GMC's heavy duty trucks, the 2009 Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD, are without question, rugged and powerful. At the same time, these brawny vehicles offer interior refinements and convenience features not usually found in workhorses.
The cabin is appointed with wood-grain trim that gives way to a center console with optional touch screen navigation system. The design is simple yet surprisingly luxurious. For '09 a more advanced OnStar with Bluetooth connectivity is available, as is a backup camera, now available as a stand-alone option.
These trucks deliver remarkable power from two engine choices: Either a 360 horsepower 6-liter V8, or the substantial 6.6 liter Duramax turbo-diesel that puts out 365 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque. A heavy-duty 6-speed automatic transmission sends power to either the rear wheels or all four.
Maximum towing capacity for both rigs is a hefty 13,000 pounds. The dual axle - equipped 3500 HD has a whopping 5300-pound payload capacity.
Base MSRP for the 2009 GMC 2500 HD is $25,445 while a 3500 HD with full options can top out at around $60,000. All Sierras come with GM's generous 5-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
The 2009 GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD have all the power, luxury and comfort one could ask for in a heavy duty work truck.