Used 2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD

2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD
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2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD

Pros

  • Powerful engine lineup, multiple drivetrain configurations, substantial towing and hauling capacities.

Cons

  • Spotty build quality, mediocre design and interior materials.

Used 2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD for Sale

GMC Sierra 2500HD 2006 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)
140,000 miles
Used 2006
GMC Sierra 2500HD
Work Truck
American Motors
32.4 mi away
List$5,499
Est.Loan: $113/mo
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GMC Sierra 2500HD 2006
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Used 2006
GMC Sierra 2500HD
SLT
List$16,995
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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GMC Sierra 2500HD 2006 SLE1 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
114,726 miles
Used 2006
GMC Sierra 2500HD
SLE1
Keim Chevrolet
99.5 mi away
List$24,999
Est.Loan: $455/mo
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Dealer Notes
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GMC Sierra 2500HD 2006
268,491 miles
Used 2006
GMC Sierra 2500HD
SLE1
Opequon Cadillac
38.7 mi away
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GMC Sierra 2500HD 2006 SLE1 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
80,617 miles
Used 2006
GMC Sierra 2500HD
SLE1
Hagerstown Honda
40.1 mi away
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GMC Sierra 2500HD 2006
309,782 miles
Used 2006
GMC Sierra 2500HD
SL1
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GMC Sierra 2500HD 2006
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Used 2006
GMC Sierra 2500HD
SL1
Ramsey GMC
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Edmunds' Expert Review

With its numerous powertrain and cab configurations, and stout towing and hauling capacities, the Sierra HD is a hard truck to beat for those who need maximum functionality and capability.

vehicle overview

GMC's modern full-size pickup has been around in one form or another since the early '60s. Now into its sixth generation, the Sierra, as it's now called, boasts classic styling and a wide variety of body styles and drivetrains. A perennial competitor to the full-size offerings from Ford and Dodge, GMC positions itself as the professional grade truck in GM's lineup. Although its sales numbers are far below those of its competitors, when combined with its sister vehicle, the Chevrolet Silverado, the GM trucks sell in competitive numbers to Ford's F-Series.

Often first to market with exclusive features, the Sierra 2500HD continues that tradition by offering XM Satellite Radio and Bose audio systems. GMC trucks also offer the OnStar communications system that provides the convenience of 24-hour on-call assistance for everything from tow truck requests to dinner reservations. Combine this with attractive styling on the outside and thoughtful features on the inside, and the Sierra 2500HD presents a compelling package for anyone in the market for a no-holds-barred work truck. Solid as the heavy-duty Sierra is, it's definitely worth your while to shop around in this segment, as Ford and Dodge both have strong diesel power plants that give their trucks higher tow ratings. GM's truck is still a fine choice for use around the worksite and home, especially if you decide you don't need the grunt of diesel -- just make sure you assess your needs carefully before making a decision.

Trim levels & features

The 2500HD is available in regular, extended and crew cab body styles in both two- and four-wheel drive. Short or long boxes are available except on regular cabs, which are long boxes only. There are several levels: Work Truck, SL1, SLE1, SLE2 and SLT. True to their name, Work Trucks offer only the basics, but you still get manual dual-zone air conditioning, a 40/20/40-split bench seat and ABS. SL1 models come standard with a tilt steering wheel, cruise control, an AM/FM/CD stereo, driver message center and tinted glass. SLE1 models add power windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, power-heated exterior mirrors, foglamps and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. SLE2 models provide a six-way power driver seat and an upgraded Bose stereo. Top-of-the-line SLTs add leather bucket seats with heaters, driver-seat memory and dual 10-way power adjustments, automatic climate control, power-retractable mirrors and satellite steering wheel controls.

2006 Highlights

For 2006, the Duramax diesel engine receives a host of power and refinement upgrades, as well as reduced emissions. The Allison automatic transmission is now a six-speed, and features a tap-shift range selection mode. The camper-style mirrors have been replaced by a folding and extending design with a built-in convex spotter glass. Trim levels and packaging have also been juggled.

Performance & mpg

The HD's base engine is a 6.0-liter V8 rated at 300 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque. GMC offers two even more powerful options: an 8.1-liter V8 and the 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel. The 8.1-liter engine boasts an impressive 330 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque, while the Duramax diesel makes as much as 360 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission for the 6.0-liter V8 is a five-speed manual with a four-speed automatic optional. The 8.1-liter V8 and Duramax diesel can be hooked up to either a six-speed manual or a heavy-duty Allison six-speed automatic. Being heavy-duty trucks, these brutes can certainly pull -- the maximum towing capacity of the 2500HD with the 6.0-liter engine is 10,500 pounds, while the 8.1-liter V8 can tow up to 12,000 pounds.

