Listen to some politicians, and you’d think the country was on the verge of economic collapse. At the same time, GMC says that its luxury-oriented line of trucks and SUVs, dubbed “Denali” after the mountain formerly known as McKinley, accounts for 25 percent of all its sales. When it comes to the Sierra HD pickup truck, which is the heavy-duty version of GMC’s full-size pickup truck, nearly half of buyers choose the pricey Denali trim level.
What gives? It would appear that truck buyers have money to spend, and many of them are choosing to spend it on a GMC Sierra Denali. Before you drop a minimum of $52,285 on one, there are 10 specific things we think you ought to know about the updated 2016 Sierra Denali 1500.