2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation Specs

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The Elevation is a strange trim level with an odd selection of features that make it slightly more livable, but it’s ultimately a style package with little to make it vastly better than preceding specifications. It looks much better thanks to the 20-inch alloys, but the rest of the features feel like they could have been added to the SLE trim as standard. These include extra USB ports, LED foglights, push-button start and genuine keyless entry, and a rear-seat storage option beneath the seats.

Select configuration:
Starting Price (MSRP)
2.7L Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Body Type
Seating capacity
6 seater
Trunk Volume
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 23 MPG

Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    2.7L Inline-4 Gas
    3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Diesel (+$2,390)
    5.3L EcoTec3 V8 (+$1,395)
  • Horsepower
    310 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Torque
    348 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
    10-Speed Automatic (Optional)
  • Drivetrain
    Rear-Wheel Drive


  • Steering Type
    Electric Rack & Pinion
  • Turning Diameter
    46.9 ft


  • Wheels Type
    Aluminum Wheels
  • Front Wheel Size
    20" x 9.0"
  • Rear Wheel Size
    20" x 9.0"


  • Front Tire
  • Rear Tire
  • Spare Tire

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

  • Combined
    21 MPG
  • City
    20 MPG
  • Highway
    23 MPG

Fuel Tank

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    24 gallons
  • Cruising Range City
    480 miles
  • Cruising Range Highway
    552 miles


  • CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
    8.5 Tons/yr

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    231.75 in
  • Height
    75.63 in
  • Max Width
    81.24 in
  • Wheelbase
    147.44 in

Interior Space

  • Seating Capacity
    6 seater
  • Front Seat Leg Room
    44.53 in
  • Front Seat Headroom
    43.03 in
  • Front Seat Shoulder Room
    66.02 in
  • Front Seat Hip Room
    61.18 in
  • Rear Seat Leg Room
    35.24 in
  • Rear Seat Headroom
    39.88 in
  • Rear Seat Shoulder Room
    64.88 in
  • Rear Seat Hip Room
    60.24 in

Weight and Towing

  • Maximum Towing Capacity
    11,200 lbs

Cargo Box Dimensions

  • Box Length (Floor)
    79.44 in
  • Box Width (Floor)
    71.4 in
  • Box Width (Wheelhousings)
    50.63 in
  • Box Height (Area)
    22.4 in
  • Cargo Volume
    71.7 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Interior Materials

  • Jet Black, Cloth seat trim

Features and Options


  • HD Radio
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
    Not Available
  • Premium Sound System
  • Satellite Radio
  • Smart Device Integration
  • WiFi Hotspot
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Entertainment System
    Not Available
  • MP3 Player

Interior Trim

  • Bucket Seats
    Not Available
  • Cloth Seats
  • Leather Seats
    Not Available
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Premium Synthetic Seats
    Not Available
  • Vinyl Seats
    Not Available
  • Woodgrain Interior Trim
    Not Available
  • Sun/Moonroof
    Not Available


  • Head-Up Display
    Not Available
  • Navigation System
    Not Available
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Power Liftgate
    Not Available
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • A/C
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
    Not Available
  • Automatic Parking
    Not Available
  • Climate Control
  • Cooled Front Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Cooled Rear Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands-Free Liftgate
    Not Available
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
  • Heated Rear Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Keyless Entry
  • Multi-Zone A/C
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Power Passenger Seat
    Not Available
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Remote Trunk Release
    Not Available
  • Seat Memory
    Not Available
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Seat-Massage
    Not Available
  • Rear A/C
    Not Available
  • Keyless Start
  • Navigation from Telematics
    Not Available
  • Telematics

Additional Packages

Driver Alert Package I


includes (UD5) Front and Rear Park Assist, (UKC) Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and (UFG) Rear Cross Traffic Alert (Includes Perimeter Lighting and (DP6) high gloss Black mirror caps.) Driver Alert Package I Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert1 Rear Cross Traffic Alert1 Front and Rear Park Assist1 Perimeter Lighting May require additional optional equipment

