How fitting to have this truck around Halloween because this thing's a monster. The 2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD has amazing capability; for proof, just look at the numbers. This turbocharged Duramax diesel engine produces 765 lb-ft of stump-pulling torque, and it's available at just 1600 rpm.
The crew cab interior is spacious enough for four or five adults, and the leather-trimmed seats offer good comfort over long distances. The dual rear wheels make navigating urban areas a challenge, but people who buy a truck like this will likely rarely worry about that issue. Speaking of navigation, this truck wasn't equipped with the $2250 option. And with a rig this big, I'd prefer to have the rearview camera system to make trailer hookup a snap. For a $55,930 truck, a $450 backup camera system is a drop in the bucket, and a worthwhile option.
- Mike Ofiara, Road Test Coordinator