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2018 GMC Sierra-3500hd
Select a Different Model (44 Available): Base 2WD DRW Crew Cab
Fair Market Price $ 40019
Towing (Max) 23100 lbs.
Payload (Max) 6111 lbs.
Horsepower 360@5400
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2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Now has more standard features
  • Powerful diesel engine option
  • Smooth ride when carrying payload

You Won't Like

  • Jittery ride when empty
  • Fuel economy-minded transmission makes the truck feel sluggish
  • No automatic emergency braking

New for 2018 The 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD gets a rearview camera and a 7.0-inch touchscreen as standard on all trim levels. Three new colors, Deep Mahogany Metallic, Red Quartz Tintcoat, and White Frost Tricoat, have been added to the Sierra 3500HD's exterior color palette. The tire pressure monitor system now also includes a tire pressure alert system.

Vehicle Summary The 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD is the largest truck sold by GMC, slotting above the smaller Sierra 2500HD. It is available in rear- or four-wheel-drive configurations and in either single or dual rear-wheel setups. Two bed lengths and three cab styles are available.

Overview Two engines are offered on the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD, a 6.0-liter V-8 rated at 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque and a 6.6-liter turbodiesel V-8 with 445 hp and 910 lb-ft. Both engines are paired exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission. Maximum payload on the 2018 Sierra 3500HD is 7,153 pounds, and when properly equipped, it can tow up to 23,300 pounds. Standard features include a GMC's IntelliLink infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, an automatic locking differential, 18-inch steel wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, and 60/40 split-folding rear bench seats on double- and crew-cab models. Higher trim levels can be had with heated and ventilated front seats, a Bose premium audio system, navigation, a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, a remote locking tailgate, keyless entry/start, remote start, dual-zone climate control, wireless phone charging, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, 4G LTE connectivity, and a rear-seat entertainment system.

Safety The NHTSA and IIHS haven't crash tested the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD. On higher trim levels, you can also opt for forward collision warning and lane departure warning, both of which are bundled together with parking sensors and the Driver Alert Seat as part of the Driver Alert package.

What We Think We've yet to test a 2018 Sierra 3500HD, but in a 2015 First Test of a Sierra 2500HD we said that like other trucks of the same size, the ride is jittery when the bed is empty; however, add some payload, and it smooths out without affecting its ability to accelerate. In the Denali trim, the truck's interior is well-appointed and packed with plenty of tech features including 4G LTE connectivity. The transmission is tuned for fuel economy and always wants to upshift to the highest gear, making the truck feel sluggish at times.

Cool Fact The GMC Sierra 3500HD distinguishes itself from its sister truck, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, with a more luxurious Denali trim that features more standard equipment plus design cues such as a unique large chrome grille.

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2018 GMC SIERRA-3500HD SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: V8 Flex Fuel 6.0 Liter Vortec
Transmission Name
Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (6L90)
Trim
Base 2WD DRW Crew Cab
Class
Full-Size Pickup HD
Horsepower
360@5400
Standard MPG
N/R
Body Style
Truck
Drivetrain
RWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
6/6
Package Invoice Retail

Sierra Convenience Package

INCLUDES: LED Cargo Box Lighting; Mirror, Heated Electrically Adjustable Driver; Mirror, Heated Electrically Adjustable Passenger; Power Locks; Power Supply, Mains; Privacy Glass; Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote
$1014 $1115

Sierra Convenience Package

INCLUDES: LED Cargo Box Lighting; Mirror, Heated Electrically Adjustable Driver; Mirror, Heated Electrically Adjustable Passenger; Power Locks; Power Supply, Mains; Privacy Glass; Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote
$864 $950

GMC Interior Protection Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [VBR] Bed Mat - Rubber (Dealer); [VAV] Floor Mats - All Weather (Dealer) NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [Z6A] Gooseneck / 5th Wheel Prep Package; [ZW9] Pickup Box Delete; [VZX] Skid Resistant Bedliner (Dealer); [CGN] Spray-On Bed Liner
$282 $310

Sierra Convenience Plus Package

INCLUDES: LED Cargo Box Lighting; Mirror, Heated Electrically Adjustable Driver; Mirror, Heated Electrically Adjustable Passenger; [UE1] OnStar with 4G LTE; Power Locks; Power Supply, Mains; Privacy Glass; Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [L5P] Engine: V8 Turbo Diesel 6.6 Liter Duramax; [ZW9] Pickup Box Delete
$1173 $1290

