V6-Powered GMC Sierra Hits the Market with Best-In-Class Torque
According to the Detroit-based company, the 4.3-liter V6-powered GMC Sierra will have trailering ratings up to 7,200 pounds (3,266 kg) in regular cab, short bed and four-wheel drive configuration. This means the Sierra has 500 pounds over the corresponding Ford F-150 (3.7-liter V6) and 700 pounds more than the similarly equipped Ram 1500 (3.6-liter V6).
"This is technology no other truck maker can match, and we offer it in every EcoTec3 engines, for every customer," said Jordan Lee, GM Powertrain chief engineer. "It is a standard feature, so our drivers get our best and most sophisticated technology regardless of trim level."
However, the entry-level GMC Sierra is still short of its competitors in terms of horse power, the engine delivering 285 HP to the ground. In comparison, the F-150 outputs 302 HP, while the Ram 1500 develops 305 HP.