Elevation Preferred Equipment Group

includes standard equipment

LPO, Elevation Black Package


includes (RVQ) 6" Black rectangular assist steps, LPO, (RIA) All-weather floor liner, LPO and (SFZ) Black GMC emblems, LPO, (dealer-installed) (Not available with (PDH) GMC Interior Protection Package, LPO or any other RPO or LPO assist step.) Elevation Black Package Black GMC emblems 6" Black rectangular assist steps All-weather floor liners

LPO, GMC Protection Package


includes (RIA) all-weather floor liner, LPO and (VQK) front and rear Black molded splash guards, LPO, (dealer-installed) (Replaces (B32) and (B33) rubberized-vinyl floor mats.) GMC Protection Package All-weather floor liner Front and rear Black molded splash guards

Max Trailering Package


includes 9.76" rear axle, (GU6) 3.42 axle ratio, enhanced cooling radiator, revised shock tuning for increased control, heavier duty rear springs, increased RGAWR and (KW5) 220-amp alternator (Not available with (TRE) stock order types. Available for (SRE) sold order types only. Requires (L84) 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine and 18" or 20" wheels and tires. Includes (JL1) trailer brake controller. Not available with 22" LPO wheels or (X31) X31 Off-Road Package.) Max Trailering Package Trailering Package1 Increased towing and GCWR Automatic locking rear differential Handling/Trailering2 Suspension Package Enhanced cooling radiator Revised shock tuning Heavier duty rear springs and increased RGAWR 9.76" rear axle 3.42 axle ratio Trailer brake controller May require additional optional equipment

Preferred Package


includes (UG1) Universal Home Remote, (A48) rear sliding power window, (KI4) 120-volt power outlet, (KC9) 120-volt bed-mounted power outlet, (IOS) 8" diagonal Premium GMC Infotainment System, SiriusXM with 360L, (UVB) HD Rear Vision Camera and (U2L) HD Radio (Requires (JL1) trailer brake controller and (A50) bucket seats. Includes (UQA) Bose Premium Audio System and (MCR) USB Ports (Inside Console with bucket seats). Certain 21MY vehicles will include (RG0) Not Equipped with HD Radio, which removes (U2L) HD Radio. See dealer for details.) Preferred Package Universal Home Remote Rear sliding power window 120-volt power outlet 120-volt box-mounted power outlet 8" diagonal Premium GMC Infotainment System Wireless Phone projection for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto SiriusXM with 360L1 trial subscription USB Ports (Instrument Panel with bench seat)2 HD Radio (Certain 21MY vehicles will not be equipped with HD Radio. Contact a dealer for details on a specific vehicle) Cloth Rear Seat Storage Package (On Crew Cab models only) Bose®3 Premium Sound System with Richbass® woofer (On Elevation models only) May require additional optional equipment

ProGrade Trailering System


includes (PZ8) Hitch Guidance with Hitch View, (JL1) trailer brake controller and (U1D) In-vehicle Trailering App (Requires (PDQ) SLE Preferred Package. Also requires (NHT) Max Trailering Package or (Z82) Trailering Package.) ProGrade Trailering System Hitch Guidance with Hitch View1 In-vehicle Trailering App


Safety Features

  • Back-Up Camera
  • Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rear Parking Aid
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Lane Departure Warning
    Not Available
  • Lane Keeping Assist
    Not Available
  • ABS
  • Night Vision
    Not Available
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Brake Assist
    Not Available
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating


  • Driver Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Knee Air Bag
    Not Available
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Rear Side Air Bag
    Not Available
  • Seatbelt Air Bag
    Not Available


Warranty Summary

  • Basic
    3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Corrosion
    3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Note
    HD Duramax Diesel: 5 Years/100,000 Miles; Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain
    5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Maintenance Note
    1 Year/1 Visit
  • Roadside Assistance Note
    HD Duramax Diesel: 5 Years/100,000 Miles; Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance
    5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Rust-Through
    6 Years / 100,000 Miles
  • Warranty Note
    Preliminary 2021 Warranty
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