The 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 is a sharp-looking heavy-duty truck that would almost look at home on a Hollywood red carpet. Despite its heavy-duty attire, the Sierra 3500 handles itself as well as any light-duty truck. With three powerful engines to choose from the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 contains up to 445 hp and 20,00 pounds of towing capacity. For that type of power and style, the $36,100 starting price is well worth it.
Trucks are often admired for their power, and although the GMC Sierra 3500 has that what truly is appealing about it is the comfort it also contains. Quiet and roomy the 2018 GMC Sierra Sierra 3500 is one of the most comfortable heavy-duty trucks on the market today. So grab up to six of your favorite people, throw some bikes in the back bed and relish the pleasant ride.
In addition to the physical and comfort aspects, the features options for the 2018 GMC Sierra are so appealing that most customers can’t help but to invest in the highest level Denali trim. So, the greatest danger of buying the Sierra is falling too in love too fast.
The target audience for the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD is not exactly the same as most heavy-duty trucks. Like its almost identical sibling, the Chevy Silverado, the Sierra 3500 wants to give hard-hitting truck drivers a little more bravura. So, this baby is for the truck lovers who not only want to make an impression with their power but also with their sharpness.
The 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD offers eight amazing feature-filled trim levels, but the one that stands out the most is the Denali in single or dual rear wheel. The reason most people go with this trim level is due to how many luxurious and convenient upgrades it comes with.
The Denali trim comes with plenty of tech including an eight-inch-diagonal GMC Infotainment System with navigation, Bluetooth, and smartphone capability. Proving that this big beast can also be plenty smart.
This trim level also comes with comforting safety features such as the driver alert package, and front and rear parking assist with rear vision camera. The alert packages come with lane departure warning, forward collision alert, and safety alert seats to give you more than enough awareness.
That is not everything though; there are also style, comfort, and convenience upgrades with the Denali trim level. The signature Denali grille gives an elegant honeycomb pattern to spice up the front. Digital steering assist makes it feel like you aren’t even the one driving, but when you are the four-wheel model comes with an electronic shift transfer case with rotary dial controls to give you optimal control. Finally, never forget those luxurious heated and ventilated leather-appointed 12-way power front bucket seats.
The 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD comes with three powerful engines that will impress even the most hardcore truck fans.
The first is the Vortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine with 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. It is Flex Fuel E85-capable, has Variable Valve Timing (VVT) optimizing its high-end power and low-end torque.
The second is the even more powerful Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine with 445hp and 910 b-ft. of torque. This engine is B20-Diesel compatible with the 6-speed automatic transmission. It also contains exhaust brake and an engine block heater.
The last option is a 6.0L V8 SFI Gaseous compressed natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas capable engine. Along with gasoline, this engine takes CNG and LPG fuels giving drivers plenty of options when it comes time to fill up.
Other than the engine options, the GMC Sierra 3500 HD is still a pickup and as such can get any towing or hauling job done and done right. Up to 20,000 pounds of raw tow power allows you to the ability to get any of your heavy-duty moving out of the way with ease. So, feel free to bring your favorite boat down to the dock, your favorite trailer to the camp, or help your favorite person into their new home.
This addition to the GMC lineup proves that a rough and tumble beast of a truck can also look clean, sleek, and stylish. The tall grille, sharp corners, and creased fender give it a pleasingly modern look that isn’t as aggressive compared to most pickups, but definitely not boring. Not to mention the amazing chrome trimming looks amazing on this model.
The interior is just as sharp and modern with its comprehensive dashboard and central control system. Smooth and not overly refined, the interior offers the perfect atmosphere for this luxury pickup.
The 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 also offers five configurations to choose from. Each configuration allows you to choose from regular (2 doors) cab, double cab (4-doors long front short back), or crew cab (four regular doors). You can also pick between a standard bed and large bed. The regular is 78.86 inches while the large is 97.76 inches. The regular cab can only have a large bed though.
No one expects such a beast to have a warm and cozy inside, but the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 delivers just that. Available heated and ventilated perforated leather-appointed front seating will make you feel like you are at home in your favorite recliner. Spaciousness is also going to add to that comfort since this truck is a massive 224-258 inches in length 80-96 inches in width and 78 inches in height, and all the cargo can just go in the large bed to make it even roomier.