Model Tested: Crew Cab 4WD
Story: Michael Crenshaw
Pickup trucks are the lifeline of this great nation. Big, bold and expressive, they offer more than just transportation for you and your buds, and the 2011 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD Diesel is no exception. It’s a workhorse built to satisfy the Bob the Builder in all y’all. With 765 lb.-ft. of torque, it ain’t no toy, but it’ll make even the biggest job feel like child’s play.
The Denali 2500HD doesn’t mess around when it comes to being a full-blown work machine, however. The specs read like a dump truck: 13,000-pound towing capacity, six-speed Allison heavy-duty transmission and an engine brake to slow the truck down, saving your brakes.
Opt for the HD version and leather is more plentiful than in a Gucci catalog. Five grown men can fit in the Denali without a problem and actually be comfortable. This ain’t your pop’s pickup; it’s better. Way better.
Power: 397hp, 765 lb-ft.
0-60: Definitely, with a house attached
Gas Cash: N/A city, N/A hwy
Miles Driven: 730