After a full-week and range of testing, the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and 2015 GMC Sierra went 1-2 in a light-duty challenge. The rigorous challenge, between all the major truck makers, is a big win for the half-ton trucks.
Every few years, the respected truck site, Pickuptrucks.com, pulls together all the trucks to see which one is best. This light-duty, V8 competition pitted the largest engines from Ford, Ram, GM and Toyota against each other. In the end, the 6.2L Ecotec3 V8 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission took home the top honors.
“This was one of the most punishing and competitive tests we’ve ever done, and nobody was quite sure how the trucks were going to finish,” said Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com editor.
Each truck was evaluated on six key categories: Overall Performance, Ergonomics, Tech & Entertainment, Suspension & Ride, Interior/Exterior, Visibility, and Value.
In order to get these results, Pickuptrucks.com enlisted the help of other truck writers and a team of journalists their sister company – Cars.com. All of these writers agreed, the Chevy Silverado was the best truck on the market. And yes, the 2015 Ford F-150 was present and accounted for. Though in its defense, the aluminum truck seems to put more emphasis on its six-cylinder EcoBoost offerings.
“The Silverado with the new powertrain is an impressive example of both brute strength and refined comfort,” said Williams. “No matter what kind of heavy loads we threw at the truck, the ride and road feel were smooth and confident.”