When you think about heavy-duty trucks, you might picture a spartan behemoth that prioritizes performance over comfort and refinement. Allow GMC to change this perception with the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD, a heavy-duty pickup truck that focuses as much on the finer details as it does your larger performance demands.
What it does best
Odds are that if you’re on the market for a heavy-duty truck, it’s because you have heavy-duty needs. In this respect, the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD delivers. It’s capable of a maximum conventional trailering capacity of 14,500 pounds,1 has a maximum fifth-wheel/gooseneck rating of 18,100 pounds2 and can deliver a maximum payload of 3,534 pounds.3
You can’t talk about capability with the GMC Sierra 2500HD without mentioning the available 6.6-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel V8 engine, which is mated to an Allison® 1000 six-speed automatic transmission and delivers 445 horsepower and an incredible 910 lb-ft of torque. The Vortec® 6.0-liter Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine is also perfectly capable of delivering big for personal or professional needs with 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque as well as flex-fuel E85 capability.4
What it does better
The GMC name inspires an expectation of higher quality, and the 2018 GMC 2500HD delivers. On the outside, the Sierra 2500HD is built to accommodate the needs of form and function. A good example of this balance is the All Terrain X package, which adds 275/65R19 Goodyear Wrangler mud-terrain-rated DuraTrac® tires and black uplevel power-adjustable and -folding trailering mirrors that look good while improving capabilities.
The pinnacle of GMC’s luxury sensibilities is the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali HD, which delivers more interior refinement with amenities like heated and ventilated front seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather-appointed bucket seats. Truly, the Sierra 2500 Denali HD provides an interior that pampers you no matter how hard your line of work may be.
The 2018 Sierra 2500HD is a full size pickup truck that defies the notion that a hard-working truck can’t also deliver on the finer things. With a stylish exterior and a high-quality interior, the Sierra 2500HD works hard to keep you satisfied and finish whatever job you need done.
1Requires 6.6L Duramax Diesel engine with long box. Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See dealer for details.
2Requires 2WD Regular Cab equipped with available 6.6L Duramax Diesel and 5th-wheel or gooseneck hitch. Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See dealer for details.
32WD Regular Cab DRW with gas engine. Maximum payload capacity includes weight of driver, passengers, optional equipment, and cargo.
4E85 is a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent regular gasoline. Go to www.gmc.com and search E85 for more information about E85 as an alternative fuel., 1 E85 is a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent regular gasoline. Go to www.gmc.com and search E85 for more information about E85 as an alternative fuel.
This article is presented by Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts.