If you're looking for a heavy duty pick up truck that gives you a great deal of power but doesn't compromise on smooth handling, the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD
should make your top pick. You get the quality and craftsmanship of a GMC truck, but the Sierra 3500 comes with a bit more drivability than other trucks in its class. In fact, Car and Driver
said, "Despite the Sierra HD’s hefty chassis, it’s surprisingly wieldy, subjectively quick, statistically fast, and the most dynamic to drive in its class."
You have a lot of options with the configuration to improve seating with a regular cab, double cab, or crew cab. All of these models are created with comfortable leg room and head room for a more enjoyable ride. You can also choose the standard box or long box to offer more room for hauling. And the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD can meet the demands of any terrain. It's a good looking, masculine truck that can maneuver over the dirt roads of a job site just as well as it takes on the paved roads.
If you want a truck that can do the heavy lifting but is still a lot of fun to drive, take a look at all of the features the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD has to offer.
Trim Levels for the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500
The 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 is available in 8 different trim levels. There's a little something for everyone - from meeting the demands of heavy duty hauling to meeting the high quality look you want in your vehicle.
• Sierra Dual Rear Wheel.
The Sierra Dual Rear Wheel is the base trim level, with dual rear tires rather than single, and it starts at $40,450. This model comes equipped with a 6.0L Vortec V8 engine, automatic locking rear differential, and StabiliTrak stability control system to make your driving experience much smoother than you'd expect for a truck of this power and capacity. This trim level also comes standard with a CornerStep rear bumper for easier loading, rear vision camera, and a 7" GMC Infotainment System.• Sierra.
The Sierra comes equipped with all of the features you'll find in the Sierra Dual Rear Wheel, but it comes with single rear wheels. Like its dual wheel counterpart, the Sierra boasts great handling and suspension along with all of the convenience of technology, such as the rear vision camera and the 7" GMC Infotainment System. The starting price for the Sierra is $41,995.• SLE Dual Rear Wheel.
The SLE Dual Rear Wheel comes equipped with all of the standard features in the Sierra, but the following additions or upgrades: the 8" diagonal GMC Infotainment System replaces the 7". A 4.2" driver information display, LED cargo box light, and remote keyless entry with remote tailgate lift are all added. Digital Steering Assist is added to all crew cab and double cab models. The SLE Dual Rear Wheel starts at $45,150.• SLE.
The SLE comes equipped with all of the standard features of the Sierra, plus the additional features of the SLE Dual Rear Wheel. Though the SLE comes standard with single rear wheels. The starting price for the SLE is $47,695.• SLT Dual Rear Wheel.
The SLT Dual Rear Wheel comes equipped with all of the standard features of the SLE, plus dual rear wheels. Added features for this trim level include front 40/20/40 leather appointed split bench with heated outside cushions and seat backs, dual zone automatic climate control, remote starter system and universal home remote. The SLT Dual Rear Wheel starts at $50,895.• SLT.
The SLT comes equipped with all of the standard features of the SLE, plus the additional features of the SLT Dual Rear Wheel. The difference between these models is that the SLT comes standard with single rear wheels. The starting price for the SLT is $52,795.• Dual Rear Wheel Denali.
The Denali is the top of the trim level and features all the luxury available to the Sierra. This trim, comes standard with dual rear wheels. It also comes with the signature Denali grille for a classic, impressive looking front end. The Denali come equipped with heated, ventilated, leather appointed, 12 way power front bucket seats, the Driver Alert Package, Digital Steering Assist, and 17" polished, forged aluminum wheels. The Dual Rear Wheel Denali starts at $57,795.• Single Rear Wheel Denali.
The Single Rear Wheel Denali starts at $57,795. It comes standard with all of the features available in the Dual Rear Wheel Denali but the wheels on this trim level are 18" chromed aluminum.
2018 GMC Sierra 3500 Performance
The performance of the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD really is hard to beat. It's got powerful towing capacity with a choice of two engines - the Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel or the 360 horsepower Vortec 6.0L V8. With all that power, you'd think it would be a bit of a rough ride, but the Sierra performs excellently, way smoother than most heavy duty trucks in its class.
You'll be excited about the acceleration because the Sierra can pick up speed faster than many much lighter trucks. At the same time, this model is fantastic with breaking and taking corners. If you want a big, heavy duty truck that's equipped to tow and work in any condition but still drives with great handling, the Sierra really does beat all the competition there.
