The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Gets the Duramax Treatment

The Sierra 1500 underwent a complete redesign for the 2019 model year. The fourth-generation Sierra hit the market with numerous improvements, however, unexpectedly for some, there was one major feature that was left off the table. There were a few fans that were understandably disappointed by the exclusion of a diesel engine option, but, fortunately for them, time marches on, and a turbo diesel engine is now included on the options list for the 2020 refresh.

So what's the big deal? Diesel engines typically excel in two way: low-end torque and better relative fuel-efficiency. The new 3.0-liter Duramax six-cylinder turbo diesel engine forgoes the typical V configuration, in favor of a straight-six that delivers a smoother ride and a better torque. Paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission, the powerplant makes 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The result is a max tow rating of 9,100 pounds. While that's lower than the Sierra's V-8 options, it's more than enough for most truck tasks. And, with an EPA-estimate 25 mpg combined fuel efficiency rating, its versatility as a daily driver is better than ever.

Test Drive the New GMC Sierra 1500 in Greensboro

For more information about the 2020 Sierra 1500, or any of the other exciting models in our new GMC inventory, give us a call or contact us online to speak with one of our friendly and experienced representatives. Hoping for a closer look? You're invited to visit David Westcott GMC for a test drive. We'll be happy to give you a tour.

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