Hitch Package (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [VBR] Bed Mat - Rubber (Dealer); [VZX] Skid Resistant Bedliner (Dealer)
$268 $295

Trailer Wiring Provisions

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [Z6A] Gooseneck / 5th Wheel Prep Package; [ZW9] Pickup Box Delete
$31 $35

Gooseneck / 5th Wheel Prep Package

INCLUDES: Hitch Platform with Tray to Accept Ball and Drilled Box Holes with Caps Installed; Trailer Towing Prep NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [VBR] Bed Mat - Rubber (Dealer); [PDH] GMC Interior Protection Package (Dealer); [ZW9] Pickup Box Delete; [VZX] Skid Resistant Bedliner (Dealer); [UY2] Trailer Wiring Provisions
$336 $370

Essentials Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [VXJ] 4" Tubular Chromed Assist Steps (Dealer); [RIA] All-Weather Floor Liner (Dealer); [5JY] Folding Cloth Tonneau Cover (Dealer) NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RVS] 4" Black Tubular Assist Steps (Dealer); [RVQ] 6" Black Tubular Assist Steps (Dealer); [VXH] 6" Tubular Chromed Assist Steps (Dealer); [VAV] Floor Mats - All Weather (Dealer); [VQT] Hard Folding Base Vinyl Tonneau Cover (Dealer); [ZW9] Pickup Box Delete; [PDO] Protection Package (Dealer); [NAA] Rocker Guard (Dealer); [VZX] Skid Resistant Bedliner (Dealer); [VPB] Tonneau Cover - Vinyl (Dealer)
$1178 $1295

Protection Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [RIA] All-Weather Floor Liner (Dealer); [VQK] Front and Rear Splash Guards (Dealer) NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PCO] Essentials Package (Dealer); [VAV] Floor Mats - All Weather (Dealer); [ZW9] Pickup Box Delete
$350 $385

Engine: V8 Flex Fuel 6.0 Liter Vortec

Std Std

Engine: V8 Turbo Diesel 6.6 Liter Duramax

INCLUDES: Axle Ratio, 3.730; Battery, Heavy Duty; [K05] Engine Block Heater; Exhaust Brake; Fuel Tank; Selective Catalytic Reduction NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [K4B] Heavy Duty Auxiliary Battery; [S6L] Off Road Assist Steps (Dealer); [VQZ] Polished Exhaust Tip (Dealer); [PEF] Sierra Convenience Plus Package
$8549 $9395

Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (6L90)

Std Std

Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode Heavy Duty (ALLISON 1000)

INCLUDES: Auxiliary Transmission Cooler; Hill Descent Control
N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Woodland Green

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Wheatland Yellow

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Tangier Orange

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Stone Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Deep Mahogany Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Cardinal Red

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Quicksilver Metallic

N/C N/C

Quicksilver Metallic

$359 $395

Exterior Color, Summit White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Onyx Black

N/C N/C

Dark Slate Metallic

$359 $395

Exterior Color, Dark Slate Metallic

N/C N/C

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Integrated Trailer Brake Controller

$250 $275

Air Conditioning: Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internet

CONTAINED IN: [UE1] OnStar with 4G LTE
Grp Grp

Power Locks

CONTAINED IN: [PDD] Sierra Convenience Package; [PEF] Sierra Convenience Plus Package
Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

CONTAINED IN: [UE1] OnStar with 4G LTE
Grp Grp

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

CONTAINED IN: [ZW9] Pickup Box Delete; [PDD] Sierra Convenience Package; [PEF] Sierra Convenience Plus Package
Pkg Pkg

OnStar with 4G LTE

INCLUDES: Navigation System, with Internet; Telematics; Voice Activating System, OnStar, with Phone, Navigation System; Wi-Fi Network CONTAINED IN: [PEF] Sierra Convenience Plus Package
$159 $175

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Intellilink, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Voice Activating System, OnStar, with Phone, Navigation System

CONTAINED IN: [UE1] OnStar with 4G LTE
Grp Grp

Wi-Fi Network

CONTAINED IN: [UE1] OnStar with 4G LTE
Grp Grp

Multi-Function Display Screen, 7.0-Inch

Std Std

Auxiliary Transmission Cooler

CONTAINED IN: [MW7] Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode Heavy Duty (ALLISON 1000)
Grp Grp

