We already analyzed the off-road AT4 version of the Sierra truck. Now, let’s go to the other side of the lineup, where you can find a premium 2023 GMC Sierra Denali. Like for most GMC vehicles, this is the top of the range version, where the company is showing off its inventory. The truck is becoming a home on wheels with all those smart features and options. The Denali package is one of the reasons why GM is not interested in bringing back the luxury Cadillac Escalade EXT. They already have a luxury truck.
The bundle packs the best of the best features the company has to offer. It all starts with a 6.2-liter engine. There are also some unique features for towing, such as the MultiPro tailgate, or the Trailering camera. Of course, the interior is comfortable and safe. Plus, the new infotainment system is taking the game to the next level. Our favorite feature is the Super Cruise control, which will come standard for the 2023 GMC Sierra Denali.
Specs, Diesel Discontinuation and High-Performance Model Replacement
The only drivetrain for the 2023 GMC Sierra Denali is a 6.2-liter V8 engine. The petrol unit is ready to deliver 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. What is more important, with it, the 2023 GMC Sierra Denali is ready to tow more than 13,000 pounds. A ten-speed gearbox is transferring power to either rear or all wheels.
The company is dropping two other engines from the offer. Those were a 5.3-liter V8 and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel. Fans are disappointed by this move. Oil burner was a great alternative. General Motors will soon remove the Duramax unit from all its vehicles. Instead, a supercharged V8 engine might take the place in the lineup. Cadillac Escalade V is the first big rig to get this configuration, and we assume pickup trucks can also take advantage of this drivetrain. Well, GM definitely needs something to compete with the Ram TRX and Ford Raptor R.
2023 GMC Sierra Denali Equipment and Price
The 2023 GMC Sierra Denali sits above all other trim levels in the lineup, and those are Base, SLE, SLT and AT4. Highlights of the package are the adaptive suspension, 20-inch wheels, side steps, Bose audio, heated second row seats, ventilated front buckets, and wireless charging pad. All-wheel drive is one of the recommended options. Other additional packages are Driver Alert, Max Trailering and Tech bundles.
Crew Cab is the only configuration that will offer Denali and AT4 packages. If you select short bed, it opens two more options. The AT4X is the best off-road package you can get. On the other hand, the 2023 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate offers some accessories you can’t find elsewhere. For example, Alpine Umber interior theme comes with full-grain leather seats. Power buckets are adjustable in 16 positions. Unique Paldao wood decors the dashboard. Outside, special Vader grille is installed. A set of 22-inch black wheels look impressive on the luxury truck. Bose takes the next step in upgrading the sound and installs Premium Series audio with Centerpoint surround system.