What is it like to drive the 2018 GMC 3500?
When GMC tagged their pickup trucks as “Professional Grade” there were no real hard and fast rules about what that means. Looking at the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500, the picture of professionalism becomes much clearer. A bold stance on the road and an overall buttoned-down demeanor really give the impression of capability with the new heavy-duty pickup truck. Anyone interested in taking one home would do well to visit Don Wheaton for a test drive. In order to give people an idea of what to expect when they get behind the wheel, we found some independent opinions of what it’s like to drive the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500.
What’s new for the truck this year?
The most important change to the 2018 model of the GMC Sierra 3500 is its incredible power output. A new functional hood scoop and new turbocharged diesel engine work together to make 445 horsepower and more than 900 pound-feet of torque. A 6.0-liter, V-8 making 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque is standard.
Driving the 2018 Sierra 3500
Leading automotive website, Edmonds.com, had nothing but positive things to say about test driving the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500. During their testing, the website’s editors were treated to the new diesel engine. Right off the bat, the reviewers were impressed by how eager the engine was to respond to throttle inputs. Considering the how heavy the Sierra 3500 must be to accommodate its goals, steering is well-weighted, says Edmonds. Historically speaking, heavy-duty pickups are not known for offering a supple comfortable ride. The 2018 Sierra 3500 bucks this trend with high scores from the automotive opinion maker.
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Jalopnik, a popular automotive blog, took a different approach to its review of the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500. Their reviewers were particularly impressed with increased powered offered by the new turbo-diesel engine. Even though the entire powertrain is built to perform in rugged areas, the power plant’s smooth operation shows how far diesel engine technology has come.
Don Wheaton customers are encouraged to schedule a test drive with the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 for themselves by making an appointment today.