What Makes 2020 GMC Sierra Denali So Special?

The 2020 GMC Sierra Denali is the most luxurious truck GM has to offer. At least until they return the Cadillac Escalade EXT. On the other hand, this is a true rival to the Ford F-150 Platinum and Limited versions. Chevrolet offers Silverado High Country, but the Bow Tie logo focuses more on the off-road duties. That is why we will see the ZR2 version of Silverado 1500. Denali trim is available for other GMC vehicles. However, every package brings cool things that make vehicle using it differently from others. The Denali suite for Sierra 1500 is using the most advanced features since this is the most important vehicle in the GMC’s lineup.

Changes for the upcoming season on the base Sierra are minor. Notable upgrades are going to be available for the 2020 GMC Sierra Denali. However, these are not big as well, with infotainment update and few new safety options. General Motors will offer the Denali model with diesel engine alongside V8 petrol drivetrains we already know.

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Denali package is available only with the Crew Cab configuration. Well, you still can pick either short (70 inches) or the standard box (80 in), while the 98-inch long box is not available. What’s more, the 2020 Sierra Denali will use only a 4×4 drive. The SLT is the package with the most equipment and it comes with features such as Multi-Pro tailgate, dynamic fuel management, and LED lights. Recently, the company announced the new trailering controls through a transparent camera view. The advanced infotainment system is standard for the SLT package.

Denali model will use most of the features from lower grades. The company upgrades everything on this version of the truck. Dual-exhaust tips are installed, as well as the traction selection system with improved off-road capabilities. However, the 2020 GMC Sierra Denali can’t match the offer of the AT4 trim. An 8-inch display is standard with navigation included in the offer, as well as the Bose audio. Safety package comes with blind-spot, lane change, and the rear cross traffic alerts.

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The new 2020 GMC Sierra Denali will offer both V8 petrol engines General Motors is using. A 5.3-liter unit is the base setup and it provides 355 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Another option is a 6.2-liter, 420 hp, and 460 lb-ft rated V8 engine. In this package, the Sierra Denali will use a 10-speed auto gearbox with 2-speed transfer case. As said, power is going to all four corners of the vehicle.

Besides petrol units, the GMC Sierra Denali will also use the new Diesel drivetrain. It is a turbodiesel V6 that produces 280 hp and 450 lb-ft of twisting power. The towing capacity increases to 12,000 pounds. A 3.0-liter powertrain will also be a fuel-saver.

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2020 GMC Sierra Denali Price

The 2020 GMC Sierra Denali almost doubles the MSRP of the base model. However, larger engines and exclusive equipment are making this truck part of the premium segment. In case you want the larger engine, you will have to pay $70,000, $10k more than the smaller one. Denali Ultimate Package boosts the price for another $5,000.

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