Editors at TheCarConnection.com are generally pleased with the looks of the 2009 GMC Sierra 1500—especially inside—though there are a few questionable elements.
Car and Driver comments that the Sierra is an "outstanding line of full-size pickups that offer an excellent combination of good looks." Kelley Blue Book reports that "the 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 does share the 'strong, silent-type' handsomeness of the Silverado...an upscale look is highlighted by narrow gaps between body panels." A Cars.com reviewer admires the Sierra’s "chiseled front end mainly because it looks manlier—always a good thing where trucks are concerned—and more assertive" (sorry, ladies…or men).
The interior gets mixed comments. Kelley Blue Book says the "2009 GMC Sierra 1500 benefits from GM's extensive reworking of both full-size pickups and full-size SUVs." Edmunds appreciates this GMC 2009 model's interior, noting its "pleasing fit and finish inside [and] an attractive dash design." Cars.com, however, is less of a fan. The reviewer derides "the vast planks of plastic 'wood' that attempt to warm up the interior" of the GMC 2009 Sierra 1500, efforts that it says "are undermined by the occasional unsightly wavy spots that give away their clear fakeness."