Axle Ratio, 3.730

CONTAINED IN: [L5P] Engine: V8 Turbo Diesel 6.6 Liter Duramax
Grp Grp

Axle Ratio, 4.100

Std Std

Battery, Heavy Duty

CONTAINED IN: [L5P] Engine: V8 Turbo Diesel 6.6 Liter Duramax
Grp Grp

Exhaust Brake

CONTAINED IN: [L5P] Engine: V8 Turbo Diesel 6.6 Liter Duramax
Grp Grp

Fuel Tank, 36.0 Gallon

Std Std

Fuel Tank

CONTAINED IN: [L5P] Engine: V8 Turbo Diesel 6.6 Liter Duramax
Grp Grp

Engine Block Heater

CONTAINED IN: [L5P] Engine: V8 Turbo Diesel 6.6 Liter Duramax
$91 $100

Heavy Duty Auxiliary Battery

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [L5P] Engine: V8 Turbo Diesel 6.6 Liter Duramax
$122 $135

150 Amps and 220 Amps Dual Alternators

$345 $380

220 Amp Alternator

$136 $150

Power Supply, Mains

CONTAINED IN: [PDD] Sierra Convenience Package; [PEF] Sierra Convenience Plus Package
Pkg Pkg

Selective Catalytic Reduction

CONTAINED IN: [L5P] Engine: V8 Turbo Diesel 6.6 Liter Duramax
Grp Grp

High Idle Switch

$182 $200

Hill Descent Control

CONTAINED IN: [MW7] Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode Heavy Duty (ALLISON 1000)
Grp Grp

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Rear-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Bumper, Rear Delete

CONTAINED IN: [ZW9] Pickup Box Delete
Grp Grp

Bumpers, Front and Rear Chrome

Std Std

Rear Window Defogger

$204 $225

Cargo Doors

Std Std

Delete: Body Side Molding

CONTAINED IN: [ZW9] Pickup Box Delete
Grp Grp

Door Handles (Exterior), Black

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [VQK] Front and Rear Splash Guards (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Rocker Guard (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RVS] 4" Black Tubular Assist Steps (Dealer); [VXJ] 4" Tubular Chromed Assist Steps (Dealer); [RVQ] 6" Black Tubular Assist Steps (Dealer); [VXH] 6" Tubular Chromed Assist Steps (Dealer); [PCO] Essentials Package (Dealer); [S6V] Retractable Assist Step (Dealer)
$495 $545

Underbody Shields

INCLUDES: Underbody Protection
$136 $150

Privacy Glass

CONTAINED IN: [PDD] Sierra Convenience Package; [PEF] Sierra Convenience Plus Package
Pkg Pkg

6" Black Tubular Assist Steps (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PCO] Essentials Package (Dealer); [NAA] Rocker Guard (Dealer)
$650 $715

4" Black Tubular Assist Steps (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PCO] Essentials Package (Dealer); [NAA] Rocker Guard (Dealer)
$573 $630

Body-Colored Bodyside Moldings (Dealer)

$250 $275

Sierra Body-Color Accented Grille (Dealer)

$450 $495

Off Road Assist Steps (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [L5P] Engine: V8 Turbo Diesel 6.6 Liter Duramax
$787 $865

Retractable Assist Step (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ZW9] Pickup Box Delete; [NAA] Rocker Guard (Dealer)
$327 $360

Grille, Chrome Surround with Body-Color Inserts (Dealer)

$450 $495

Step, Rear

Std Std

Roof-Mounted Lamp Provision

$27 $30

Underbody Protection

CONTAINED IN: [NZZ] Underbody Shields
Grp Grp

Radiator Cover

$50 $55

Front and Rear Splash Guards (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ZW9] Pickup Box Delete CONTAINED IN: [PDO] Protection Package (Dealer)
$204 $225

Chrome Recovery Hooks (Dealer)

$227 $250

Polished Exhaust Tip (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [L5P] Engine: V8 Turbo Diesel 6.6 Liter Duramax
$127 $140

6" Tubular Chromed Assist Steps (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PCO] Essentials Package (Dealer); [NAA] Rocker Guard (Dealer)
$682 $750

4" Tubular Chromed Assist Steps (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [NAA] Rocker Guard (Dealer) CONTAINED IN: [PCO] Essentials Package (Dealer)
$623 $685

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Upfitter Switches, (4)

$113 $125

Color-Keyed Carpet w/Vinyl Mats

INCLUDES: Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger Area; Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber
$91 $100

