GMC Trucks Earn a Spot on J.D. Power APEAL Study

By Emily Eppley | July 27th, 2018

Every year, J.D. Power releases the results of the U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study to see how vehicle owners measure their satisfaction with design, features, and performance. GMC is proud to see two of its 2018 trucks on the list. The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2018 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty both scored an overall APEAL Power Circle Rating of 5 out of 5 with the Sierra HD taking the top prize for the Large Heavy Duty Segment.

The 2018 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty proves its capability with a conventional trailering capacity of 20,000 pounds and a maximum fifth-wheel/gooseneck rating of 23,300 pounds. The available Duramax 6.6-liter engine offers the segment’s highest diesel horsepower rating for exceptional hauling power when you need it. And with multiple packages like All Terrain HD, Snow Plow Prep, and the plush Denali trim, you can customize this truck to suit your needs. Value is a big part of this equation as the Sierra HD delivers more equipment at a lower price in exchange than its competitors.

2018 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD

“The 2018 Sierra HD is the most powerful, most capable pickup GMC has ever built. Our engineers designed this truck to do the job well and to do it every day,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing. “We expect all of our vehicles to perform at the highest level every time a customer gets behind the wheel.”

Despite being set for a complete redesign in 2019, the 2018 Sierra 1500 still arrived with plenty of updates. It received a new standard infotainment system with a rearview camera, an upgraded tire-pressure monitoring system, and an eAssist mild-hybrid version of the 5.3-liter V-8 engine that makes the truck more powerful and fuel-efficient. Add all this to the segment-best 12,500-pound towing capacity for crew cabs, you’ll have capability and functionality in this light-duty truck.

Stop by today to test drive either of these award-winning trucks and discover for yourself why customers rated them so highly for vehicle satisfaction. View our current inventory online now and then set up an appointment with us today.

2018 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD

Images courtesy of GMC Media

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