auto Show on January 9, 1992.

1994[edit | edit source]

For 1994, the Sierra was available in 1/2-ton (1500), 3/4-ton (2500) and 1-ton (3500) configurations, in regular cab, extended cab (Club Coupe) and 4-door crew cab bodies, with long or short cargo boxes, single or dual rear wheels and Widebox or Sportside styling. The Sierra was also available in 2-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive versions.

1995[edit | edit source]

For 1995, the truck received minor but important changes that added many carlike comfort and convenience features such as a driver's- side airbag, 4-wheel antilock brakes and a brake-transmission shift interlock (a passenger car safety feature that prevents shifting out of Neutral unless the brake pedal is depressed). Other new features included a new instrument panel, new door trim panels, electric outside mirrors (available for the first time on the Sierra) and new contoured seats.

Halfway through the model year, prices increased by $50 for the regular cab trucks, and $150 for the extended cab "Club Coupe" trucks.

Retail prices[edit | edit source]

Note: "Wideside" means Stepside.

As of December 17, 1993:

  • $12,724 (1994 GMC Sierra 1500 4x2 Special Pickup)
  • $14,567 (1994 GMC Sierra 1500 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $16,394 (1994 GMC Sierra 1500 4x2 Extended Cab)
  • $15,816 (1994 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Special Pickup)
  • $17,009 (1994 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Regular Cab)
  • $18,719 (1994 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Extended Cab)
  • $15,454 (1994 GMC Sierra 2500 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $17,122 (1994 GMC Sierra 2500 4x2 Heavy Duty Pickup)
  • $18,182 (1994 GMC Sierra 2500 4x2 Extended Cab)
  • $17,483 (1994 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4 Regular Cab)
  • $19,574 (1994 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4 Heavy Duty Pickup)
  • $19,999 (1994 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4 Extended Cab)
  • $17,119 (1994 GMC Sierra 3500 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $19,658 (1994 GMC Sierra 3500 4x2 Crew Cab)
  • $20,364 (1994 GMC Sierra 3500 4x2 Extended Cab)
  • $19,730 (1994 GMC Sierra 3500 4x4 Regular Cab)
  • $22,721 (1994 GMC Sierra 3500 4x4 Crew Cab)
  • $22,762 (1994 GMC Sierra 3500 4x4 Extended Cab)

As of late 1994:

  • $13,457 (1995 GMC Sierra 1500 4x2 Special Pickup)
  • $14,867 (1995 GMC Sierra 1500 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $16,827 (1995 GMC Sierra 1500 4x2 Extended Cab)
  • $16,749 (1995 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Special Pickup)
  • $17,459 (1995 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Regular Cab)
  • $19,252 (1995 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Extended Cab)
  • $15,829 (1995 GMC Sierra 2500 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $17,367 (1995 GMC Sierra 2500 4x2 Heavy Duty Pickup)
  • $18,840 (1995 GMC Sierra 2500 4x2 Extended Cab)
  • $18,058 (1995 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4 Regular Cab)
  • $19,869 (1995 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4 Heavy Duty Pickup)
  • $20,658 (1995 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4 Extended Cab)
  • $17,528 (1995 GMC Sierra 3500 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $20,114 (1995 GMC Sierra 3500 4x2 Crew Cab)
  • $20,854 (1995 GMC Sierra 3500 4x2 Extended Cab)
  • $20,139 (1995 GMC Sierra 3500 4x4 Regular Cab)
  • $23,177 (1995 GMC Sierra 3500 4x4 Crew Cab)
  • $23,252 (1995 GMC Sierra 3500 4x4 Extended Cab)

As of August 1, 1995:

  • $15,879 (1995 GMC Sierra 2500 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $17,417 (1995 GMC Sierra 2500 4x2 Heavy Duty Pickup)
  • $18,990 (1995 GMC Sierra 2500 4x2 Short Bed Extended Cab)
  • $19,047 (1995 GMC Sierra 2500 4x2 Long Bed Extended Cab)
  • $18,108 (1995 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4 Regular Cab)
  • $19,919 (1995 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4 Heavy Duty Pickup)
  • $20,808 (1995 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4 Short Bed Extended Cab)
  • $21,869 (1995 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4 Long Bed Extended Cab)
  • $17,578 (1995 GMC Sierra 3500 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $20,189 (1995 GMC Sierra 3500 4x4 Regular Cab)
  • $20,314 (1995 GMC Sierra 3500 4x2 Crew Cab)
  • $23,377 (1995 GMC Sierra 3500 4x4 Crew Cab)
  • $21,004 (1995 GMC Sierra 3500 4x2 Extended Cab)
  • $23,402 (1995 GMC Sierra 3500 4x4 Extended Cab)
  • $14,086 (1996 GMC Sierra 1500 4x2 Special Short Bed Regular Cab)
  • $14,486 (1996 GMC Sierra 1500 4x2 Special Long Bed Regular Cab)
  • $15,496 (1996 GMC Sierra 1500 4x2 Wideside Short Bed Regular Cab)
  • $15,776 (1996 GMC Sierra 1500 4x2 Wideside Short Bed Regular Cab)
  • $16,309 (1996 GMC Sierra 1500 4x2 Sportside Regular Cab)
  • $17,691 (1996 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Special Short Bed Regular Cab)
  • $17,891 (1996 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Special Long Bed Regular Cab)
  • $18,401 (1996 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Wideside Short Bed Regular Cab)
  • $18,700 (1996 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Wideside Long Bed Regular Cab)
  • $18,963 (1996 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Sportside Regular Cab)
  • $17,556 (1996 GMC Sierra 1500 4x2 Wideside Short Bed Extended Cab)
  • $18,499 (1996 GMC Sierra 1500 4x2 Wideside Long Bed Extended Cab)
  • $18,068 (1996 GMC Sierra 1500 4x2 Sportside Extended Cab)
  • $20,290 (1996 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Wideside Short Bed Extended Cab)
  • $21,064 (1996 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Wideside Long Bed Extended Cab)
  • $20,702 (1996 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Sportside Extended Cab)

As of October 1, 1995:

  • $16,953 (1996 GMC Sierra 2500 4x2 LD Regular Cab)
  • $17,996 (1996 GMC Sierra 2500 4x2 HD Regular Cab)
  • $19,569 (1996 GMC Sierra 2500 4x2 LD Extended Cab)
  • $19,626 (1996 GMC Sierra 2500 4x2 HD Extended Cab)
  • $20,811 (1996 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4 Regular Cab)
  • $22,632 (1996 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4 Short Bed Extended Cab)
  • $22,759 (1996 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4 Long Bed Extended Cab)
  • $18,157 (1996 GMC Sierra 3500 4x2 Regular Cab)
  • $21,291 (1996 GMC Sierra 3500 4x2 Crew Cab)
  • $21,583 (1996 GMC Sierra 3500 4x2 Extended Cab)
  • $21,081 (1996 GMC Sierra 3500 4x4 Regular Cab)
  • $24,354 (1996 GMC Sierra 3500 4x4 Crew Cab)
  • $24,294 (1996 GMC Sierra 3500 4x4 Extended Cab)

Shipping prices[edit | edit source]

  • $600 (1994 models)
  • $610 (1995 models)
  • $615 (1996 models)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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