Vehicle Profile: 2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD
Years ago, trucks were built for utility but offered little else. Today, exceptional pickups like the 2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD aren’t just stronger than ever — they’re better in almost every way. This top-of-the-line workhorse has all of the muscle you’d imagine, in addition to a healthy dose of advanced technology, convenient features, and first-class touches designed to make every drive feel like a treat.
The 2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD comes available in five trim levels: Sierra, SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali.
Power and potential
If you’re looking at trucks like the 2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD, you clearly care about capability. Thankfully, it doesn’t just deliver — it crushes the competition. If you go for the standard 6.6-liter V8 gasoline engine, you can enjoy 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. But if you opt for a Sierra 3500HD with the available 6.6-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine and the Max Trailering Package, you’ll be able to pull a best-in-class 36,000 pounds.
That’s not all, though. The 2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD also offers the world’s first six-function MultiPro Tailgate. This innovative feature transforms your pickup’s defining trait by allowing you to extend the bed, get closer to your cargo, fold down a workstation, and even use the tailgate as a set of steps. The bed also offers a best-in-class HD volume of up to 83.5 cubic feet.
Safety and entertainment
The 2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD has more than enough brains to match its brawn. If you have a family, they’ll go crazy for the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot and seven-speaker Bose® premium audio system. Up front, you’ll appreciate the convenience afforded by Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, Bluetooth® wireless audio streaming, and more — all of which can be accessed from a crystal-clear 7- or 8-inch touch-screen display.
When it comes to safety, the Sierra 3500HD has options designed to empower your lifestyle. Is your family outdoorsy? An available independent live-axle suspension will help keep your cargo from bouncing around while a traction select system works to keep you in control in adverse conditions. Do you have a boat or camper? See what’s going on behind it with the available industry-first Transparent Trailer View. Bringing the family along for the ride? An available Forward Collision Alert system and Lane Departure Warning will help keep you on track and out of trouble.
Comfort and style
No matter where the road takes you, the Sierra 3500HD is a status symbol purpose-built to turn heads and impress passengers. For proof, look no further than the top-of-the-line Denali model. The exterior boasts the same sculpted body as the rest of the Sierra HD lineup, but ups the ante with a set of stunning 20-inch multi-dimensional polished aluminum wheels and exclusive badging.
In the cabin, you’ll find a wealth of both space and luxury. As a driver, you can enjoy amenities like a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, and soft-touch leather upholstery. Meanwhile, your kids will be able to relax on long road trips thanks to more than 43 inches of legroom.
Trucks are at the height of their popularity, and it’s easy to see why. If you’re still not convinced, it may be time to experience the 2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD for yourself.
This article is presented by Joyce Koons Buick GMC.