2011 GMC Sierra 3500HD Values

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2011 model year changes

For 2011, the Sierra HD line gets several updates, including greater towing and payload capacities as well as an all-new chassis. A new front bumper and grille have also been fitted. New 18- and 20-inch wheels are available on single rear wheel models. The base 6.0L V8 returns largely unchanged, while the 6.6L Duramax diesel now delivers 397 horsepower and an impressive 765 pound-feet of torque. 3500 models are rated to tow up to 20,000 pounds and have a payload capacity of just over 6,300 pounds--all while delivering an 11 percent increase in fuel efficiency. Both the 2500 and 3500 are still available in a multitude of configurations to suit every work or play application imaginable.

Competitive comparison

Superior heavy-duty towing and hauling capability; class-leading design; powerful engine lineup; wide variety of configurations; available 4-wheel drive

Special features for 2011

The Sierra range perennially continues to be one of GM's biggest sellers. This means GM continually works hard to innovate and improve the truck's design. As a result, the consumer wins--whether hauling equipment to a job site, working a farm or towing a boat, the Sierra 2500 and 3500 are built for tough work, and are some of the best-designed trucks available from any manufacturer. Made in either short or long bed form, with 2- or 4-wheel drivetrain, optional dual rear wheels and with a choice of several impressively powerful engines, the Sierra can be set up do just about anything asked of it. The 2500, even simply configured, is capable of towing over 10,000 pounds and base prices start around $28,000.
Offering single rear-wheel or dual rear-wheel layouts, the 2011 GMC Sierra 3500HD presents themselves as the toughest truck in the brand's lineup. Coming in regular cab, extended cab and crew cab body styles, 2011 GMC Sierra 3500HD frame has been strengthened to handle greater hauling capacity. With improved capability of the one-ton 2011 Sierra 3500HD, suspension, wheels and tires have also been reworked. Also retouched for 2011 is the GMC Sierra 3500HD's optional 6.6 liter Duramax turbodiesel engine belting out 397 horsepower and 765 pounds-feet of torque. Using the Duramax engine inside a regular cab Sierra 3500HD four-wheel drive mated with dual rear-wheel, a maximum towing capacity of 21,700 pounds is achieved. Standard power from a gasoline Vortec 6-liter V-8 engine is a carryover from the previous model year. Equipped with Work Truck, SLE and SLT trim levels, all 2011 Sierra 3500HD are found with essential heavy-duty features. Standard oil and transmission coolers joins a StabiliTrak control system integrated with hill start assist as well as intelligent brake assist. As part of GMC's Sierra HD family, the 2011 Sierra 3500HD is covered by a five-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty.