To compete in the truck segment, General Motors won’t only copy Silverado 1500 with Sierra 1500. Similar resemblance we will see in the heavy-duty segment. Besides its flagship model, the company will redesign the next 2019 GMC Sierra 2500. This HD truck is pretty capable to tow and work in tough conditions. On or off the road, it is the same for this pickup. It will be larger than its sibling, towing capability will be increased, as well as the price and fuel consumption.
However, every pro has its con. Buyers love the appearance of this model. Also, the All Terrain X package will be ready for the next season with different setup and features. On the other hand, some competitors offer better towing records or the fuel economy. But, if you have a larger cargo to haul, then you can choose Sierra 3500 HD model.
2019 GMC Sierra 2500 engines
Engine lineup for the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 will be the same as for the Chevy Silverado 2500. The base unit is a 6.0-liter Vortec V-8. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, it can deliver 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. It will be enough for this model to tow up to 13,000 pounds.
For Silverado, we have a different tuning of the 6.0-liter unit. It is capable to use CNG, but only for 3500 model. This powertrain is available for 2019 GMC Sierra 2500, not only Sierra 3500. Volume is the same, as well as transmission, but outputs are not. This version can pump out 300 hp and 333 lb-ft of torque.
Of course, there is a diesel engine for this heavy-duty truck. As for Chevrolet Silverado, it is a 6.6-l V-8. Duramax tuned this turbodiesel drivetrain to create 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque. Well, this is still less than its competition. Ram can produce 935 pound-feet of twisting power and Ford F-350 925 lb-ft. The diesel unit is not using the same transmission as its petrol siblings. Instead of a six-speed auto, Duramax engine pairs an Allison six-speed gearbox.
2019 GMC Sierra 2500 towing capacity
Depending on the engine choice and trim level options, the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 can tow up to 18,100 pounds. Well, this is possible only with fifth-wheel/gooseneck. The standard truck can load up to 14,500 pounds in diesel variant. Petrol engines are weaker, and with these Sierra 2500 is good for 13,000 lbs. Compared to its closest sibling Sierra 3500, it is 7,000 pounds less in base setup, and 5,000 lbs with a gooseneck.
2019 GMC Sierra 2500 cab configurations and trim levels
The 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 will be available with standard and long box. Both beds are coming in Crew Cab configuration. Compared to Sierra 1500, the heavy-duty truck is not offering Regular or Double cabs or short bed with Crew Cab. Sierra is the entry trim level, while buyers can opt for SLE and SLT models.
Top of the class is the Denali version. With plenty of equipment, it can compete with Platinum version of Ford F-250. Leather seats with power-adjustable positions inside will make this version recognizable at the first sight. Outside, we will find distinctive grille. Drivers will get a huge portion of help with new equipment. Alert package brings lane departure warning and digital steering assist.
2019 GMC Sierra 2500 price
The entry-level of the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 costs just $40,000. We say ‘just’ because upgrades will boost the price more than $20k. The SLE trim will still be under $50,000, and SLT will break this bond. Top of the range version, as said, is 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali. The price tag of more than $60,000 says enough about this model and its upgrades. It comes packed with the latest features and technologies, so it is up to buyers to pick up the color and few exterior and interior details on this truck.