GMC produces a wide variety of high-quality trucks every year, and the 2016 GMC Sierra line is no different. This year, the company has produced four different trims between two models: the Sierra 1500 and the Sierra 2500HD. Each model comes in a Sierra and SLE trim. Picking between one of these trims depends on how much money you want to spend, the importance of various accessories and other important considerations. Here we’re going to break down what you can expect from each trim and how much you’re likely to spend on each.

2016 GMC Sierra Trims

  • 1500 Sierra
  • 1500 SLE
  • 2500HD Sierra
  • 2500HD SLE

2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Sierra Trim

Each GMC Sierra comes in several different body cab models, including regular cab, double cab, and crew cab. The box varies between the short box, the standard-length box, and the long box. The regular cab model comes with either a standard or long box, the double cab comes with only the standard box, and the crew comes with standard or short box. The 1500 Sierra trim comes with a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine with direct injection and variable valve timing. Other accessories include an AM/FM radio with a USB port and an auxiliary jack, cruise control, and graphite-colored rubberized-vinyl flooring. The basic 2WD model starts at $27,815, with the 4WD model jumping up to $31,755.


  • 4.3L EcoTec3 V6
  • Rubberized-vinyl flooring
  • Inexpensive 4WD model

2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Trim

The slightly more expensive SLE trim comes with a front three-passenger bench seat that makes it more suitable for families than the Sierra trim. It also comes with an eight-inch diagonal color touch-screen with IntelliLink. This lets you hook up with a variety of Internet and online services, including travel services and even online radio services. This option is perfect for drivers in snowy areas or those who love going off-road. You can also show off your 17-inch machined aluminum wheels, each of which is carefully tested to ensure that they are strong enough for the road and stable enough for a variety of driving purposes. The 2WD model starts at $34,565, while the 4WD is $38,470.


  • IntelliLink hookup
  • Heated power-adjustable mirrors
  • Three-passenger bench seat


If you are interested in the Sierra 2500HD (which is a more heavy-duty model than the 1500), you need to know that each trim comes with three cab options: regular, double, and crew cab. Regular is available only in the long box, while double comes in standard and long. The crew cab is like the regular in that its limited only to the double. The engine in the 2500HD is also the same 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine as the 1500. However, the 2500HD Sierra trim comes with a Driver Information Center with a 3.5-inch screen, a nice four-speaker system in the regular (with up to six in the double and crew cab) and a Chrome CornerStep rear bumper. Prices start at $33,535 for the 2WD and $36,490 for the 4WD.


  • Driver Information center
  • Chrome CornerStep rear bumper
  • Four- to six-speaker sound system

The 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE Trim

The 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE trim comes with many of the same options as the Sierra trim of the same model, including the same boxes, cabs, and speaker options. However, it is priced at $39,135 for the 2WD and $42,035 for the 4WD. Like the Sierra trim, it comes with a 4.3 L EcoTec V6 engine and a Driver Information Center, but has its own perks. For example, it also includes an eight-inch color touch-screen with IntelliLink, like its counterpart in the 1500 model. It also comes with a trailer brake controller for those who need to haul heavy items and a Rear Vision Camera with dynamic grid lines. The latter option is really nice for people who like hauling campers.


  • IntelliLink
  • Trailer brake controller
  • Rear Vision Camera


Whichever model and trim option you choose to purchase, you are guaranteed a nice selection of options that make the 2016 GMC Sierra a great choice for a new truck.