We engineered the Sierra 3500HD to exceed your performance expectations, pushing it to the limit to deliver the kind of professional grade capability you demand.

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Trailer confidently with Sierra 3500HD:


  • Maximum conventional trailering capacity of 20,000lbs2
  • Maximum fifth-wheel trailering capacity of 23,200 lbs2
  • Maximum payload of 6,111 lbs3


Sierra 3500HD puts trailer safety and control at your fingertips.


  • New Digital Steering Assist provides improved steering wheel feel at both highway and parking lot speeds by controlling fluid flow in the power steering system
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Hill Start Assist holds the brakes momentarily to give you extra time to switch from brake to accelerator
  • Standard Tow/Haul Mode with Cruise and Powertrain Grade Braking
  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller provides fingertip control and monitoring of your trailer brakes
  • Available Rear Vision Camera System


To let you engage an extra measure of braking confidence on long grades, or in tow/haul mode, Sierra 3500HD pick up truck utilizes advanced technologies to ensure that you stay at your desired speed:


  • The Duramax diesel exhaust brake uses engine compression to create “negative torque” to help slow the vehicle
  • Grade Braking automatically senses when you want to slow down, and when certain conditions are met, engages a Grade Braking shift schedule to help you maintain your desired speed
  • Duralife™ brake rotors protect against corrosion and can double life compared to conventional rotors.


Sierra HD’s Trailering Package gives you the capability to trailer just about anything. The package includes:


  • Trailer hitch platform
  • 2.5″ receiver with 2″ adapter
  • 7- and 4-pin connectors
  •  A rear-vision camera view that makes it easier to reverse and negotiate tight spaces while trailering
  • Available chrome power folding trailering mirrors with LED rear guidance lamps to aid visibility when reversing


We built the Sierra 3500HD to deliver everything you expect from a heavy-duty truck — and then we exceeded those expectations with the most powerful Sierra ever.

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The advanced DURAMAX diesel in the Sierra 3500HD pickup truck delivers 397 hp and 765 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful Sierra ever. The DURAMAX diesel engine has a strong reputation and a proven track record, with nearly 1.4 million sold since 2000.4 Paired with the sophisticated Allison® 1000 Series transmission with overdrive, this available powertrain also offers a maximum highway range of up to 680 miles on a single fill-up.5


This ferritic nitrocarburizing technology is a GM-exclusive patented process that hardens and strengthens brakes. Duralife®6 protects against corrosion and can double the life of the brakes compared to conventional rotors.


The enhanced Allison 1000 is strengthened to handle the higher torque capability of the 6.6L DURAMAX engine, while also helping improve fuel economy and provide seamless assistance with the exhaust brake system.


For fast starts in cold weather, quiet operation and maximum efficiency, the direct injection system helps Sierra HD with the available DURAMAX diesel engine start in as little as 3 seconds at -40ºF. It operates at nearly 30,000 psi to turn heavy diesel fuel into a fine mist, delivering low emissions and great power.


Sierra 3500HD heavy-duty truck delivers a smooth ride with a fully independent coil-over-shock front suspension and 3”-wide multistage rear leaf springs, which engage progressively as the load in the bed or the hitch increases.


From strong, steady power to bold acceleration on the highway, the 6.0L V8 with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) is up to any task by:

  • Delivering power when needed and efficiency when less power is called for
  • Monitoring and opening and closing valves for near-peak levels of torque across the entire range of engine speeds


No other competitor in its class offers a standard fully automatic locking rear differential for on- or off-road use.

  • Delivers added traction in driving and wheel-slip situations
  • Senses a difference in speed between left and right rear wheels, and then locks to turn both wheels in unison


Stay confidently in command of your truck and whatever you may be hauling or trailering.


