GMC Sierra, launched in 1987, is a series of full-size heavy duty pickup trucks. It is one of the top-selling pickups in the US, after Ford, Chevrolet, and Ram. Although it is essentially a rebadged copy of the Chevrolet Silverado, in terms of functionality, its improved aerodynamics and impressive exteriors make it a great alternative. Add to it a range of cab configurations, bed lengths, and trim levels, and you have a pickup that’s hard to ignore. Here are five reasons why the Sierra is one of the most sought-after salvage trucks for sale at our auctions.
1. Impressive Towing Capacity
Towing is the most important factor for most people, whether purchasing a salvage truck for sale or new, and the GMC Sierra does a perfect job in this aspect. Equipped with a towing capacity of 12,000 lbs, it beats the Dodge Ram that can tow up to 10,700 lbs. That said, be it dirt bikes, car, or a small boat, the Sierra can carry and tow all of these heavy equipment, with ease.
2. Premium Styling
One of the biggest traits that separates contemporary pickups from their traditional brothers is their styling, and the GMC Sierra perfectly exemplifies the fact. The Sierra, with a shiny chrome grill and other features, in fact, looks more premium than its cousin, the Chevrolet Silverado. The Sierra is also muscular and rugged, and boasts luxury sedan like interiors, features that make most bidders bid on the salvage truck for sale in auctions.
3. Compliant Handling
The Sierra, like the Silverado, offers a balanced combination of power and responsive steering, making it a joy to ride. Equipped with long-life rotors and four-wheel disc brakes, it is quiet and smooth to maneuver both on and off road — not at all cumbersome like traditional pickups. The Sierra offers ample passenger comfort that makes it an ideal companion for long trips.
4. Powerful Engines
Just like bed options, the GMC Sierra offers a number of powertrains to meet diverse demands. Even the base engine is a 285hp V6. Go ahead, and you have the 5.3-liter V8 engine with performance exhaust, offering 355 hp. Need more power? There’s also a 6.2 L L86 GM EcoTec3 6200 V8, gusting out 420 hp @ 5600 RPM.
5. Long List of Tech features
Last but not least, the Sierra is loaded with a number of innovative technology features that help you stay safe, hassle-free, and connected on the road. The Hill Descent Control, for instance, allows you to safely descend down a hill without having to use the brake. The rear back camera facilitates parking in job sites, and helps you ensure that you have safely secured a trailer hitch.
The GMC Sierra boasts many other technologies, such as the Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning, to help alert the driver of any hazards. The pickup also has an 8 inch color touchscreen that, together with other features, makes it a package you cannot afford to ignore at salvage trucks for sale auctions. Autobidmaster also offers a range of wrecked diesel trucks and repaired salvage cars for sale. To explore available options, click here. If you wish to learn about our bidding process, check out this page, or speak to one of our representatives at +1 (503) 298-4300