There are a variety of different GMC Sierra trim levels that all come with a variety of different features. If you’re like most people, you know how difficult it can be to determine which trim levels come with the options they want. All the additional packages make it even more confusing. This page is meant to help you know which trim level has the features you want and you save money.
The most common features people seem to care most about are a leather interior and temperature seats. If you want to purchase a Sierra that comes with leather, you’ll have to purchase at least the SLT trim. That will run you an additional $11,200 more than the base trim. If you want heated and cooled seats, you can purchase the SLT Premium Package for another $3,060. If a leather interior and temperature seats are the most important features to you, we recommend purchasing a lower trim level and simply getting them added by a local Katzkin dealer.
Below is a quick breakdown of the different Sierra trim levels and what they all include. This isn’t a comprehensive list of every single feature included on every trim. Our goal is to show you some of the most common options people want in their Sierra.
The SLE is the base GMC Sierra trim level. While Apple Carplay and Android Auto don’t come standard, they are available. The ProGrade trailering system is also available on the SLE. it also comes with a rear vision camera, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an 8-inch diagonal touchscreen, and more. It does not come with a leather interior but it does have heated front seats. However, it does not come with ventilated seats.
While the Elevation Sierra trim does not come with leather seats, it does come with heated seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and heated side mirrors. Wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto are available on this trim as well. It does not come with a sunroof or ventilated seats. However, it does come with remote start, an available ProGrade trailering system, available max trailering package, keyless open and start, GMC Infotainment system touchscreen, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The SLT is a great mid-level trim for Sierra owners. It comes with the majority of the features people want without all the added extras. It comes with many of the features truck drivers want. For example, it comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, available wireless charging, remote start, rear-window defogger, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an HD rear vision camera, the Pro-Grade trailering system, driver memory seat, heated front seats, and cloth seats.
The Denali is probably the most well-known of the Sierra trim levels. As the most expensive of all the Sierra trim levels, it comes standard with leather seats, ventilated front seats, heated front and rear seats, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless cell phone charging, Universal Home Remote, keyless open and start, heated steering wheel, HD rear vision camera, HD radio, the ProGrade trailering system, and the 2-speed Autotrac transfer case. You also have the option to add a power sunroof if you’d like but it doesn’t come standard.
The AT4 is also one of the top trims for the Sierra. It has an available power sunroof, standard leather seats, ventilated front seats, heated front and rear seats, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, premium front and rear floor liners, keyless open and start, Hitch Guidance with Hitch View, a heated steering wheel, and a 2-speed Autotrac transfer case.
If you want a Sierra that has a sunroof, ventilated seats, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you’ll have to purchase one of the higher trims such as the AT4 or Denali. If you purchase the base trim level and add a leather interior from Katzkin, you get many more design options plus you can add heated and ventilated seats while still saving more than $11,200! It’s hard to argue against that option.Choose Your Design
There’s a whole host of reasons to choose Katzkin for your truck’s leather interior. For instance, if having leather seats is the only reason you want a higher trim level such as an SLT or Denali, you can easily save more than $11,200 by purchasing an SLE instead and adding Katzkin leather to it.
A lot of our customers tell us that they prefer Katzkin leather over OEM seats because they get to choose from a huge variety of designs without sacrificing quality. We can make your seats as custom as you’d like. With more than 120 different colors, materials, and designs to choose from, it’s almost impossible not to find the design you’re looking for. But, if you can’t, you’re also more than welcome to design your own seats and we’ll make them for you. This is one of the reasons we replace OEM leather with Katzkin so much of the time.Choose Your Design
If you want heated and ventilated seats added to your truck, we can do that with our Degreez package. We can add up to three levels of heat and three levels of ventilation to your seats. Regardless of the Sierra trim level you buy, none of them come with ventilated seats from the manufacturer. You actually have to purchase at least the SLT trim for heated seats to even be an option. You can easily see how much you save, and the additional ways you can customize your truck to your liking, by purchasing a lower trim level instead of higher trim just for one or two features.
Most of the Sierras we work on, and we work on a lot, are brand new. If you’re like most of our customers, you’ll purchase your new truck and take it to a Katzkin installer to get new custom leather added. But we frequently work on older trucks too. In fact, we can install leather on Sierras as old as 2003. Also, it doesn’t matter if you have a super cab or double cab, we’ve worked on every cab style and can add leather to yours.
Approximately 25% of people, or one out of four, in the US, lease their vehicles. Leasing can be nice because it gives you a lower monthly payment and if you have a business, you can easily write it off on your taxes.
When leasing, if you want to add additional features such as bigger wheels, rhino liner in the bed, etc., you have to pay for those items over the course of the lease. For example, if you want custom rims and tires to go with your new truck, and they cost $2,500, you either have to pay $2,500 upfront or add it to your monthly payment. If it’s a 36-month lease, it’ll cost you an extra $69.44 every month on your lease.
The beauty of Katzkin is that they can residualized on your lease. That’s a fancy way of saying you won’t have to pay the entire cost of the seats over the course of the lease. After all, you’re not BUYING the seats, you’re just adding them to your lease. This can cut down the cost of your lease significantly and save you money!
It’s also worth noting that most people lease the trim levels below the Limited and those don’t come with leather seats. So this is an inexpensive way to add them!
There are benefits galore to getting your leather seats from Katzkin. One of those is that we have installers all over the United States, so you won’t have to go far to get your new leather seats installed. We have installers in small towns and big cities. If you live in Seattle, Portland, or San Diego, we have installers in and around all of those cities. If you live in the south, we have installers in Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte, New Orleans, and much more. In the midwest, we have installers in Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, and St. Louis. Maybe you live somewhere in the west like Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, or Boise. In the northeast, we have installers in New York City, Boston, Southington, and much more! We’ve got you covered in all those areas too! Don’t think we forgot about Texas. From Dallas to Houston, to Austin, to San Antonio, we have installers all over the state!
Whether you’re leasing or buying your GMC truck, you want leather that lasts, no matter what Sierra trim level you have. That’s why we offer a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty on all of our seats. Plus, if you don’t like the way your new seats fit, bring your truck back and we’ll adjust them for you, free of charge.
That’s part of why we have thousands of reviews with a rating of almost 5-stars. Check out our reviews below and see for yourself. No matter what Sierra trim level you have or you buy, we can add custom leather seats to it. Save thousands by getting a lower trim level and adding custom leather to it, today!Choose Your Design