2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD

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$40,800 - $60,100

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2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Pleasing the working class is becoming harder and harder and GMC have left no stone unturned in pleasing this demographic. A great amalgamation of power and comfort the GMC corp has hit the sweet spot with this one.

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Pros

Sculpted front grille

Smooth power delivery

Easy handling

Ergonomic interiors

Cons

Offset steering

Low towing capacity for base model

What's New?

New Turbo-diesel V8 engine

Capless fuel tank

Chrome-trimmed hood scoop

New exterior metallic colors

All-Terrain X package


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$40800

bodystyle

4dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

6

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

364

horsepower

360 hp @ 5400 rpm

torque

380 lbs.-ft @ 4200 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

Independent front torsion suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

68.8/67.3

dimensions

wheelbase

153.7 in.

length

239.5 in.

width

80.5 in.

height

78.3 in.

curb weight

6423 lbs.

ground clearance

8.6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

37.9 cu ft.

towing capacity

13000 lbs.

payload capacity

4052 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.7 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60,000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.



Styles

 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD in Cardinal Red color  2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD in Dark Slate Metallic color  2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD in Deep Mahogany Metallic color  2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD in Ebony Twilight Metallic color  2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD in Onyx Black color  2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD in Quicksilver Metallic color  2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD in Red Quartz Tintcoat color  2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD in Stone Blue Metallic color
Cardinal Red

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Base

Base

power
360 hp @ 5400 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel
mpg
TBD

$40,800 - $44,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Crew Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $41,000 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6
4dr Crew Cab LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $41,600 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6
4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $43,800 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $44,000 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $44,500 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $40,800 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6

 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD SLE

SLE

power
360 hp @ 5400 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel
mpg
TBD

$46,500 - $51,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $51,000 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $49,800 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $49,600 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
SLE 4dr Crew Cab LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $47,900 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6
SLE 4dr Crew Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $46,700 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6
SLE 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $46,500 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6

 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD SLT

SLT

power
360 hp @ 5400 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel
mpg
TBD

$51,600 - $55,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SLT 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $51,600 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6
SLT 4dr Crew Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $51,700 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6
SLT 4dr Crew Cab LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $52,100 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6
SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $54,700 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6
SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $54,900 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $55,200 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6

 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali

Denali

power
360 hp @ 5400 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel
mpg
TBD

$56,600 - $60,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $60,100 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $59,900 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $59,500 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
Denali 4dr Crew Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $56,800 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Denali 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $56,600 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Denali 4dr Crew Cab LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $56,600 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5

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2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab
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2019 GMC Terrain diesel SUV
6.5/10

Engine: 137 hp @ 3750 rpm, 1.6 L I-4

MPG: 32 combined

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial April 3, 2019


The Crew Cab version is perfect for going on an extended camping trip with friends or family. Blessed with great interiors (finally!!) the GMC Sierra is a serious beast. The 6L V8 is what powers this inhuman abomination of a monster we call a pickup truck. With its twin running in the race for the ultimate pickup truck, the General Motors show no mercy with both of them going head to head.

2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Features

Heckin bamboozled is what you will be whilst looking at the features and trims on the Sierra brochure. An extensive range of options makes this line up capable of satiating a large range of demographics. The Crew Cab version is best suited for keeping your friends and family in the 2nd row without sacrificing on the bed.

Model Name

Sierra

SLE

SLT

Denali

MSRP

$35,300

$40,000

$48,500

$55,600

Features

17-inch steel wheels

17-inch alloy wheels

18-inch alloy wheels

20-inch alloy wheels

 

Locking rear
differential

Rear privacy glass

Power folding mirrors

Power-sliding rear window,

 

Xenon
headlights

Keyless entry

Heated 8-way power front seats

Parking sensors

 

Cruise
control

Backup camera

Driver memory settings

Ventilated front seats

 

Tilt only
steering wheel

Leather-wrapped steering

Power-adjustable pedals

Heated steering wheel

   

8.0-inch touchscreen

Tilt-telescopic steering wheel

Navigation system

     

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Wireless smartphone charging

       

Bose sound system

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The bang-for-the-buck trim is the SLE, you get excellent features in your pickup truck for a reasonable price. The seats come with premium feeling leather and the infotainment gets an upgrade to a 8-inch touchscreen. GMC also doesn’t skip out on safety features, so you get a much needed rearview camera, to help you park this mammoth.

