The 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 HD has been completely redesigned for 2020. It features a bolder-looking exterior, redefined interiors, updated powertrains, and substantially increased payload and tow ratings. The 2020 Ford F-250 is another full-size truck to compare, but the Sierra 2500 HD’s powerful diesel engine option and impressive hauling and towing capabilities might make your choice. Come take a look at Reliable Buick GMC if you’re in the Sacramento area.
The next generation Sierra 2500 Heavy Duty truck comes in 2WD and 4WD Crew Cab and Double Cab models, with a 6’9” standard bed or available 8’ long bed, and the Regular Cab in a 8’ long bed. The Sierra has a roomy interior with high quality materials, extra-wide beds, and handy built-in steps for easy access, as well as 12 cargo tie-downs. It seats five comfortably and offers plenty of head and legroom, with crew models providing nearly three inches of additional rear-seat legroom. Sierra’s bold design is apparent in its sculpted headlamps, prominent hood, and distinctive grilles.
The 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty is a full-size, heavy-duty pickup available in six trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited – all trims but the King Ranch are configured as a regular cab, an extended cab, or a crew cab with either a 6.8- or 8.2-foot bed length. The basic interiors are pretty bare bones, but offer air conditioning, vinyl upholstery, and manual windows. Higher level models offer features such as a panoramic sunroof, a two-tone leather interior, cooled front seats, and ambient lighting.
Power and Price
The Sierra 2500 HD delivers a good amount of power, hauling, and towing capabilities. It comes standard with 401-hp and 464 lb-ft of torque 6.6-liter gas V8 engine. This engine provides an increase in horsepower and torque compared to the previous 6.0-liter gas engine. An optional turbocharged 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V8 with 446 hp and 910 lb.-ft. of torque, paired with a new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission is available. This new transmission provides closer gear spacing than before, allowing the engine to operate in an optimal range at all times. These changes help the GMC perform at its peak, with a maximum tow rating of up to 18,500 lbs. and a maximum Gross Combination Weight Rating of up to 27,500 lbs. Depending on your trim, Sierra HD offers a maximum payload of up to 3,979 lbs. Pricing for the Sierra HD starts at $40,000 for the Sierra SLE & SLT, $57,700 for the Sierra HD AT4, and $63,700 for the Sierra HD Denali.
The F-250 offers three engines. There is a 6.2-liter gasoline V8 with 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque that pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission and a new-for-2020 7.3-liter V8 with 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque with a 10-speed automatic transmission package. The F-250's turbocharged diesel V8 engine makes 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque, with the new 10-speed transmission. The Ford F-250 towing capacity reaches 22,800 pounds when properly equipped and a payload of up to 4,323 pounds. Pricing starts at $33,700 for the XL and ranges to a starting price of $83,600 for the Limited
Safety and Tech
The Sierra HD offers smarter, advanced technology features. It is equipped with a comprehensive camera system that features up to 15 different viewing modes, including a transparent mode that allows the user to virtually see through an attached trailer as if it weren’t there. Available key safety features include, forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert, and available lane-departure warning. Every Sierra HD has a standard touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. While most trim levels have an 8.0-inch screen, a larger touchscreen can be upgraded with built-in navigation, a Bose audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a rear-seat entertainment system.
The basic work Ford F-250 truck offers a four-speaker audio system. Higher models offer Sync 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Standard on the basic XL is a rearview camera, and a telescoping tow mirror. An Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System with a total of seven cameras is offered in higher trim levels.
The new 2020 Sierra 2500 HD and 2020 Ford F-250 are comparable full-size trucks, but Sierra’s performance and trailering capabilities, as well as technology features and price for upgrades, make the Sierra a good choice. Come check out the newly redesigned 2020 Sierra 2500 HD at Reliable Buick GMC.