Massive towing and hauling capabilities; strong Duramax diesel engine; user-friendly technology; multiple parking and towing cameras; classy Denali model
Rivals technically have greater towing capacity; no self-leveling suspension such as with the RAM HD
The Sierra HD gets a new turbodiesel engine for 2017, boasting 445 horsepower and a stump-pulling 910 lb-ft of torque. That's up from 397 and 765, respectively. There's also a new cooling system to maintain that power under extreme loads and temperatures. See the 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD models for sale near you
It may seem odd, but the most expensive 3500HD is actually its best-selling version. Indeed, the Denali equipped with the Duramax diesel is the people's favorite, and who are we to argue? It has all the capability you could want for the job at hand, along with plenty of style and creature comforts to make sure that you and the family are well-pampered on the journey. Find a GMC Sierra 3500HD for sale
The 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD comes in a wide variety of trim levels, body styles and configurations. There are Regular, Extended and Crew Cabs, along with regular beds and long beds, gasoline and diesel engines, and 2- and 4-wheel drive. Drivers can also choose between two rear wheels or four (a "dually"), depending on their desired payload capacity.
As for trim levels, the Sierra starts with a base model simply called the Sierra ($35,300) that actually comes pretty well-equipped. Standard features include 17-inch steel wheels, an automatic locking rear differential, 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 ($40,000), 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 ($48,500), which adds 18-in wheels, power-folding mirrors, heated 8-way power front seats, driver memory settings, power-adjustable pedals, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control and remote ignition.
To the SLT (4WD/Crew Cab/single rear wheel), you can add the All-Terrain HD package. Available only as a Crew Cab, it adds all-terrain tires, the "Z71" off-road suspension, underbody protection, side steps, a spray-in bedliner, body-color bumper trim, parking sensors and a heated steering wheel. The Z71 suspension can be ordered separately on the SLE and SLT, though again, not with dual rear wheels.
There's also the popular range-topping Sierra Denali trim ($55,600). Available only as a Crew Cab, 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, a snow plow prep package and high-tech safety features, including a forward-collision alert system and a lane-departure warning system that vibrates the driver's seat should you drift from your lane.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles HD Duramax Diesel|
|Corrosion||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Rust-Through||6 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles HD Duramax Diesel|
|Maintenance||2 Years/24,000 Miles 2 visits|
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD -- The Silverado 3500HD is mechanically identical to the Sierra, and it looks almost the same, too. Check out both pickups, as they're highly similar, though the upscale Denali trim is unique to the GMC.
2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty -- The F-350 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.
2017 RAM 3500 HD -- The heavy-duty RAM 3500 HD is endlessly capable thanks to its huge engines, its wide variety of configurations, and unique features such as a self-leveling suspension and extra-large Mega Cab configuration.