August 27th, 2018 by

Nothing is more disappointing than finding out your truck can’t handle the work you need it to do. Whether it’s hauling heavy things or just getting through a tough job, you need to know your truck can handle it.

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is a big truck that’s built for those tough jobs. With a big frame and well-built body, the Sierra 1500 is one of the better trucks on the market. While the standard trim level is already quite the powerful machine, additional trim levels offer even bigger engines with better capabilities.

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2018 GMC Sierra 1500 performance and towing capabilities

The standard 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 comes with a 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine that can generate 383 lb-ft of torque to power through any tough obstacle and gets about 23 MPG highway. The base level has a maximum towing capacity of 11,000 lbs. and payload of 2,170 lbs. That’s a lot to haul, but it’s only the start.

The next step up is a 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine to give you just a bit of extra power if you’re looking for something like that. The bigger engine brings the power up to 460 lb-ft of torque and 420 horsepower for some serious increase in power. This new engine means it can tow up to 12,500 lbs. It gets that power without having to sacrifice much fuel economy, still getting 21 mpg highway.

There is also a smaller 4.3L V6 engine available as well that offers a bit less power for a slightly better fuel economy, getting 24 highway mpg. It generates 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque, which means it can tow 5,500 lbs.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 at Todd Wenzel Buick GMC of Davison

The easiest way to see just how powerful the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is would be to stop by our dealership and see it up close. You can also contact us with any questions or schedule a test drive.

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