The refreshed 2023 GMC Sierra 2500HD has just been caught testing on the public roads. The HD family, which consists of the Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD models, was fully overhauled last year. Moreover, since then, the sales grow by 23.2 percent to 73,777 units. Along with its Chevy Silverado HD stablemate, the GMC Sierra 2500HD is one of the freshest heavy-duty trucks available.
The new model is heavily camouflaged, featuring revised front and rear fascia. Besides exterior changes, the manufacturer will also make some refreshments inside. We can expect a completely new cabin with some advanced techs and better materials. On top of that, the GMC Sierra 2500HD is available with two engines, include 6.6-liter V8 and 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8.
2023 GMC Sierra 2500HD Redesign
In terms of exterior design, the 2023 GMC Sierra 2500HD looks attractive and fresh. Generally speaking, this truck won’t be mistaken for any other, thanks to GMC emblazoned across the grille in bold red letters. Also, its large proportions contribute to more eye-catching styling.
The front of this truck features LED headlights, prominent C-shaped LED strips, and daytime running lights. However, the Denali treatment gives a more sporty appearance with a grille that hosts more chrome. Roof-marker lights are standard on all dual-rear-wheel Sierra HDs and all Denali versions. We like new built-in steps behind the cab and on the rear bumper to easily access the bed.
The upcoming 2023 GMC Sierra 2500HD in Crew Cab form is offering outstanding headroom and legroom. Basically, there is room to fit five passengers comfortably. On the other hand, technology is updated, and you can find many new gadgets. All the Sierra HD trucks offer a sizeable head-up display (HUD) and a user-friendly 8-inch infotainment touchscreen. The Denali version is the most selling model, thanks to premium surfaces, contrast stitching, and dark aluminum trim.
The off-road-focused AT4 is available as well. This model hosts a darkened trim mixture and aluminum finishes on the steering wheel, center stack, and sill plates. The seats of this variant are covered in Jet Black leather, while headrests are also embroidered with an AT4 logo.
2023 GMC Sierra 2500HD Powertrain Specs
The new 2023 GMC Sierra 2500HD is a mighty truck that is available with a two engine choices. The standard model is using a direct-injected 6.6-liter gasoline V8 producing 464 lb-ft of torque and 401 horsepower. Furthermore, a more powerful is an optional turbodiesel 6.6-liter V8 with a mighty 910 lb-ft of torque.
This engine delivers 445 horsepower, and it uses a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) as the basic configuration. Moreover, a 4-wheel drive (4WD) is available as an option on the base model and standard on the AT4 and Denali variants.
The base model with a direct-injected 6.6-liter gasoline V8 can tow 18,500 pounds and carry 3,863 pounds. However, a more powerful much more, 36,000 pounds with the diesel engine/fifth-wheel/ dual rear wheel configuration. The maximum payload of this variant is 6,610 pounds.
Release Date, Price
The debut of the new 2023 GMC Sierra 2500HD will probably happen in the summertime of the following year. An entry-level truck with a rear-drive and regular cab has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $35,900.
However, an all-wheel drive is optional, and it costs $2,800. Moreover, the Sierra HD prices can climb for the range-topping variant up to $80k. As you can see, these prices are considerable and in line with heavy-duty pickups from Ford and Ram.