It's been just two years since the GMC Sierra and its nearly identical GM counterpart, the Chevrolet Silverado, were fully redesigned.
While some might have hoped these trucks would become a little more adventurous (their styling was particularly conservative), some of that has been remedied with 2015's retouch—and to most eyes, the GMC got the more eye-catching styling to begin with, anyhow.
In its own very task-minded way, the Sierra lineup stays competitive with the top trucks from Ram and Ford.
It looks like a traditionalist next to the new Ford F-150 and its weight-shedding aluminum body panels, new twin-turbo V-6 engine options, and even more tech-loaded interior.
Updates done to the Ram 1500 have most recently been given under the hood; with a new base engine, eight-speed automatic transmission, and a new diesel (the only one for now, among light trucks), plus a coil-spring rear suspension, it offers one of the most comfortable rides (and some of the best fuel economy) among the full-size trucks.
The Toyota Tundra has a strong V-8 that’s great for towing, but it doesn’t ride as well and its interior can feel gimmicky and overstyled and is just not as nice to use.
The appeal of the Nissan Titan is narrower; it's the most dated design in this class, and it was aimed at personal use rather than the wide range of work uses the other trucks can be outfitted for.
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|2016 GMC Sierra 1500Browse Used Listings||2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500Browse Used Listings||2016 Ford F-150Browse Used Listings||2016 Nissan TitanBrowse Used Listings||2016 Ram 1500Browse Used Listings||2015 Toyota TundraBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||Coming Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-8||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-8|
|2WD Reg Cab 119.0"||2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck||2WD Reg Cab 122.5" XL||2WD Crew Cab S Gas||2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman||Double Cab 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT SR (Natl)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|Reg Cab Pickup||Regular Cab Pickup||Regular Cab Styleside||Crew Cab||Regular Cab||Double Cab|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2016 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500||2016 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2016 Ford F-150||2016 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2016 Nissan Titan||2016 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2016 Ram 1500||2016 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2015 Toyota Tundra|