2019 GMC SIERRA 2500HD

Buyer's Guide

As rumours swirl that GMC will introduce an all-new Sierra HD 2500 for the 2020 model year, this brand’s entry-level heavy-duty pickup carries over largely unchanged for 2019.

This marks the fifth year for this truck, which competes against formidable foes in the form of Ford F-250 Super Duty and the Ram 2500, along with the Nissan Titan XD. The GMC does that with a choice of regular, double and crew cab body styles and six- and eight-foot cargo boxes.

Naturally, there are also options under the hood. The Sierra 2500 comes standard with a 6.0L gasoline V8 making 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque, which can be optioned to a 6.6L turbodiesel that makes 445 hp and a big 910 lb-ft. Expect the next-generation diesel model to boast even more torque as right now Ford has the edge in that department with its Power Stroke diesel engine.

Both engines come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission, but buyers do get to choose between rear- and four-wheel drive.

Trim levels include a base model as well as SLE, SLT and the luxurious Denali.

The Sierra 2500 may be available with upscale interior appointments that allow it to present as a luxury vehicle, but don't expect them to ride like a fancy European sedan; the Sierra 2500 boasts a beefed-up suspension designed for maximum towing and hauling capacity rather than ride comfort.

An all-terrain off-road package offered on SLT Crew Cab models seems to focus on appearance items including a body-colour grille, door handles and mouldings and black mirror caps, front skid plate and assist steps. Toward the bottom of GMC's list are 18-inch wheels and all-terrain tires, a spray-on bedliner, off-road suspension with Rancho shocks and other exclusive interior and exterior cues.

There’s a less-comprehensive off-road package for other SLT models that basically consists of grippier tires and a bed-mounted sport bar. That said, GMC will let you option any SLE or SLT model with the off-road suspension without getting the full all-terrain package.

Otherwise, key engineering highlights include a standard locking rear differential and a cab structure composed mostly of high-strength steel.

A 7.0-inch infotainment system is standard in the base model, and an 8.0-inch screen is included in SLE and SLT trims. The Denali gets standard navigation and wireless smartphone charging, which can be optioned into SLE and SLT models; Denali's standard leather seating with front-seat heat and ventilation is an option in the SLT.

Available active safety features include lane departure warning, forward collision alert and front and rear park assist, all of which are bundled into a driver alert package optional in SLE and SLT trims and standard in Denali.

You won’t find fuel economy estimates for the Sierra 2500 as Natural Resources Canada doesn’t require them for vehicles it classifies as commercial in nature.

