There are 2500HD and 3500HD versions of the 2023 GMC Sierra HD available, and what they all have in common is an immense capability and exterior styling that delivers presence by the ton. If you’re looking for a new pickup truck in Stanleytown, Danville, Rocky Mount, or Greensboro, and a half-ton isn’t quite up to the job, that’s where the Sierra HD comes in. There may be rivals that can rival the Sierra HD for outright capability, but the style and individuality of the Sierra HD put it in a class of its own.
Choosing between the 3500 HD or a 2500 HD is the first decision you need to make, and that will come down to what you think is suitable for the application you have in mind. You’ll then face the choice of rear and four-wheel-drive, and if it’s the 3500 HD you’re considering, both single and dual-rear-wheel versions are also available. Those are your initial considerations, but then you have to choose from Regular Cab, Double Cab, and Crew Cab body styles and standard and long truck bed lengths.
Once you’ve settled on the model, drivetrain, cab, and bed, you finally get to the 2023 GMC Sierra HD trim levels. If you are interested in the 2500 HD, you have Pro, SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali trim levels. The 2023 GMC Sierra 3500 HD lineup is similar, but now you also have those single and dual-rear-wheel versions, but you can’t have a 3500 HD AT4 with four-wheel-drive and dual rear wheels.
Every 2023 GMC Sierra HD comes blessed with abundant power and performance; it just depends on how much Sierra HD power and performance you need. All 2023 Sierra HD models are available with two available powerplants, which unsurprisingly are a standard gas engine and an available turbodiesel option.
The standard engine is a 6.6-liter V-8 that produces 401 horsepower and 464 lb.-ft. of torque, which gets to the wheels through a standard six-speed automatic or an available 10-speed automatic transmission. The alternative powerplant is a 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 turbodiesel, and this one provides the Sierra HD with 445 horsepower and a colossal 910 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2500 HD has a maximum conventional trailering capacity of up to 18,500 pounds, a maximum fifth-wheel/gooseneck rating of 18,510 pounds, and a maximum payload rating of up to 3,715 pounds. If that’s not enough, the 3500 HD offers a maximum conventional trailering capacity of 20,000 pounds, a maximum fifth-wheel/gooseneck rating of up to 32,000 pounds, and a maximum payload rating of up to 7,442 pounds.
Almost any feature you could hope to find in a heavy-duty pickup truck is available for the 2023 GMC Sierra HD. High-specification versions of the Sierra HD can even have the kind of supple leather you’d expect to find in the finest luxury sedans. If a versatile and affordable version of the Sierra HD is what you’re looking for, a 2500 HD SLT is a great option. The SLT comes with as it comes with GM’s clever tailgate, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, four USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, and 18-inch wheels.
If you want the ultimate heavy-duty pickup truck that can replace just about any vehicle other than something to slip in and out of tight spaces in the city, Denali versions of the GMC Sierra HD deliver on an epic scale. And suppose a Denali still isn’t quite enough. In that case, there’s now a Denali Black Diamond Edition that adds a power sunroof, power-retractable assist steps with LED perimeter lighting, the Duramax turbodiesel with Allison 10-speed automatic transmission, an auxiliary trailer camera, a KICKER MultiPro Audio system, trailer tire-pressure monitor sensors, unique 20-inch High-Gloss Black painted alloys, and Ebony Twilight Metallic exterior paint.
Whether you’re looking for a rugged work truck, a stylish commuter vehicle, a versatile family hauler, a wilderness adventure vehicle, or just about anything else, the 2023 GMC Sierra HD truck line has it covered. Come and experience the Sierra HD for yourself with a test drive from GR Chevrolet Buick GMC here at 930 Fairystone Park Hwy, Stanleytown, VA, or give us a call at (276) 629-2525 for more details and schedule an appointment for a time that’s convenient for you.