No one really needs a heavy duty pick-up with cooled seats and a heated steering wheel, but wow, this truck makes me smile! The driving dynamics are excellent, and I find the seating very comfortable, even on long hauls! The exterior look is awesome, as well.
Where to begin?
Trailer sway control, integrated brake control, engine breaking in tow-haul mode, navigation, rear seat DVD, cooled seats, rear park assist with camera, XM radio, cargo management system with overhead racks, oval step bars, Bluetooth connectivity...
Head and side airbags must become standard.
The interior needs more storage compartments.
The rear seat needs a redesign for comfort, legroom, and storage.
Fuel efficiency is not good; about 13 mpg around town.
I owned an early 2001 HD 2500 with an 8.1/Allison. While solid, fuel consumption, oil use, and piston slap made ownership less than desirable. After several years of Toyota and Nissan ownership, I ordered a 2011 GMC Duramax SLT Crew. The 2001 and 2011 are similar in ride and appearance, but power from the 2011 is considerably greater. The Duramax is quiet and interior noise is low. It has impressive electronics, and fit and finish appear excellent. Interior is nice but lacks appointments. Other than the large center console, there is limited storage for small items such as sunglasses. The exterior lacks tie downs and storage. This is my sixth GMC and first one in ten years. I'm back!
Power, gas mileage, On-star, satellite phone, Bluetooth, heated seats, back-up camera, quiet interior, rear seat legroom, fit and finish,
Needs overhead console for storage. The 2.5" receiver seems impressive but hole for the hitch is too far forward to allow a hitch cover to be installed. Needs more tie downs in the bed. Needs under seat storage for tow ropes and other items. Would like bed rail caps to protect the finish.
Overall I am very pleased with this car and would prefer it to the rest in the bunch. The RAM did have a slightly better ride, but the towing capacity just wasn't up to par. There are several annoying things though:
1.The dash and center stack are kinda ugly and just dont look right
2.The headrest are in a akward position
3. The steering wheel doesn't telescope
Towing and Luxury
Rain Sensing Wipers, 22 inch chrome wheels, and Parking Sensors. Slightly different dash design, as it looks kinda dull how the Nav is placed. Telescoping steering wheel
This car is simply amazing in every single regard. Just looking at it with its chrome and black paint give me butterflies. Everything's Perfect: Exceptional Ride Quality, Excellent handling, sharp and handsome interior, macho exterior, insane towing capacities, almost unheard of amounts of torque, heated and cooled seats,-I could go on all day. This vehicle is also a charm off-road, capable of passing going through anything although Front, Center, and Rear locking differentials would help contribute to its off-roading prowess. Towing is also done in comfort and ease as the engine does not even begin to strain even under the heaviest loads. I would not think twice about buying another one.
Everything, especially exterior design. I driven lots of trucks, and none of them could come close to this ones macho-looks. It even looks better then a Hummer. Towing anything of almost any size is possible. I towed a 10.5 thousand lb trailer last weekend and the engine wasn't even close to strained
Heated+Cooled+Massaging Front and rear seats. Front, Side and Rear parking sensors. Heated and cooled cup holders. Adaptive Cruise Control. Power adjustable pedals and tilt/telescoping wheel. Head Up Display, adaptive headlights, and night vision. One touch windows. High Beam Assist. Blind Spot Alert.