2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Engine

“Although it's not as high-tech as the Ford Super Duty trucks, the slick GMC works just as hard.”- Car and Driver

The GMC Sierra shares its engine line up with the Chevy Silverado thus resulting in the same specs. These hauling brothers comprise of the lower spectrum of this category with Dodge Ram and the Ford taking the lead by quite a margin.

Models

GMC Sierra 3500 HD

Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

Dodge Ram 3500

Ford F-350

MSRP

$35,500

$35,000

$33,500

$33,750

Engine

6.0L V8 SFI

6.0L V8 SFI

5.7L V8 HEMI VVT

6.2L 2-Valve SOHC EFI NA V8

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Power

360 hp

360 hp

383 hp

385 hp

Torque

380 lb-ft

380 lb-ft

400 lb-ft

430 lb-ft

Amassing a difference of 20 and 50 lb-ft. the dodge and the Ford outclass the General Motors twins. But wait the highest trim of the twins offer a 6.6L V8 variant which generates a groundbreaking 910 lb-ft. This feat is not even challenged by any of its brethren.

Acceleration

The 6L V8 manages to race this monster on wheels to 0-60 mph in 6.7s. In real-world settings, we would usually not be bothered by the acceleration times of a pickup truck but 4 trucks racing down the streets is not a sight you see every day unless you are in the countryside. But if you do you’d know which truck to place your bet on.

Models

GMC Sierra 3500 HD

Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

Dodge Ram 3500

Ford F-350

0-60 MPH

6.7 sec

6.7 sec

6.3 sec

8.2sec

Quarter mile

15.3

15.3 sec

15.1 sec

16.8 sec

Engine

6.0L V8

6.0L V8

5.7LV8

6.2L V8

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The Ram achieves 60mph in 6.3 seconds. The Ford, despite the most endowed engine, reaches there 2 seconds slower than the Ram. The twin (Chevrolet)is as expected the same as the GMC

Ride and Handling

The three-tonne beast's driving serves as an antithesis to its uber powerful and intimidating aura. Surprisingly smooth and laden with a great suspension small potholes and imperfections fail to even make a mark on this high seater. Comfortably high over normal standards the stance is reassuring and provides a good view of the path ahead.

The huge size comes with its own fallacies and it shows when you park it in tight parking park or try to cruise it in traffic. The beast is a little hard to control at higher speeds due to the large momentum that builds up. The engine revving can’t be heard due to the excellent cabin noise isolation.

Braking

The auto grade braking fails to put a stop to the momentum built up by this truck and manages to stop it in 210 ft whilst decelerating from 70 mph. Faring on the worse side of things this GMC Sierra for some reason is worse off in this department as compared to its General Motor twin the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

Model

GMC Sierra 3500 HD

Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

Dodge Ram 3500

Ford F-350

Brake Front(in)

13.8

13.8

14.2

14.3

Brake Rear(in)

14.1

14.1

14.1

14.3

Curb weight(lbs)

6423

6423

6421

6279

70-0 MPH (ft.)

210

199

202

202

The Dodge and the Ford take the lead in this parameter and come to halt in a 202 ft, considering the fact that the weight of all the trucks is in the same bracket it is safe to say who takes the pole position in this test.

Towing Capacity

A monumental towing capability of 13000 lbs. only lands the Sierra in the middle of the table and the Chevy follows suit.

Model

GMC Sierra 3500 HD

Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

Dodge Ram 3500

Ford F-350

Weight (lbs)

13000

13000

17520

12700

The Dodge Ram takes the cake for lugging the most amount of weight and is the most utilitarian of the four trucks while the Ford offers the least hauling capacity.

2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Fuel Economy

EPA does not rate trucks, but due to the nature of these lugging monsters one should not expect very good numbers. 

2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Interior

“The Sierra HD has a spacious front seat and its cabin is extremely well designed. However, the top-of-the-line Denali fails to deliver the premium feel we would expect given its premium price, and the crew cab's rear-seat passenger space takes a back seat to the Ford pickups.”- Car and Driver

Seating and Comfort

The brash and abrasive looks might lead to a preconceived notion of a barebone interior but to everyone’s surprise, it's as luxury-laden as the price point and class allows it to be. 12-way adjustable seats and a spacious, roomy cabin all leads to a grander than expected cabin. The only thing that might irk a few people is the offset steering .

