The 2023 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty (HD) pickup trucks give us everything we love about the half-ton model in a super-sized variety. These trucks offer a premium feeling with luxury qualities reaching the Denali trim. These trucks offer engine, cab, and trim options to fit many needs. Could the 2023 GMC Sierra HD trucks be the right pickup for you?
When will the 2023 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty trucks be released and available?
Production at GM plants making these trucks will ramp up beginning July 18, 2022. As of 9/14/2022, you can build and price the Sierra HD on the GMC site. If production runs smoothly, the next model year of this truck should hit the market in the fall, as typically expected.
How much does the 2023 GMC Sierra HD cost?
According to GMC, the starting prices for the 2500 Sierra HD are as follows:
- Pro: $47,200
- SLE: $48,000
- SLT: $57,600
- AT4: $65,600
- Denali: $72,100
Keep in mind that configurations quickly add up; the displayed built Denali on the GMC page is listed for $85,215 as shown.
2023 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty specs: Engine options and towing
These Sierra pickup trucks use two engines to give them the power desired. Because of their size, they are not subjected to EPA fuel mileage ratings. The powertrains for the GMC Sierra HD trucks are:
6.6-liter V8 gasoline engine
- 6-speed automatic transmission
- 401 horsepower
- 464 lb-ft of torque
- 17,200 pounds of towing
- 7,442 pounds of payload
6.6-liter Duramax turbocharged V8 diesel engine
- 10-speed automatic transmission
- 445 horsepower
- 910 lb-ft of torque
- 36,000 pounds of towing
- 6,524 pounds of payload
What’s new for the 2023 GMC Sierra HD pickup trucks?
Most of the same qualities carry over to 2023 from 2022 for these GMC trucks. The only additional item is a set of front-row adjustable seat belt guide loops to make it easier to place the belt across your body where you desire.
What are some favorite features GMC offers in these trucks?
Any list of favorites for the 2023 GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickup trucks must begin with the Denali trim. This trim is luxurious and packs in the items you desire. These items include:
- Premium appearance package
- Perforated leather seats (heated and cooled up front)
- Open-pore wood trim
- Bose premium sound system
Other favorite items for this truck include:
- Off-road-ready AT4 trim
- Duramax turbodiesel V8 engine
- MultiPro tailgate
- ProGrade Trailering system
- Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
Is the 2023 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty comfortable to drive?
This large GMC truck drives like a big truck, but it offers the comfort and composure needed on the road. The double cab provides ample interior space for a work crew, but the crew cab gives everyone a bit more room to get comfortable. Climbing the trims brings more high-quality features to this truck.
It’s worth noting, that the Sierra HD Denali is the first name in heavy-duty luxury trucks, but there are two others in the market today. The Ford Super Duty Limited and Ram HD Limited challenge the Sierra in the luxury truck category.
We’ll provide updates when the official release date and pricing are announced for the 2023 GMC Sierra Heavy-Duty pickup trucks.
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