2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD – Release Date, Review and Specs

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.

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD side view, blue color, alloy wheels

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.

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

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.

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD spy shots

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.

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD exterior, side view, alloy wheels

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

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD front view, blackcolor, headlights and badges

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

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD interior, dashboard, steering wheel

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.

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD front angle, headlights and grille

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.

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD interior, leather seats

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.

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD trunk

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.

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD engine

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

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD release date

Rumors allege the new model will go for sale sometime this fall with an MSRP starting from $34,635.

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2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD front view, exterior, badges

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD exterior, front view, grille

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD exterior, rear view, taillights

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD exterior, white color, headlights

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD front view, grille and badges

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD interior, lcd screen

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD interior, leather back seats

2017 GMC Terrain Release Date, Review, News

With a powerful V6 engine, a comfortable ride, and a features galore, the new 2017 GMC Terrain promises top-notch performance and an appealing performance. Some of the defining 2017 fetes include an adjustable backseat, a comfortable highway ride, an agile V6 ride, and spacious cabin. Its release date should be expected mid this year.

For 2017, buyers should look forward to new safety features which include but not limited to lane departure control, a blind-spot monitoring, and hill assist. Also, we should expect better styling on its rear and front as well as updated daytime running lights.

2017 GMC Terrain front angle, headlights and grille

This year marks the seventh year for this truck and will undoubtedly mark yet another successful year for this small-to-midsize crossover class. The Terrain still stands out from the rest of the group through its unique square shouldered body and larger-than-average body style. However, newer and more powerful models threaten it some ways.

2017 GMC Terrain exterior, black color, alloy wheels

To its credit, the new GMC Terrain still offers some of the best features and appealing qualities that have defined its long existence in its segment. However not everything is a bed of roses for the Terrain. Some of the vehicle’s shortcomings include an unavailable Bluetooth audio control, less cargo space than its formidable rivals, a sluggish four-cylinder engine, unintuitive touchscreen interface, and less impressive EPA fuel economy ratings.

Available Trims – GMC Terrain

The 2017 Terrain is available in a walloping five trims: base SL, mid-trims SLE-1, SLE-2, and SLT, and the top-of-the-line Denali trim.

Exterior Colors & Interior Reviews – 2017 GMC Terrain

The redesigned 2017 GMC Terrain SL trim comes standard with full-power accessories, a height-adjustable steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview camera, cruise control, 17” alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a reclining and sliding functions, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a power-adjustable steering wheel, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, USB port, six-speaker sound system, a 7” touchscreen interface, and an auxiliary audio jack.

2017 GMC Terrain rear angle, tailpipe and tailights

Next up is the SLE-1 trim that tacks on several feature packages, an all-wheel-drive powertrain, a rear carpeted floor mat, satellite radio, and heated exterior mirrors.

Building upon what the above trim comes with is the SLE-2 trim that comes equipped with a Pioneer eight-speaker sound system, LED daytime running lights, voice command functionality, an eight-speaker sound system, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat, and exterior heated mirrors.

2017 GMC Terrain interior, leather seats and gear shift knob

The SLT comes equipped with a rear parking sensors, chrome exterior accents, heated front seat, leather upholstery, and remote engine start. Additionally, the Driver Alert package is available for both the SLE-2 and SLT trims. The package come bundled with an adjustable power liftgate, forward collision warning, rear-cross traffic alert, and a blind-spot monitoring.

2017 GMC Terrain steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

The top-of-the-line 2017 GMC Terrain Denali tacks everything the SLT trim comes with plus a navigation system, unique 19” wheels, Denali-specific comfort-oriented suspension set-up, and lots of packages.

Engine Specs – 2017 GMC Terrain

Offered as the standard engine is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 182 horsepower and 172 pounds of torque. Also, an optional 3.6L engine is available for the SLE-2, SLT, and Denali trims. It is rated at 301 horsepower and 272 pounds of torque.

Both engines come standard with a front wheel drive, as is the six-speed automatic transmission system.

EPA fuel economy ratings for the front wheel drive, four-cylinder engine stand at 22/32/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 20/29/23 mpg for the 4WD.

2017 GMC Terrain engine

During our won test drive, the FWD sprinted from 0-60 mph in 9.1 seconds. An AWD V6-equipped Denali trim dashed the same distance but clocked 7.0 seconds.

When properly equipped, a four-cylinder-equipped Terrain comes with a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds. The V6 tows up to 3,500 pounds.

Safety wise, some of the standard features include front-seat side-impact, traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, side-curtain airbags, and automatic crash notification.

Price & 2017 GMC Terrain Release Date

2017 GMC Terrain black color, alloy wheels

Expect to pay an MSRP starting from $23,975 for the 2017 GMC Terrain SUV. As for its release date, expect the new Terrain mid this year, according to reliable information from our sources privy of GMC’s operations.

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2017 GMC Terrain exterior, grille

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