2020 GMC Sierra 2500 AT4: The towing vehicle
Posted by PickupTrucks.com Staff | August 25, 2019
2,000-pound winch neatly integrated into the front bumper, and more equipment G, which facilitates driving over the most treacherous terrain The GMC Sierra 2500 AT4 has none of t hat kit. What it has
that the Power Wagon is not an optional 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine, the ability to pull a whopping 18,500 pounds, and double payload capacity. It sounds more like a competitor to Ford's upcoming super-duty tremor off-road package, a raised, off-road facing disguise that also focuses on people who want to tow.
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We drove the new 2020 Sierra 2500 AT4 at a media launch event in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Where we put the new truck on and off the sidewalk Could check heart and kidneys. (Pursuant to our Ethics Policy, PickupTrucks.com pays for accommodation and airfare at such automaker-sponsored events.) Even though the 2500 AT4 is not an off-road mountain goat like the Power Wagon, it can easily be towed and transported in a different light than This truck.
What you get with the HD AT4
The first and most obvious visual difference between the AT4 and the GMC Sierra 2500 Denali breeder is the deliberate lack of glitz on Most of the chrome has been banned in favor of body paints or blackened trim parts, and the resulting look is modern, intimidating and distinctive, especially in darker colors such as red or black. The AT4 also has some capabilities. It has Rancho shock absorbers, additional underride plates and an Eaton rear differential with automatic locking; the same parts as the X31 off-road package, which is available for non-AT4 vehicles. You'll also get the new Sierra HD automatic four-wheel drive, which can be locked or left in automatic mode, and is also characterized by a short range. He drives optional on 18-inch Michelin off-road tires with 20-inch models. What the truck does not offer are selectable limited slip differentials, which give the Ram Power Wagon an advantage in certain off-road situations.
I tested the new 6.6-liter gasoline engine V-8 in the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and thought it was a great engine. The turbodiesel 6.6-liter Duramax is just as fantastic, but it could actually be an overkill in your Sierra 2500 AT4 if you do not plan to tow it on a regular basis, which you probably do according to GMC's customer research. My first drive consisted of a new 2500 AT4 crew cabin with 2,000 kilos of wood strapped into bed while the weight over the stern interfered with the handling. A bit, there did not seem to be much squat, and the overall steering remained stable faithful, not easy and volatile. Of course, £ 2,000 is still well below the maximum load of the Sierra 2500 crew cabin of 3,597 pounds when equipped with a diesel engine (3,862 pounds when driving on gasoline), but this is not the maximum of the extra weight AT4 fairing off its off-road components (that would be 3,615 pounds per GMC).
Off-road vehicle, but not very far off-road
I briefly took the AT4 off-road, but the course was not all challenging, just two lanes through a couple of fields. Nevertheless, the suspension of the AT4 dampened the rough terrain pleasantly on these unkempt surfaces and ensured a high level of comfort and control in the well-functioning cab. It feels more civilized than a power wagon, cuddly and less sturdy, but this was also a feature of significant payload in the back. I did things in a Power Wagon that I would not consider in an AT4 because the differentials and pendulum rods could not be controlled manually. For lighter off-road vehicles, the AT4 seems to be well suited.
While towing, the AT4 seems, and that's right guess: My run was to pull a 12,000-pound lorry trailer over 55 miles from Wyoming, and the big 2500 let none Blow out. You will notice the weight in the longer braking distances, but it never felt as if the trailer pushed the truck around or was overly burdened by its presence. The acceleration, even by 4 to 5 percent, was present and impressive, and the AT4's higher, softer ATV did not seem to be disturbed at all. The truck felt level, balanced and light when it towed such a load as a Ra 2500 crew cab Towing his bumper is 18,500 pounds with the diesel or 14,500 pounds with the gas engine. With a gooseneck / fifth wheel, the 2500 can pull 18,500 pounds with the diesel or 16,700 pounds with the gas engine. If you upgrade to the 3500 AT4 crew cabin with a rear wheel, you can pull 20,000 pounds off the bumper with the diesel or 14,500 pounds with the gas engine. Goosenecks and fifth wheels enhance these values for the 3500, so the AT4 can consume 16,500 pounds for the gas engine and 21,300 pounds for the diesel. To really maximize your towing ability, you'll need a two-wheel diesel standard cab model that gives you the maximum towing capacity of 35,500 pounds. However, the AT4 is not available in a dual rear-wheel configuration. Do you really want such an off-road setup?
