2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Owner Satisfaction - Consumer Reports
Like the Chevrolet Silverado, the heavy-duty version of the Sierra has a stiff ride and lacks the selectable 4WD system and stability control. The 2500 and 3500 HD models are offered in two- and four-wheel drive as well as the dual rear-wheel setup known as a ¿dually.' Three bed configurations are available: a six-foot, six-inch standard; eight-foot long; and the Dually.
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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

"Powerful engine for driving and towing.... easy to merge and pass when you need it. Great in snow and bad weather. Decent handling for a big vehicle, very comfortable ride"

Roy W., MA (2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Used primarily for towing, it is very good even in mountainous country. Great torque and towing ability. Engine braking works great as well."

Anonymous, CO (2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Duramax diesel and Allison transmission make an impressive drivetrain. All the power you need for towing and heavy loads."

Christopher L., MN (2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"We have always had 3/4 T pickups and was afraid this 1/2 T would not get the job done. We pull horse trailer with horses up into the back country roads and this 1/2 T did not miss a beat. It took us wherever we need to go safely and easily as a 3/4 T."

Anonymous, ID (2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"I'm impressed with the pulling power and great fuel economy of the Duramax diesel"

Steve S., AZ (2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"2500 HD diesel with Allison transmission, this combination is exactly what I was looking for when i bought it, This thing is great pulling my 33' 5th wheel trailer, I have yet to climb a grade that taxed this combination and the engine breaking coming down the other sideprovides a level of security beyond compare."

Mark S., AZ (2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Lasted well. Solidly built"

Anonymous, ON (2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"It has excellent acceleration. Handles very well. Good cornerning"

Anonymous, BC (2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"towing"

Michael W., CO (2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Acceleration is strong. I think the handling is responsive."

James Z., IL (2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The air conditioning and heating in this truck is very good. Easy to use and has auto settings for ease and comfort. As good or better than most other vehicles I have owned of this type."

Anonymous, BC (2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"My husband generally drives this vehicle including in the winter when he uses it to plow our driveway (350 feet to the road) and drive ways of friends. It's a very basic model he bought used I have metastatic xxxxxxx with bone mets and find it uncomfortable to ride in except on good paved roads. He is quite happy with this truck. I am not a truck person! Even without cancer......"

Pamela B., MI (2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"This pickup iis like riding in a passenger car it is so comfortable. In the past we have had dodge diesels, and fords for the most part they rode like lumber wagons this pickup preforms and is comfortable too."

Anonymous, ID (2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Handling is great for a heavy pickup. The seats are comfortable but I was VERY disappointed that they don't fold flat forward to access items stored behind."

James Z., IL (2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"seat comfort rivals that of a luxury car"

Steve S., AZ (2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Good price. Designed for towing"

Anonymous, ON (2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"The dealer ordered this vehicle with people like me in mind. It came fully equipped for pulling large trailers. It is a great value."

Anonymous, CO (2008 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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