Model TypeRegular Cab
|EPA Est. MPG||N/A|
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Curb Weight||6322 lbs|
When you have work to do, sometimes a brawny pickup is the only way to get it done. Ideally, you'll get one from the 3500 class, sometimes called one-ton pickups (although this phrase refers to long-outdated payload capacities). These trucks are built for hard work, but the GMC Sierra 3500HD is also built for comfort and luxury, and that's what sets it apart from its rivals.
A close relative of the Chevrolet Silverado, the Sierra 3500HD is designed for buyers who want a truck with the features of a luxury car. Though GMC does make a work-truck version — the base model has vinyl floors and steel wheels — the Sierra 3500HD's cabin is a decidedly upscale place. High-quality materials abound, and the control layout uses large buttons and dials that are intuitively placed and easy to use. We like the intuitive infotainment system, and the cellphone storage pad in the center armrest is actually a wireless charger. The front seats are thickly padded, but we were surprised to see how hard they were; we actually think the rear seat of the crew cab is more comfortable.
This being a heavy-duty truck, there's more going on than a plush cabin. The base engine is a 6.0-liter gasoline-fueled V8 that develops 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet. It's a good enough engine, but we do wish GMC would offer its HD trucks with the more powerful 6.2-liter V8 found in the Sierra 1500. We prefer the optional 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel, which was extensively reworked last year. The engine puts out 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque, with better refinement than its predecessor. Both engines come with a six-speed automatic transmission, though the diesel gets a beefier unit. The 3500HD is available in both single and dual rear-wheel models, both offered with rear- or four-wheel drive, the latter with a low-range transfer case.
As big as it is, the Sierra 3500HD is surprisingly pleasant to drive. The thin windshield pillars make for great visibility, and the steering has a nice heft, though the slow ratio means lots of wheel twirling when maneuvering.
GMC offers the Sierra 3500HD in a variety of models. The base model is, as mentioned, a bare-bones work truck, though those bones are decidedly more luxurious than most. The SLE and SLT models are aimed at buyers who want a more upscale truck. And for those who want it all, the top-of-the-line Sierra 3500HD Denali offers accoutrements usually found in luxury vehicles. Let Edmunds help you find the perfect 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD for you.
2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD Overview
The 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD is offered in the following submodels: Crew Cab, Double Cab, Regular Cab. Available styles include 4dr Double Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A), SLT 4dr Double Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A), and 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A). Sierra 3500HD models are available with a 0-liter flex-fuel (FFV) engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 Sierra 3500HD comes with rear wheel drive or four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed automatic. The 2018 Sierra 3500HD comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD features & specs
|Fuel Type||flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)||flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)||flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)|
|Basic Warranty||3 yr./ 36000 mi.||3 yr./ 36000 mi.||3 yr./ 36000 mi.|
|Base Engine Type||flex-fuel (FFV)||flex-fuel (FFV)||flex-fuel (FFV)|
|Base Engine Size||6.0 l||6.0 l||6.0 l|
|Transmission||6-speed automatic||6-speed automatic||6-speed automatic|
|Drivetrain||rear wheel drive||rear wheel drive||four wheel drive|
|Horsepower||360 hp @ 5400 rpm||360 hp @ 5400 rpm||360 hp @ 5400 rpm|
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What options are available on the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD?
Available GMC Sierra 3500HD 2018 Submodel Types: Crew CabRegular CabDouble CabExtended Cab
Available GMC Sierra 3500HD 2018 Trims: DenaliSLTBaseSLEWork Truck
Exterior Colors: Summit WhiteOnyx BlackWhite Frost TricoatSteel Gray MetallicFire RedMineral MetallicSonoma Red MetallicDark Slate MetallicIridium MetallicSilver Birch MetallicStealth Gray Metallic
Interior Colors: Jet Black leatherCocoa/Dune leatherDark Ash Seats w/Jet Black Interior Accents vinylCocoa/Dark Sand leatherEbony leatherEbony premium leatherDark Titanium clothEbony premium clothJet Black/Dark Ash clothDark Ash Seats w/Jet Black Interior Accents clothDark Ash Seats w/Jet Black Interior Accents leatherDark Titanium vinylDark Titanium/Light Titanium leatherDark Titanium/Light Titanium premium leatherJet Black clothJet Black/Dark Ash vinyl
Popular Features: 10,000lb+ Towing CapacityAudio and cruise controls on steering wheelAWD/4WDAux Audio InputsTowing HitchFold Flat Rear SeatsRear Bench SeatsTrip ComputerCrew CabUSB InputsLeather SeatsAlarmAuto Climate ControlMulti-Zone Climate ControlPower Driver SeatStability ControlBack-up cameraHeated seatsRemote StartBluetoothUpgraded Engine8ft BedTire Pressure WarningParking sensorsNavigationCooled SeatsElectronic Folding MirrorsUpgraded HeadlightsLane Departure WarningSunroof/MoonroofPost-collision safety system6ft BedRear Entertainment SystemStandard CabUpgraded StereoExtended CabMobile Internet
Engine/Mechanics: 8 cylinders
Fuel Types: dieselflex-fuel (unleaded/E85)regular unleaded
Drivetrains: four wheel driverear wheel drive
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