If you are looking for a heavy-duty pickup truck that offers tremendous towing and payload potential without sacrificing luxury and sophistication, then we have good news for you. The 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD is the perfect combination of muscle and style with plenty of towing capacity and available features that blow away many other trucks out there. Plus, there are five different trim levels to choose from, so you can get a Sierra 2500HD that perfectly meets your particular needs.
Front and center in the new Sierra 2500HD is the incredible engine that delivers more than 400 hp and comes with an Allison 10-speed automatic transmission. Not only does this powerhouse make the 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD incredibly fun to drive, but it is also perfect for hauling heavy loads uphill and smoothly shifting through gears as needed. This powertrain is the heart of this truck and immediately shows you why people are excited about it. When you combine this with incredible tech features, like an available 15-inch head-up display, then you start to see the potential this pickup has.
Of course, the 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD also comes with a remarkable selection of standard and available safety features to ensure you and your loved ones stay safe on the road. If you have been waiting to upgrade to a new heavy-duty truck, then your patience has paid off, but the time to act is now. The best trucks on the road have gotten better, and you really need to see these Sierras to fully appreciate everything they have to offer. Come visit us today at Rick Hendrick Buick GMC Duluth and check out the Sierra 2500HD for yourself.
When you look at a heavy-duty pickup, the engine is a great place to start because so much else depends upon it. With the 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD, there are only two engines to choose from, but when they are this powerful, two is all you need. While a lot of other pickups out there restrict your engine choice based on trim, the Sierra 2500HD does not – you can get either of these on any model.
The standard engine is a 6.6L V8 gas engine that provides you with up to 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque. This is a great engine to start off with and shows you GMC’s commitment to offering only the best vehicles on the road. You get a 6-speed automatic transmission paired with this engine, and it delivers excellent power and performance overall.
Of course, if you need more power, then there is an available 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine that you can choose. With this beast, you can get up to 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque; that horsepower boost is very nice, but that torque increase is astounding and really delivers a ton of power to get you going uphill or to help you tow a heavy load. This Turbo-Diesel engine comes paired with an Allison 10-speed automatic transmission. There is a third option as well, which includes Integrated Power Take-Off (PTO), though it is still on the 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8.
If you are interested in the 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD, then that means you want a heavy-duty truck, and that probably means you are looking for world-class towing and payload ratings. The 2500HD delivers on this by offering some of the best towing capacity and some of the highest payload values anywhere around. If you need more power, you can always check out the Sierra 3500HD, but the 2500HD will be more than enough for most people.
In terms of towing, a lot depends on which engine you choose, the cab size you go with, and whether you are looking at conventional or fifth-wheel towing. With the standard 6.6L gas engine, you can get up to 14,500 lbs of conventional towing capacity. On the other hand, if you choose the Turbo-Diesel engine, then you can get up to 18,500 lbs of towing capacity with a crew cab. Fifth-wheel towing also caps out at 18,500 lbs with the diesel engine, but with a gas engine, you can get up to 17,400 lbs of fifth-wheel towing capacity.
The trim you choose greatly affects how much payload you can get with the 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD, due to the options and features and how they impact the truck’s overall weight. With the base Sierra, SLE, or SLT trims, you can get up to 3,979 lbs of maximum payload capacity. The off-road focused AT4 trim can get up to 3,862 lbs of payload capacity, while the exquisite Denali trim also tops off at up to 3,862 lbs of payload.
There are five different trim levels to choose from with the 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD, which means there really is something for everyone here. The base Sierra 2500HD features a 7-inch infotainment display, a 6-speaker audio system, 4-way manual front seats, and a 3-inch monochromatic driver display. You also get single-zone climate control, 17-inch painted wheels, and a standard tailgate.
If you step up to the SLE trim, then you get an 8-inch infotainment display, a 4-inch color driver information display, and 17-inch aluminum wheels. You get a tailgate with EZ lift and lower assist functionality for easier use. The SLT trim features 10-way power adjustable driver and front passenger seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and 18-inch wheels. With the SLT, you also get dual-zone automatic climate control and a GMC MultiPro tailgate with power lock and release.
The AT4 trim is focused on providing a powerful off-road experience and is only available with 4WD. It features skid plates to protect the underside of your pickup, an off-road suspension, and 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. Finally, the Denali is the luxury trim for the 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD. It features a Bose 7-speaker premium sound system, heated front and rear seats, an 8-inch driver information screen, a wireless charging pad, 20-inch wheels, and an available 15-inch multi-color head-up display.
We know that safety features are probably not the first thing you look at when considering a heavy-duty truck like the 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD. They might not even be the second thing you look at, or the third, but they really are important, and you should be sure any vehicle you choose will help keep you safe. The 2020 Sierra 2500HD Denali features six airbags, an automatic emergency braking system, and StabiliTrak with electronic stability and traction control. It also has LED daytime running lamps, front and rear park assist, and comes with an HD rear vision camera.
The Denali features hitch guidance for easier towing, along with a following distance indicator, forward collision alert, rear cross traffic alert, and a lane change alert with side blind zone alert. You also get a lane departure warning system in the 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali, plus all of these features work with a safety alert seat. Rather than only making an audible sound to alert you to a dangerous situation, the Sierra 2500HD Denali will send pulses through the driver’s seat to warn you about danger.
There is also an available HD Surround Vision system that you can get with the Sierra 2500HD. This utilizes radar information from the other safety systems to provide you with a high-resolution top-down bird’s eye view of your surroundings while parking and in reverse, to give you a better sense of what is around you and make these tasks easier. There is also a teen driver safety system, standard, which lets you enable and disable certain features on the vehicle to encourage safe behavior in young drivers. All of these standard and available features come together in the 2500HD to create one of the most powerful and safe trucks on the road.