Which 2016 pickup truck can tow the most?
One of the most important functions a pickup truck performs is towing. Even if an owner isn’t always hooked up to something, knowing that the capability is there can offer peace of mind. At this point in automotive history, there has never been such a deep bench of pickups with excellent towing scores. Each full-size pickup on the market makes claims as to its pulling prowess, but the only way to test those claims is to put the trucks in the hands of independent testers. A group of editors from Cars.com, PickupTrucks.com and MrTruck.com took on this task to determine which 2016 pickup truck can tow the most.
The group of automotive experts almost unanimously chose the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 has its Texas Truck Showdown Towing Champion. Among the points praised by the editors from the three websites, was the 6.2-liter, V-8 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission that went with it.
“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,” Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com editor said in GMC press release. “The engine and transmission are synced up like a smooth-flying jet rocket.”
[wrc_column grid=”2″ width=”1″ type=”start”]Also competing for the title
- 2016 Ford F-150 with the 3.5-liter, V-6 EcoBoost
- 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ with the 5.3-liter, V-8
- 2016 RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn with the 5.7-liter, V-8
- 2016 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition with the 5.7-liter, V-8
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Not only was the engine used for GMC Sierra the most powerful gasoline engine tested, it also posted one of the competition’s best fuel-consumption score.
Testing included 20 objective tests as well as six additional categories. One of those categories dealt with in-vehicle technology. Given what is available for the 2016 Sierra, this was a lock. The reviewers highly praised the truck’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability to integrate the next-generation GMC IntelliLink infotainment system with the app suites from each phone-maker.
If you would like to learn more about the towing capability for the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.