The highly anticipated 2013 Light Duty Challenge from Pickuptrucks.com has been published. And there’s been an upset. Well, if you were rooting for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks, it’s upsetting, as they placed fourth and third, respectively, to the current, older offerings from Ram and Ford. But before the camps at Ford and Ram begin celebrating, it’s important to point out the following:
The GM trucks that PUTC used were not the ones with the Max Trailering Package, featuring 3.73 rear axle ratio. This means that they were not rated at the class-leading 11,500 pound max-tow rating, or the 2,007 pound max-payload rating with the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8. Why didn’t they? Because the option won’t be available until Q4 2013. Had PUTC had waited until then, chances are the results would have been quite different.
Read the full comparison on Pickuptrucks.com.