GMC Sierra 3500 Models and Sierra 3500 History

GMC's full integration of the Sierra name into their full-sized truck line-up in 1987 included the one-ton capacity level 3500. The Sierra 3500 was the top capacity pickup was among the GMC vehicles gaining a monumental upgrade to the GMT400 platform. Featuring a fully-welded frame, the GMC Sierra 3500 was offered in regular cab, extended cab and crew cab body styles. Gasoline engine power came from 5.7-liter and 7.4-liter V-8 powerplants while a diesel was also available. With a fifth-wheel towing hitch, the 1988 Sierra 3500 was rated to move a maximum load up to 19,000 pounds. The GMT400-based Sierra 3500 was replaced in 2001 by a one-ton capacity truck built on an all-new frame. The 2001 GMC Sierra 3500 received standard power from a 300-horsepower, 6.0-liter Vortec V-8 engine. A gasoline-powered 8.1-liter V-8 and 6.6-liter Duramax diesel was also available with the one-ton truck in 2001. Similar to the previous model, three cabin styles were offered with the truck. The conventional level GMC one-ton truck continued for one year under the Sierra 3500 Classic name for 2007 but would ultimately be discontinued and replaced by the Sierra 3500HD.


New and Used Sierra 3500 Prices, GMC Sierra 3500 Model Years and History

A large heavy-duty pickup truck, the 2006 GMC Sierra 3500 is offered in an array of bed lengths and engine choices, all of which are tough and up to whatever challenges you can throw its way.
The 2005 GMC Sierra 3500 is a full-size pickup truck available with single or dual rear wheels which make it the toughest truck in the GMC lineup, capable of towing great loads.
A powerful one-ton full-size heavy-duty pickup truck, the 2004 GMC Sierra 3500 is the largest work horse in the fleet and can be purchased with either a single or dual rear wheel setup.
The strongest truck in the GMC lineup, the 2003 GMC Sierra 3500 is a full-size pickup truck available with a dual or single rear wheel setup and a redesigned style for the new year.
The toughest truck in a lineup of tough trucks, the 2002 GMC Sierra 3500 is available with dual or single rear wheels, and a choice between a regular, extended, or crew cab.
The 2001 GMC Sierra 3500 is a full-size work truck that is powerful and offers expanded towing and payload capacities thanks to the available dual rear-wheel setup.
Available with single or dual rear wheels, the 2000 GMC Sierra 3500 is one tough full-size pickup truck that comes standard with a powerful V8 linked to a heavy-duty transmission.
Built only on the classic pickup truck body style for this year, the one-ton 1999 GMC Sierra 3500 comes with the choice of a single and dual rear wheel chassis.
The 1998 GMC Sierra 3500 is a heavy-duty full-size pickup truck which is available with a single or dual rear wheel setup.