The Sierra HD AT4 is just right for customers looking for a decent, off-road truck but still want to see the main function of the vehicle as a trailer hitch. Also admirable is this role, which is further enhanced by the world-class ProGrade Trailering towing system. By adding additional cameras, 15 different camera views can be brought into the cabin so that the driver can see the entire vehicle while towing. Camera views are even put together to make the trailer invisible. The AT4, the Power Wagon, focuses more directly on the terrain and is likely to continue to be the choice in this class until we hold the new 2020 Ford Super Duty F-250 tremor in our hands to see how he compares cuts.
I am almost tired of repeating the same complaints about the latest GM trucks in every test, but they were always the same subjects. As good as the trucks in terms of interior quality and refinement, they remain behind the competitors: The AT4 sets in its otherwise gloomy, monochrome, black cabin unique accents in Kalahari brown, but can still hold no candle for a ram interior Auch The materials are the execution of the fit and finish what started in the design stages. Why is all the wrong wood under my knees? Why is the door latch a two piece affair with a sharp seam? Why does such an expensive truck shine so heavily on its plastic moldings? There are rumors of a crash redesign for the interior of the GM trucks, and it's hoped that it's true, as the biggest obstacle for these trucks is to hit.
The interior works well however, with large, comfortable seats and an almost obscene amount of space for passengers in the second Row of the crew cabin. It is also quiet in the cabin, with wind and engine noise nicely subdued, if not exactly eliminated. The view from the cabin is good in all directions, except up, thanks to a windscreen that feels short and bunker-like, but the low waistline helps the rider to see sideways and back. There is also plenty of storage space inside, with a center console that is not quite as versatile as a Ram's for storing personal electronics, but offers plenty of storage space for bulky items.
The multimedia system works well, but it seems that it no longer works in the display department. Ram's large 12 "vertical screen makes everyone else seem small, but even the smaller 8.4" screens. The Uconnect touchscreen ram by inches is larger than the 8 inch screen in the sierra. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard and easily accessible. What the Sierra offers is that the others do not have a colorful, super-wide-head-up display that's standard on the AT4, and it really works OK OK Dynamite, but disappears when you put on polarized sunglasses. The GMC also offers another sophisticated technology, such as the aforementioned ProGrade Trailering camera system, which is invaluable for towing, and the new MultiPro tailgate, which is less valuable to towing as it opens to full extent can hit the trailer ball if you have left one in the bumper of the bumper. Apart from this design peculiarity, the MultiPro tailgate is a handy feature that actually comes in handy because the tailgate works as any number of things from a table to a bench.
The new Sierra 2500 HD AT4 is only available in the Double Cabin configuration, but can be supplied with a standard bed or a long bed. The standard bed costs from 59,295 USD (all prices include destination), while the long bed costs only 200 USD more. The 6.6-liter gas engine is standard, and an upgrade to Allison's 6.6-liter turbo diesel and 10-speed automatic gearbox costs $ 9,890. Four-wheel drive is standard on the AT4 model. My test truck had the AT4 Premium package, a sliding rear window, premium infotainment system with navigation, Bose's premium audio system, LED roof marker lights, blind cornering alarm with blind spot detection, and a rear cross talk alarm, 20-inch wheels and black running boards for $ 4,215. A further $ 2,125 was donated to the technology package with its HD surround cameras, rearview mirror, head-up display and 8-inch digital metering information center. Add a Power Sunroof, Driver Alert and Gooseneck / 5th Wheel packages and more, and the grand total was $ 77,010. Of course, you can also purchase cheaper 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 models as GMC announced pricing for the entire range earlier this year. The basic price for the lowest-priced model, a normal-length 2500 bed, is $ 37,195, with the price ranging from $ 67,895 to up to 3,500 Denali double cabins. The total prices tested are expected to exceed $ 80,000, or possibly reach $ 90,000, and ticking each box will cost around $ 10,000 less, but will not offer the $ 10,000 diesel engine option. You can order other Ram HD models with an off-road package that includes a fair amount of equipment such as Bilstein shocks, underride protection and towing hooks. Chevrolet offers no comparable trim level for the Silverado 2500 models. The TrailBoss fairing is limited to the light Silverado 1500 trucks. It remains to be seen how the new AT4 can compete with the upcoming Ford Super F-250 Duty tremor, as the pricing for this model is still far away.
But if you're looking for a truck with something offroad A new Sierra 2500 AT4 is worth considering. It offers a combination of style, functionality and unique features that make it a great choice.
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