Back in September 2014, GMC revealed to the world its Elevation Edition Sierra to help give the pickup a sportier look, despite not actually making it any better of a performer. At that time, we only had the preliminary details on the model and no pricing information. Today, however, GMC has cleared everything up by revealing the base pricing and full details for this sinister-looking pickup.
The Elevation Edition will be based upon the 2015 Sierra 1500 double cab in the 1SA trim level, which is the base trim. On top of the standard features, the Elevation Edition adds in fog lights and projector lights with LED signature lighting; OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi; the GMC IntelliLink system with a color display; Bluetooth connectivity; a 110-volt power outlet; remote keyless entry; heated, power-adjustable side-view mirrors; and LED cargo box lighting.
Setting the Elevation Edition apart from every other base Sierra on the road are a slew of special look-good bits. These bits include 20-inch, black-painted wheels; body-color front and rear bumpers, body-side moldings, door handles, grille surround and mirror caps; a CornerStep rear bumper; and deep tinted glass.
The cabin gets a slight upgrade in terms of materials with the addition of color-keyed carpeting.
Under the hood, the Elevation Edition is all stock, with a standard 4.3-liter, EcoTec3 V-6 that produces 285 horsepower as standard and an optional 5.3-liter, EcoTec3 V-8 with 335 horses as an option. Both engines do get the added benefit of a G80 locking rear differential with the Elevation Edition package.
In total, the GMC Sierra Elevation Edition will base at $34,865 with two-wheel drive and the 4.3-liter engine, while jumping into the four-wheel-drive model with the 4.3-liter will run $38,765. Getting the V-8 pushes the base price to $35,960, while the 5.3-liter V-8 combined with four-wheel drive bumps that number to $39,890. Available options like all-terrain tires, a rearview camera, and the trailering package will push the base price upward. Sales of the Sierra Elevation Edition will kick off in January 2015.