2019 GMC Sierra Denali: The Pros

2019 GMC Sierra Denali: The Pros 1

It ain’t ugly. While I’m not among the legions out there hating on the 2019 Chevy Silverado for its front end, there’s no disputing the GMC Sierra is the better-looking of GM’s full-size pickup twins.


The Denali grille looks less like the business end of a Norelco electric razor than before. The overall face somewhat resembles an improved version of the awkward-yet-handsome Nissan Titan. The chrome spangles that come with the Denali trim would probably be a little much on a truck clad in a darker color, but they fit nicely with the bluish-gray Dark Sky Metallic paint my tester.

GMC didn’t hold back on lobbying tech features into the pot. The MultiPro Power Steps—a fancy term for “retractible multi-functional running boards”—don’t just slide out from the body when you need to step up into the cabin; tap the rear of the step with your foot, and it pivots back towards the rear tire, giving you a place to step onto to access the front of the bed. The 15-inch head-up display, as always, often comes in handy—doubly so for a vehicle with an outdated instrument panel like this one.

And 360-degree camera coverage, parking sensors, and GM’s vibrating-alert driver’s seat make parking even a vehicle as massive as this one a snap. (Those features, by the way, come as part of the Denali Ultimate Package, which includes the 6.2-liter V-8, the 10-speed automatic, and a litany of active safety features, among other goodies; consider it a must-have if you’re going for the truck.)