GMC Sierra 3500HD

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Base MSRP price range:
$33,060 - $54,190
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CR Model Summary
The HD Sierra and its twin the Chevrolet Silverado HD are designed for heavy towing and hauling. The 6.0-liter V8 and 6.6-liter turbodiesel, both mated to a six-speed automatic, carried over on the 2015 redesign. There is also a natural gas (CNG) version of the 6.0-liter V8. GM said that the new cabs and interiors provide increased space and comfort, with extensive storage space. The Sierra 3500HD is available with head-curtain and seat-mounted side airbags. Braking and handling capabilities on the outgoing HD Sierra come close to those of the Sierra 1500. Handling is not agile but has a modicum of responsiveness that other three-quarter-ton trucks don't provide, but it rides more stiffly than the Sierra 1500.
General Model Specs
Body styles
regular cab, extended cab, crew cab
Drive wheels
Rear or part-time 4WD
3 front, 3 rear
Engines available
6.0-liter V8 (360 hp)
6.6-liter V8 turbodiesel (397 hp)
Transmissions available
6-speed automatic
Basic: 3/36
Powertrain: 5 year/ 60,000 mile
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Reliability History - GMC Sierra 2500 & 3500 HD (gas)
Trouble spots by year 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Engine Major
Engine Cooling
Transmission Major
Transmission Minor
Drive System
Fuel System
Engine Minor
Electrical System
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/no
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Optional/no
Side curtain air bags Optional
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Not available
Stability control Not available
Daytime running lights Standard
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap NA
IIHS front small overlap NA
IIHS side crash NA
IIHS rear crash NA
IIHS roof crush NA
NHTSA overall crash score NA
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score NA
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger NA / NA
NHTSA overall side-crash score NA
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger NA / NA
NHTSA side pole-crash NA
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD NA / NA
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