2015 Chevy Silverado 6.2L 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 2 months ago   07:52

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( http://www.TFLtruck.com ) This 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 has the big 6.2L V8, an 8-speed automatic transmission, and Max trailering package. It's a Double-cab 4x4. It's got the 3.42 rear axle ration and it can tow up to 11,900 lbs. So, can it be our fastest truck? Is it quicker than the 2.7L EcoBoost F-150? Also, how about the braking performance?

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Comments 755 Comments

Scotty Dirkers
Do the drag race pulling a trailer.
youdownwithdjp_yeahyouknowme
Just put the truck in 4x4 high. Thats the same as putting it in auto and turning off traction control.
Jon B
If GM would let you put the 6.2l in a 40k lt truck I would be all over it and hands down it would be my next truck. Instead they limit an awesome engine to only their 60k flagship trucks which really pisses me off.
James Grate
That's not fair, the majority of chevy owners would have the (5.3 V8) possible six speed transmission, you guys need to have more videos on that engine configuration and trans capability!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mixflip
This review helped me decide this....or a the Tacoma for the same price.
ecoboost rules
Should be the fastest it's the biggest, but NOPE. LOL
Taylor Steen
i do like TFL i really do just seems that they put ford on a pedestal and not talking about just when it comes to fird vs chevy im talking when they put ford vs anything
Ray Waterz
My other favorite truck second to 92 SUB!!!
jay Manny
I switched to Chevy had a 2012 3.5 ecoboost and within 2 years replaced turbos twice and whole motor once so I don't trust forced induction motors anymore for a truck anyways.
Louiesboys
nice truck, I have a 2016 very similar, I had bad luck, after 22,000 miles engine threw a rod, Chevy took 2 months to get me back on the road, next time may look at something else
Rocky Archambeau
Why did you not test a 4x2 ??? 4x4 is heavy!!
Bill Barnews
The best truck ever!
Bargainteers
Put a chip in the truck. Run a K&n air filter, and throw a flow master on it and you can run 6s all day
EJShelby
The 2014 GM recall on power steering failure killed my dream! I'm shopping for a used Silverado but All 2014 has that EPS recall!!!!
Land of Roz
My daddy has one and he loves towing our trailer, but complains the ride is to stiff and jarring.
The Triggering
I much prefer the suicide "clam-shell" door to the stupid smaller doors chevy & dodge put on their extended cabs "quad cabs". The simple reason is this: when you put stuff in the back like I do, it's annoying to have to walk around the back side of the door to open it. Would much prefer to open the back door where I open the driver door, on an extended cab version anyway.
We All So Bad
I wish they would offer a 1/2 ton 2 door short box 2wd with the 6.2. A turbo or a nitrous kit with E 85 would put that truck in the 11s in the quarter. It'd be a sweet sleeper! 😲
We All So Bad
Love the truck. Hate the back doors. There is so much more room to get stuff in & out of the rear seat with the old suicide doors. Looks like it's the way of the future so I lose.
09infintig37x
I bought a 2016 GMC Denali with the 5.3. It's a spare to our Infiniti QX80. It took over the task of towing our large travel trailer. The QX80 did everything above and beyond. Don't have the coin to spot another Infiniti so I looked into all the pick ups. Dodge and Ford wanted top dollar and the Nissan was "new" for 2016 so I kept walking. All I know is these Chevys have the worst evaporate systems. The idle is all over the place and the dealer says it's the nature of the beast. Well after a rx catch can and slp cold air intake it is perfect. I'm buying the Nissan before summer.
John Patrick
Stop all the bench racing and do your research had the pleasure of testing one all kinds of power but a major problem new trans was rushed in production governor kicked in at 96 mph because of a drivetrain vibration so a tuner won't correct it either I know u shouldn't be racing it but come on at least let's finish the 1320 run for bragging rights rushing this in production is what leaves a bad test in my mouth so Chevy boys run the ram and ford 1300 foot because your governor going to kick in lol. Do your research if your going to buy one to hot rod it
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2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 2015 Chevy Silverado 6.2L 2 months ago   11:18

Edmunds journeys to St. John's, Newfoundland, and the far eastern edge of the North American continent to get a first taste of the all-new 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali pickup truck. Watch as Director of Vehicle Testing Dan Edmunds climbs behind the wheel of this fully redesigned full-size truck and gets familiar with its revised 6.2-liter V8 powertrain and its enlarged crew cab. You'll also see what he thinks about GMC's new MultiPro six-way tailgate.

Q: What is different about the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500?
A: The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 has been fully redesigned, especially the crew-cab models, which rest on a longer frame that allows for about 3 extra inches of rear legroom. GMC has also added Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM) and a 10-speed transmission to the optional 6.2-liter V8 powertrain. A new six-way MultiPro tailgate has been introduced as well.

Q: What engines will power the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500?
A: The base Sierra 1500 comes with last year's 4.3-liter V6 and a six-speed automatic, and last year's 5.3-liter V8 is optional. The SLE and Elevation will start with a new 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and an eight-speed transmission, and here a DFM-equipped 5.3-liter V8 is available as an option. Finally, the SLT, the AT4 off-road model and the Denali come standard with the DFM 5.3-liter V8 and the eight-speed transmission, and each of them can be optioned with the 6.2-liter V8 and a 10-speed transmission available if you start with a 4x4 version. That's right. The 6.2-liter V8 option is no longer available on two-wheel-drive models.

Q: How does the MultiPro tailgate work?
A: GMC's new MutliPro tailgate is essentially a two-piece tailgate-within-a-tailgate design that also features a broad flip-up panel. The flip-up panel acts as a load stop when one or the other tailgate element is opened. It transforms the mechanism into a stairway by becoming a wide step when both tailgate elements are deployed at the same time. The best part is this tailgate is standard on the SLT, the Denali and the new AT4 off-road package.

Q: How much trailer weight can a 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 tow?
A: The maximum tow rating of the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 ranges between 12,000 and 12,200 pounds depending on which cab and bed you choose. To get there, you must buy the 6.2-liter V8 and opt for the Max Trailering package, which includes 3.42 axle gearing, stiffer rear suspension (which will harm ride comfort when you're not towing), extra cooling and a bigger alternator. The 6.2-liter V8 tow rating drops to 9,100-9,300 pounds if you don't get the Max Trailering package and instead stick with the standard 3.23 axle gearing. Maximum 5.3-liter V8 ratings range between 11,100 and 11,400 pounds with the Max Trailering package and 9,400 to 9,700 pounds without it. That's no typo: The 5.3-liter V8 can tow more than the 6.2-liter V8 with standard 3.23 gearing because the suspension becomes the limiting factor and the 6.2-liter V8 truck simply weighs more.

Read our First Drive of the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup here:
https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/first-impressions/2019-gmc-sierra-1500-first-drive.html

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