2018 GMC Sierra Denali: Design, Specs

2018 GMC Sierra Denali

GMC Sierra full-size pickup trucks have a lot in common with Chevy’s Silverado models when it comes to the mechanics but distinctive styling and interiors are the areas which divide these models and many opinions are inclined toward the GMC models considering them as somewhat more stylish and modern looking trucks. Adding to that is…

2018 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD: News, Specs, Price

2018 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD

A massive hauling and towing capabilities are the priorities of the heavy-duty trucks but the modern versions fit also in modern standards regarding interior comfort and design while also come equipped with the top-notch tech features. In terms of functionality, the heavy-duty duo of GMC Sierra models is identical to the equivalents from Chevy’s courtyard but the styling and interior design are what makes the difference. In that context, the GMC HD models are somewhat more stylish and available in a huge number of configurations. The new version of these trucks will be 2018 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD and they will come with a limited number of changes.

What could be new?

According to what we know so far, GMC HD models will wait another model year for the more significant changes. After the diesel engine upgrades for the 2017 model year these trucks could bring some features upgrades combined with some new exterior and interior details. New color options, wheel design and exterior theme are also the things which could bring the refreshment to the lineup.

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2018 GMC Sierra 1500: Changes, Powertrains, Features, Price

2018 GMC Sierra 1500

The GMC Sierra 1500 is stylish and capable half-ton ute. It also offers comfortable and quiet cabin combined with the great all-around nature and mix of the rich trims. Like its corporate twin, the Silverado 1500, this truck underwent a thorough redesign for the 2014 model but was also updated for the 2016 model year. The 2017 model added low-speed automatic braking, a driver monitor system and active grille shutters.

After Ford has again updated its best-selling F-150 adding also the diesel engine option, GM is also expected to respond but it would likely happen for the 2019 model year. In the meantime, the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 could bring a new styling package and some feature updates in order to stay interesting before the more substantial upgrade.

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2017 GMC Sierra All Terrain X: Specs, Design

2017 GMC Sierra All Terrain X

GMC Sierra the popular line of full-size pickup trucks continues to invest in their already strong reputation. Both light-duty half-tone model and HD series will benefit form particular improvements. The first is going to add a low-speed emergency braking system which isn’t something usual in the pickup segment. On the other hand, the 2017 Sierra 2500 HD brings the next generation Duramax turbodiesel engine. However, for the buyers who want enhanced off-road capability and matched styling the All Terrain X package will be available on both light-duty and 2500 HD version. So, let’s see what 2017 GMC Sierra All Terrain X models have to offer.


GMC has introduced Sierra 1500 and Canyon All Terrain X version earlier this year but this treatment will also be available for the HD models. For the Sierra 1500 mentioned package is available on the SLT All Terrain trim in both double and crew cab body styles. For this model the list of exterior body colors includes Stone Blue Metallic, Onyx Black, Iridium Metallic, Summit White, Crimson Red Tintcoat and Light Steel Gray.

In case of the 2017 Sierra 2500HD this package is available on four-wheel drive crew cab models. Exterior colors are limited to Summit White and Black Onyx.

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2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD: Changes, Equipment, Price

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD

The 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD is smaller of two heavy duty full-size trucks that this brand offers for the buyers which needs for towing and hauling capabilities exceeds half-tone truck abilities. However, despite being true workhorse this heavy duty model is also capable to deliver quiet and refined ride, well-equipped and luxury furnished interiors in higher trim levels, good safety credentials and so on. It is also available in three body styles and bed lengths and available trims also expand number of available configurations on everything from trucks equipped for work to family haulers. Of course it is also good in its main duties towing and hauling and offers both diesel and petrol engines.

New for 2017?

What is known so far about 2017 Sierra 2500HD is that this model will get new air cooling system for its Duramax diesel version which will fed this engine with fresh and cool air in order to improve its capabilities. Aside from that this truck is expected to be mostly unchanged except we might also see some changes in equipment groups.

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2017 GMC Sierra HD: Changes, Price

2017 GMC Sierra HD

If you are looking for a durable and reliable pickup truck with heavy-duty status, then among the other contenders you should certainly consider heavy-duty duo branded as GMC Sierra HD. These models available as Sierra 2500HD and larger Sierra 3500HD come with comfortable nature, considerable capabilities and good ride quality. Like its main rivals from the Ford and Ram, these models can be configured in variety of body styles, equipment levels and powertains and Sierra 3500HD is also available with dual-rear-wheel axle which raises its hauling capabilities. In terms of mechanics, these models share hardware with equivalents form Silverado HD series.

The current generation of Sierra HD debuted in 2007 model year. Important upgrades were introduced in 2011 including new frame, suspension, upgraded turbodiesel engine and deluxe Denali trim. Next years have also brought some incremental upgrades in all aspects while the last model year added upgraded infotainment system, trailering package, and electronic steering system on higher end models. As for 2017 GMC Sierra HD, the models will add functional hood scoop which was shown on the Sierra Denali 2500HD but the same is expected with the 3500HD models. Other changes haven’t been announced and carry-over scenario is expected.

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2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate: Specs, Price

2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate

The GMC Sierra is highly reputable name in automobile industry and it covers full-size truck lineup from half-tone light duty Sierra 1500 up to the Sierra 3500 HD which is strengthened heavy-duty version. However when the GMC name is followed with Denali nameplate it is known that we deal with premium-grade versions. Denali badged models mean high level comfort, refined interior and otherwise optional features are standard on this trim. The Denali nameplate has been used since a 1999 model year for all SUV models and trucks.

This nameplate is one of the most successful trims for the brand which accounts around 20 % of total GMC’s sales. However, GMC is ready to go even step further and new Sierra model will offer a top of the line 2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate version. This new package standardizes otherwise optional features and adds several new ones as well. Some visual updates are also included and four-wheel drive is also standard. However, it will come with two engine options but mechanics remains the same as it was.

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500: Performance, Trims, Price

2016 GMC Sierra 1500

The GMC Sierra trucks are just cleverly designed to deliver the most of what the pickup truck buyers demand.  They still don’t go with aluminum or with turbo or diesel engines but they successfully stay competitive with hauling and towing ratings, and also in terms of fuel economy and driving performance. As for GMC Sierra 1500 model, it is classified as a full-size pickup truck and its mechanical structure is nearly identical to the Chevy’s Silverado 1500. As main rivals for this truck are considered mentioned Silverado 1500, Nissan Titan, Toyota Tundra, Ram 1500 and of course top-selling Ford F-150.

The model has been redesigned for 2014 model year and charges included new engines and drivetrains, refreshed styling, upgraded interiors, and improvements related to modern infotainment and safety features. The next 2015 model hasn’t brought many changes and they mostly were turned to upgrading of electronics and new trim was added as well. Coming to the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 and this model year, the changes are limited on the refreshed front side, some equipment upgrades, new Denali Ultimate trim while mechanical aspect remains based on the last redesign. The model is available in three cub styles and in total of seven trims.

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