Now is the Perfect Time to Check Out the Sierra 1500 AT4 – Atlanta, GA

July 12th, 2019 by

After leaving an Atlanta GMC dealer, a 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 is shown driving on a dirt road with a lake and mountains in the background.


While the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is a fantastic truck in general, whether you need it for hauling lumber or for tailgating on a Sunday, there is something special about the AT4 model in particular. The Sierra 1500 AT4 is the perfect pickup for taking off-road, built from the ground up to be the quintessential GMC off-roading model. As your Atlanta GMC dealer, we pride ourselves on having a wide array of GMC trucks and vehicles for you to choose from, but if you want to go off-road, then the AT4 is the one for you.

The beauty of the AT4 is that it gives you features and functionality clearly designed for handling rough terrain, without sacrificing the sophistication and incredible performance of the standard GMC Sierra 1500. That marriage of off-road design and great overall functionality is what makes the Sierra 1500 AT4 so special, and why we are proud to offer it as your Atlanta GMC dealer. We’ll tell you why you need to check out the Sierra 1500 AT4 for yourself, but feel free to skip all of that and come visit us at Rick Hendrick Buick GMC Duluth right now to see what it can do in person.

Remarkable Off-Road Features

The thing that really sets the GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 apart from any other model of Sierra 1500 is the focus on off-road design and functionality. As your Atlanta GMC dealer, we have a lot of people come to us looking for a great truck to take off-road and, invariably, we point them toward the Sierra 1500 AT4. Unless you need something like the massive power and towing capacity of a heavy-duty pickup, this really is the perfect choice.

The AT4 comes with a factory-installed 2-inch lift that offers superior ground clearance compared to a lot of other pickup trucks out there. Because it’s factory-installed, you don’t have to worry about issues with your warranty like you might with aftermarket lifts, plus you know it has been installed by professionals who know GMC trucks inside and out. The off-road suspension also lets the AT4 handle all kinds of wild and unexpected terrain that would beat lesser trucks on the road.

Additional off-road features include an automatic locking rear differential, as well as high-intensity LED headlamps that are perfect when finishing up on a trail while losing daylight. The Traction Select System with Off-Road mode lets you easily adjust for off-road conditions, while still having great performance on highways, and the Sierra 1500 AT4 includes rear recovery hooks, just in case.


A 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 is shown driving in the woods climbing a hill after leaving an Atlanta GMC dealer.

Two Engines for Incredible Power

While the standard engine in the GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 is already impressive, the fact that you can choose an even more powerful option is better yet. As your Atlanta GMC dealer, we pride ourselves on not only the amazing vehicles we have to offer but on giving you as much freedom as possible when looking at different trims and options. The fact that we can give you the choice of two different engines in this truck is immensely satisfying.

The standard engine is a 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management for excellent overall fuel economy. This engine provides the Sierra 1500 AT4 with up to 355hp and up to 383 lb.-ft. of torque for great overall performance in any conditions. It’s paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which includes a dedicated tow/haul mode so you can more easily pull a trailer behind you.

There is also an available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management. With this one, you get up to 420hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque for truly amazing performance that is ideal for handling rough terrain and tackling steep inclines. This upgraded engine comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission for smoother driving and greater control, which has all the same features as the 8-speed with the standard engine.

Interior Luxury and Sophistication

Some drivers who come to us here at Rick Hendrick Buick GMC Duluth think that choosing an off-road vehicle means they have to “rough it” and miss out on a comfortable interior. While other vehicles might leave you with a pretty barebones experience, the Sierra 1500 AT4 gives you off-road power with all the luxury you could want. The leather-wrapped steering wheel and details throughout let you know immediately that this is an off-road vehicle unlike the others.

The Sierra 1500 AT4 comes with an 8-inch Premium Infotainment system with Bluetooth support, compatibility with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and voice-activated functionality. The heated steering wheel includes audio and phone controls, plus it has 10-way power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats. There is a 4-inch driver information display with the gauge cluster, numerous USB ports and power outlets, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Rugged and Functional Exterior

The standard Sierra 1500 AT4 that you’ll find here at your Atlanta GMC dealer features 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. You don’t have to worry about paying more for tires that can actually go off-road; GMC has you covered. The AT4 also includes a durable, spray-on bedliner that comes standard, which gives you the best protection for your vehicle and provides a watertight seal so you don’t have to worry about any spilled liquids or chemicals.

The AT4 also features a six-function GMC MultiPro tailgate, with EZ Lift assist and power lock & release. The six functions of the tailgate make it easier for you to load and unload the bed of the pickup, so you don’t have to waste time before hitting the trail. You can easily use the tailgate as a load stop for hauling cargo, make access easier by lowering the inner tailgate, or use it as a step to get into and out of the bed easier. It’s just another reason the Sierra 1500 AT4 is the best choice for an off-road pickup.


The black durable spray-on bedliner on the GMC AT4's bed is shown.

Unbeatable Safety Features

Whether you’re hitting a trail or simply driving across town, nothing is more important than the safety features that protect you and your loved ones. The Sierra 1500 AT4 has an impressive set of features, with more options that make it one of the safest trucks anywhere. As your Atlanta GMC dealer, your safety is absolutely essential to us, which is why we recommend the Sierra 1500 for anyone concerned about a safe and powerful pickup truck.

Standard features on the AT4 include 6 airbags, StabiliTrak electronic stability, traction control, and LED daytime running lamps. When towing cargo, the AT4 includes hitch guidance with hitch view to make it easy to get connected to a trailer or camper, as well as a trailering package with connectors for your trailer’s lights.

Available safety features on the Sierra 1500 AT4 include lane change alert with side blind zone alert, forward collision alert, and a following distance indicator. An available lane keep assist system with lane departure warning is great for long trips when fatigue can start to set in. For city driving, available features like front pedestrian braking, rear cross traffic alert, and low speed forward automatic braking protect not just you but also other drivers and pedestrians.

Come to Rick Hendrick Buick GMC Duluth Today!

As your Atlanta GMC dealer, we get customers every day looking for the best cars, trucks, and SUVs on the road. The Sierra 1500 AT4 is our favorite option when someone says they are looking for a powerful, safe pickup to take off-road and still be able to easily get around town. It has everything we look for in a truck for camping or hitting the trail, and we think it will meet all your needs too.

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