GMC C2500

GMC has used the C2500 name for several trucks throughout the company's history. The Sierra has been GMC's most notable 2500 in recent years. It has also been used as a trim level for the GMC Suburban Utility and the GMC C/K pickup.

The use of C2500 and other names for various vehicles can make it a bit confusing for buyers, especially when purchasing a used model. Currently, however, the 2500 name is used just for the Sierra.

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About the GMC C2500

The GMC C2500 is known for being one of the rare pickup trucks not entirely based on car design. It was a luxury alternative to the utilitarian Chevrolet Silverado and the older Sierra trucks, though it continues to be viewed as a workhorse. From hauling small loads for household use all the way to farms and construction, this heavy duty truck can get the job done.

GMC C2500 Features

The 2012 GMC Sierra 2500 is available with a long or short wheelbase and with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. There are four different trims to choose from: Work Truck, SLE, SLT and Denali. Different trims offer different cabin types, including regular, extended, or crew cab. While the crew cab only comes with a 5-foot-8 bed, the standard and extended cabs come with 6-foot-6 or 8-foot beds.

All 2500s come with a standard six-liter, 16-valve, OHV V-8, Flex-Fuel engine that provides 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive also comes standard and is quite capable of towing and hauling large, heavy loads. Optional is the 6.6-liter, Duramax turbocharged, V-8, diesel engine that is biodiesel compatible.

The GMC C2500 Standard Cab comes in two trim levels: Work Truck and the SLE, which both come with four-wheel drive. The two trim levels also offer several standard safety features, including stability control, traction control, and side/curtain airbags.

The GMC C2500 Extended Cab is available in the following trim levels: Work Truck, SL, SLE, and SLT. The Extended Cab Work Truck version is just like the Standard model, except, of course, for the size of the truck's cab. The C2500 Extended Cab SLT shares the same engine as the SLE. The biggest difference between these two trim levels is not performance, but comfort. The more expensive option offers buyers Bluetooth, iPod input, leather seats, remote engine start, and a redesigned dash.

The GMC C2500 Crew Cab comes several trim levels, including the Work Truck, SLE, SLT, and Denali, and all have the six-liter, V-8 engine. The Denali is where the GMC C2500 really starts to stand out as an exceptional vehicle. It can haul up to 10,700 pounds, so it will fill the needs of almost any situation, whether you're heading to the lake with a boat in tow or trying to move heavy materials and equipment on the worksite.

The Denali’s available options include 20-inch wheels, an aluminum bed extender, a protective bedliner, a sliding or stationary tool box, a cargo rail, sliding bed divider, sunroof, power-sliding rear window, heated steering wheel, hard-drive-based navigation system, mobile Wi-Fi, rear-seat DVD entertainment system and a rearview camera. Four-wheel-drive models can also add the Snow Plow Prep package or the Z71 off-road package, which includes skid plates and off-road suspension components.

GMC C2500 Evolution

Since the 2500 name has appeared on several GMC trucks. Therefore, it is important for consumers to get additional info before buying one of these vehicles used. The name was used as far back as 1967, when it was meant to label 1/2 ton trucks.

More recently, you will find the C2500 name plate on Sierra trucks. Those from 2009 to 2012 are all part of the same generation. GMC has made few major changes during this generation, so they all offer about the same level of performance, comfort, and safety.

Select a GMC C2500 Year

2000 GMC C2500

Truck, Utility/Offroad

GMC caused a bit of confusion among buyers by bringing out its ?New Sierra? models in 1999 while still producing the ?Classic Sierra.

1999 GMC C2500

SUV, Truck, Utility/Offroad

Having long been the leader in heavy duty trucks, the 1999 GMC C2500, also known as the Sierra line, continues to offer plenty of options and features.

1998 GMC C2500

SUV, Truck, Utility/Offroad

1997 GMC C2500

SUV, Truck, Utility/Offroad

The 1997 GMC C2500 provides a tough work truck that holds its own as the midrange option in the GMC Sierra line of trucks.

1996 GMC C2500

SUV, Truck, Utility/Offroad

The Chrysler C/K pickup truck provides an almost legendary example of what a pickup truck should be.

1995 GMC C2500

SUV, Truck, Utility/Offroad

The GMC Sierra seems heavily influenced by the classic C/K design.