The 2018 GMC Sierra is loaded with features that make it easy to earn its professional grade truck title. The Sierra is a heavy-duty truck that is built to get any job done. It has an available 6.6 GMC exclusive Duramax diesel engine and all-terrain capability that really make it perform at the top of its class. The 2018 GMC Sierra boasts an impressive tow load coming in at a max of 23,300 LBS and offers 445 horsepower that lets it really pull its own weight in heavy-duty towing, trailering, and hauling situations. Drivers and passengers will also find a great suite of available technology onboard, including a trailering camera system, fifth wheel package, stability technology with hill start assist, and a rear-vision camera. Advanced technology offers the utmost in safety, capability, performance, connectivity, and navigation to drivers of the 2018 GMC Sierra.
The 2018 GMC Sierra gives you everything you need to stay connected and safe onboard. Available technology for the 2018 Sierra offers drivers the ability to connect to WiFi in their truck, utilize powerful and intuitive voice control options, and also offers a whole variety of infotainment options-all available right at your fingertips. The full-color 8” touchscreen with navigation capabilities that lets you make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music directly from your Sierra’s touchscreen panel. The touchscreen also offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, access to phone, maps, and weather, Bluetooth connectivity, and the ability to download select in-vehicle apps through the shop. Bose premium audio is available to create an incredible sound experience onboard while you enjoy your ride. Also available is a wireless charging pad for all of your devices. While the vehicle is running, you can charge your devices without the need for any cords so you won’t run low on battery on the go.
The My GMC mobile app helps you to access all of Sierra’s features directly from your mobile device. The My GMC app lets you locate your vehicle, remotely start your engine, check your fuel levels and oil life, and send destinations to your vehicle with installed OnStar navigation services. Driver alert technology features give drivers the confidence they need to drive safely on the road. Features like the lane departure warning system and forward collision alert let drivers know when their vehicles stray from their lane or are following a vehicle to closely or are in a situation where a forward collision may be imminent. Another safety feature that helps protect drivers is the safety alert seat that warns drivers of potential traffic danger using vibrations and pulses in specific directions in the driver’s seat cushion. The seat will vibrate on both sides if a potential hazard is in the front or back of the vehicle. All of the technology on board the 2018 GMC Sierra is designed to give the utmost in connectivity, navigation, entertainment, and safety that’s available today.
The design of the 2018 GMC Sierra is at the top of its class. Its stylish design not only looks great, but it has been designed to help it work efficiently as well. Form, function, and style all come together in the Sierra. With almost two-thirds of the Sierra pickup truck cab body being composed of high-strength steel, this heavy-duty pickup truck is extremely strong. This steel construction contributes to a quiet cabin ride. A high-strength steel body also makes up the fully boxed frame rails and major frame cross-members. The 2018 GMC Sierra offers a hood scoop that not only brings a more powerful and aggressive look to the exterior; it also helps provide cooler induction air temperatures to allow for maximum horsepower. This feature comes standard on Duramax Diesel models. Another feature that adds to the style, function and improves vehicle performance is the sculpted grille with chrome surround. Aside from giving the 2018 Sierra the striking and classic GMC look, it also helps to cool the engine while the remaining air flows smoothly around the truck. The high-tech appearance and performance of the Sierra is further enhanced by HD projector-beam headlamps and LED daytime running lamps that both light up the road and boost the impressive appearance. There are also roof-mounted lamps near the front of the cab that help to increase night visibility to other drivers on the road.
The advanced design and styling continues on the interior of the 2018 GMC Sierra as it surrounds drivers and passengers with attractive styling they can see and comfort they can feel. Supportive seats with a refined fit and finish give all day comfort and style even on very long trips. Heated, ventilated, perforated leather seats offer comfort in any weather to passengers and drivers. A heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel option is also available as is a soft-touch instrument panel with aluminum trim. The construction of the 2018 Sierra creates a quiet cabin. There is plenty of storage space on board, including under seat storage and a large center console with impressive storage.
When referencing all models: The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 brings heavy-duty power to drivers from the available Duramax 6.6L V-8 Turbo Diesel. The diesel engine provides 445 horsepower and 910 LB-ft of torque. For those who prefer gasoline, the Sierra HD comes standard with the powerful and efficient 360 horsepower Vortec 6.0L V-8. This standard Vortec engine includes variable valve timing that optimizes high-end power and low-end torque and is paired with a 6-speed heavy-duty automatic transmission to deliver 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft or torque. The efficient fuel system of the 2018 Chevy Sierra 2500 is combined with acoustic treated rocker covers that contribute to making this pickup have the quietest idling Duramax diesel engine that has ever been offered in a GMC Sierra.
When it comes time to tow and haul, the 2018 GMC Sierra has you covered. The available dealer-installed accessory system by Echomaster and provides several vantage points for confident trailering. Multiple simultaneous views are integrated directly into the center console of the Sierra. This center screen acts as a monitor for the rear vision camera system, and the views offer great driver assistance when backing up or hitching a trailer. The Chevy Sierra’s electronic stability control system helps to improve stability by detecting and reducing traction loss while driving. Hill start assist gives drivers extra time to switch from the brake pedal to the gas pedal on a grade of 5 percent or more to help prevent roll-back when stopping and starting on hills and on inclines.