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."
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