Safety

Four-wheel antilock disc brakes are standard. In frontal crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a Sierra earned a three-star rating (out of five) for driver protection and four stars for the front passenger. In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's frontal offset crash test, the Sierra was given an overall rating of "Marginal," the second lowest.

Driving

The 2500HD is a reasonably comfortable truck for everyday use, but don't expect the plush ride of its light-duty siblings. Any of the available engines provide swift acceleration and ample towing power, but the Duramax diesel is probably the best choice for those who tow heavy loads. The manual transmissions are about what you would expect in a big truck, but the automatics shift smoothly and crisply no matter how heavy the load.

Interior

Inside, Sierra buyers will find a logically laid-out interior with an easy-to-use dual-zone climate control system and clear, uncluttered gauges. Materials quality is unimpressive, and build quality, though improved over the last few years, is still behind the competition. The large cabin offers plenty of room and comfortable bucket seats.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Don's 2500 HD
Don,12/26/2005
I had an '04 2500 HD and liked it enough that I traded it for an '06 equipped the same. The employee discount was the reason for the switch. It does have a stiff ride, but then, it is a HD instead of a softer pulling 1500. I can pull my 3,000 lb steel horse trailer with 2 horses with an average weight of 1,000 lbs each, and I do not know it is behind the truck. No matter what type of terrain or road condition, as long as it isn't ice covered. We havn't had snow or ice so I havn't had a chance to put it to the real test as yet, other than pulling the horse trailer.
GMC Lover
Brad Largent,10/13/2005
I have owned 7 GMC/Chevy Trucks over the last 25 years. This truck measures up to the others very well. The only real complaint I have about it is the fact that that it is very light in the rear end. I am a disabled veteran and need to be able to move around in the cab quite a bit in order to stay comfortable and find that this truck gives me the freedom to do so very easily. Riding in friends trucks has shown me that I certainly made the correct decision when I chose this vehicle.
GMC Newbie
Matt,03/16/2006
This is my first GMC truck and so far I'm pretty happy with it. I have to say though I got what I expected from a 3/4 ton truck. Pulls the loaded dump trailer with ease. Fuel economy is rather dismal but it is a full size pick up with a 6.0L V8 so what can you expect. My power steering pump "whines" which the dealer tell's me that its just the way a 2500HD is. That is the one thing that bothers me the most about the truck.
Great Camper Truck
Doc,11/12/2006
I purchased my GMC 2500HD SLT 4x4 with the 6.0 engine and locking rear differential to haul my new 8.5 foot slide-in camper. I picked the camper up at the factory and proceeded on a 4500 mile test run. Encountering heavy cross winds in the Dakotas and steep passes in the Rockies had little or no effect on the draiveability of the truck or it's performance. The camper weighs 2370 pounds dry and yet the truck responded with little difference than with an empty bed! Mileage on the way to the camper factory in the midwest ran between 14-16,at speed limit empty and 11-14 with the camper loaded.
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Features & Specs

MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 4400 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 4400 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 4400 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 4400 rpm
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Used 2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD Overview

The Used 2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD is offered in the following submodels: Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab, Sierra 2500HD Regular Cab, Sierra 2500HD Extended Cab. Available styles include SLE2 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLE2 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLE2 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLE2 4dr Extended Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLE2 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLE2 4dr Crew Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLE2 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLT 4dr Extended Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLE1 4dr Crew Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLE1 4dr Extended Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLE2 4dr Extended Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SL1 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SL1 4dr Crew Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SL1 4dr Extended Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SL1 4dr Extended Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLE1 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLE1 2dr Regular Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), SLE1 4dr Extended Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SL1 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), SLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLT 4dr Extended Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SL1 2dr Regular Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLE1 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), SLE1 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLE1 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SL1 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLE1 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SL1 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SLE1 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), SL1 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), and SL1 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD?

Price comparisons for Used 2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE1 is priced between $24,999 and$24,999 with odometer readings between 114726 and114726 miles.
  • The Used 2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD Work Truck is priced between $5,499 and$5,499 with odometer readings between 140000 and140000 miles.

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