This is an imposing truck, with a larger chrome grille, chrome exterior accents, and optional 18 inch polished aluminum wheels. It's not just a tough truck on the outside though, as it has as trailering capacity of 13,000 pounds, a fifth wheel trailering capacity of 14,800 pounds, and a payload capacity of over 3,700 pounds.
The 2014 is the most powerful Sierra ever produced, with an available Duramax diesel engine that provides almost 400 horsepower and and 765 pounds of torque. You'll also find a fully automatic locking rear differential, perfect for off road use, or during hazardous weather. This system delivers more traction in situations where the wheels may slip, and if it senses a difference in speed between the left and right rear wheels, locks are engaged to turn both wheels in unison.
One of the convenient features available on the Sierra 2500HD is a standard rear vision camera, which shows on the rearview mirror or the navigation screen. If you're trailering or backing up into a tight space, this is a feature you'll definitely appreciate. Also available is a 8 inch in dash display system. There's also several convenience features available, like a heated steering wheel, USB ports, and 12V charging stations. If you live in a colder area, you'll like the available heated mirrors, designed to remove snow, ice, and fogging.
A variety of safety features are available on this truck. The StabiliTrak stability control system helps maintain control in bad weather by monitoring when your vehicle is not responding to steering, adjusting the engine speed and braking pressure to individual wheels to maintain control. There are plenty of airbags, including driver and front passenger, plus front seat mounted side impact air bags and head curtain side impact air bags. The truck was not crash tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but GMC does have several design features that help with safety in an accident like a steel reinforced cage.
Noteworthy about the GMC Sierra 2500HD
- Hydraulic body mounts in select locations around the truck and improved aerodynamics give an usually smooth and quiet ride for a truck of this size.
- If you live in cold weather, this car has got you covered: from heated seats, to a heated steering wheel, as well as heated mirrors, you'll stay very comfortable!