There’s never been a doubt in the minds of us here at Simi Valley Buick GMC that the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali is the top truck in the industry. Now the heavy-duty pickup has gotten its well-deserved verification, as Truck Trend named the GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali the Pickup Truck of the Year.
The competing truck was a 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali packed with a Duramax® diesel engine paired with an Allison® six-speed automatic transmission. That powertrain delivers an astonishing 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque.
Stepping into the GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali is a luxurious experience few competing trucks can match. Premium amenities, like authentic leather, line the entirety of the cabin, the column-mounted shifter leaves plenty of room in the center, and folding the rear seats vertically makes room for more luggage than you’ll ever need.
The truck’s infotainment system brings a streamlined touchscreen paired with a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot. Apple CarPlay™ compatibility is a major connectivity bonus that works well with Bluetooth® connectivity.
As for convenience, the GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali made its dominance known. Corner steps molded into the bumper provide a simple, easy way to access the bed, which features a standard bedliner. Adjustable tie-downs and LED lighting in the cargo box only added to the model’s consumer-focused design.
All in all, it’s clear to us why the GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali has been named Truck Trend’s Pickup Truck of the Year – it’s certainly one of our favorites.