GMC still offers a stout 6.2-liter V-8 in its half-ton pickup but only in the pricier Denali and AT4 trims.
Car & Driver
June 14, 2019
By: Kevin A. Wilson
We've detailed the many features and improvements that mark the GMC Sierra 1500 as all new for 2019, and we especially explored those elements—the split-folding tailgate, adaptive suspension, and carbon-fiber cargo bed—that distinguish it from the equivalent Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models. And indeed, General Motors has given the GMC brand a legitimate claim to offering something more than a Chevy with extra chrome.
One thing the two still share, however, is the top powertrain combination of a naturally aspirated 420-hp 6.2-liter V-8 that makes a stout 460 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a fresh 10-speed automatic transmission and standard, selectable all-wheel drive. Now, we've had the opportunity to track-test the new half-ton GMC equipped with the big engine. To little surprise, it performs much like the similarly equipped Chevy Silverado High Country pickup we previously evaluated.
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