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2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 was new.


Interior: 8.3

Regardless of cab configuration, the 2010 GMC Sierra 1500's spacious, comfortable and versatile cabin ranks among the best. Two cabin configurations are available. The pure-pickup interior is completely different from the luxury inspired interior, and was primarily designed for those who plan to use their truck as a work vehicle. It features larger buttons/controls, and door handles in order to operate the interior while wearing work gloves. The other interior is more upscale and has similar layout and controls to the GMC Yukon SUV.

  • "Interior materials are high quality. And although the passenger cabin still bespeaks "work truck," it is much more attractive and comfortable than the cabins of any of its predecessors." -- The Washington Post
  • "The interior exudes style and comfort. The instrument cluster provides a full range of information, including such data as tire pressure." -- Kelley Blue Book


The regular cab comes with a 40/20/40 split-bench seat, and can seat up to three. The extended and crew cabs come with the same front seat, but can seat up to six people in total. Front buckets seats are optional. Some reviewers criticize both the bucket and bench seats for lacking side support in turns. Reviewers agree the extended and crew cabs both offer plenty of backseat room.

  • "The seats are firm and comfortable." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Ample room for adults. Both the bucket and bench seats lack side support in fast turns but are firm and comfortable." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Crew cab models feature a huge back seat, while the extended cab's rear bench is acceptable for most adults, so long as it's not a cross-country trip. It's hard to be uncomfortable with plenty of space for your 10-gallon hat" -- Car and Driver

Interior Features

The Sierra's interior utilizes premium interior materials, which include chrome details, wood grain trim, low-gloss plastic, leather-like vinyl, plush cloth, and real leather, all of which contribute to the Sierra's high-quality looking interior.

Standard features include dual-zone air conditioning, two dash-mounted, 12-volt auxiliary power outlets and an AM/FM stereo with satellite radio. Choosing the luxury-inspired interior allows buyers to add features like dual-zone automatic climate control and a Bose speaker system.

  • "We found it hard to choose between the "pure pickup" interior and the "luxury-inspired" interior, because both were handsome and functional." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The gauges are easy to see and read. Sierra's Pure Pickup interior places radio and climate controls high on the dashboard, just out of easy reach. The available luxury interior mimics that of the Yukon large SUV, with controls mounted lower but within easy reach. The optional navigation system absorbs some audio controls but doesn't complicate their use. Denalis expand on the luxury interior, with upgraded trim and a more upscale feel." -- Consumer Guide


For interior storage, the pure-pickup interior package has two large pockets on both door panels, and has two (upper and lower) deep glove boxes on the passenger side. The luxury inspired interior has a deep center console tucked between the front bucket seats, which can be locked.  The seat on the middle position of trucks with front bench seats also includes a lower storage compartment.  In extended cab models, the rear seat folds up, creating a large and useful flat-floored cargo area. If carrying a lot of interior cargo is a priority, however, know that the Ford F150 and Dodge Ram both offer more interior storage cubbies.

  • "Storage options aren't as high-priority as they are in other trucks." -- PickupTrucks.com
  • "Its elevated stadium-style rear seat has a 60/40-split design and folding center armrest, and it can be easily folded up with one hand to provide an uninterrupted load floor." -- Kelley Blue Book

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