The new 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD is an awesome pick for a heavy-duty pickup thanks to its considerable abilities and comfortable nature. What’s even more, it offers a solid build quality, impressive hauling and towing capacities, a strong diesel engine, and a quiet and refined ride. The GMC Sierra 3500HD 2017 release date should be expected before this fall as a 2017 year model.
The Sierra 3500HD is a good companion whenever you have a situation that demands a high-octane hauling and towing. It brings maximum brute force whilst on the job to get the job done efficiently. To wit, the newest GMC Sierra 3500HD comes boasting of a stonking towing capacity of up to 23,300 pounds, and 6,100 of maximum payload capacity. There’re rumors that these figures could rise slightly before its official release date.
Several upgrades have been made on the Sierra’s 3500HD. The exterior facet comes with features such as LEDF daytime running lights, xenon headlights, an improved IntelliLink infotainment system, a remote locking tailgate, and wireless phone charging. The infotainment system with upgraded features such as smartphone app connectivity that now features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities.
Returning for the new model year is the familiar Digital Steering Assist system and agreeable ride manners. The former has been upgraded to offer better maneuverability and steering precision. Add four different rims levels two available bed lengths, a choice of either RWD or AWD, two burly engines, and three body styles, and men, you’ve got everything it takes to get the job done.
This segment also offers a choice of three capable heavy-duty trucks that are virtually identical to each other. These are the Ford F-350 Super Duty, Chevy Silverado 3500HD, and the Ram 3500.
2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD Review of Body Styles and Trims
Three body styles are offered for the 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD: regular cab, crew cab, and double cab. Four trims are offered starting from the sprightly configured base Sierra to the top-of-the-line Denali and SLE and SLT fitting in between.
2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard accessories offered for the entry-level Sierra include air-conditioning, power door locks, an auxiliary audio jack, a four-speaker sound system, a fold-down center armrest, power door locks, LED daytime running lights, xenon headlights, automatic locking rear differential, eighteen-inch steel wheels, rubber floor covering, an auxiliary audio jack, a 4.2” central display screen, cruise control, a USB port, manual crank windows, a choice of either leatherette or cloth upholstery, and a tilt steering wheel. Options available include a satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, a seven-inch infotainment system, Pandora internet radio and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Springing for the GMC Sierra SLE offers you the optional items available for the base model plus a rearview camera, a CD player, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, tinted rear windows, an upgraded eight-inch central touchscreen, a 4.2” driver information display, full power accessories, a remote-locking EZ-lift/lower tailgate, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and remote keyless entry.
Upgrading to the Sierra SLT trim model gets you features such as driver memory setting, leather upholstery, a 110-V power outlet, remote ignition, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, power-adjustable pedals, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, heated eight-way power front seats, power-folding mirrors, foglights, chrome trim, and automatic dual-zone climate control.
The 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali offers a navigation system, ventilated and heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, chrome side steps, front and rear parking sensors, an upgraded interior trim, a Bose audio system, a spray-in bedliner, a configurable eight-inch driver information display.
2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD Engine Specs
As already mentioned above, the new 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD is available with two engines. The first option is a 6.0L V8 engine capable of yielding an output of around 360 hp and 380 lbs. ft. of torque. This power is routed to the wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.
Buyers also have the option of using the CNG as their fuel. With the Compressed Natural Gas, power drops to 301 horsepower and 333 pounds-ft. of torque.
The second powertrain consists of a turbocharged 6.6L diesel V8 engine good for 397 horsepower and 765 pounds-ft. of torque.
2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new model will go for sale sometime this fall with an MSRP starting from $34,635.