What are the Towing & Payload Specs of the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD?

By Product Expert | Posted in New GMC Models on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 3:54 pm
Driver side exterior view of a black 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD

2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Towing & Payload

Watching the sunset from the windshield of your truck is an everyday occurrence, but recently your old truck hasn’t been keeping up with you anymore.  More frequent fill-ups, oil changes, and overall maintenance has brought you to the realization that your truck is past its prime.  The easy answer to the shortcomings of your old truck is the powerful payload and towing specs of the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD.  This beefy and beautiful truck provides an alluring exterior athleticism and a comfortable cockpit to relax in after a long day’s work.

Payload & Towing Specs

The standard towing capacity of the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD is 14,500 pounds and it has a maximum payload of 3,534 pounds when equipped with the standard 6.0L Vortec® V8 engine, Two-Wheel Drive (2WD), and a regular cab with a long-box.  The 6.0L Vortec® V8 engine supplies the 2018 Sierra 2500 with 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.  The 2018 GMC Sierra can also be equipped with a 6.6L Duramax® Turbo-Diesel V8 engine that increases its payload to 3,204 pounds and torque to an impressive 910 pounds when equipped with 2WD, a regular cab and long box.  When equipping the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD with All-Wheel Drive (AWD) its maximum payload increases to 3,410 pounds with the 6.0L V8 engine, regular cab and long box.  When the 2018 Sierra 2500 works in AWD and gets the 6.6L Duramax® Turbo diesel engine under the hood it provides 445 horsepower and 15,900 pounds of 5th-Wheel towing capability.  The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD can be equipped with a regular cab, double cab, and crew cab; it also has the option of a long box or standard box.  All of these available box and cab options affect the overall towing and payload capabilities of the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD.

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Driver's cockpit of the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD

2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD towing an Airstream trailer

Even with all of that power under the hood of the 2018 Sierra 2500 HD, its best assets are inside the cabin.  When the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 SLT gets equipped with a double cab and standard box, the cabin gets loaded with a Rear Vision Camera, 8” Color Touchscreen, Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™, Bluetooth® Connectivity, and an OnStar® 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot.  Front seat passengers will appreciate the heated leather seats and 45” of front legroom.  You can get a first-hand feel of all of the interior amenities of the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD when you take it for a test drive at EVS Auto in Milwaukee, WI.

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