A black 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD towing a trailer

2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD: The Beast You Want On Your Side

The 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD is a beast of a truck. There is no way around it. Everything you could want in a work truck you can find in a 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD. In fact, this particular Sierra is often sold as fleet trucks and commercial vehicles because they are large, powerful and can take a brutal workload.

Performance

For most people, a work truck’s most desirable asset is its engine performance. What it packs under the hood is directly linked to what it can do and how it can serve you. This is generally revealed in its towing and hauling capabilities. The 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD has two available engines, both of which are capable of delivering all the performance you could ask for without having to get a Commercial Driver’s License.

The first of these engines is a 6.0 liter V8, capable of 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. These numbers allow this engine to tow up to 13,000 pounds, which is nearly double the weight of the 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD itself. So, if you are needing to tow a lesser full sized truck, you have got plenty of muscle to do it and won’t have to break a sweat. There is also a gaseous CNG/LPG capable alternative of this 6.0 liter V8 which can run on compressed natural gas or liquified petroleum gas, so there are a couple more options for fuel sources.

An optional 6.6 liter turbo diesel V8 is also available. It gets up to 445 horsepower and a staggering 910 lb-ft of torque. That amount of torque is up there with the Porsche Spyder, one of the most face-meltingly powerful sports cars in the world. However, a Porsche Spider cannot tow 23,000 pounds, which the 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD can. In fact, this powerful truck can tow about six Porsche Spyders. Pretty cool, huh? And given the fact that it is a diesel engine, you can be sure that the fuel economy will be better in comparison to the gasoline engine.

Even though engine performance is very highly valued in a work truck, it is not the only aspect one looks for. The 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD makes the most of the utility a work truck can bring.

 

Utility

If you are looking at a 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD as a work truck, and you definitely should be, you will want to know all about what it has to offer on the job site. This truck will be put to the test, and you want to know that it is up to the task. Well, it is.

The size of the cargo bed will vary based on which configuration you select. Still, regardless of which one you opt for, you will have plenty of room back there for hauling cargo. As is typical with work trucks, your truck bed will no doubt get a lot of use. One of the optional features on the 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD is a spray on bedliner. This was a popular aftermarket add-on for years, and GMC has been offering it as an optional feature for several years now. If you are one who uses your truck’s cargo bed for hauling a lot of building material, such as concrete, lumber or rebar, these materials can chip or dent the truck bed. A spray on bedliner can add strength and waterproofing to the cargo bed, adding years of durability to the truck itself.

Another feature is the corner step. This is a step built into the corners of the rear bumper, allowing easier access for those that have to get up into the bed itself. It may not seem like much, but those few extra inches could be a great relief for those hopping in and out of the truck bed throughout the day. On the interior of the bed, LED lights are available to better see your cargo if you work past dark or before the sun comes up. This will certainly make your work day longer, sorry.

The 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD also has more than a few technological advancements that make it a top of the line work truck. Among these is Hill Start Assist. If you are parked on a hill, the Hill Start Assist feature will keep the brake activated in the time it takes you to move your foot from the brake to the accelerator. This could be extremely valuable if you are towing a large weight. It will keep you from rolling down the hill and gives the driver a little more control over its considerable weight. It also has Stabilitrak, if your trailer begins to sway, even in the slightest, the Stabilitrak system will help to keep the trailer and truck in sync and prevent the trailer from swaying and swerving out of control. Drivers who use the 2019 GMC Sierra for its substantial towing ability will find that these features could keep a potential catastrophe away.

 A closeup of the towing control buttons on a 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD

Configurations

There are four trim levels to the 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD – the standard Sierra, SLE, SLT and the coveted Denali. The standard Sierra is pretty basic, with a handful of the features and amenities you will find in modern pickup trucks. As each trim level moves higher, the features increase. By the time you get to the Denali, you can have a fully loaded pickup truck with all the bells and whistles you will ever need, and more.

The choices don’t stop at trim levels, however. You can also choose between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive is optimal for those who work in off-road conditions. You can also get the 2019 GMC Sierra as a “dually”. The dually offers four rear tires instead of two, adding even more strength, hauling, and towing power. The bed can also be configured between short box or long box depending on what you need.

All in all, there are twenty-four configurations to choose from, when counting up trim levels, two or four-wheel drive, cargo bed length and rear tires. That is a lot to choose from and can honestly be a bit overwhelming. Still, we suppose it is probably better to have too many options than not enough.

 

The 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD

The GMC Sierra has gained almost legendary status as a performance pickup truck in the United States, and it is easy to see why. It has always been a class leader in performance, including towing and hauling. Now, with modern technology, it is easier than ever to utilize a pickup truck like the 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD at a work site. GMC has gone above and beyond the industry standards to bring the working man a work truck that works as hard as he does.

The entire Sierra line was recently updated, making the 2019 version the first new pickup trucks of the fourth generation. They are all fully capable of handling whatever you need from them. The 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD, however, is specifically designed built and engineered to perform as a heavy duty work truck. It may lack some of the grace of its smaller siblings, but compared to it’s cousins, the Chevy Silverado, you’ll be getting a more luxurious ride while you’re at the worksite. You want raw power and abundant performance, this truck has it, but it doesn’t mean that a work truck has to be completely lacking finesse. The 2019 GMC Sierra 35000HD has the best of both worlds.