Building on the same platform as the 2500HD model, the 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD has the hardware for heavy hauling while living up to GMC’s “Professional Grade” marketing promise with premium technology that include a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot and driver-assistance measures. The truck even provides its share of luxury cues, especially in its range-topping edition.
The GMC Sierra 3500HD is a full-size heavy-duty pickup that carries up to six occupants. It offers a self-named entry model along with SLE, SLT and Denali trims. Rear-wheel drive is standard; four-wheel drive is available on all models.
For 2017, GMC engineers have dialed up more power from the truck’s available turbodiesel and introduced the brand’s “Teen Driver” technologies for encouraging safer habits when younger drivers get behind the wheel.
Like the Sierra 2500HD, the 3500HD offers a regular cab, double cab and crew cab models with six-and-half-foot or eight-foot beds. But the Sierra 3500HD is available with dual-rear-wheel axles.
In terms of style, GMC’s most capable pickup looks the part with a massive vertical grille, chrome bumpers, and angular wheel arches, while diesel-powered models add a functional intake vent built into the leading edge of the hood. The optional All Terrain package and the Denali trim bring their own unique design elements, with the later getting a redesigned grille for 2018.
The truck provides standard high-intensity discharge headlamps with signature LED light accents, 18-inch painted steel wheels, trailer-style exterior mirrors, integrated rear bumper steps and cab-mounted cargo-box lamps. Meanwhile, among the exterior options are 17- and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, fog lamps, LED cargo-box lighting, a power sunroof and premium exterior mirrors; those include power-folding functionality, heat, integrated turn signals and LED rear guidance lamps.
The 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD takes a no-nonsense approach to interior design, although it does display some attractive details for its pod-like center-stack interface and inner door panels. There’s a fair amount of in-cabin versatility thanks to a standard 40/20/40 split front bench seat; front bucket seats are optional.
Standard content reflects its priority as a working pickup. For the Sierra 3500HD, that means standard vinyl seats surfaces and vinyl floor, a manually adjustable steering wheel with integrated cruise control, air conditioning, power locks and manual windows. If you want more luxury, GMC can deliver that too with leather seating surfaces, a heated and ventilated front row with 12-way power adjustability, power-adjustable pedals, dual-zone automatic climate control, power windows and a leather-wrapped and heated multi-function steering wheel.
GMC offers two V8 engines for the Sierra 3500HD, a 6.0-liter gas-fuelled unit that produces 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque or a 6.6-liter turbodiesel that makes 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. When that engine is paired with dual rear wheels, the result is as much as a 23,200-pound tow rating. Payload ranges from 3,821 to 7,153 pounds depending on model and engine. The 3500HD offers standard rear-wheel drive and available four-wheel drive.
Diesel models get an Allison six-speed automatic transmission, gas models get a GM six-speed Hydra-Matic. An integrated trailer brake controller is standard. An off-road suspension package and snow plow prep package are optional. An exhaust brake and engine block cooler are optional with the diesel engine.
Heavy-duty pickups like the GMC Sierra 3500HD are not part of the EPA fuel-economy testing program.
Despite a surprisingly long list of high-end tech options the Sierra 3500HD does not have much in the way of standard content here: The entry trim is limited to an AM/FM stereo with a 7-inch touchscreen, USB ports, auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth streaming audio for music and most phones, Pandora Internet radio and voice-activated technology. Upgrades include a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, an eight-inch touchscreen, navigation, a seven-speaker Bose audio system and two different rear-seat entertainment systems.
Standard safety technology includes a stability control system with rollover mitigation technology, trailer sway control, hill start assist and rear-vision camera system. An optional Driver Alert Package, which is standard on the Denali, includes lane departure warning, forward collision alert, safety alert seat and front and rear park assist.
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User Reviews for 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD
by robert on April 13, 2020
"tows 5th wheel with ease. Will pull up/down hills pulling 5th wheel and not lose/gain more than 1 mile and hour. Good backup camera. Rides and long distance travel well. All terrain package stylish and useful. I would like to have the 2020 tailgate. Hoping a retrofit is developed. " Read Less
by JJ Roemmich on July 19, 2019
"I pull a pretty big living quarters horse trailer and several other trailers. It is designed to be a pulling machine. It also has creature comforts that I love making pulling long hauls very comfortable. "
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The price range for the 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD is $39,996 - $54,995.
The average selling price is $49,116.
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$34,525 - $46,480
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