2006 GMC Sierra 1500 Overview

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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 12 reviews

Great Single Person Truck by parkandselltx
 — Overall the truck performed as needed without any problems. As long as regular PM is performed, it will last a long while. Good looking paint color that was dark blue, but looked black at night. Th... Read More
Best Truck In Its Class. by Brandon
 — Good acceleration, good speed, not needed repairs in a while; It was tan with chrome door-handles, chrome gas tank cover, chrome EVERYWHERE! . Even though it had low gas mileage it was fun to drive a... Read More
Not For Sale by Derek
 — I have a cold air intake with dynomax exhaust, a 7 inch touch screen dvd player, custom silver and blue instrument cluster, custom shaved tailgate and chrome in all the right places, 22inch Boss 332 s... Read More

2006 GMC Sierra 1500 Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 12 reviews

2006 GMC Sierra 1500

As GMC struggles to compete with the more well-known and established Ford and Dodge Ram pickups, its 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 is a competent rival, especially when equipped with new performance packages for 2006.  The half-ton pickup is also the only one in its class to offer a hybrid engine.  New this year is an additional trim, the SLE2, as well as some tweaks to the front end, and the loss of the Quadrasteer system.  Also new are extended folding mirrors, for better visibility.

The rear-wheel drive pickup comes in a two-door, two-seater Regular Cab, 4-person Extended Cab (with reverse-hinged rear doors), and four-door Crew Cab, and six trim levels, depending on the Cab size.  The Work trim is your basic functional pickup, while moving up through SL, SLE, and SLT add more convenience and luxury features, such as leather seats.  The high-end Denali (Crew Cab only) pretty much packs everything in and adds all-wheel drive.  Four-wheel drive options are available on the other trims, one of which can be used on dry pavement.  Bed size ranges from 5.8 feet in the Crew to either 6.6 or 8 feet in the Extended and Regular.  A 4.3 V6 puts out 195-hp, and there are three V8 choices (4.8, 5.3, and 6.0-liter) that range from 285 to 345-hp.  A hybrid version of the 5.3 is available in some states.  While it doesn't power the pickup, it does improve fuel economy by shutting off and restarting the engine when stopped in traffic.

New this year is a VortecMAX Performance Edition package, which feature the 6.0 V8 and adds options such as a heavy-duty trailer setup, a beefed-up rear axle, 20-inch wheels, and a heavy-duty suspension.  Outfitted this way, the 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 can tow up to 10,000 pounds, and is a tough alternative to the more popular Ford and Dodge offerings.  Highlights of the 2006 Sierra 1500 include its power, passenger room, convenience features, and smooth shifting.  Drivers also say they get better fuel economy than with other full-size pickups.  Lowlights are the boring and outdated interior and uncomfortable seats.


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GMC Sierra 1500 Questions

Guy McDonald

Towing With A 2006 Gmc Sierra Z71

I just purchased a toy hauler (3500lbs) and a 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 Z71 - 5.3 liter - 2h/4h/4l drive option and a tow package switch in the end of the gear shift. I went for a practice run around neigh...

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Nancy Penny

Ignition Turns Over..but Vehicle Won't Start.

Seems like a computer malfunction Oil has been changed, followed the sequence for after oil changed, but will not start.

39 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

I Was Wondering Why There Is A Vehicle Listed On This Site? I Bought That V...

I was looking round on your web site and was kind of shocked to see the pickup that I had bought over a year ago listed on the site from the dealer I bought it from. Why is it on the site? its a 2006 ...

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In Warming My Truck Up The Temp. Gauge Shows 190-200 As It Usually Does But...

Any ideas what is going on with the heating? In the mornings while it's sitting there idle the air will not heat up. The temp gauge seems to be fine and showing that the air should be warm. I have to ...

30 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)

Any Problems With Power Passenger Seat Switch Draining Batter?

I had to jump my truck off several times and since the battery was 5 years I replaced. After putting new battery in 2 days later had to jump off again. Sears told me that something was drawing the bat...

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