Fit for towing up to 18,100 pounds when legitimately prepared, the three-quarter-ton GMC Sierra 2500HD is a wieldy instrument for truck purchasers needing more capacity than the standard half-ton Sierra 1500 manages however who aren’t prepared to hop into the driver’s seat of the burlier, one-ton Sierra 3500HD.
The Sierra 2500HD comes in four trim levels, three taxicab styles, and two bed lengths, and the truck offers two motor alternatives with either back or four-wheel drive. The base Sierra 2500HD is the authoritative work truck and needs standard highlights, for example, a key-dandy remote and power windows—in any event in the two-entryway normal taxi setup. While four-entryway twofold taxi and team taxicab body styles can be outfitted with either the standard 78.9-inch or discretionary 97.8-inch bed, the normal taxicab is constrained to the eight-foot box.
Climbing to the Sierra 2500HD SLE includes comfort things, for example, a coordinated trailer-brake controller, a bigger 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment framework, and a 4.2-inch shading data show in the measure group. The better-prepared SLT trim is constrained to twofold taxicab and group taxi models and brings extravagances, for example, calfskin seating, double zone programmed atmosphere control, control flexible pedals, and more brightwork to the outside.
At long last, the highest point of-the-line Denali kicks things up an indent graciousness of standard warmed and ventilated front seats, path takeoff and forward-impact cautioning frameworks, route, and model-particular outside and inside subtle elements. The Denali trim is elite to the group taxicab body style and the short bed.
With a base cost of $57,240, the 2018 Sierra 2500HD Denali costs $17,420 more than a base Sierra 2500HD with the team taxicab and a short bed however just $6125 more than a group taxicab, short-bed Sierra 2500HD SLT. Regardless of the trim, all Sierra 2500HD trucks can be furnished with either a strong 6.0-liter V-8 that produces 360 strength and 380 lb-ft of torque or a diesel-drinking, turbocharged 6.6-liter V-8 with 445 steeds and a landing area tearing 910 lb-ft. A substantial, utilitarian hood scoop means diesel-fueled Sierra 2500HD models from their gas-tasting partners. The two motors put their strength to the ground by method for motor particular, six-speed programmed transmissions.
The Denali test truck we drove for this audit highlighted $14,800 in choices, including a $9550 charge for the diesel motor and the Allison six-speed programmed transmission and $3200 for four-wheel drive. The choices list incorporated a $995 sunroof, a $395 layer of Dark Slate Metallic paint, $370 for a bed-mounted hitch for towing with a gooseneck or fifth-wheel trailer, a $180 rough terrain suspension bundle that includes twin-tube Rancho safeguards and slope drop control, $55 worth of rooftop mounted marker lights, and another $55 for a radiator cover. By and large, this Sierra 2500HD Denali wore an as-tried cost of $72,040.
The base Sierra 2500HD additions a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment framework and a reinforcement camera for 2018. Beforehand, the two highlights were packaged into the discretionary Convenience bundle. Also, the truck’s tire-weight checking framework is presently ready to give a caution once a tire has been filled to the right weight, while the Sierra 2500HD Denali exchanges its earlier single-piece, eggcrate-style grille for another three-piece unit.
Regardless of its mammoth extents, the Sierra 2500HD feels shockingly agile. Credit its very much weighted directing and created suspension setup, which incorporates a free torsion-bar format in front. Albeit most buyers will be bounty happy with the standard 360-hp 6.0-liter V-8 motor, it’s the discretionary turbo-diesel V-8 that genuinely wows. Not just equipped for towing powerful payloads, the diesel figured out how to move a 8000-pound 2017 Sierra 2500HD Denali from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds in our testing and through the quarter-mile in 15.0 seconds at 91 mph, which is snappier than a 2509-pound Fiat 124 Spider Abarth. The diesel-swilling Sierra 2500HD was shockingly thrifty, as well—the stout truck restored a sensible 18 mpg on our 75-mph parkway mileage circle. Execution aside, the Sierra 2500HD advantages from an astonishingly flexible lodge with ergonomically inviting controls, a simple to-utilize infotainment framework, and a lot of room for putting away various things.
The huge truck additionally is inaccessible with certain solace and comfort highlights we expect in present day autos and trucks. Not a solitary Sierra 2500HD model can be outfitted with push-catch begin, a nearness key, path keeping help, versatile journey control, or mechanized crisis braking. Like the lighter-obligation Sierra 1500, the Sierra 2500HD experiences a controlling wheel that is situated simply topsy turvy from the driver’s seat, which reliably irritates the over the top among us. And keeping in mind that the Sierra 2500HD is more wieldy and agreeable with respect to its opposition, the three-quarter-ton pickup still rides significantly more firmly than its half-ton partner. Unless you totally require the additional capacity of the Sierra 2500HD, we’d prescribe staying with the all the more delicately sprung Sierra 1500.
A solid and shockingly quick three-quarter-ton truck.