The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 is a heavy-duty pickup truck packed with features that make it well-deserving of its professional grade title. These heavy-duty trucks are designed and built to help you get any job done. From its powerful available 6.6 Duramax diesel engine to its all-terrain capability, the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 really performs. This pickup truck’s maximum tow load is 23,300 LBS, and it has a horsepower of 445, allowing it to really pull its weight in heavy-duty tow and haul situations. Advanced technology like the available trailering camera system, fifth wheel package, stability tech with hill start assist, and rear vision camera, round out this powerhouse pickup.
Everything you need to stay connected and in control is right within your reach in the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500. Available technology for the 2018 Sierra offers you the ability to connect to WiFi in your truck, powerful voice control options, and a whole variety of infotainment options – all available right at your fingertips. There is a full-color 8” touchscreen with navigation capabilities that lets you make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music directly from your Sierra’s touchscreen panel. The touchscreen also offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, access to phone, maps, and weather, Bluetooth connectivity, and the ability to download select in-vehicle apps through the shop. Bose premium audio is available to create an incredible sound experience onboard. Also available is a wireless charging pad for all of your devices while the vehicle is running without the need for any cords so you will never run low on battery on the go. The My GMC mobile app helps you to access all of Sierra’s features directly from your mobile device. The My GMC app lets you locate your vehicle, remotely start your engine, check your fuel levels and oil life, and send destinations to your vehicle with installed OnStar navigation services.
Driver alert technology features help give confidence while driving your 2018 GMC Sierra 2500. Features like the lane departure warning system and forward collision alert let drivers know when their vehicles stray from their lane, are following a vehicle too closely, or are in a situation where a forward collision may be imminent. Another safety feature that helps protect drivers is the safety alert seat that warns drivers of potential traffic danger using vibrations and pulses in specific directions in the driver’s seat cushion. The seat will vibrate on both sides if a potential hazard is in the front or back of the vehicle.
The styling and design on the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 is at the top of its class. Its attractive design not only looks appealing but has been designed to help it work efficiently as well. With almost two-thirds of the Sierra pickup truck cab body being composed of high-strength steel, this heavy-duty pickup truck is extremely strong. This steel construction also contributes to a quiet cabin ride. High-strength steel also makes up the fully boxed frame rails and major frame cross-members. The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 offers a hood scoop that not only brings a more powerful and aggressive look to the exterior; it also helps provide cooler induction air temperatures to allow for maximum horsepower. This feature comes standard on Duramax Diesel models.
Another feature that is both attractive and improves vehicle performance is the sculpted grille with chrome surround. Aside from giving the 2018 Sierra a striking look, it also helps to cool the engine while the remaining air flows smoothly around the truck. The high-tech appearance and performance of the Sierra is further enhanced by HD projector-beam headlamps and LED daytime running lamps that both light up the road and boost the impressive appearance. There are also roof-mounted lamps near the front of the cab that help to increase night visibility to other drivers on the road.
The advanced design and styling does not stop with the exterior. The interior of the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 surrounds drivers and passengers with attractive styling they can see and comfort they can feel. Supportive seats with a refined fit and finish give all day comfort and style even on very long trips. There are heated, ventilated, perforated leather seats that offer comfort in any weather to passengers and drivers. A heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel option is also available as is a soft-touch instrument panel with aluminum trim. The construction of the 2018 Sierra creates a quiet cabin. There is plenty of storage space on board, including under seat storage and an impressively large center console.
The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 gets a serious dose of heavy-duty power from the available Duramax 6.6L V-8 Turbo Diesel. The diesel engine provides 445 horsepower and 910 LB-ft of torque. If you prefer gasoline, the Sierra HD comes standard with the powerful and efficient 360 horsepower Vortec 6.0L V-8. This standard Vortec engine includes variable valve timing that optimizes high-end power and low-end torque. This engine is paired with a 6-speed heavy-duty automatic transmission to deliver 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft or torque. The efficient fuel system of the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 is combined with acoustic treated rocker covers that contribute to making this pick-up have the quietest idling Duramax diesel engine that has ever been offered in a Sierra.
When it comes to towing and hauling, the 2018 GMC Sierra has you covered. The available dealer-installed accessory system is built by Echomaster and provides several vantage points for confident trailering. Multiple simultaneous views are integrated directly into the center console of the Sierra. This center screen acts as a monitor for the rear vision camera system, and the views offer great driver assistance when backing up or hitching a trailer. The GMC Sierra’s electronic stability control system helps to improve stability by detecting and reducing traction loss while driving. Hill start assist gives drivers extra time to switch from the brake pedal to the gas pedal on a grade of 5 percent or more to help prevent roll-back when stopping and starting on hills and inclines.