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2008 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Its Competition

 
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Work Truck
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In the field of full-size trucks, brand loyalty is an especially strong factor, with die-hards for the bow tie or the blue oval.

But objectively, next to the F-150, the Silverado offers better steering and sharper handling, though some might like the F-150's interior design, which is more businesslike yet still upscale.

Styling is a big differentiator; the Sierra has a softer design, while the other competitors have the more aggressive, faux-semi look in front.

Fuel economy is a strong point for the Sierra; with the 4.8- or 5.3-liter engines, it gets better ratings in city and highway driving than all of its rivals with similar-sized engines--at a time when every mile per gallon really counts.

The 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 has one or two fewer gears than the Tundra.

The Tundra--especially in top-trim versions--is especially competitive with the Silverado, as it offers a comfortable, classy interior and 5.7-liter V-8 that's more powerful than GM's 6.0-liter.

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7.6
/ 10
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The 2008 GMC Sierra isn’t the most macho-looking of the full-size trucks, but it’s one of the easiest to live with.
7.6
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The Ford F-150 is a solid truck that is due for its 2009 model makeover, but it’s good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want.
MSRP From  
$17,590$17,900$22,290
Gas Mileage  
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class  
N/AN/AN/A
Style Name  
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 126" XL2WD Reg 126.8" V6 (Natl)
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
333
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
Reg Cab 6.5' WidesideReg Cab 6.5' StylesideReg Cab
Transmission  
Automatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
 
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