Are you looking for a capable workhorse that can help you navigate the daily demands of your life and career? Whether you’re running a small construction business or you’re tasked with hauling equipment to and from a job site, the 2021 GMC Sierra 2500 is designed to handle it all. This capability is made even better by the fact that GMC gives you plenty of options across the Sierra lineup from the Sierra, SLE, and SLT to top-tier trims like the rugged AT4 and the luxurious Denali.
Also packed with tech and safety features, the Sierra 2500 can meet every demand of the road as a three-quarter-ton road warrior. So, what makes it so special and a great buy for business owners and individuals in the construction industry? Here are a few reasons why the Sierra 2500 can make your job easier.
A Tailgate and Cargo Bed That Work With You
How often do you need to use the tailgate or access the bed of your truck to complete your daily tasks? GMC makes accessing the bed of the Sierra 2500 easy with strategically placed rear steps and a multifunction tailgate. You’ll also find best-in-class cargo volume in the bed as well as over a dozen tie-downs to help keep whatever you’re hauling in place.
You won’t find many other trucks on the road that offer corner steps in the rear bumper to give you full access to the bed of the truck. This means that you no longer have to use the rear bumper or the tires as steps to climb into the bed. The corner steps, which are standard on all heavy-duty models, are lined with anti-slip textures and offer oversized footwells perfect for work boots of all sizes.
The Sierra 2500’s MultiPro Tailgate is designed to make your job easier by serving as a workstation or giving you easier access to the cargo bed whether you’re loading or unloading gear. The tailgate, which comes standard on the SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali trims, offers six distinct functions that make it one of the Sierra’s top features. Here’s how the tailgate works for you.
Opening the primary gate is now easier than ever and can be done using the release button on the key fob from inside the truck or from the button on the gate itself. Once the primary gate is open, you have access to the entire cargo area thanks to the inner gate that folds down for quick access or via the full-width step that holds up to 375 pounds. If you’re hauling lumber or other equipment that extends beyond the bed of the truck, you can use the primary gate load stop to prevent items from sliding out of the bed. The inner gate load stop can be used in the same way but also functions as a workstation or another access point for loading and unloading.
Best-in-Class Cargo Volume
The Sierra 2500’s cargo bed is also designed to make your life and work easier. Offering best-in-class heavy-duty cargo bed volume, the Sierra’s standard bed offers 69.6 cubic feet of storage space, while the long bed offers 83.5 cubic feet. Made of high-strength steel, the bed is equipped with 12 cargo tie-downs that offer a 500-pound rating in each corner. You’ll also find LED lighting strategically placed in the bed to enhance your visibility when you’re working in low-light conditions.
Technology That Delivers Peace of Mind
GMC knows that when you get behind the wheel of a truck like the Sierra 2500 that you need to have confidence that the truck can get the job done. That confidence comes from the 2500’s exceptional suite of technology features that extend from its trailering and safety technology to its connectivity features and beyond. Here’s a closer look at the 2500’s technology that will give you peace of mind the moment you’re behind the wheel.
With a trailering capacity of up to 18,500 pounds, there is no question that the Sierra 2500 can haul heavy loads with ease. GMC takes this capability a step further with a suite of trailering technology that works with compatible trailers to enhance your view and optimize your safety. This technology includes tools like the Bed View with Zoom and Hitch Guidance that make hooking up to a 5th wheel or gooseneck trailer a breeze. The Rear Side View with Trailer Length Indicator is great when changing lanes since it provides an overlay of the trailer on the center touchscreen display. You’ll also benefit from the Jack-Knife Alert, which monitors the position of both the trailer and truck to alert you of potential jack-knife situations.
At the heart of the 2500’s trailering tech is the ProGrade Trailering System, which streamlines the towing process. The system, which is compatible with the myGMC Mobile app, utilizes an in-vehicle trailering app that allows you to create up to five custom trailer profiles. You can use the app to monitor tire pressure, test the lights, set maintenance reminders, run a pre-departure checklist, track your mileage, and monitor your fuel economy. Many of these features are accessible through the myGMC Mobile app, which also adds tools like a Trailer Load Calculator and a Trailering Glossary.
The Sierra 2500’s safety suite is innovation at its finest. On the 2500, your safety starts with visibility, and that’s the inspiration behind the class-leading camera system that offers up to 15 camera views courtesy of the Rear Camera Mirror, the Bed View Camera, and the HD Surround Vision. The 2500’s first-in-class 15-inch head-up display is also part of the 2500’s safety suite because it’s designed to keep your eyes right where they should be – on the road ahead. The multicolor display can be customized to show data like fuel level, cruise control, phone and audio notifications, speed, navigation cues, and alerts from tools like the Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.
The Sierra 2500 is designed to make your job and life easier by keeping you connected wherever the road takes you. The heart of this seamless connectivity is located in the center touchscreen display that houses the infotainment system as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. With access to your favorite apps, you can make phone calls, send and receive text messages, listen to podcasts and your playlists, and manage your schedule. You can also use the available Amazon Alexa Built-In tool to do all this with a simple voice command, which keeps your focus on the road.
A Truck That Works With You
Life is busy, and GMC knows it, which is why the Sierra 2500 offers an array of features that are meant to make things easier. From the multifunction tailgate and oversized cargo bed to the rear bumper steps and innovative technology, the Sierra 2500 has it all. That’s what makes the three-quarter-ton truck one of the most popular workhorses on the road and an easy sell for small business owners who need a reliable truck that can get any job done without breaking a sweat. If that sounds like you, then you’ll feel right at home in the powerful and capable Sierra 2500.