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Can you save money and still have the right power for the big jobs? You can if you buy the 2023 GMC Sierra HD Pro. The Pro trim is the base version of this heavy-duty truck. The Sierra HD comes in two sizes and with the option of two powertrains. Does this big truck have enough stuff for you and your crew?

How much power does the 2023 GMC Sierra HD Pro offer?

Black 2023 GMC Sierra 3500HD pulling a heavy load
2023 GMC Sierra 3500HD | GMC

In any truck meant to pull a heavy load, a great place to begin is with the powertrains. The Sierra heavy-duty truck has two options for you. These powertrains are:

6.6-liter V8 gasoline engine/6-speed automatic transmission

401 horsepower, 464 lb-ft of torque

Max tow rating: 17,200 pounds

Max payload: 7,442 pounds

6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V8/10-speed Allison automatic transmission

445 horsepower, 910 lb-ft of torque

Max tow rating: 36,000 pounds

Max payload: 6,523 pounds

Note: These figures are for a Sierra 3500HD.

What are the numbers for the Sierra 2500HD?

White Promo Shot of a 2023 GMC Sierra 2500HD
2023 GMC Sierra 2500HD | GMC

The GMC Sierra 2500HD Pro offers towing power of 14,500 for the gasoline engine and 18,000 pounds when equipped with the Duramax diesel engine. The payload figures for this three-quarter-ton truck reach 3,614 pounds for the diesel engine and 3,900 pounds using the gas powertrain.

2023 GMC Sierra HD Pro features

This Red2023 GMC Sierra HD is a Powerful Pickup Truck
2023 GMC Sierra HD | GMC

The base, Pro trim of this heavy-duty GMC truck includes:

  • 17-inch wheels
  • 36-gallon fuel tank
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Satellite radio
  • Cloth or vinyl upholstery
  • Telematics
  • Rearview camera
  • Tire pressure monitor
  • Stability control
  • Traction control

A few optional items offered are:

  • Steering wheel audio control
  • Power mirrors
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Wi-Fi hotspot

There are several options packages available for the Sierra HD. Overall, the base version of this truck doesn’t give you many features, but it offers a solid foundation.

What is the base cab and bed configuration of the GMC Sierra HD Pro?

The standard configuration of this truck is a regular cab model with a long box. This gives you a solid truck to drive that easily fits 4×8-foot sheets of plywood and drywall in the bed. The modern features might be scant in this base model, but it’s still a capable and useful truck, especially for a work crew.

What makes the Sierra HD a good truck to drive?

2023 GMC Sierra HD Towing a Trailer
2023 GMC Sierra HD Towing a Trailer | GMC

Regardless of the trim level, powertrain, or body configuration, the 2023 GMC Sierra HD offers a comfortable and composed ride. It drives like a truck, but it also feels at ease on the highway, where some trucks get noisy and tiresome. Pulling heavy loads is easy for this truck, especially if you have the Sierra 3500HD with the Duramax diesel engine under the hood.

Some pros and cons of this GMC truck include:


  • Strong engines offering good towing and payload numbers
  • Enough equipment at the base level to be useful
  • The most affordable setup is strong and durable


  • Even the Pro trim can get expensive
  • Some rivals can tow more

How much does the 2023 Sierra HD Pro cost?

The heavy-duty, three-quarter-ton 2500 Pro trim starts at $41,200. If you want the one-ton, 3500 Pro, you’ll pay $42,400. The Duramax diesel engine is a $9,890 upgrade, and moving to a Crew Cab or adding some of the options will also increase the price of this truck.

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