GMC just got a half ton of good news.
As announced, the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 bested four other brands, including the best-selling 2018 Ford F-150, in a hands-on test that assessed truck performance across 16 categories ranging from acceleration to fuel economy. The test was conducted by three judges from the editorial team at Cars.com and sister website PickupTrucks.com. When the dust settled, the half-ton trucks ranked as follows (comments below come directly from the judges):
- 2019 GMC Sierra 1500, 2,018 points
The verdict: GMC’s redesigned Sierra 1500 is the quickest, strongest truck in this test, made better by the inclusion of some novel new technology.
- 2018 Ford F-150, 2,005 points
The verdict: No longer the new kid on the block, the Ford F-150’s lightweight construction and strong motor helped it turn in a solid showing against the newcomers, proving just how right Ford got this truck for its 2015 redesign.
- 2019 Ram 1500, 1,976 points
The verdict: With an interior that shames Cadillac and Lincoln, this may be the best American luxury vehicle you can buy, period – but all that swag prevents the Ram 1500 from being the best pickup it can be, leaving it struggling to catch up to more powerful competitors.
- 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 1,952 points
The verdict: A welcome refinement and improvement over the old Silverado 1500, with dramatically better ergonomics and road manners, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is let down by a luxury trim interior that’s uncompetitive.
- 2019 Nissan Titan, 1,887 points
The verdict: Every successive Titan gets a little bit better, but it’s still outclassed, outgunned and out-teched by the domestic competitors. Hampered by an older transmission and off-road gearing, it scored tops only in the empty-bed 60-to-zero-mph braking test.
You can get more insight into how the test was done here.