  • Available Hill Descent Control allows for a controlled descent in rough terrain without use of the brake pedal
  • Standard StabiliTrak intelligently manages braking and throttle to help keep the vehicle on its intended path
  • Automatic Locking Rear Differential delivers increased traction
  • Driver Shift Control lets you shift gears up and down with the tap of the shift selector
  • Digital Steering Assist enables ease of handling at low speeds and improved steering feel at high speeds


Nearly two-thirds of the Sierra cab structure is made from high-strength steels. It’s a fortress of strength that contributes to the Sierra’s quiet cabin. We also use high-strength steel in our fully-boxed frame rails and major frame cross-members, the 2016 Sierra 3500HD pickup truck is clearly a respected leader in the heavy duty truck market…by example.

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Cargo box innovations in the 2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD heavy-duty pickup truck transform working harder into working smarter.


The 2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD truck shows how our “Never Say Never” approach to engineering can transform working harder into working smarter. The cargo box includes innovative, intuitive features such as:


  • CornerStep rear bumper with integrated handholds provides easy access to the box when the tailgate is lowered or up
  • Available spray-on bedliner
  • New available remote locking tailgate
  • Available LED box lighting to help you see inside when a tonneau cover is installed
  • Eight total tie-down hooks including four moveable upper hooks
A high-performance bedliner comes standard in the 2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD pickup truck, helping to protect your truck bed from scratches.


Help protect your truck bed from scratches, dents, and corrosion with our high-performance bedliner that provides a durable, watertight seal.


  • Utilizes a textured, non-skid, anti-corrosive surface
  • Covers bed surfaces below the bed rails
  • Helps to extend the life of both your equipment and your truck
Attention to detail and precise design deliver the 2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD to an unparalleled level of refinement.


It’s the little things that take the Sierra 3500HD to an unparalleled level of refinement. Sierra 3500HD features design details such as:


  • Projector headlamps with new HID Bulbs
  • LED signature front lighting now standard on all models
  • Bright chrome grille surround
  • Bright chrome bumpers
  • Wheel arch moldings
  • Available chrome belt moldings


Take one look inside the 2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD heavy-duty truck and you’ll see we’ve elevated the standard for truck interiors. With premium available materials like the soft-touch instrument panel with real aluminum trim, available technologies like 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot, 6 superior comfort and advanced safety features, the Sierra’s crafted interior is the complete package.

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The 2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD heavy-duty pickup truck's cabin is engineered to provide a quiet and comfortable experience.


Sierra 3500HD’s cabin is engineered to provide you and your passengers with a noticeably quiet interior. Features contributing to cabin quietness include:


  • Triple door seals that block outside noise
  • Shear and hydraulic body mounts with hydraulic engine mounts to reduce vibration
  • Aerodynamic exterior mirrors that reduce wind noise


The 2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD heavy-duty pickup truck features detailed craftsmanship and driver-centric design.


Attention to detail, interior craftsmanship and quality appointments make the 2016 Sierra 3500 Denali HD a cut above other trucks. Available features include:


  • Leather-appointed seating surfaces and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Soft-touch instrument panel and door trim
  • Aluminum trim accents on instrument panel, steering wheel, and center console
  • Contrasting stitching throughout the cabin

The 2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD pickup truck was designed with precision to deliver maximal comfort and convenience.


Style meets substance inside the 2016 Sierra 3500HD heavy-duty pickup truck. From the exceptional storage space in the center console, to comfort and convenience features, Sierra truly has no peer. Features include:


  • Available heated and ventilated seats
  • Available heated leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Comfortable, dual-density foam seats
  • Available wireless charging pad
  • A center console big enough to store hanging file folders, laptops, and much more is included in bucket-seat models
  • USB7 ports and 12V charging outlets
  • Available 110V power outlet
  • Locking under-seat storage on SLE and SLT models with front bench seating



The 2016 Sierra 3500HD pickup truck sets a higher standard with purposeful technology — to help you stay connected and in control.

