Truck Trend, the rough-and-tumble sister publication of Motor 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 beat out the Ford F-250 and Ram 2500 to pull out a two-way tie for the win alongside the Chevrolet Silverado HD, while the GMC Yukon tied with Chevrolet Tahoe as the two beat the Toyota Sequoia.
Truck Trend had high praise for GMC’s heavy duty truck, calling it the kind of truck “you’ll see on construction sites… expected to work hard and take abuse every day.” In terms of capability, they deem rear-wheel-drive regular cab Sierra 2500HD the best in towing capacity (17,800 pounds) and payload capacity (4,192 pounds).
In the full-size SUV category, Truck Trend cited Yukon’s efficient two-mode hybrid model that makes an EPA-estimated 20 city miles per gallon, active fuel management that deactivates four of Yukon’s eight engine cylinders when operating conditions permit in order to save fuel, available seating for up to nine passengers, 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.
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