When it was time to look for a heavy duty work truck for our business, the search list topped the name 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD, and it instantly made us curious to check out how reliable it is. From our extensive online research on its customer feedback, we felt assured enough to take the next step of test driving it. So we chose our nearby Salinas GMC dealership that appeared to be the right place to test the work truck thoroughly.
There the first look at the 2019 edition of GMC Sierra caught our fancy with its sleek and stylized design, while our test drive gave us the insight that the work truck is also a powerhouse indeed.
What the 2019 Lineup Offers
The 2019 GMC Sierra that shares the same styling structure with the Chevrolet Silverado HD, comes in 2500 HD and heavier-duty 3500 trims but the emphasis was equally evident on its styling and advanced features. For the 2019 year edition GMC has given the Sierra 2500 HD models an additional paint color apart from a redesign that is long due. For 2019 model year, GMC queues up the Sierra 2500HD as base, SLE, SLT, culminating with the chrome-laden Denali in ascending order.
The entire lineup of the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD is offered in either rear- or four-wheel drive, while the body styles and capacities include regular, extended, and crew cab, that can be ordered either with an 8-foot or 6.5-foot bed with a dual rear axle feature enabled in them.
After its introduction on 2018, the GMC Sierra 2500 HD continues this year with the same classy look which is rare to be found in the sector of heavy duty trucks. It was the sense of proportion that makes everything feel right with the exterior styling of the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 HD. Even after conforming to the conventional boxy styling, the 2019 Sierra 2500 HD doesn’t look monotonous from any angle. Thanks tothe rightly applied chrome trim that goes so well with the LED accented lighting. However, GMC didn’t forget to make to look more business-like than being seen with a casual attitude.
Source of Power
GMC chooses the power of V-8 engine family to power the 2019 lineup of the Sierra 2500 HD that either returns a 360-horsepower and 380 pound feet of torque from its gas-fed 6.0-liter engine or throws out a massive 420 horsepowerand 910 pound-feet of torque from a 6.6-liter turbodiesel engine. While the former powertrain combination can tow more than 13,000 pounds and can haul 3,500 pounds of payload on its bed, the latter can tow up to 23,100 pounds of weight in top spec, and deliver 6,000 pounds of maximum payload capacity, that push the Sierra 2500 HD forward in its segment in respect of capability.
All this make the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 HD roar with power and reliability, and our test drive with it at the Salinas GMC dealership confirmed the belief once again.