Can tow and haul just about anything; muscular engines; user-friendly technology; multiple towing cameras; classy Denali model
Technically lower maximum tow capacity than Ford and RAM trucks
The Sierra HD gets a new turbodiesel engine for 2017 boasting 445 hp and a stump-pulling 910 lb-ft. of torque. That's up from 397 hp and 765 lb-ft., respectively. There's also new cooling system to maintain that power under extreme loads and temperatures. Another noteworthy change is the new All Terrain X off-road model that adds special shocks, tires and styling elements. See the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD models for sale near you
Since it's the volume-selling model, you should definitely be happy with the Denali model paired with the Duramax diesel engine. It gets the job done and pampers you in the process. If the Denali's a little rich for your blood, at least pony up for the Duramax given its substantial advantages over the standard gas V8. Find a GMC Sierra 2500HD for sale
The GMC Sierra HD comes in a wide variety of trim levels and body styles. In addition to choosing an engine, drivers can pick between regular cab, extended cab and crew cab. Drivers can also choose from regular or long beds and 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. There are base Sierra, SLE, SLT and Denali trim levels.
As for trim levels, the Sierra starts with a base model simply called the Sierra ($34,200) that actually comes pretty well equipped. Standard features includes 17-in steel wheels, xenon headlights, LED running/accent lights, power locks, manual windows, cruise control, a front beach seat, a tilt-only steering wheel, a USB port, an auxiliary audio jack and either a 4- or 6-speaker sound system depending on whether you get a regular cab or a 4-door model. You also have a choice of cloth or vinyl upholstery. To the base model you can specify the 7-in IntelliLink touchscreen that brings with it Bluetooth, satellite radio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, OnStar and 4G LTE Wi-Fi.
Next up is the Sierra SLE ($39,800), which adds the above tech items along with alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, full power accessories, keyless entry and a remote-locking tailgate, a backup camera, power windows, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a CD player, HD radio and an 8-in touchscreen.
Above the SLE is the upscale SLT ($47,000), which adds 18-in wheels, power-folding mirrors, heated 8-way power front seats, driver memory settings, power-adjustable pedals, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control and remote ignition.
To the SLT, you can add the All-Terrain HD package. Available only as a crew cab, it adds all-terrain tires, an off-road suspension, underbody protection, side steps, a spray-in bedliner, body-colored bumper trim, parking sensors and a heated steering wheel. The All-Terrain X HD package builds on that with special blacked-out trim, 18-in black wheels, upgraded off-road tires, power-folding tow mirrors, and a sport bar over the bed that includes LED lights.
And there is the popular, range-topping Sierra Denali trim ($55,600). It adds unique styling elements plus 20-in wheels, side steps, a power-sliding rear window, parking sensors, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, wireless smartphone charging and a Bose sound system.
In terms of options, the Sierra 2500HD offers quite a few, including upper trim level features being available on lower trims. In addition to the Duramax turbodiesel engine, Sierra buyers can also opt for a heavy-duty trailer package and high-tech safety gadgets that range from a forward-collision alert system to a lane-departure warning system that vibrates the driver's seat when the pickup drifts from its lane.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases|
|Corrosion||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Rust-Through||6 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases|
|Maintenance||2 Years/24,000 Miles 2 visits|
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD -- The Silverado 2500HD is mechanically identical to the Sierra. Although the Chevy doesn't offer the upscale Denali trim, you might be able to get a better deal on the Silverado than the Sierra. We suggest checking out both models.
2017 RAM 2500 -- The heavy-duty RAM boasts some unique features, such as self-leveling suspension and a manual transmission. There's also no denying that its 6.7-liter engine is among the best in the business. However, the Sierra offers far more equipment than the RAM and a newer cabin.
2017 Ford F-250 -- The F-250 Super Duty is all-new for 2017. It gets a stronger frame, more powerful engines, an upgraded cabin and more available features. It's also available in a wider variety of models and trim levels.