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    Tested: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 4WD Crew Cab

    GMC still offers a stout 6.2-liter V-8 in its half-ton pickup but only in the pricier Denali and AT4 trims.
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    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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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Re: Tested: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 4WD Crew Cab

    It's crazy how much better looking the GMC is than the Chevy. IMO this has been the case the past 3 generations of trucks, but this time the difference is almost unbelievable. It's almost like they aren't the same trucks underneath.

    I especially like the Denali exterior. I just wish it had a better interior.
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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Re: Tested: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 4WD Crew Cab

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    It's crazy how much better looking the GMC is than the Chevy. IMO this has been the case the past 3 generations of trucks, but this time the difference is almost unbelievable. It's almost like they aren't the same trucks underneath.

    I especially like the Denali exterior. I just wish it had a better interior.
    I agree. While I still find the Chevy very awkward and disjointed, the GMC is a pretty clean overall design... minus the mirrors and funky wheelwell cutout. If they'd fix those 2 things, I'd find no real fault with the GMC exterior styling. Though admittedly, I flip between this and the HD thread you just created, and after seeing the monstrosities that are the HD mirrors, these don't look as bad, haha.
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    Re: Tested: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 4WD Crew Cab

    If the interior was more differentiated from the last generation, I would have seriously looked at the 2019 Sierra. The wheel cutouts don't bother me, & the mirrors I'd have to live with. If GM has plans to bring an MCE after the first 2 model years, I might look again.
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    Re: Tested: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 4WD Crew Cab

    Man that is a gorgeous truck.
    Any reason the sharkfin couldn't have been centered?
    ...We can't help noting that the innovative tailgate would be less necessary if modern pickups came in a more reasonable size...
    Apparently they didn't read the press packet.

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    That GMC looks great, I sure wouldn't kick it out of bed. However I personally prefer the Silverado's look this generation.

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    Re: Tested: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 4WD Crew Cab

    My favorite flavor is the AT4 trim. I think it’s especially nice in black. Helps blend the quirky mirrors and asymmetric wheel wells.


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    Re: Tested: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 4WD Crew Cab

    That is a gorgeous truck - and that 6.2 sounds impressive. Does it require premium fuel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    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.

    Full article available at link.
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    Re: Tested: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 4WD Crew Cab

    The AT4 is my favorite body on this truck. It looks sexy as hell in white and Satin Steel and I love the wheel designs you can choose from. If they update the interior in a few years I would literally have no complaints with this truck.
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    Re: Tested: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 4WD Crew Cab

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    That is a gorgeous truck - and that 6.2 sounds impressive. Does it require premium fuel?
    Yup, the 6.2L takes Premium.



    I find it interesting that the Chevy gets 1 MPG better City FE than the GMC.
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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Re: Tested: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 4WD Crew Cab

    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamBos View Post
    That is a gorgeous truck - and that 6.2 sounds impressive. Does it require premium fuel?
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    Yup, the 6.2L takes Premium.

    Premium is recommended....

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    Re: Tested: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 4WD Crew Cab

    Where do they get their info? 21's aren't an available wheel size and the 6.2 is available on SLT.

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    Re: Tested: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 4WD Crew Cab

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    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.

    Full article available at link.
    Think this is why GMC needs to offer a S/C 6.2L in it's top level trims.

    The GMC brand can handle the price premium and it would differentiate the brands further, allowing GMC to offer higher level trims.

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    Re: Tested: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 4WD Crew Cab

    Quote Originally Posted by jzchev28 View Post
    That GMC looks great, I sure wouldn't kick it out of bed. However I personally prefer the Silverado's look this generation.
    I agree 100%, this is the first time in a long time the Chevy actually looks better.

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    Re: Tested: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 4WD Crew Cab

    In person, the Chevrolets looks so much better than any other trucks out there

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