With a neat combination of comfort and capability, the new 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD is perhaps one among an elite class of heavy-duty trucks that you should highly consider especially if you’re shopping in its class. Some of the highlights that underpin its audacity include a solid build quality, an available CNG fueling for its regular V8 model, a quiet and refined ride quality, a strong diesel engine, and impressive towing and hauling capabilities. The GMC Sierra 2500HD 2017 release date should be expected sometime before this fall, according to recent news.
If you’ve been an ardent fan of pickup trucks, you already know that some are designed to work hard and play hard. But even so, some tasks require more firepower than others. If you’re looking for a truck that has a do-anything attitude, you’ll probably want to check out the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD. True, there’re other choices in the market that offer heavy-duty capabilities, but none are able to seamlessly combine such capability and premium luxury like the Sierra 2500HD.
General Motors say the new truck comes equipped with either a 6.6L Duramax turbodiesel V8 engine capable of making 397 horsepower or a 360-horsepower –generating 6.0L V8 engine. The Duramax engine, GMC says, can haul up to 3,534 pounds, and tow up to a maximum of 18,000 pounds when properly equipped.
Besides the brawn, the new GMC Sierra 2500HD 2017 has still plenty in store for you. The interior is perhaps one area that comes with a majority of the updates. Some of the technologies that should probably get your tongue wagging in anticipation include LED accent lights, xenon headlights, smartphone app integration, an upgraded infotainment system, remote locking tailgate, and a slew of driving aides.
The smooth ride quality carries over from the previous model year. Fancier models also come with upgraded performance specs such as the upgraded steering system. Throw in a wide range of trim models, two bed lengths, and three body styles, and the Sierra 2500HD easily passes for a classy high-end hauler.
Even with such performance components and capability, the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD isn’t the only vehicle in its class that has received important updates. Hot on its heels include the Ford F-2500 Super Duty, Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, and the RAM 2500.
2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Review of Trims & Body Styles
Three body styles, as of this writing, are offered: regular cab, double cab, and crew cab. The trio is also offered different bed lengths. Additionally, four trims are available for the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD: Denali, SLT, SLE, and base.
2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard accessories available for the entry-level Sierra 2500HD include dual-zone automatic climate control, an automatic locking rear differential, seventeen-inch steel wheels, a 4.2” central display screens, adaptive xenon headlights, a six-speaker sound system, cruise control, cloth/vinyl upholstery, LED daytime running lights, chrome bumpers, power door locks, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, an auxiliary audio jack, manual rank windows, an rubber floor covering.
The Sierra 2500HD SLE model adds seventeen-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, upgraded eight-inch touchscreen display, a CD player, HD radio, a 4.2” driver information display, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, tinted rear windows, LED cargo box illumination, and a remote locking EZ lift/lower tailgate.
The Sierra 2500HD SLT 2017, in addition to the above features, adds power-adjustable pedals, tri-zone automatic climate control, additional chrome trim, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, power-folding mirrors, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, a 110-V household power outlet, remote ignition, and driver memory settings.
Finally, the GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali 2017winds up with a power-sliding rear window, chrome exterior accents, a heated steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, a spray-in bedliner, ventilated and heated front seats, bespoke interior colors, an eight-inch reconfigurable information display, and chrome side steps.
2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Engine Specs
Two engines are offered under its hood. The first is a 6.0L V8 engine able to crank out 360 hp and 380 pounds-feet of torque. When operating on CNG, the power drops to 301 hp and 333 pounds-feet of torque.
Next up is the turbocharged 6.6L diesel V8 engine good for 397 hp and 765 pounds-feet of torque.
2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new vehicle will probably hit dealerships sometime this fall with the Sierra 2500HD Regular Cab price starting from $33,535.