2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax Pickup Review

GMC Pickup Disclosure2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax Pickup Review

2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax Pickup Review

Make: GMC
Model: Sierra 2500HD Dbl Cab SLT 2WD
Duramax 6.6L V8 Turbo Diesel
Allison 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
Exterior: Sonoma Red Metallic
Interior: Jet Black

Standard Vehicle Price: $43,555
Total Vehicle Price with Options: $59,375

2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax Pickup Review

We have had diesel pickups for several years and couldn’t imagine life on the farm without one. We use it for farm work, hauling, etc. My husband also uses it for work – hauling fuel and pulling a trailer. You drive down the road here and you’ll always meet farmers in their diesel trucks but keep in mind diesels have come a long way. They’re more than just a farm or work truck. They’ve become every day drivers and grocery-getters. It’s just the way life is here and we love it. Getting to test drive the 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax pickup was absolutely amazing! I did not want to take it back! I think they had to pry the keys from my hands… Yes, it is that amazing!

I created a video of some of the key features that we enjoyed on the truck. It has so many that I couldn’t possibly put them all in one video! You would have been watching it for days!

I am going to go through a few of the options that were included on this truck that we feel are noteworthy but there are so many that are awesome.

GMC Sierra Leather Seats

Leather Appointed Seats

There’s nothing better than leather seats in a vehicle. I don’t think I’ve found a truck that does leather seats better than Chevrolet and GMC. They are exceptional and I highly recommend them. The heated and cooled seats I talk about below are simply divine!

GMC Sierra Leather Rear Seats

Driver Alert Package

The Driver Alert Package includes front and rear park assist, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, safety alert seat. When I first drove the truck my seat kept shaking. I could not figure out what was going on. Maybe it was a fun massage while driving? Nope… it was the safety alert seat! Anytime I changed lanes without putting on my blinker or barely crossed the center line, my seat would vibrate slightly to alert me. You can also turn the feature off.

The screen in front of your steering wheel also alerts you when you are getting too close to something. It will show what side of the truck you are getting to close so you can correct yourself. This is an amazing safety feature for getting sleepy or those that aren’t good at paying attention. I definitely believe this will save some people from accidents.

2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax Pickup Review

Heated & Cooled Seats and Heated Steering Wheel

Obviously heated and cooled seats have been around and aren’t new to this truck but the cooled seats are so amazing! The air just comes up on your tushy just right. You can put it on high, medium or low. I loved it! It will be amazing in the summer when I’ve gotten out of the hay field. Oh my gosh, I loved the cooled seats so much! *sigh*

My hands get cold… a lot – so when I needed to warm them up, the heated steering wheel was perfect. It gives off just the right amount of heat to keep your hands nice and toasty.

Bose Audio System, 8″ Diagonal Color Touch with Navigation

Okay, hands down my favorite feature is the Bose Audio System, 8″ Diagonal Color Touch with Navigation. Oh my gosh, I could go on and on about this screen!

The 8″ diagonal Color Touch Radio with next generation IntelliLink6 lets you customize your media and connect to your world. Standard on SLE and SLT, features include:

  • 8” diagonal customizable color touch screen
  • Natural Language voice command
  • My Media connects media libraries from multiple devices
  • Customizable “Favorites” lets you save albums, songs, artists, destinations and contacts
  • Bluetooth connectivity7
  • Smartphone integration for hands-free calling and phone book access
  • Ability to stream Pandora® Internet Radio8

Also includes SiriusXM Satellite Radio which does require a subscription service.

I love the weather part of the screen. You can bring up the radar with just the touch of a button.

2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax Pickup Review


I showed the Rear Vision Camera in the video above. It was one of my favorite features of the truck. Great for backing up and making sure your kiddos are out of the way! My son rode is bike behind me so you can see on the camera how it shows him. It is also great for parking your Sierra in tights spots because we all know these trucks aren’t tiny! We drive a diesel dually truck and it is just awful parking it. The rear vision camera would be nice for it too.

2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax Pickup Review

From GMC.com:

Click on the image to learn more about the new 2015 Sierra 2500HD truck!

New 2015 Sierra 2500HD

Our Rating

5 stars

I absolutely love this truck. We definitely give it 5 Stars! I would give it more if I had more stars! The only thing I would change is get it in a 4 wheel drive. We have lots of mud and it is a necessity here. Although this one was a 2 wheel drive you could not tell by looking at it. It seems like the front ends of the 2 wheel drives are higher setting than they used to be which I love. We did take this one out in the hay field. When I took it up a large hill it had “hill assist” come on the screen. It made it up the hill just fine without spinning the tires at all. We also took it to the feed store and loaded it down with feed. Watch the video above so you can see us unloading it and showing the rear vision camera! I would have loved to have tested it with our gooseneck trailer.

Learn More

GMC Website gmc.com
GMC on Twitter @ThisIsGMC
GMC on Facebook facebook.com/gmc
GMC on Youtube youtube.com/gmc

Be sure to check out our 2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel Review.

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  1. That is one heavy-duty looking truck. I am most impressed with the Driver Alert Package – I think that is a really cool feature of the truck.

  2. wow… I can only imagine how I would get in that truck since I am 4’9″. It looks huge! You’re so funny about the keys! YAY for a fun test drive!

  3. What a beautiful truck! Ours has rear vision, too — isn’t it the most awesome thing?!

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