GMC has announced a series of updates to the 2016 Sierra HD.

Starting with the exterior, all models gain standard HID headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights.  The model also offers a remote locking tailgate and several new colors including Crimson Red Tintcoat, Cardinal Red, Deep Garnet Metallic and Mahogany Metallic.

The cabin largely carries over but customers can order a new wireless smartphone charger.  The truck also boasts upgraded IntelliLink infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.

The 2016 Sierra HD also offers a new Active Steering Assist system as well as a newly optional Gooseneck/5th Wheel Trailering Prep Package.  The latter will be available on Duramax-powered models beginning early next year and it includse a "frame-mounted hitch platform and tray that accommodates a gooseneck ball hitch or fifth-wheel hitch-mounting brackets."

Last but not least, the trucks' trailering ratings have been aligned with SAE J2807 standards and their maximum capacities are:


  • 2500HD conventional trailering rating of 14,500 pounds (6,577 kg)
  • 2500HD fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailering rating of 18,000 pounds (8,165 kg)
  • 3500HD single-rear-wheel conventional trailering rating of 15,000 pounds (6,804 kg)
  • 3500HD single-rear-wheel fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailering rating of 17,500 pounds (7,938 kg)
  • 3500HD dual-rear-wheel conventional trailering rating of 20,000 pounds (9,072 kg)
  • 3500HD dual-rear-wheel fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailering rating of 23,200 pounds (10,523 kg)

Gallery: 2016 GMC Sierra HD unveiled with minor updates

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