Model

GMC Sierra 3500 HD

Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

Dodge Ram 3500

Ford F-350

Passenger capacity

6

6

5

6

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

42.8/64.8/45.2

42.8/64.8/45.2

41.0/66.0/41.0

40.8/66.7/43.9

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

40.5/64.3/40.9

40.5/64.3/40.9

39.9/65.7/40.3

40.4/65.9/43.6

Offering better interiors than its twin the Sierra 3500HD manages to lead the class in this parameter while leaving behind the Dodge and Ford by a good margin.

Infotainment System

Available in a 4.2-inch color display as standard, you can upgrade your infotainment to either a 7.0-inch IntelliLink system or a larger navigation enabled 8.0-inch touchscreen.The standard features include Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, voice recognition and real-time traffic.

Interior Features

  • Heated and ventilated perforated leather seats
  • Heated leather-wrapped steering
  • Optional soft-touch instrument panel
  • Under-seat storage
  • Integrated cruise control

2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Exterior

Dimensions and Weight

This handsome hunk exuberates an imposing and intimidating aura that is only matched by a few. The distinctive front grille combined with the sheer monstrous dimensions of the truck are enough to make people move as you cruise down the road.

Model

GMC Sierra 3500 HD

Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

Dodge Ram 3500

Ford F-350

curb weight(lbs)

6423

6423

6421

6279

Length(in)

258.4

258.4

259.4

250.0

Width(in)

80.5

80.5

79.4

80.0

Height(in)

77.7

77.7

78.4

78.2

Ground clearance(in)

8.6

8.5

7.3

8.5

Wheelbase(in)

153.7

153.7

149.5

160.0

Sitting comfortably with median specs the twins manage to have the highest ground clearance of the quartet which aids its off-roading capabilities. The Sierra is the widest which means the twins offer great interior areas.

Exterior Features

  • Front Induction hood scoop
  • HD projector headlamps
  • Sculpted chrome grille
  • Optional trailering mirrors
  • Corner-step bumper
  • EZ-Lift tailgate

Payload Capacity

The lockable bed with spray on bed liner comes standard on this model. The Sierra comes in at 3rd place in this parameter only outclassing the Ford F -350 in the chase to the claim.

Models

GMC Sierra 3500 HD

Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

Dodge Ram 3500

Ford F-350

Width (inch)

51.0

51.0

66.4

50.5

Length (inch)

78.8

78.8

76.3

81.9

Capacity (lbs)

4052

5761

4090

3870

With the Chevy and the Dodge capable of hauling more weight than the Sierra as a choice for lugging seems redundant and almost uninformed.

2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Safety

The GMC is certainly a very capable truck, which is why GMC has added a long list of safety features for passenger safety as well as driver-assist features for trailering as well as graded climbing and descending. The truck isn’t rated for passenger safety through crash testing by NHTSA or the IIHS. The features are listed as follows:

  • Frontal driver and right front-passenger single-stage airbags
  • Rear Vision camera system
  • StabiliTrak stability control system
  • Rollover mitigation technology
  • Trailer sway control
  • Hill start assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Safety Alert Seat
  • Front and Rear Park Assist

2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Competition

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD

Better payload capacity but less posh interiors. The twins offer the best of the best in this category and it boils down to personal preference at this point. With the same engine, transmission and equipment it what you need the truck for that drives your choice

2019 Dodge Ram 3500

Dependable and sturdy the clunky gearbox is what lets the loyal customer base down, couple that with an underpowered engine and you’ll definitely feel that there are better trucks out there. Tacky interiors are the downfall but which is made up by the class-leading hauling.

2019 Ford F-350

A redesigned truck endowed with a lot more features than its previous generations, it fails to drop the affordable tag. Although loaded with better safety and driver assist features it is a better deal than the General Motors twin. The top trim also offers better torque as compared to its brethren.

2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Final Verdict

In an oversaturated market creating an image and demand for oneself is tough. But this uphill task is done splendidly by GMC and Sierra is a worthy competitor to the throne. The twin Chevy Silverado win in the towing and payload departments but the GMC takes the cake on the interiors.