GMC Sierra 2500HD vs Nissan Frontier

2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$45,400MSRP
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2023 Nissan Frontier
2023 Nissan Frontier
$29,570MSRP
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2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$45,400MSRP
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2023 Nissan Frontier
$29,570MSRP
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MSRP

$45,400

MSRP

$29,570

Average price

$52,263

Average price

$25,118

Listings

9190

Listings

9171
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
  • Nice range of color options
  • Impressive stereo upgrade
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • Sluggish transmission
  • Poor fuel economy

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

Fortunately, Nissan appears to be happy with it: The automaker’s midsize truck gets just a few minor tweaks, mostly in the form of additional standard features, in the second year of its current iteration. We spent a day putting the 2023 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X through its paces on- and off-road.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

Engine

3.8L 310 hp V6

Drive Train

Drive Train

4X2

Seating Capacity

3

Seating Capacity

4

Horsepower

Horsepower

310 hp @ 6400 rpm

MPG City

MPG City

18

MPG Highway

MPG Highway

24
2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$45,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2023 Nissan Frontier
2023 Nissan Frontier
$29,570MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$45,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Nissan Frontier
$29,570MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$45,400
$29,570
Average price
$52,263
$25,118
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.4
4.3
Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10

Read full review

8.3 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
  • Nice range of color options
  • Impressive stereo upgrade
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • Sluggish transmission
  • Poor fuel economy
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.

Fortunately, Nissan appears to be happy with it: The automaker’s midsize truck gets just a few minor tweaks, mostly in the form of additional standard features, in the second year of its current iteration. We spent a day putting the 2023 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X through its paces on- and off-road.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
3.8L 310 hp V6
Drive Train
4X2
Seating Capacity
3
4
Horsepower
310 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG City
18
MPG Highway
24
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