But at least it's a small increase.
The GMC Sierra 1500 may not be the most popular truck in the USA, but with new features like Super Cruise coming, it's poised to mount a greater attack than ever on the Ford F-150. While Super Cruise is only coming to 2022 models, the 2021 models have gained better towing tech, but sadly, the updates to the 2021 model are not limited only to its specs. Effective immediately, a price increase has been announced for all variants. At least the price increases are constant across the various trim levels' configurations. That means that if you get an SLT, it won't matter if you get four-wheel-drive or not - the increase is uniform.
So what are the increases for each model? Well, you'll be pleased to hear that, much like the increases for the GMC's Chevrolet Silverado sibling, the cost adjustments are relatively minor. The base model and SLT trims will both be $400 costlier than before, while the Denali and AT4 trim levels get increases of $500 and $600, respectively. The Elevation trim is a little more aggressive with its increase, retailing for $900 more. The SLE is the worst off in the range, seeing a jump in price of $1,000. This means that the cheapest GMC Sierra 1500 now starts at a base price of $32,095.
Fortunately, you get more than just new towing tech for the Sierra 1500. New color options are now available, including shades like Ebony Twilight Metallic, Hunter Metallic, Brownstone Metallic, and Cayenne Red Tintcoat. Some colors are dropped from the lineup, including Red Quartz Tintcoat and Carbon Black Metallic. On the plus side, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also newly standard features. Are these upgrades enough to justify the jump in price? Maybe, but the real question is this: will the Sierra 1500 ever be able to take the F-150's crown as the best-selling truck in America? It's doubtful, but with both pickups due for modernization, anything is possible for these two titans.