GMC Sierra 3500 Crew Cab Models and Sierra 3500 Crew Cab History
In the year GMC adopted the Sierra name for their entire line of full-sized pickup trucks in 1987, the one-ton Sierra 3500 was the only vehicle in the range to be offered with a four-door crew cab option. Based on the new-for-1988 GMT400 platform and design, the Sierra 3500 Crew Cab featured seating for up to six adults and powerful cargo hauling abilities. Sources for power arrived from gasoline-powered 5.7-liter V-8 and 7.4-liter V-8 engines as well as diesel powerplant option. Maintaining the same platform from 1998 to 2000, there were several powertrain enhancements and safety improvements made to the GMC Sierra 3500 Crew Cab including the addition of side-door guard beams and front airbags. All-new styling and GMT800 platform construction defined an updated 2001 GMC Sierra 3500. The Crew Cab model of the revised one-ton featured a frame incorporating hydro-formed assembly as well as standard power from a 6.0-liter Vortec V-8 engine. The GMC Sierra 3500 Crew Cab continued to provide passenger roominess until the conventional Sierra 3500 was replaced by the Sierra 3500HD in 2007.