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,, and

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, editor. "The engine and transmission are synced up like a smooth-flying jet rocket."

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Originally posted on Automotive Fleet