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The available 8″ diagonal Color Touch Radio with IntelliLink8 lets you customize your media and connect to your world. Features include:


  • 8” diagonal customizable color touch screen
  • Multiple customizable homepages
  • Bluetooth connectivity9
  • Natural Language voice command
  • Connect media libraries from multiple devices with MyMedia
  • Customizable “Favorites:” Save and quickly access albums, songs, artists, destinations and contacts
  • Smartphone integration for hands-free calling and phone book access
  • Ability to stream Pandora® Internet radio10
  • HD radio


Apple CarPlay11 support syncs your phone to Sierra’s IntelliLink system, allowing you to:

  • Send, read and reply to texts messages
  • Access your artists, songs, playlists and iTunes radio
  • Access Apple Maps
  • Make calls and listen to voicemail
  • Support additional audio apps


The 2016 Sierra 3500 Denali HD helps you stay connected with a convenient Wireless Charging Pad, which allows you to seamlessly charge phones, tablets or other mobile devices with ease.


Available 4G Wi-Fi hotspot helps you stay connected to the internet on the go.6 It’s available and ready to connect to your devices, giving you an integrated and customizable in-vehicle experience.


Remotely control your vehicle from virtually anywhere with the app that lets you remote start your vehicle (if equipped), pinpoint it on a map, manage your vehicle’s 4G Wi-Fi hotspot (if equipped), fuel level, tire pressure and oil life.


The available Rear Vision Camera helps to provide clarity and peace of mind while you maneuver and park your Sierra truck — even in the tightest of spots. It provides a view behind the vehicle, which is displayed in the radio screen.


To help avoid trouble, Sierra is the first heavy duty pickup to offer the new available Driver Alert Package, including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and the Safety Alert Seat. These innovations help make you aware of the driving environment surrounding your Sierra 3500HD.

All-Terrain Package

The 2016 GMC Sierra HD All-Terrain Package lets you trailer and haul your payload wherever you need to; whether that takes you on a paved road – or off one. Front and rear body-color bumpers, a more aggressive grille and distinct badging lets you do it with style and presence.

The 2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD All-Terrain Package comes with All-Terrain tires and an underbody shield for off-road capability.


  • All-Terrain tires
  • Twin tube Rancho brand shocks
  • Underbody Shield
  • Off-Road Driver Information Center graphics
The 2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD pickup truck's All-Terrain Package features an All-Terrain Grille Insert with Chrome Grille Surround.


  • Front and Rear Body-color Bumpers
  • All Terrain Grille Insert with Chrome Grille Surround
  • All Terrain badging on front doors and tailgate
  • Z71 front fender emblems
The 2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD All-Terrain Package features a heated steering wheel for maximal comfort while driving.


  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Sill Plates
  • Carpeted Floor Mats


The 2016 Sierra 3500HD’s available state-of-the-art safety and driver alert technologies offer peace of mind and help prepare you for the unexpected.



Sierra 3500HD’s advanced technologies pair intelligent engineering with driver-centric safety, using cameras or ultrasonic sensors to watch where you might not be looking. Sierra is the first pickup to offer this technology, which lets you know when you are approaching another vehicle too quickly or when you’ve left your driving lane. Available technologies include:


  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Safety Alert Seat


  • Standard 6-month trial to the OnStar®14 Guidance Plan13
  • Service includes Automatic Crash Response, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Roadside Assistance, AtYourService, a link to emergency services, and Remote Door Unlock.16
  • The OnStar Basic Plan, which is available for five years from vehicle delivery date, includes OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification and access to RemoteLink® Key Fob Services.13


Your safety is very important to us. If you want to determine whether or not there is a recall on your current vehicle or on a vehicle you are considering, visit or call (888) 327-4236.


The industry's best pickup coverage comes standard on the Sierra 3500HD heavy-duty pickup truck. Pro Grade Protection maintains the superior performance of your Sierra, with:

  • Two maintenance visits14
  • 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to- Bumper Limited Warranty15
  • 5-year/ 60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty15
  • HD 6.6L Duramax Diesel 5 year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty15
  • 5-Year/60,000-mile Roadside Assistance & Courtesy Transportation15
  • HD 6.6L Duramax Diesel 5 year/100,000-mile Roadside Assistance & Courtesy Transportation15
  • 6 month trial of OnStar13 Guidance Plan with a suite of emergency security and diagnostic services

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