The Sierra 3500 is also available with all terrain capabilities, including all terrain tires, off-road driver information center graphics, and underbody shield. The diesel model is also exceptionally quiet, making the ride even smoother and more pleasant. Put it this way, if you love a great big truck with power but your spouse hates the jerky ride, you've found a model you'll both be happy in.
Exterior Features for the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500
The exterior features of this truck are bold and stylish. It's got masculine characteristics and a clean, high quality appeal. It's sculpted grille with chrome surround gives this pick up a uniquely rugged look. It's appealing to the eye, but the design still does its job. Here are a few included and available features:
• Available Hood Scoop.
The available hood scoop comes standard on all diesel models but it's not just interesting to look at. This design brings cooler air in to help maximize your horsepower.• HID Projector Headlamps with LED Signature Front Lighting.
The lighting really does provide an interesting design, look wise but it also provides just the right amount to light up the road for optimal usability in most conditions.• Available Trailering Mirrors.
The trailering mirrors include rear guidance lamps to help you back up when you're carrying a trailer. This option makes keeping a good visual of your surroundings when working with any type of trailer a lot easier to manage.• Cornerstep Rear Bumper.
The corner step rear bump comes standard on all Sierra models. It might sound like a small thing, but it's a great feature to help you load and unload your truck bed without straining your back or legs.• EZ Lift and Lower Tailgate.
The EZ lift and lower tailgate come standard.
Overall, you'll find plenty of options for upgrades on your exterior, from all terrain to available amber roof marker lamps. The high strength steel bed is made to withstand all of the abuse of a heavy job without damage. With the Sierra, you get a heavy duty truck that looks as good as it performs.
2018 GMC Sierra 3500 Interior
The interior is made for comfort. You have options of a regular cab, crew cab, or double cab with the Sierra. The driver and passenger seats are quite spacious, offering a great feel of quality. Materials range from solid work vehicle to more luxurious in appeal, depending on the trim model and added on features. The back seat in models equipped offer plenty of room for passengers and the leg room is much better than previous generations of pick up trucks.
The cockpit is perfectly laid out for the driver to access all of the features he needs for the road. You'll also find plenty of great storage options for trips, or just to help keep you organized on the job site. There are options available for a large center console, as well as under seat.
Safety to Depend On in Your 2018 GMC Sierra 3500
Safety is a top concern when you're operating a heavy duty truck. GMC spared no expense in equipping the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD with a wide variety of driver alert technology features.
Here are a few of the safety advantages you can expect from your 2018 GMC Sierra 3500:
• Lane Departure Warning.
Your lane departure warning system gives you a warning when you start to drift over into the next lane. This might be a good reminder to use your signal or it might be a good alert so that you pay better attention to the road.• Forward Collision Alert.
Forward collision alert uses sensors to let you know when you're in danger of a front end collision by estimating your speed of rate against objects in front of you. This gives you a good warning that cars ahead are slowing down or stopping short so you're not caught off guard.• Safety Alert Seat.
The safety alert seat provides a secondary alert system by gently vibrating when there's a hazard on the road you need to be aware of.• Available Front and Rear Parking Assist.
The front and rear parking assist offer great convenience in parking your vehicle, especially in congested areas.• Air Bag Protection.
The 2018 Sierra 3500 comes equipped with six airbags, including front head curtain and side impact bags. Each airbag is perfectly situated to keep passengers as safe as possible in the event of a collision.• OnStar.
OnStar services run the gamut from automatic crash response and stolen vehicle assistance to simple navigation. Your Sierra comes with limited trial service for the Guidance Plan, which includes the full spectrum of service. If you choose not to participate, your Sierra comes with a five year subscription to the basic plan.• Pro Grade Protection.
The Pro Grade Protection plan includes limited three and five year warranties and five years of roadside assistance. It also includes two maintenance visits to keep your truck running well.
Safety technology features don't take the place of responsible, conscientious driving and car maintenance. But they do add a little extra help to make sure that you're well aware of all the hazards you might not see immediately.
Technology Features in the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500
No GMC truck would be complete without technology features to keep you connected to your life. Your available GMC Infotainment system includes access to Apple Carplay and integrates with your Android phone, so you'll be able to use all of the apps and navigation stored on your device from the comfort of you touchscreen display. Your infotainment system allows you to make phone calls, access your contact list, and you can use the navigation system included if you prefer that to the one on your phone.
You can also enjoy the available 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot which allows you to connect up to seven devices at one time. You'll never have to worry about dropping calls or being out of area for service. Plus, this feature comes in really handy with a family full of cell phone and iPad users. There's also an available wireless charging pad so that you can charge all of your devices on the road.
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