If you want a truck with some serious performance specs look no further than the GMC Sierra 2500 HD. But while every Sierra 2500 HD packs a punch, all the specific features it comes with comes down to the exact trim level and packages it has.
There’s a lot to sift through, which is why we came up with this guide to walk you through everything you need to know and answer any questions you might have.
Like with most vehicles, if you want to know everything that it comes with you need to know what trim level you’re looking at. The GMC Sierra 2500 HD has five different trim levels to pick from, making it pretty easy to figure out what you’re looking at.
The Pro trim level is the base trim level for the GMC Sierra 2500 HD, and as such it doesn’t have many of the same luxury features you can find in other models.
But it’s not a traditional work truck either. Depending on the cab package you can still get a rearview camera and other advanced features.
Even better, no matter what trim level you go with, Pro included, you can get whatever engine package you want and need to achieve different performance specs.
One step up from the Pro trim level is the SLE. This trim level unlocks features such as 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, EZ lift tailgates, and more.
It’s not a fully loaded package by any means, but it comes with more features than you’d expect in regular passenger vehicles. And just like the Pro you still get your pick of engine and tow packages for the best possible performance.
While the SLT trim package is the mid-level trim package for the GMC Sierra 2500 HD, it’s the first trim level that really comes with all the standard features you’d expect in a car from the same model year.
It’s the most common and most popular Sierra 2500 HD for a reason. Its features like remote ignition, heated front seats, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror that starts to come standard at this trim level.
If you don’t plan on keeping your truck on the pavement, then you’re really going to want to consider the AT4 trim level. While every Sierra 2500 HD does all right off-road, the AT4 takes those capabilities to the next level.
It comes with additional underbody skid plates for more protection, an upgraded suspension system, and hill-descent control. But while it’s great for off-roading, there are still plenty of comfort features to love. It has heated front and rear seats and there’s an upgraded center console.
If you want a truck that has the capabilities to complete some serious work and some top-of-the-line comfort features, then the Denali is the way to go.
Not only do you get great features like front and rear parking sensors, an upgraded sound system, and a heated steering wheel, but you also get a more luxurious-looking truck.
You get 20” wheels, chrome exhaust tips, and so much more with this truck. It looks the part and can has the performance specs to match.
No matter what Sierra 2500 HD trim level you go with, GMC has tons of packages and options that can tweak what’s exactly on the truck. Even something as simple as whether it’s 2WD or 4WD all comes down to whether or not the package is on the vehicle, not the trim level.
GMC offers a few different driver alert packages, but they all have one thing in common, they pump more safety features into the GMC Sierra 2500 HD. These packages include things like rear cross-traffic alerts, lane change alerts, forward collision alerts and so much more.
Just keep in mind there are multiple driver alert packages, which means they don’t all come with the same thing.
If you’re getting a ¾-ton truck, there’s a good chance you want to tow something from place to place. A gooseneck and a 5th wheel gives you even more capabilities, and GMC offers a package that equips the 2500 HD with everything it needs to handle these jobs.
Assist Step and Floor Liner
This probably isn’t the most glamorous package that GMC offers with the Sierra 2500 HD, but for many it’s a big perk. The assist step makes it easier to get into the truck while the floor liner makes it easier to keep clean.
If you want a stiffer suspension that can handle more weight in the cab or give you more off-road capabilities, GMC has a package for that. They also have full off-road packages that add things like skid plates and hill descent control for those that are a bit more adventurous.
While we’ve highlighted some of the most popular and common packages you can find on the Sierra 2500 HD, they’re far from the only packages out there. Each trim level has its own package options, so you really need to dig into the fine print of any GMC Sierra 2500 HD you’re looking at to see what it comes with.
Every GMC Sierra 2500 HD comes with one of two engines, and they both pack a punch. The standard engine is a 6.6L V8 engine, while the upgraded option is a 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine. No matter which one the truck has, it has some serious performance capabilities.
Now that you know a little more about the Sierra 2500 HD’s trim levels and packages it’s time for you to figure out the exact truck you want. If you have any questions about what any of these trucks come with or how you can get behind the wheel of one, the team at Tim’s Truck would love to help you out.
Reach out today and they’ll help you track down and get behind the wheel of your dream GMC Sierra 2500 HD.