2019 GMC Sierra Denali essentials: Power and money

Our Opinion: I just drove the Silverado High Country a week ago, and this Sierra Denali is about equal to that truck in price and equipment. They both have the big, honkin’ 6.2-liter V8 making 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Our Sierra tester had the 10-speed automatic and, as with the Chevy, it’s unremarkable, which is the best thing you can say about it.The Sierra Denali is fast anywhere in the rev range and makes a nice roar when getting up to speed. Chevy seems to have sorted out this ten-speed automatic too, which was a little glitchy when it first launched.Like the Silverado, the Sierra is pretty bouncy unloaded. I didn’t have any truck-specific work to do over the weekend so it stayed that way. On the expressway it sort of jiggles you around, in a bad way. On the other hand, over big bumps, potholes, curbs, it’s unfazed. The steering too, is better than I expected, both in effort and in accuracy. That setup combined with the big V8 make for a surprisingly sporty drive.