Following in the tire tracks of its Chevrolet badged sibling, GM has also unveiled the official pricing ladder for the GMC Sierra. But unlike the Chevy which saw prices drop pretty much across the board for the new model year, the Sierra goes in the opposite direction, and actually brings a slight price increase for its charge into the 2020 model year.
Thankfully, the increase is only a few hundred dollars, but it might not be easy to spot when viewed at a glance. While GMC can say that prices have technically gone down, these decreases are limited to the recently introduced regular cab model for both the 2500 and the 3500, which boast base prices of $37,195 and $38,895 respectively. The price increases are instead discovered when you compare the body styles of last years outgoing Sierra models with their newer counterparts. The lone major decrease is found in the SLE trim, with prices going down by $2,000 when compared to last year. However, opt for the mid grade SLT model, and prices go up by $2,000 each, while range topping Denali versions see their cost of admission go up by a whopping $7,200. GMC also addressed customer demand, and has eliminated the 2WD Denali for 2020, with 4WD being the sole offering avalible. This was due to lower demand for the model versus its fpur wheel driven counterpart.
While the 2020 Sierra is only more affordable when equipped in certain ways, all Sierra HD models receive increased levels of capability, with the standard 6.0 liter pushrod V8 making more power than last year. Like its Chevy twin, the GMC gains 41 more horsepower and 84 lb-ft of torque for a revised total of 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque respectively. The 6.6 liter Duramax diesel V8 arrives on the scene unchanged, with its 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. However, a new 10-speed automatic pitches the old transmission to the scrap heap, and it helps the diesel record slightly better fuel economy than before. Towing capacity also goes up, with the 2500 now boasting 18,500 pounds of capacity, while the 3500 model can now pull up to 35,500 pounds when properly equipped.
Unlike the Chevrolet, GMC buyers also score several features exclusive to the Sierra including GMC’s MultiPro tailgate system that allows the humble tailgate to serve a multitude of roles including a handy extra step into the bed, as well as a bench where folks can sit down on the job site, or if the Sierra is serving hauling duty for the local tailgate party.
When its pricing ladder is viewed in depth, the Sierra has the highest base price in the heavy duty pickup truck segment with the Sierra being slightly ahead of the less expensive Silverado in this regard. As is the case with its twin, the Sierra is bested by the even more cost friendly Ford F-250 Super Duty and its $34,745 MSRP with the Ram following right behind the Blue Oval’s heels with its $35,090 base sticker. Like the Silverado HD, we have added a handy pricing chart for the Sierra HD which can be seen below.
Sierra 2500 HD
Sierra 3500 HD