The 2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD is offered in regular cab, long or CAB crew cab body styles. The regular CAB is only a long bed (8 feet), while the CAB extended and crew experience can be had in standard bed lengths. Rates begin to trim down the Work Truck and climb to the Isle, SLT and the range-topping Denali.
Work Truck trim level includes 17-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, cruise control, trip computer, rubber caps on the floor, a front bench 40/20/40 split fold-down center armrest, vinyl Upholstery, steering tilt wheel and AM/FM stereo. Stepping to the Isle adds wheels alloy, tinted windows rear, entry key-less, full power accessories, carpeted floor Coverings, cloth seats, leather-wrapped wheel steering, driver-side bar changes, OnStar, satellite radio and CD / MP3 player. Many aspects of the Isle available on Work Truck as options.
The 2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT trim level only offered on extended and crew cab body styles and augments the features of the Isle of adding 18-inch wheels and alloy, fog-lights, a locking difference in the rear, a heavy-duty trailering package, heated mirrors, two-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, cruise steering-wheel-mounted with audio controls, remote from, leather, heated front bucket seats with power adjustments, a front center console, the Bluetooth and an improved Bose stereo system with the USB port . Some of these features are available as options for the Isle.
On top of SLT features, the Denali will get you four-bar chrome grill, chrome accents on the outside, rear parking sensors, the tailgate EZ-lift, skid plates, pedals power-adjustable, heated and air front seats and adding the inside metallic trim. Most of these features are available on lower trim levels as options.
Additional options are dependent on trim level and include 20-inch wheels, a protective bed-liner, tool box standing, a sunroof, power-window to the rear, heated steering wheel, navigation system, the mobile WiFi, rear-seat DVD entertainment system and rear-view camera. Four-wheel-drive models can add to the package Z71 Off-Road and the package Snow plow PrEP.
2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD Interior
As expected, the Work Truck interior has the most utilitarian system with vinyl seats, rubber floor covering and is very little in way of creature comforts. The Isle gives the cabin more inviting with cloth seats and carpeting, but both models come withe standard the three-person bench front requires a dash more truck like. Choosing bucket seats will add a center console with storage. The 2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT and Denali are the classiest of the bunch.
Front seats are quite comfortable, though some drivers may find the situation a bit awkward because of the wheel tilt-only steering wheel and the gas and brake pedals that are far apart to accommodate work boots. We’re not particularly fond of a little finicky buttons on the center stack trim height. Rear fold-up chairs The extended cab’s acceptable in terms of comfort but more suited to children. Plus side, the doors of the CAB’s extended rear swing out 170 degrees to aid loading the back seat tight spaces. The cab crew seat features a fold-up rear and much roomier, but falls short on the size of the majority when compared to the competition.
2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD Engine
The standard power plant for the 2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD is a 6.0-liter V8 engine that generate 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. A automatic six-speed is the only transmission available. New 2013 is an option bi-fuel engine, allowing the truck to run on gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG). When working with CNG, power output drops to 301 hp and 333 LB-ft of torque.
An optional 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V8 is the engine of choice for those who plan on towing or hauling. This turbo-diesel Duramax produces 397 hp and 765 LB-ft of torque and is mated to a beefier six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. In performance testing, a 2500HD Sierra with the engine accelerated in a 7 seconds is normally zero to 60 Mph. This engine uses a diesel exhaust fluid injection system for emissions cleaner. Rear-wheel drive standard for all models, four-wheel drive optional. Truck 4WD work has a traditional floor-mounted transfer case. Optional on the 4WD Work Truck and the standard on 4WD trims is Autotrac, a knob-controlled electric transmission case that features an automatic setting that engages 4WD when a slippage of the wheel.
Well equipped, a 2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD can haul up to 4,212 pounds of payload and said up to 13,000 pounds with its the standard ball hitch, and 17,800 pounds with the fifth-wheel connection. Helping trailering on downhill grades, the diesel engine is also a great show-Rig-inspired exhaust braking system to increase control and reduce brake wear.
2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD Safety
The 2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD features anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, hill-start control, trailer sway control as standard. Front side with a side curtain airbags are available as an option. Pedals Power-adjustable and rear parking sensors are standard on the Denali and a rear view camera is available for all models. In testing arrest, a 2500HD Denali came to a stop from 60 Mph in 144 feet, which is long, but often for heavy-duty truck.