The 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 is a heavy-duty pickup truck designed to be capable and durable without compromising comfort and features.
The 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 is powered by your choice of two extremely capable engines: a Vortec® 6.0 V8 rated at 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque and a Duramax® 6.6-liter Turbo Diesel V8 rated at 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque, both of which come with an Allison® 1000 six-speed automatic transmission. That torque translates into massive hauling and trailering potential; when properly equipped, the GMC Sierra 3500 can haul up to 7,153 pounds and tow up to 23,300 pounds. Combine this with two available bed lengths and three cab styles and the GMC Sierra 3500 proves to be one of the most capable and versatile vehicles ever for handling whatever job comes your way.
Durability and dependability
Towing more than 20,000 pounds requires more than a strong engine. To ensure the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 is up to the task day in and day out, it was built ultra-tough from the ground up, incorporating high-strength steel in the fully-boxed frame rails and major frame cross-members. The drivetrain was enhanced with stronger components and the aforementioned Allison® transmission is specially designed to handle a higher torque capacity. The Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine is especially durable — so much so that GMC backs it with a 5-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty on top of the regular 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty.
Top technology and comfort
Long gone are the days when heavy-duty pickup trucks were considered barebones and devoid of all amenities. The 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen on all trim levels on top of a rearview camera and 4G LTE connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. A Bose® premium audio system is also available. On the ultra-luxurious Denali trim, the GMC Sierra 3500 gets heated and ventilated front leather-appointed seats, chrome trailering mirrors and an 8-inch driver information center with color customizable display. If not for the high seating position and the ample interior space, you could almost be fooled into thinking you were at the wheel of a premium sedan.
The 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 is a truck that delivers, whether on the job or out on the town.
This article is presented by Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts.