Changes in the heavy-duty segment for the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD are minor. The company is decreasing payload and towing capacity. On the other hand, various other tunings will boost the price by about $4,000. Denali model tops the range, while the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT is also attractive. The diesel engine is powerful and reliable. Well, we got used for it by Duramax. Buyers won’t be able to choose different cab configurations, with a big truck coming in Crew Cab, and without Double Cab variant.
So, if you need a powerful mule for towing, the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD could be a better option than the half-ton trucks. The full-size class is cheaper and fuel-friendlier. But when it is about to job to be done, HD segment is worth any penny.
2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD Diesel Specs
The 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD will continue to use its most powerful unit from the current version. It is a 6.6-liter turbo-diesel drivetrain that is capable to produce 910 lb-ft of torque. For Sierra 3500HD, amount of twisting power could go up to 930 pound-feet. The truck also generates 445 horses and the towing capacity of the smaller HD pickup is 15,500 pounds.
A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, with Alisson shift-technology feature available with Duramax unit. Also, the truck gets an exhaust braking for better handling downhill. Buyers can pick their truck with 2WD or 4WD.
The heavy-duty truck is also available with a gasoline engine. It is a 6.0-liter V-8 that can create 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. The same unit is tuned to use a CNG. In this case, the outputs are falling to 300 hp and 335 lb-ft of twist. The same transmission is paired with a petrol unit, but without the Alisson shift, and exhaust brakes.
2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD Cab Configuration and Trim Levels
Unfortunately, the truck is offering only a Crew Cab. Double Cab is not an option for next season. However, buyers can choose bed length. Standard and long box are available to combine with 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab.
The entry-level model is called Sierra. We can upgrade it with SLE trim, but the real deal starts at 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT version. Heating and leather seats will boost the comfort. Power pedals and 9,500 pounds GVWR are the highlights of this trim.
2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali
Once again, the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali tops the class. It is not the case only with trucks, but also other vehicles. For about $20,000 we add to the base cost, we can get a lot more. First of all, the exterior appearance of the pickup is bolder. Seats from SLT trim are coming with even more functions and options, such as 12-way power adjustment. If you pick Denali truck with a 4WD, then it uses an electronic transfer case for the gearbox. Of course, the unique grille is there to make 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD recognizable.
2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD Price
The pricing of the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD starts from $34,000 for the base trim. It is cheaper than its closest sibling, Silverado 2500HD. With Duramax diesel price jumps for $8,000 and AWD adds $3,000. The SLT trim costs $12,000 over the starting value, and Denali tops the range with $63,000 price sticker.