|2017 GMC Sierra 3500||2017 Nissan Titan Diesel|
|Turbo., 6.6-L, V-8 Diesel||Engine||Turbo., 5.0-L, V-8 Diesel|
|Six-speed automatic||Transmission||Six-speed automatic|
2017 GMC Sierra 3500 vs. 2017 Nissan Titan Diesel
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind about the heavy duty reputation or capabilities of the GMC Sierra 3500; the same cannot be said about certain competing trucks. This becomes pretty evident in a comparison between the 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 vs. 2017 Nissan Titan Diesel. The former is long on torque and towing numbers and the former certainly offers several appearance packages. For the current model year, the 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 gets a brand new diesel engine which displays the automaker’s professionalism in the class. In most performance areas, the Titan Diesel can’t keep up.
Since both manufacturers want to tout their diesel lineups, it’s a great place to start. First, the turbocharged, 6.6-liter, V-8 Diesel engine of the 2017 Sierra 3500 is paired with a new functional hood scoop and air filter. The new hood component is able to extract the smallest possible droplets of water from the intake, providing cool, dry air to the engine for the most efficient combustion possible. In truth, the 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 is aimed at the commercial market, but if a private owner wants one, they will be able to pull up to 20,000 pounds when truck is properly equipped. The diesel V-8 engine of the 2017 Nissan Titan Diesel tops out at 12,300 pounds of towing capacity.
Features of the 2017 Sierra 3500
The amount of available technology found with the 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 is staggering. Furthermore, the GMC IntelliLink infotainment system overshadows the Nissan equivalent. Owners of the GMC heavy duty pickup will be getting a system that handles audio and navigation functions as well as is compatible with smartphone applications from Apple and Android. Additionally, given the weight of the 2017 Sierra 3500, drivers will find it particularly easy to drive around town as well as when it is towing. Denali versions of the Sierra 3500 add a remote locking tailgate and leather upholstery.