2019 GMC Sierra Elevation offers all-new 2.7L turbo engine

GMC has unveiled the very attractive 2019 GMC Sierra Elevation full-size truck. The push to get big trucks more fuel efficient is evident here. While the V8 you expect under the hood is available, you can get an all-new 2.7L turbo four that makes 310hp and 348 lb-ft of torque. If you don't want a truck without a V8, the 5.3L unit is an option.

Starting early in 2019 buyers can opt for a 3.0L turbo-diesel inline six with a 10-speed automatic. Both gas engines are mated with 8-speed transmissions. Elevation buyers get high-intensity LED headlamps, LED fog lamps, and LED taillights.

The Sierra Elevation is based on the double cab model of the truck and will come in two or four-wheel drive versions. The next-gen double cab design has 3-inches of additional legroom compared to the current model. GMC also says it has best-in-class double cab front headroom and legroom.

GMC fits the Elevation with a transmission that has selectable driving modes that change shift points, throttle mapping, and other systems. Sierra elevation trucks are offered with the X31 off-road package with Rancho shocks, locking rear diff, Hill Descent Control, underbody skid plates, HD air filter, dual exhaust, two-speed transfer case, and all-terrain tires.

ProGrade Trailering System is an option that has some cool features like an app to help you connect and tow a trailer. The truck has 89.1 cubic foot cargo capacity on standard box models. The truck will hit showrooms starting in the fall, pricing is unannounced.