Trim Comparison: GMC Sierra SLE vs GMC Sierra SLT

Trim Comparison: GMC Sierra SLE vs GMC Sierra SLT

If you value professional grade engineering and expert design, then the GMC Sierra is clearly the right pickup for you.

However, choosing the right trim package can seem like a daunting task.

Two of the most common packages are the SLE and SLT trims. Both offer a unique combination of interior conveniences and exterior design. So which is better for you?

Let’s take a look at the SLE and SLT, and find out which one fits your needs.

GMC Sierra 1500 SLE vs GMC Sierra 1500 SLT

First off, let’s identify what the current SLE and SLT trucks have in common. Mechanically, both hold a 6-speed automatic transmission, automatic locking rear differential, and StabiliTrak stability control. On the inside of both trucks, drivers can find an 8” touch screen with OnStar, SiriusXM radio, and optional navigation features. Outside, both trucks come with movable cargo box tie-downs, recovery hooks, and more.

Now, let’s move on to the differences between the Sierra SLE and SLT: 

Engine choices:
The Sierra SLE can be had with the 4.3L V6 engine and the 5.3L V8 engine. The SLT, on the other hand, is available with the 5.3L and the more powerful 6.2L V8 engine. So if you want are going to use your truck for daily commuting and only occasional light hauling, the Sierra SLE with the 4.3L V6 might be perfect thanks to 24 mpg on the highway. On the other hand, if you need more power and capability, a Sierra SLT with the 6.2L engine is capable of delivering 12,000 lbs of towing capacity.

Interior Differences:
The SLE and SLT come with many interior features that deliver a convenient, connected drive. However, there are a few slight differences that separate the two. The SLT offers a longer list of convenience options, including a heated and cooled leather seats and active noise cancellation, choices that are not available in the Sierra SLE. Sunroofs and other convenience features are also available in the SLT but are not found in the SLE.

Exterior Characteristics:
Outside of the trucks, there are more distinct differences that separate the two. The SLE comes with black door handles body-color moldings, which give the truck a more downplayed style. The SLT, on the other hand, comes with standard fog lamps, halogen projector-beams, and body-side chrome, giving the truck a more noticeable profile. For body styles, if you want the more utility-focused regular cab or long box, you’ll want to go for the SLE package.

Also, drivers of the Sierra SLT can choose the All-Terrain SLT “Plus” Package, which adds 20” ultra-bright machine-aluminum wheels with painted accents, front and rear park assist, heated steering wheel and rear sliding power windows.   The SLE can be found with the SLE Convenience, SLE Preferred, and SLE Value packages, which add their own list of specific features.

GMC Sierra SLE and SLT for Cedar Rapids and Iowa City

Whether you choose the Sierra 1500 SLE or SLT is up to you, but no matter what, we’ll be here to provide exceptional service and dedication.

Call McGrath Buick GMC Cadillac today at 888-696-1133 to learn more about the Sierra SLE and SLT packages.


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