The strong, reliable 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 was crowned the 2016 Texas Showdown Towing Champion after performing extraordinarily well in a recent capability evaluation held by Cars.com, PickupTrucks.com and MrTruck.com. Its ability to haul, tow and tackle just about any obstacle in its path made it a top pick in the Light-Duty Truck category.

What makes the GMC Sierra 1500 special, you ask? How about the SLT model’s 6.2L V8 engine – the most powerful gas powerplant in its segment – and its 12,000-pound towing capacity, for starters. Backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission, the truck’s V8 can deliver 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, while offering excellent fuel economy which it also ranked first for in this recent test.

“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,” said Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com editor. “The engine and transmission are synced up like a smooth-flying jet rocket.”

Performance benefits aside, the GMC Sierra was also highly praised for its technology, specifically its new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto components, which allow drivers to more easily utilize their iPhone or Android phone while in the car. Additional tech features, such as wireless phone charging and an available remote locking tailgate, are also highlights of the 2016 Sierra model.

Available now at Van Buick GMC, the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 is a truck you can count on to handle all of your light- and heavy-duty hauling needs. Visit our dealership to learn more about the new model from one of our knowledgeable team members and take it for a spin while you’re here!

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