The Number 1 Resource for Vocational Truck Fleets

Vehicle Research

GMC Sierra 1500 Named Texas Truck Towing Champ

January 26, 2016

Photo of 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT courtesy of GM.
Photo of 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT courtesy of GM.

The 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 has been named the Texas Truck Showdown Towing Champion during a head-to-head test conducted by editors from Cars.com, PickupTrucks.com, and MrTruck.com.

During the test, a Sierra 1500 SLT with the available 6.2L V-8 engine was tested with other competitors, including the Ford F-150 Lariat with the 3.5L V-6 EcoBoost, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ with the 5.3L V-8, Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn with the 5.7L V-8, and Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition with the 5.7L V-8.

The tested Sierra 1500 with an 8-speed automatic transmission offered a maximum trailering rating of 12,000 pounds. The Sierra is rated at 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque and ranked first in fuel economy with a trailer.

"This is a mild-mannered pickup that is ready to don its cape and do some heavy lifting, saving the day from a long list of work chores," said Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com editor. "The engine and transmission are synced up like a smooth-flying jet rocket."

Read the full story here.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

Lifecycle Costs Analyzer

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

Sponsored by

Sal Giacchi is the director of corporate support services for Loews Corp. in New York, NY.

Read more