2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD Owner Satisfaction - Consumer Reports
These trucks are much stiffer and ride less comfortably than the standard 1500 (1/2 ton). They are designed for hard work and a 3/4 ton capacity. The ride is bouncy but the available engines include a relatively refined, Isuzu-developed 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 and a huge 8.1-liter, 340-hp V8.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"acceleration and handling are great. No issues over 135,000 miles in town and cross country including Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston traffic."

D H., NM (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Driving is wonderful even at its current age. Had no problems."

Anonymous, VA (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Factory order ability to a standard cab was nice. Excellent acceleration and easy to pull trailer going through mountain passes. Nice handling and paint used very good, no signs of fading / discoloration."

NANI M., AZ (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Truck has crome plastic pealing now and 700 dollars to repair, good fuel usage , well liked truck excellent seats and controls , only issue is dual zone controls"

Anonymous, BC (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"It has a supercharger that gives it excellent power and acceleration. It handles great."

LELAND S., UT (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Could use a little bit more torque when I told my fifth wheel"

GILBERT G., AB (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"hauls hay on hay trailer"

PATRICK L., TX (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"When engaged speed control stays right there up or down hill. Very seldom increase in RPM when going up hills"

Anonymous, AK (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"The diesel MOVES. Good handling rig. Would love to buy a newer one, but they are $74000 and this one still runs great, and everything still works."

Anonymous, MI (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"For a large 4wd pickup it handles great and has the best transmission in the industry and an excellent diesel engine. According to the CHP its safety doors saved my life when I was T-boned by a 2 ton truck."

Robert B., WA (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"excellant speed control"

Frederick J., AK (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"This is a very comfortable truck. Great seats. heated. Great AC. a little noisy compared to Camry."

D H., NM (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Seats are the best design of any vehicle We have ever had , dual climate control has plastic bearings and zones stick open or closed, lots of power and acceleration , do not like the shutdown set a160km as sometimes you need speed to get out of a situation"

Anonymous, BC (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"It's as comfortable to drive and ride in as most cars especially for a big pickup. All interior functions work perfectly."

LELAND S., UT (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"For a 2500HD, and dealer installed 2" lift, the ride blows away my former Dodge 1500 trucks. Still rattle and squeak free 12 years later."

Anonymous, MI (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Comfortable seat and with the electric driver's seat there are almost limitless choices."

Luke C., WA (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Really quite quiet for a diesel and rides excellent"

Anonymous, AK (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Very low repair cost in the first 13 years."

Anonymous, CA (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I bought it used in the style is good"

GILBERT G., AB (2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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