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GMC Announces 2016 Sierra Trailering Enhancements

Forget the trailering of the 2016 Sierra’s predecessors. The 2016 GMC Sierra is here with trailering enhancements that will have you at your top towing game.

Newly available features on the Sierra’s trailering system include a gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailering prep package and a trailering camera system with built-in technologies.

You’ll have the gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailering prep package on the Sierra Heavy Duty models. This fifth-wheel package strengthens towing capabilities and allows you to tow even larger trailers than before.

2016 GMC Sierra 1500
2016 GMC Sierra 1500

You can get the trailering camera system for the Sierra 1500 and all HD models. This system was developed by Echomaster and reduces blind spots when you’re driving on the highway or reversing with a trailer.

“GMC’s reputation was forged on the ability to perform heavy work with a premium touch, and these new options do more to make that work comfortable and confident,” said Stuart Pierce, Sierra Marketing  Manager.

Having these technologies not only makes the 2016 Sierra stronger than ever, but more capable, too. With these updates, you’ll be able to tow anything easier and with more peace of mind. Ask Crawford Buick GMC about these features when you pay us a visit!

GMC Sierra 1500 Named the Texas Truck Showdown Towing Champion

We at Crawford Buick GMC know that it takes a tough truck to earn the title of Texas Truck Showdown Towing Champion. The truck that took home the award this year is the GMC Sierra 1500 SLT with the available 6.2-ltier V8 engine.

2016 GMC Sierra 1500
2016 GMC Sierra 1500

The Sierra 1500 SLT performed the best in head-to-head capability tests with a variety of objectives. These took place in Texas and were conducted by editors for PickupTrucks.com, Cars.com, and MrTruck.com.

The other trucks in the competition included the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and Toyota Tundra—all of which the 1500 SLT beat.

The Sierra offers a max trailer rating of 12,000 pounds, with an engine of 420 horsepower and 460lb-ft. Even with the powerful engine and towing ability, it still ranked first in fuel economy with a trailer.

Judges praised the Sierra for effortless performance with the most powerful gas engine. “This is a mild-mannered pickup that is ready to don its cape and do some heavy lifting, saving the day from a long list of work chores,” said Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com editor.

GMC trucks are powerful vehicles, capable, and refined. Sierra Marketing Manager Stuart Pierce stated that the craftsmanship is bold styling so that the “the Sierra handles the toughest tasks in the utmost comfort.”

Come to Crawford Buick GMC to see for yourself why the Sierra was named the Texas Truck Showdown Towing Champion.

2014 Sierra 1500 Remains Capable

2014 Sierra 1500
2014 GMC Sierra 1500

Do you use your truck for work? Do you need to be able to haul some serious weight? If you answered “Yes” to either of these questions, we have just the truck for you! According to the new industry-wide SAE J2807 calculations, the Sierra has the ability to tow up to 12,000 lbs. This says a lot about the Sierra’s ability to tow. Before the new calculations were introduced, most trucks had a higher max tow rating. After the new calculations, most trucks lost some serious poundage. The Sierra 1500, however, was one of the only trucks that did not.

The 12,000 lb. rating is specifically for the double cab two-wheel drive, 6.2-liter V8 version of the Sierra 1500. It is also important to note that this engine is the most powerful available in the light-duty segment and offers an astounding 420-horsepower and 460-lb-ft of torque. It also features EcoTec3 technology making it more efficient while keeping up with performance needs.

If you would like to see how the Sierra 1500 can help you on your next big job, stop by our El Paso Buick and GMC dealership! Check out our Business Elite page to see other helpful options.