Forbes Finds the Sierra 2500 AT4X Can Do It All

Apr 05, 2024 - 3 minute read

GMC Sierra 2500 AT4X

The AT4X was first introduced to the GMC Sierra 2500 model line for the 2024 model year.  The Sierra HD AT4X specializes in off-road ability while maintaining its heavy-duty capability and providing a comfortable high-spec interior for the driver and passengers.  The truck checks a multitude of boxes and Forbes was interested in just how many and how well. Krusen Motors gives you the highlights.

Forbes wastes no time expressing that the GMC Sierra 2500 AT4X is not for the overtly budget-minded. The model line’s starting MSRP is $81,900, and the model they tested was optioned at a cost of $103,075. “And well it should” is Forbes’ response, going on to describe it as “a prizefighter of a pickup, with 35-inch tires that took a severe whomping off-road without a complaint, assisted by Multimatic dampers, a suspension lift and so, so much more.”

Power and Chassis

Forbes tested a model with the 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 turbo diesel, which cranks out 470 horsepower and 975 lb-ft of torque and is connected to an Allison 10-speed automatic transmission.

Though the diesel has better efficiency than the gas engine, the 35-inch tires, robust hardware, and an 8,605-pound curb weight bring the estimated fuel efficiency to 14 in the city and 17 on the highway. While those are far from hybrid numbers, they are reasonable for something that will take you and four passengers just about anywhere, whether it is paved or not, and can also tow up to 18,000 pounds.

Luxury Inside

The robust capability of this truck makes its luxurious interior all the more surprising, which Forbes referred to as “where might meets posh.” Leather and wood decor are not unexpected at this price range. However, the interior over-delivers with its massaging front seats and 12-speaker Bose Premium Series audio system with Centerpoint surround technology. The driver stays quite well informed between the 13.4-inch touchscreen, 12.3-inch digital driver information center, and 15-inch head-up display, all of which they state are easy to use.

Driving Impression

A surround camera system is very useful for parking a vehicle of this size, particularly as there is so much of what you can miss below the window line. Forbes was delighted with the near magic that is the MultiMatic Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers, which, when combined with a 1.5-inch suspension lift, provide loads of wheel travel when off-road but also offer up a remarkably smooth ride over rough paved surfaces. The Off-Road driving mode assists when the going gets really rough, and skid plates protect the engine, steering rack, transfer case, and the most vulnerable parts of the exhaust system should you make a mistake.

Safety Technology

It is easy to feel safe in a vehicle of this size, but you still don't want to hit anything. Hence, Forbes points out that standard safety technologies on the truck include:

  • Forward-collision warning

  • Automated emergency braking

  • Lane-departure warning

  • Lane-keeping assist 

  • Blind-spot monitoring

  • Rear cross-traffic alert

Forbes concludes that if you have the wherewithal to purchase and feed this truck, it will never let you down or come up short. If you are interested in that kind of comprehensive capability, visit Krusen Motors and take the GMC Sierra 2500 AT4X for a test drive.

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