GMC Sierra 1500 vs GMC Sierra 2500HD

2024 GMC Sierra 1500
2024 GMC Sierra 1500
$37,700MSRP
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2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$45,400MSRP
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2024 GMC Sierra 1500
$37,700MSRP
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2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$45,400MSRP
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MSRP

$37,700

MSRP

$45,400

Average price

$37,897

Average price

$52,265

Listings

9463

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9158
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10

Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Easy-to-use technology
  • Fuel-efficient diesel engine
Cons
  • Not all advanced safety features are standard
  • Poor value for money
Pros
  • Massive cabin with luxury trimmings
  • Diesel’s excellent towing capability
  • Strong acceleration
Cons
  • Thirst for fuel
  • Feels barge-like when parking
  • Near-twin Chevrolet Silverado HD is cheaper

Reviews Summary

Verdict: The 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 is a full-size pickup truck that can be configured as a basic work vehicle, an off-roader, or a luxurious long-distance cruiser. However, that can also be said of the rival Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and Toyota Tundra, as well as the GMC’s twin—the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. In order to stay competitive with its rivals, the Sierra 1500 offers a number of notable features that combine for a well-executed pickup.

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Sitting at the top of the Sierra’s six available trims, the Denali Ultimate is newly added for the 2024 model year and comes with nearly every available option that can be included on this full-size truck.

The Denali Ultimate trim level is offered on both the 2500 and 3500 HD models. Each provides a higher degree of towing and payload capacity than what’s available in the standard GMC Sierra 1500. To put it bluntly, the Sierra HD models are pickup overkill for anyone simply looking to tow a couple of jet skis or haul a moderately-sized camper. The “HD” in the name stands for “Heavy Duty,” and its capabilities (and price) reflect this.

Powered exclusively by a 6.6-liter turbocharged Duramax diesel V8, the HD Denali Ultimate we test drove has a maximum towing capacity of 22,500 pounds—a 4,000 pound increase versus the 2023 model. Need to tow something along the lines of construction equipment or, say, a small island? Stepping up to the Sierra 3500 HD equates to a max tow rating of 36,500 pounds when using a gooseneck trailer hitch.

Okay, so the Sierra HD lineup has serious chops for getting tough tasks done. But how does it stack up against the competition? Hop aboard as we take a look at every aspect of the HD Denali Ultimate, from how it drives, to the user-friendliness of its infotainment system, trailer tech, and whether this new top-of-the-range trim is worth the price.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.7L 310 hp I4

Engine

Drive Train

4X2

Drive Train

Seating Capacity

3

Seating Capacity

3

Horsepower

310 hp @ 5600 rpm

Horsepower

MPG City

18

MPG City

MPG Highway

22

MPG Highway

2024 GMC Sierra 1500
2024 GMC Sierra 1500
$37,700MSRP
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2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$45,400MSRP
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2024 GMC Sierra 1500
$37,700MSRP
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2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$45,400MSRP
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Overview
MSRP
$37,700
$45,400
Average price
$37,897
$52,265
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.4
4.4
Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10

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8.0 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Easy-to-use technology
  • Fuel-efficient diesel engine
Cons
  • Not all advanced safety features are standard
  • Poor value for money
Pros
  • Massive cabin with luxury trimmings
  • Diesel’s excellent towing capability
  • Strong acceleration
Cons
  • Thirst for fuel
  • Feels barge-like when parking
  • Near-twin Chevrolet Silverado HD is cheaper
Summary
Verdict: The 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 is a full-size pickup truck that can be configured as a basic work vehicle, an off-roader, or a luxurious long-distance cruiser. However, that can also be said of the rival Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and Toyota Tundra, as well as the GMC’s twin—the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. In order to stay competitive with its rivals, the Sierra 1500 offers a number of notable features that combine for a well-executed pickup.

Sitting at the top of the Sierra’s six available trims, the Denali Ultimate is newly added for the 2024 model year and comes with nearly every available option that can be included on this full-size truck.

The Denali Ultimate trim level is offered on both the 2500 and 3500 HD models. Each provides a higher degree of towing and payload capacity than what’s available in the standard GMC Sierra 1500. To put it bluntly, the Sierra HD models are pickup overkill for anyone simply looking to tow a couple of jet skis or haul a moderately-sized camper. The “HD” in the name stands for “Heavy Duty,” and its capabilities (and price) reflect this.

Powered exclusively by a 6.6-liter turbocharged Duramax diesel V8, the HD Denali Ultimate we test drove has a maximum towing capacity of 22,500 pounds—a 4,000 pound increase versus the 2023 model. Need to tow something along the lines of construction equipment or, say, a small island? Stepping up to the Sierra 3500 HD equates to a max tow rating of 36,500 pounds when using a gooseneck trailer hitch.

Okay, so the Sierra HD lineup has serious chops for getting tough tasks done. But how does it stack up against the competition? Hop aboard as we take a look at every aspect of the HD Denali Ultimate, from how it drives, to the user-friendliness of its infotainment system, trailer tech, and whether this new top-of-the-range trim is worth the price.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.7L 310 hp I4
Drive Train
4X2
Seating Capacity
3
3
Horsepower
310 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG City
18
MPG Highway
22
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