GMC Sierra 2500HD vs Ford F-150 Lightning

2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$45,400MSRP
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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
$39,974MSRP
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2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$45,400MSRP
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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
$39,974MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$45,400

MSRP

$39,974

Average price

$52,517

Average price

$53,422

Listings

9384

Listings

4958
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10

Expert reviews

8.3 out of 10
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
Pros
  • Impressive electric powertrain
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Extended-range models are pricey

Reviews Summary

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.

Reviews Summary

Electric vehicles have been kicking around America for some time now. From the ill-fated General Motors EV1 to the early success of the Nissan Leaf and on to the meteoric rise of Tesla, we’ve had plenty of time to get used to EVs. But there’s never before been an EV with as much mass appeal as the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

Engine

452 hp Electric

Drive Train

Drive Train

AWD

Seating Capacity

3

Seating Capacity

5

EV Battery Capacity

EV Battery Capacity

98 kWh

MPG City

MPG City

76

MPG Highway

MPG Highway

61

Battery Charge Time (120V)

Battery Charge Time (120V)

95 hours

Battery Charge Time (240V)

Battery Charge Time (240V)

15 hours
2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$45,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
$39,974MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$45,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
$39,974MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$45,400
$39,974
Average price
$52,517
$53,422
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.4
4.4
Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10

Read full review

8.3 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
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
Pros
  • Impressive electric powertrain
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Extended-range models are pricey
Summary

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.

Electric vehicles have been kicking around America for some time now. From the ill-fated General Motors EV1 to the early success of the Nissan Leaf and on to the meteoric rise of Tesla, we’ve had plenty of time to get used to EVs. But there’s never before been an EV with as much mass appeal as the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
452 hp Electric
Drive Train
AWD
Seating Capacity
3
5
EV Battery Capacity
98 kWh
MPG City
76
MPG Highway
61
Battery Charge Time (120V)
95 hours
Battery Charge Time (240V)
15 hours
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