Man, what a truck!
January 2, 2019
I went from 2002 Chevy Avalanche (great truck) to my 2018 GMC Sierra Denali HD (2500 HD) Duramax. What a significant upgrade from 02. Only 3,500 miles so far, but xxxx, do I like my new truck. Best mileage on highway so far is 25.8 mpg with average hw mileage of around 20 mpg. The interior is simply superb, loaded with features, everything logically laid out, and super quiet (engine and road noise barely noticeable). Sound system and navigation (Bose Infortainment) are excellent. The ride is definitely stiffer, but not bad at all. But remember, this bad-boy is designed to haul a lot of weight. There are a lot of smart storage compartments throughout (not gimmicky or cheap) but the space under the rear-seats is very good (I added a cocoa storage organizer bin). So far I am loving my new truck. Denali plus offload options gave me all the luxury features I could ever ask for, as well as the sunroof, auto rear window, and factory bed liner. It was most expensive in its line, but I always keep my cars for 15+ years, so why not (I saved up for it).