2018 GMC Denali 3500HD,is here. General Motors touts GMC, as its dedicated, truck-only division. However even if you don’t have ,your finger on the rhythm of the car sector, you most likely recognize ,that GMCs are system ,mates to various Chevrolets.
Particularly, the 2018 GMC Denali 3500HD ,is a near double to the Silverado 3500HD and, hence, shares the same strengths, as well as weak points.
2018 3500HD Review
The Sierra is a comfortable, vehicle that boasts ,solid performance, positive handling and also ,remarkable transporting, and lugging abilities. Underway, it’s not the loud, stiff-riding brute you, could expect if you haven’t, driven a sturdy, pickup in years. Rather, this workhorse offers, a fairly smooth, as well as peaceful trip. As well as vehicle drivers, will likely value its, accurate steering, which supplies ,arrow-straight monitoring, on the highway.
Choosing among the mainstays ,in the durable pickup section, can be tough, but in a great way. They are all solid options, and probably all have, quite a bit much more capability ,than you’ll ever, before likely require. The 2018 Ford ,F-350 Super Obligation, matches the GMC, in nearly every respect, while the updated 2018, Ram 3500 has an edge, thanks to its much more powerful V8, as well as brand-new, smoother-riding back, suspension. Both have more recent interior, modern technology ,showcases also. However you truly, can’t fail below, and also the 3500HD, earns our praise for, its certified suspension, smooth powertrains and ,sturdy overall performance.
The 2018 GMC Denali 3500HD, is provided in regular cab ,and also staff, taxicab body designs. Buyers can pick ,in between single-rear-wheel (SRW), as well as dual-rear-wheel, (DRW) configurations. The normal taxi, is simply offered with, a long bed (8 feet), while the team cabs can ,also be had in a basic bed overall length (6.5 feet), however only with the SRW setup. Cut degrees start at the base, Work Vehicle and also reach, the SLE, SLT as well as, range-topping Denali. The SLT and also Denali ,are just offered on, the team taxicab.
2018 Denali 3500HD Design
As anticipated, the Job Truck has one of ,the most practical interior of, the schedule with vinyl seats, rubber floor covering and, also hardly any in the, way of animal conveniences. The SLE provides a much more welcoming, log cabin with towel, seats and also carpeting, however both models, come typical with a three-person, front bench that calls for, a much more trucklike dash. Choosing the pail seats, includes a fancier dashboard along, with a facility console with storage. The SLT and Denali, are the classiest of the bunch.
The front seats are very comfy, though some drivers might, find the driving position ,a little awkward as a result, of the tilt-only wheel, (it’s also near to the dash) ,and also gas and also brake pedals ,that are far apart in order, to fit work boots. We’re also not particularly ,fond of the small and also finicky ,switches on the higher ,trimmings’ facility pile.
The staff taxicab features, a fold-up back seat that, allows some taller items,to be lugged within the cabin. It also provides decent area ,for those seated in back, although it still fails to the competitors, on most traveler space dimensions.
The Work Truck trim degree, includes 18-inch steel wheels (17s for DRW models), air-conditioning, trip control, a journey computer, rubber carpeting, a 40/20/40-split front bench with fold-down facility armrest, vinyl furniture, a tilt guiding wheel as ,well as either, a four-speaker AM/FM stereo, (normal cab), or a six-speaker unit (team cab).
Stepping up to the ,SLE adds alloy wheels, tinted rear windows, heated mirrors, keyless entry, full power devices, carpeted floor coverings, towel seats, a leather-wrapped wheel, driver-side lustrous modifications, OnStar, satellite radio and also a CD player. Numerous of the SLE functions ,are available on the Work Vehicle as options.
The SLT trim degree is simply, supplied on crew cab, physical body styles, as well as increases ,the SLE’s attributes list, by bring ,in 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, an automatic locking back differential, a durable trailering package, deal (with incorporated trailer brake controller), dual-zone automatic climate command, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, steering-wheel-mounted cruise, as well as audio commands, remote start, heated front seats, natural leather furniture, eight-way power front bucket seats (with power lumbar), a front facility console, Bluetooth and an upgraded, Bose stereo system with a USB port. Some of these functions ,are readily available as, alternatives for the SLE.
In addition to the SLT attributes, the Denali will obtain, you a four-bar chrome grille, chrome outside accents, back vehicle parking sensors, the EZ-lift tailgate, skid plates, power-adjustable pedals, aerated front seats and brushed ,metallic interior trim. Numerous of these features, are offered on lower, trim levels as options.
Extra options hinge on trim, degree as well as consist, of 20-inch wheels, various axle ratios, a bedliner, a static tool box, a sunroof, a power-sliding back window, a heated steering wheel, a gps system, a rear-seat enjoyment system ,and also a rearview cam. There’s likewise ,an Off-Road Suspension bundle ,(Z71) that consists of skid plates, specially tuned cushion ,and a various front stabilizer bar.
2018 GMC Denali 3500HD Engine
The conventional power plant for the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD is a 6.0-liter fuel V8 engine that generates 360 horsepower and also 380 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automated is the only available transmission.
An optional turbocharged 6.6-liter, diesel V8, is the engine ,of choice for those which ,intend on towing or hauling often. It creates 397 hp, and also 765 lb-ft, of torque as well, as is mated to a beefier ,six-speed automatic ,transmission with manual change control. In Edmunds efficiency testing, a 3500HD Sierra Denali ,with the diesel-powered engine, as well as basic back axle, went from absolutely, no to 60 miles, per hour in a swift 7.5 seconds.
Rear-wheel drive is standard ,for all models, with 4×4 optional.
Appropriately furnished, a 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD, could haul up to 7,222 pounds of payload. It could tow around 18,000 pounds ,with its typical sphere drawback ,and pull 23,100 pounds, with a fifth-wheel link.
The 2018 GMC Denali 3500HD features, antilock disc brakes, stability command, hill-start command ,and also trailer ,sway command as requirement. Front side and also side ,drape air bags are, readily available as a choice. Power-adjustable pedals and rear vehicle parking, sensors are basic on the Denali (optional on others) and also a rearview,electronic camera is ,readily available for all models. OnStar memberships,consist of automatic, collision alert, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking, and also stolen vehicle aid.
In Edmunds brake screening, a 3500HD Denali ,with the solitary rear a,xle pulled up from 60 miles ,per hour in 147 feet, which is a far away, but common for a durable truck.
When stacked up against ,the durable trucks from Ford and Ram, the 2018 GMC Denali 3500HD stands ,apart for its smooth journey, and also ,confident steering response. We also such as the ,authoritative yet soft-spoken ,acceleration supplied by the diesel V8. Performance on hill roadways ,is rather receptive, as the transmission offers ,well-timed shifts as well as the diesel exhaust brake, helps maintain, a constant ride ,down steep grades.