The full-size truck has been redesigned for the 2020 model year. Therefore, we don’t expect to see too many changes for the 2021 GMC Sierra 2500 Heavy Duty, especially if we consider that this overhaul has brought a large portion of important changes.
The new model comes with a new engine, new chassis, new styling, and many more things, which should help in a battle for better market positions, considering that the famous trio of Silverado, Ram 2500 and Ford F-250 looks pretty much undisputed at this point. We presume that the new model will come sometime late in the next year.
- Increased towing capacity
- Strong diesel option
- Spacious cabin
- Blend interior design
- Higher starting price than rivals
As we already mentioned, the recent redesign has brought a large portion of novelties. First of all, there is a new platform, which brings improvements in many aspects, including better ride quality. Of course, one of the major improvements is a major weight reduction, which goes around pretty impressive 300 pounds.
Also, there is a new styling, which feels more rugged than before. Once again, the range-topping Denali trims come with a plethora of distinctive details.
The 2021 GMC Sierra 2500 Heavy Duty will continue with the same troubles that bother the current model. Simply, it looks like General Motors doesn’t know to make a decent cabin these days. Like other models from this huge company, the cabin design feels outdated.
Changes compared to the previous generation aren’t big enough and the new dashboard design looks a little bit disappointing. Rivals like Ram 2500 feature significantly better interior quality, with better styling, finer materials and more opulence. Unfortunately, the 2021 GMC Sierra 2500 Heavy Duty won’t bring any novelty, though we could see a couple of new things added to the list of standard equipment.
Under the hood, the 2021 GMC Sierra 2500 Heavy Duty will continue with familiar engines. The recent redesign has brought a new gasoline engine. It is a 6.6-liter V8 unit, which is good for about 400 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque.
Still, the real-deal is a well-known 6.6-liter Duramax V8 turbodiesel, which remained unchanged and delivers around 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. However, it comes with a new 10-speed automatic transmission, which brings a completely new driving experience. Towing capacity now goes up to 18.500 pounds.
2021 GMC Sierra 2500 Heavy Duty Release Date and Price
The second production year model of the new generation will hit the market sometime late in the year. Base models will go around $37,000 .