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger Area

CONTAINED IN: [B30] Color-Keyed Carpet w/Vinyl Mats
Grp Grp

Floor Covering, Plastic/Rubber In Passenger Area

Std Std

Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber

CONTAINED IN: [B30] Color-Keyed Carpet w/Vinyl Mats
Grp Grp

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

All-Weather Floor Liner (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PCO] Essentials Package (Dealer); [PDO] Protection Package (Dealer)
$182 $200

Steering Wheel: Tilt Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Floor Mats - All Weather (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PCO] Essentials Package (Dealer); [PDO] Protection Package (Dealer) CONTAINED IN: [PDH] GMC Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$150 $165

Underseat Storage (Dealer)

$232 $255

Bed Mat - Rubber (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [Z6A] Gooseneck / 5th Wheel Prep Package; [SNO] Hitch Package (Dealer); [ZW9] Pickup Box Delete; [VZX] Skid Resistant Bedliner (Dealer) CONTAINED IN: [PDH] GMC Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$141 $155

LED Cargo Box Lighting

CONTAINED IN: [PDD] Sierra Convenience Package; [PEF] Sierra Convenience Plus Package
Pkg Pkg

LED Lights, Daytime Running Lights

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

Black Driver And Passenger Door Mirrors Externally Adjustable

Std Std

Door Mirrors, Camper Style

Std Std

Mirror, Heated Electrically Adjustable Driver

CONTAINED IN: [PDD] Sierra Convenience Package; [PEF] Sierra Convenience Plus Package
Pkg Pkg

Mirror, Heated Electrically Adjustable Passenger

CONTAINED IN: [PDD] Sierra Convenience Package; [PEF] Sierra Convenience Plus Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Sierra Convenience Plus Package - Discount

$-750 $-682

Warranty Full Service, 24 Months / Other Miles

Std Std

Stone Blue Metallic

$359 $395

Deep Mahogany Metallic

$359 $395

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

CONTAINED IN: [AY0] Air Bags, Single-Stage Frontal and Thorax Side-Impact, Driver and Front Passenger, and Head Curtain Side-Impact, Front and Rear Outboard Seating Positions
Grp Grp

Airbag, Side

CONTAINED IN: [AY0] Air Bags, Single-Stage Frontal and Thorax Side-Impact, Driver and Front Passenger, and Head Curtain Side-Impact, Front and Rear Outboard Seating Positions
Grp Grp

Airbags, 2

Std Std

Airbags, 6

CONTAINED IN: [AY0] Air Bags, Single-Stage Frontal and Thorax Side-Impact, Driver and Front Passenger, and Head Curtain Side-Impact, Front and Rear Outboard Seating Positions
Grp Grp

Air Bags, Single-Stage Frontal and Thorax Side-Impact, Driver and Front Passenger, and Head Curtain Side-Impact, Front and Rear Outboard Seating Positions

INCLUDES: Airbag, Side; Airbag, Side Curtain; Airbags, 6
$359 $395

Back-Up Alarm Calibration

CONTAINED IN: [ZW9] Pickup Box Delete
Grp Grp

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Xenon

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Clearance

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Vision Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Stabilitrak

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Driver Seat, 40/20/40 Split; Passenger Seat, 40/20/40 Split (Center Seat, 40/20/40 Split)

Std Std

Rear Seats, Split Bench

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Vinyl

Std Std

Seating, 6

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Dark Ash Vinyl with Jet Black Accents

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Dark Ash Cloth with Jet Black Accents

N/C N/C

Six Speakers

Std Std

XM Radio

$177 $195

Audio System, IntelliLink AM/FM Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Alternate Suspension

Std Std

Suspension, Front Wishbone/Rear Beam w/ Front Torsion/Rear Leaf Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Full-Size w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P235/80SR17 All Season BSW

Std Std

Spare LT235/80R17E Highway Tire

$345 $380

Spare LT235/80R17E All-Terrain Tire

$345 $380

Tires, P235/80R17 All Terrain BSW

$182 $200

Spare Tire, Undermount

CONTAINED IN: [ZW9] Pickup Box Delete
Grp Grp

Spare Tire, 18" All Season

$327 $360

Wheels, 17" Steel

Std Std

Wheels, Dual Rear

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
100000
Maintenance Warranty Months
18
Corrosion Warranty Months
72
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
60000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
15000
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$1000 GM announces a Down Payment Assistance Program to be used on an unsupported APR finance contract through GM Financial. 07-01-2019
$0 0% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60 Months - GM announces a GM Financial Standalone APR and Down Payment Assistance program that is good towards the purchase of select models. 07-01-2019
$3000 GM announces Standalone Customer Cash on select models. 07-01-2019