DETROIT – Truck Trend magazine names GMC Sierra 2500HD the “Best in Class 2011 Work Truck” and GMC Yukon its “Best in Class 2011 Full-Size SUV” in its June issue. Sierra 2500HD tied with Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, beating Ford F-250 and Dodge Ram. Yukon tied with Chevrolet Tahoe, topping the Toyota Sequoia.
Truck Trend lauded GMC’s heavy duty truck as the type of pickup “you’ll see on construction sites… expected to work hard and take abuse every day.” In terms of capability, they say RWD regular cab Sierra 2500HD “is tops” in towing capacity (17,800 pounds) and payload capacity (4,192 pounds).
In the full-size SUV category, Truck Trend cited Yukon’s fuel-efficient hybrid model, active fuel management, nine-passenger seating and 8,200-pound towing capacity as competitive strengths.
“Despite their size and the hard work demanded of these vehicles, much effort has been put into making full-sizes more fuel-efficient, capable, and comfortable,” Truck Trend’s editors said.
GMC has built trucks since 1902, and is one of the industry's healthiest brands. Today GMC is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. The new GMC Sierra Heavy Duty pickups are the most capable and powerful trucks in the market. Innovation and engineering excellence are woven into all GMCs, including the Yukon and Yukon XL and full line of Sierra pickups. Today, GMC is the only manufacturer offering three full-size hybrid trucks. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at www.facebook.com/gmc.