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ENGINEERING EXPLAINED: GMC SIERRA DENALI

ENGINEERING EXPLAINED: GMC SIERRA DENALI

We asked Jason Fenske, the engineer behind popular YouTube channel “Engineering Explained,” to walk through the Sierra Denali HD in order to help illustrate what features help set it apart from any other heavy-duty pickup on the market.

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The capability of a true professional-grade heavy-duty pickup isn’t strictly limited to hauling heavy payloads or pulling large trailers. In the case of the GMC Sierra Denali HD, it’s about pairing such immense capability with equal amounts of styling and interior refinement.

We asked Jason Fenske, the engineer behind popular YouTube channel “Engineering Explained,” to walk through the Sierra Denali HD in order to help illustrate what features help set it apart from any other heavy-duty pickup on the market.

EXTERIOR
Sierra Denali HD’s bold, muscular exterior design clearly communicates the power and strength that lie beneath the surface, but in traditional GMC fashion, the details make the difference. On Sierra HD Denali, those details include a bold, distinctive Denali signature grille, which is flanked by projector headlamps with C-shaped LED signature lighting.  

HOOD SCOOP
Although it plays a part in Sierra HD’s bold styling, the hood scoop found on diesel-equipped Sierra Denali HD models is more than mere form – it’s incredibly functional. In fact, it’s a key piece in the advanced induction system coupled to the available Duramax Diesel 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V-8, which produces 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.

TRAILERING AND HAULING
If you’re planning pulling a large trailer, the Sierra Denali HD is more than ready. In addition to a standard Class V receiver hitch and integrated trailer brake controller, the Sierra Denali HD is also available with a 5th Wheel/ Gooseneck Prep Package, which seamlessly incorporates the hitch platform hardware underneath the pickup box.

CAMERAS
Seeing is everything – especially when it comes time to maneuver into a tight parking spot or perfectly position a large trailer. From available factory-installed front-and rear-facing cameras to the available dealer-installed accessory Trailering Camera System, the Sierra HD helps give you a new perspective in the parking lot.

INTERIOR
Sierra Denali HD has an interior as equally impressive as its powertrain and capability. Premium materials, like real, brushed aluminum trim, soft-touch dash trim with contrasting accent stitching, perforated leather-appointed seating, and other unique touches easily set Denali apart from other trucks. Those upscale appointments are paired with advanced technology, including a configurable 8-inch Driver Information Center within the gauge cluster, and an 8-inch diagonal IntelliLink infotainment system complete with navigation, Bluetooth and both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

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  • Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and Smartphone. Some devices require USB connectivity.

  • Map coverage available in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

  • Go to my.gmc.com/learn to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.

  • Vehicle user interfaces are products of Apple and Google and their terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible smartphone and data plan rates apply.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your GMC dealer for details. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your GMC dealer for details. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges. Bed/Roof-Mounted Bicycle Carriers shown. Requires crossbars or Thule Rack Solution. Non-GM warranty. Warranty by Thule®. See dealer for more information.

  • Canyon’s 7000-lb rating requires available trailering package and 3.6L V-6 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Sierra's 12,500-lb rating requires Sierra Double Cab or Crew Cab Short box 2wd with 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and NHT Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Sierra Denali's 9,300-lb rating requires 2wd. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See dealer for details.

  • These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

  • Savana Cargo's 10,000-lb rating requires 6.0L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Passenger's 10,000-lb rating requires 2500 Wheel Base with 6.0L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle and trailer combination, including the weight of driver, passengers, fuel, optional equipment and cargo in the vehicle and trailer.

  • When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • Sierra Denali's 9,300-lb rating requires 2wd. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). When properly equipped, includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • Based on MSRP of $56,205. Must finance though GM Financial. Not available with some other offers. Take retail delivery by 7/2/18. See participating dealer for details.

  • Based on MSRP of $50,820. Not available with some other offers. Take retail delivery by 7/2/18. See participating dealer for details.

  • MUST BE A CURRENT OWNER/LESSEE OF A 1999 MODEL YEAR OR NEWER BUICK OR GMC VEHICLE. Not available with some other offers. Take retail delivery by 7/2/18. See dealer for details.