2019 GMC SIERRA 2500HD Specifications

There are 20 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $47,900 MSRP
N/A
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
360 hp @5400 rpm
Number of seats 3
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
Body style Truck
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4WD Reg Cab 133.6 $47,900 3 Truck
4WD Reg Cab 133.6 360 hp @5400 rpm 380 ft-lb @4200 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD Reg Cab 133.6 N/A 80.12" 77.76" 133.6"
4WD Reg Cab 133.6
4WD Reg Cab 133.6 N/A
4WD Reg Cab 133.6
4WD Reg Cab 133.6
2WD Double Cab 158.1 $49,400 6 Truck
2WD Double Cab 158.1 360 hp @5400 rpm 380 ft-lb @4200 rpm 6-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2WD Double Cab 158.1 N/A 80.51" 77.87" 158.1"
2WD Double Cab 158.1
2WD Double Cab 158.1 N/A
2WD Double Cab 158.1
2WD Double Cab 158.1
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 $50,100 6 Truck
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 445 hp @2800 rpm 910 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 N/A 80.51" 78.27" 153.7"
2WD Crew Cab 153.1
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 N/A
2WD Crew Cab 153.1
2WD Crew Cab 153.1
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 $50,300 6 Truck
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 445 hp @2800 rpm 910 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 N/A 80.51" 77.99" 167.7"
2WD Crew Cab 167.7
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 N/A
2WD Crew Cab 167.7
2WD Crew Cab 167.7
4WD Double Cab 144.2 $52,800 6 Truck
4WD Double Cab 144.2 360 hp @5400 rpm 380 ft-lb @4200 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD Double Cab 144.2 N/A 80.51" 78.07" 144.2"
4WD Double Cab 144.2
4WD Double Cab 144.2 N/A
4WD Double Cab 144.2
4WD Double Cab 144.2
4WD Double Cab 158.1 $53,000 6 Truck
4WD Double Cab 158.1 360 hp @5400 rpm 380 ft-lb @4200 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD Double Cab 158.1 N/A 80.51" 77.83" 158.1"
4WD Double Cab 158.1
4WD Double Cab 158.1 N/A
4WD Double Cab 158.1
4WD Double Cab 158.1
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 $53,900 6 Truck
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 445 hp @2800 rpm 910 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 N/A 80.51" 78.23" 153.7"
4WD Crew Cab 153.7
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 N/A
4WD Crew Cab 153.7
4WD Crew Cab 153.7
2WD Double Cab 158.1 SLE $53,900 6 Truck
2WD Double Cab 158.1 SLE 360 hp @5400 rpm 380 ft-lb @4200 rpm 6-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2WD Double Cab 158.1 SLE N/A 80.51" 77.87" 158.1"
2WD Double Cab 158.1 SLE
2WD Double Cab 158.1 SLE N/A
2WD Double Cab 158.1 SLE
2WD Double Cab 158.1 SLE
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 $54,100 6 Truck
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 445 hp @2800 rpm 910 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 N/A 80.51" 77.95" 167.7"
4WD Crew Cab 167.7
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 N/A
4WD Crew Cab 167.7
4WD Crew Cab 167.7
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 SLE $55,500 6 Truck
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 SLE 445 hp @2800 rpm 910 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 SLE N/A 80.51" 78.27" 153.7"
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 SLE
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 SLE N/A
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 SLE
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 SLE
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLE $55,700 6 Truck
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLE 445 hp @2800 rpm 910 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLE N/A 80.51" 77.99" 167.7"
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLE
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLE N/A
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLE
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLE
4WD Double Cab 144.2 SLE $57,200 6 Truck
4WD Double Cab 144.2 SLE 360 hp @5400 rpm 380 ft-lb @4200 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD Double Cab 144.2 SLE N/A 80.51" 78.07" 144.2"
4WD Double Cab 144.2 SLE
4WD Double Cab 144.2 SLE N/A
4WD Double Cab 144.2 SLE
4WD Double Cab 144.2 SLE
4WD Double Cab 158.1 SLE $57,400 6 Truck
4WD Double Cab 158.1 SLE 360 hp @5400 rpm 380 ft-lb @4200 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD Double Cab 158.1 SLE N/A 80.51" 77.83" 158.1"
4WD Double Cab 158.1 SLE
4WD Double Cab 158.1 SLE N/A
4WD Double Cab 158.1 SLE
4WD Double Cab 158.1 SLE
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 SLE $59,000 6 Truck
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 SLE 445 hp @2800 rpm 910 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 SLE N/A 80.51" 78.23" 153.7"
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 SLE
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 SLE N/A
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 SLE
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 SLE
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLE $59,200 6 Truck
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLE 445 hp @2800 rpm 910 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLE N/A 80.51" 77.95" 167.7"
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLE
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLE N/A
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLE
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLE
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 SLT $61,900 5 Truck
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 SLT 445 hp @2800 rpm 910 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 SLT N/A 80.51" 78.27" 153.7"
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 SLT
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 SLT Leather Seats
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 SLT
2WD Crew Cab 153.1 SLT
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLT $62,100 5 Truck
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLT 445 hp @2800 rpm 910 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLT N/A 80.51" 77.99" 167.7"
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLT
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLT Leather Seats
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLT
2WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLT
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 SLT $65,500 5 Truck
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 SLT 445 hp @2800 rpm 910 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 SLT N/A 80.51" 78.23" 153.7"
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 SLT
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 SLT Leather Seats
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 SLT
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 SLT
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLT $65,700 5 Truck
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLT 445 hp @2800 rpm 910 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLT N/A 80.51" 77.95" 167.7"
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLT
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLT Leather Seats
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLT
4WD Crew Cab 167.7 SLT
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 Denali $75,300 6 Truck
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 Denali 445 hp @2800 rpm 910 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 Denali N/A 80.51" 78.23" 153.7"
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 Denali
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 Denali Leather Seats
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 Denali
4WD Crew Cab 153.7 Denali

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