The Off-Roading Capabilities of the Sierra 1500

January 9th, 2024 by
2024 GMC Sierra 1500 in the mountains


When you need a pickup truck that’s versatile enough to handle both your daily commutes through San Pablo and your weekend off-road adventures, there’s nothing like the GMC Sierra 1500. Offering a wide selection of capable engines and performance-oriented features, the GMC Sierra 1500 lineup is ready to take on your favorite trails. So, how good is the Sierra 1500 off-road? Find out in this guide from Hanlees Hilltop GMC, and then stop by our Richmond dealership to experience the power and capability of this GMC pickup yourself!

2024 GMC Sierra Engine Performance

One of the most important factors in any off-road adventure is engine performance. The 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 ensures every Berkeley driver can find the power they need across the lineup, offering four engines of various horsepower, torque, and towing capability. Explore your options in the breakdown below to discover which of these powertrains will give you the power and handling you need for your journeys out of El Cerrito:

2.7L TurboMax™ Four-Cylinder Engine

  • Horsepower: 310 hp
  • Torque: 430 lb-ft
  • Towing Capacity: Up to 9,500 pounds

5.3L V8 Gas Engine

  • Horsepower: 355 hp
  • Torque: 383 lb-ft
  • Towing Capacity: Up to 11,200 pounds

3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel Six-Cylinder Engine

  • Horsepower: 305 hp
  • Torque: 495 lb-ft
  • Towing Capacity: Up to 13,300 pounds

6.2L V8 Gas Engine

  • Horsepower: 420 hp
  • Torque: 460 lb-ft
  • Towing Capacity: Up to 13,100 pounds

How Good is the Sierra 1500 Off-Road?

So, regardless of your chosen engine, how good is the Sierra 1500 off-road? That depends on which trim you choose! The 2024 GMC Sierra boasts two off-road-specific configurations, the Sierra 1500 AT4 and the Sierra 1500 AT4X. Both provide selectable driving modes, including Tour, Sport, Terrain, Tow/Haul, and Off-Road modes, to enhance your engine performance, stability, and traction wherever the road may take you. That said, each off-road GMC Sierra configuration offers something different for your rides out of Richmond. See the unique features that will boost the off-roading capabilities of the Sierra 1500 by off-road trim below:

GMC Sierra 1500 AT4

  • Factory-installed two-inch suspension lift
  • Two-speed AutoTrac transfer case
  • Automatic locking rear differential
  • Skid plates
  • Off-road-tuned Rancho monotube shock absorbers

GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X

  • Multimatic DSSV dampers
  • Off-road-tuned front and rear suspension springs
  • Specific off-road chassis and tuning
  • Front and rear locking differentials

Learn More About the Off-Roading Capabilities of the Sierra 1500 at Hanlees Hilltop GMC!

Ready to take on the road less traveled? Then contact Hanlees Hilltop GMC online or at (510) 662-7148 to set up a test drive of a new GMC Sierra 1500! Our team will walk you through all the exciting off-road features and engine specifications that will power your next adventure out of Albany. In the meantime, browse our new vehicle specials to see how you can save on your next GMC pickup at Hanlees Hilltop GMC!


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