The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali is the top of the range version of the pickup truck. There is no too many luxury models in this market, and the Denali truck is one of the rare high-end pickups. The new version of the package is Denali Ultimate and it increases the level of luxury. However, this is a $20k upgrade.
There are no too many competitors in the luxury segment, but the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate can go against Ford F-150 Limited. If you are not so into a premium segment, then there are a few other versions available for the downgrade. The AT4x is the off-road specialist, and the SLT is also something unique in the market.
2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Specs
The Denali package uses the same engines like the rest of the lineup, except the turbo-four. There is a couple of powerful V8 petrol units available, and a diesel. If you take that one, the Duramax unit is going to deliver 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. One of the advantages of this polluter is the gas mileage. Standard models can get up to 30 mpg, while the Denali has more options and consumes more fuel.
A 5.3-liter V8 is producing 355 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque. That is enough power for a smooth ride. But, the top of the line versions of the Sierra 1500 half-ton truck are equipped with a 6.2-liter V8. It is also the only option for the Denali Ultimate model and one of the reasons why it costs $20k more. Power outputs are 420 hp and 460 lb-ft. Of course, AWD is standard.
The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali package upgrades the SLT and AT4x with some serious equipment. Still, it picks up most of the features we can find there. Then, the Denali bundle adds 2-speed transfer case and adaptive suspensions. Also, trailer brake controller is part of the package. The bed is covered by a spray-in bedliner, and there is a camera. Side steps will help you jump into the truck. There, owners can enjoy in a premium sound of Bose audio system. the Denali package also brings ventilated seats, wireless charging, blind-spot assistance for the trailer, and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. The base price for the entire offer is $65,000.
Denali Ultimate Upgrades
So, we add $20k, which makes the $85,000 price tag for the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate. As said, most of that difference is for the 6.2-l engine and AWD. A set of 22-inch wheels are replacing 20-inch rims. The carbon-fiber composite bed is also there, as well as power side steps. The Ultimate model also adds a sunroof and HUD. Bose adds speakers to the tailgate. One of the best additions is Super Cruise system, which might be upgraded to the Ultra Cruise, when General Motors launches it. However, this feature is not going to be available on the 2023 YM. There are four color options available for the Denali model, and for the White Frost you must pay $1,000.