GMC Sierra 2500HD vs Ford F-250 Super Duty

2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$45,400MSRP
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2023 Ford F-250 Super Duty
2023 Ford F-250 Super Duty
$43,970MSRP
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2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$45,400MSRP
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2023 Ford F-250 Super Duty
$43,970MSRP
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MSRP

$45,400

MSRP

$43,970

Average price

$52,265

Average price

$41,289

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9213

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9242
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10

Expert reviews

8.5 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
  • Powerful engines
  • Incredible towing capability
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Gets expensive fast
  • Thirsty engines
  • Wide turning radius

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

Verdict: Within the full-size, heavy-duty truck market, some options are more optimized for specific duties, such as towing, off-roading, plowing, and hauling people and gear. While rivals such as the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and Ram 2500 Heavy Duty offer more capability in some areas, the Ford F-250 Super Duty is an exceptionally well-rounded large pickup. It is offered in a wide range of trims, ensuring shoppers have a preferred model that meets their needs and (just as crucially) meets their budget.
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2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$45,400MSRP
Overview
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2023 Ford F-250 Super Duty
2023 Ford F-250 Super Duty
$43,970MSRP
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2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$45,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Ford F-250 Super Duty
$43,970MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$45,400
$43,970
Average price
$52,265
$41,289
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.4
4.4
Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10

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8.5 out of 10

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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
  • Powerful engines
  • Incredible towing capability
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Gets expensive fast
  • Thirsty engines
  • Wide turning radius
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.

Verdict: Within the full-size, heavy-duty truck market, some options are more optimized for specific duties, such as towing, off-roading, plowing, and hauling people and gear. While rivals such as the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and Ram 2500 Heavy Duty offer more capability in some areas, the Ford F-250 Super Duty is an exceptionally well-rounded large pickup. It is offered in a wide range of trims, ensuring shoppers have a preferred model that meets their needs and (just as crucially) meets their budget.
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