• 2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLT. X11GM_SH037 (06/07/2010) (United States)
  • 2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLT. X11GM_SH035 (06/07/2010) (United States)
  • 2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLT. X11GM_SH036 (06/07/2010) (United States)
  • 2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLT. X11GM_SH038 (06/07/2010) (United States)
  • 2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLT. X11GM_SH039 (06/07/2010) (United States)
  • 2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLT. X11GM_SH040 (06/07/2010) (United States)
  • 2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLT. X11GM_SH043 (06/07/2010) (United States)
  • 2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD. X11GM_SH045 (06/09/2010)
  • 2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD. X11GM_SH047 (06/09/2010)
  • 2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLT. X11GM_SH042 (06/07/2010) (United States)
Mustang, Camaro and Challenger owners use statistics like 0-60 times and quarter-mile trap speeds to prove why their chosen muscle car is better than the rest. If there's any other segment of the industry where numbers mean everything, it's heavy duty pickups.

Need proof? Check out the latest set of towing and payload ratings for the HD versions of the Chevrolet Silverado, Ram, Ford F-Series and GMC Sierra. For what it's worth, the GM twins officially have the highest set of numbers with up to 23,000 pounds of capacity when trailering a fifth wheel, 18,000 pounds with a conventional trailer and 7,215 pounds of payload capacity when properly equipped.

So, GM's got the bragging rights... for now. We expect Ford and Ram to counter GMC's latest statistics with revised ratings of their own, after a few small tweaks allow them to earn back their place atop the HD standings. After all, it's been happening exactly this way for the last several years.

For a fun little rundown of how the three American pickup makers play the game of one-upmanship, we suggest you check out this story from our friends at PickupTrucks.com. Speaking of which, after that website's latest HD pickup comparison, at least GM has earned the right to boast by taking top honors against the F-Series and Ram.


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      Ryan McGrory
      • 3 Years Ago
      How ironic to see that GMC truck pulling a trailer when 30 odd years ago GMC was building an all in one Motorhome. Too bad it succumbed to the oil crisis cuts automakers were making...
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      RICK
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ford blows away GMC and Chevy in the looks department. GMC and Chevy have bland styling, wheels, and boring interiors. However, the DuraMax and Allison are an unbeatable combination.
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      montegod7ss
      • 3 Years Ago
      Do Challenger owners have anything to brag about, other than having the highest curb weight?
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      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      The order will change once again within the next 1-2 weeks. Watch for another press release
      Sack
      • 3 Years Ago
      Too bad with each new tweak up goes their price. It's just neato to compare all the specs and who has the highest hp or torque but in the real world few of us need all that is offered here and certainly not at the prices they have. I tow a pretty large and heavy 5th wheel trailer. My truck is now 8 years old and pocesses less hp and torque than these beasts and still tows just fine. These are toys for the wealthy truck users and/or those that just can't say no. Most people just do not need what these are offering. I'll let others pay top dollar for inflated new truck prices, I'll sit back and pick from the cream of depreciated models in a few years and save BIG $$$.
        JaredN
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sack
        The power ratings really have gotten ridiculous -- they are higher than many medium-duty trucks.
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      founerra
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have a 05' F-150 that tows around 5,000 pounds, bu the only things I tow really are my dirtbikes, but I am selling my F-150, fuel costs too much for me to have a gas guzzler, so goodbye F-150, hello Leaf!
      BrunoT
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good news for the .01% of owners who actually come close to maxing out their truck's rating. If you need more capacity than any HD truck affords, you should move up a class in truck anyway.
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      Dave T
      • 3 Years Ago
      That was a jaw-dropping comparison test. They just towed every car I ever owned, up and down a couple of mountains.
      Nelson Kelly
      • 3 Years Ago
      I drive 2001 dodge with the cummins in it and i pass trucks like this all day every day... So say what u want I live every day embarasing Ford,Chevy,gmc's everything from pulling,climbing just everyday life stuff... All my friends are left with that (no way) awww look and call me next time they need to do ..... Dodge rocks......
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