Out of the six trucks to make Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year finalists chart, four of them are produced by General Motor — the Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Canyon, and GMC Sierra 1500.
Granted, there’s technically only 2 different trucks here — the Colorado/Canyon and the Silverado/Sierra, but they were built so well that Motor Trend just had to add the GMC counterparts to the list. And rightfully so, since the Colorado/Canyon is a great midsize pickup truck that does what it does with style and efficiency.
What’s not to love in new Colorado? It looks great, it gets 27 miles per gallon while hauling 500 pounds in the bed, it has great in-vehicle connectivity and it is the only one in the midsize truck segment to offer a diesel engine. Moreover, the fellas at Motor Trend seem to be quite fond of the 2.8L Duramax found under the hoods of the Colorado Diesel and Canyon Diesel.
Meanwhile, the larger brothers of the Colorado/Canyon — the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra — are noted for their sharp, modern looks that were updated for 2016 as well as versatile capabilities.
So, with that we’d ask, which truck makes the top of your list? Speak to us in the comment section below.