The new 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD is the latest heavy-duty pickup with more than 900 pound-feet of torque from its turbodiesel engine.

This video review shows the truck utilizing its power and capability in off-road conditions, as well as luxurious amenities that contribute to a near-$70,000 price tag.

The Sierra Denali HD is powered by a 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine, codenamed L5P, with 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. GMC says that 90 percent of Sierra HD customers choose the diesel engine.

Denali is the highest trim level available in GMC vehicles. The Sierra Denali HD is available only in crew cab configurations and pricing starts from $52,000.

Consumers have continued to buy pickup trucks even as prices have climbed.

The average price of a heavy-duty fullsize pickup truck grew by 14.4 percent from 2012 to 2016, according to J.D. Power. Meanwhile, truck customers pushed sales of fullsize pickups to an all-time high of more than 2.2 million in 2016, according to Autodata Corp.

Related: GMC Sierra 2500 Denali Matches Bruising Torque with Refined Ride

About The Author

Ryan ZumMallen

Ryan ZumMallen is a staff writer who covers the light truck market. A Long Beach, Calif. resident, his automotive writing has appeared in Car and Driver, Road & Track, The Verge, AutoBytel and elsewhere. He can be found on Twitter: @Zoomy575M

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