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QUALITY | 7 out of 10
Car and Driver
I was expecting it to be a little more spacious and comfortable
Generous headroom. Legroom is ample in the crew cab
mediocre interior storage and cupholders
TheCarConnection.com sees mixed reactions to the GMC 2008 Sierra 1500 in terms of comfort and quality.
Despite the size of this GMC 2008 model's club cab, Cars.com "was expecting it to be a little more spacious and comfortable." While this source reports "good headroom," the reviewer's legs "were touching the back of the front seat," and complains that "the rather upright backrest isn't very comfortable."
ConsumerGuide also says that while the 2008 GMC Sierra 1500's "legroom is ample in the crew cab" front seats, it is in "short supply" in the back. All reviews, however, rave about the exquisite front cab seating; "you sink into the cushy seats," according to Cars.com, and Edmunds reports that the "seats are comfortable for long drives."
Cars.com details "a variety of cargo box lengths," ranging from 5.3 to 8.1 feet in length. Interior cargo space is a mixed bag; ConsumerGuide reports that the 2008 GMC Sierra 1500's "rear seat cushion flips back against the seatback, leaving a large cargo area with a nearly flat floor." The Pure Pickup option offers "upper and lower gloveboxes," while "bucket seats come with a roomy console bin," and "the bench seat is available with a flip-down center armrest that doubles as a large storage bin." However, there "are few other interior storage cubbies"; Edmunds complains about "mediocre interior storage and cupholders."
There are few such complaints about this GMC 2008 model's interior fit and finish, however; the Car and Driver reviewer comments that it "surprises us just how pleasant the interiors of GM's full-size pickups have become." Cars.com reports that "vinyl seating surfaces are standard," but the SLT trim is "equipped with leather seats finished in a two-tone color scheme that's part of the All Terrain package." ConsumerGuide attests that "gauges are easy to see and read," and "interior materials are better than expected of a work-oriented truck." Edmunds praises the interior's "tight build quality."
Consumer Guide reports that "road noise in Sierra is lower than in most pickups...wind noise intrudes only above 60 mph." Edmunds describes it as a "refined and very quiet ride"
The 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 offers high levels of comfort and quietness, though the rear seats could be better.