The 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali has been named Truck Trend’s 2016 Pickup Truck of the Year, after more than 1,100 miles of testing against some of the industry’s toughest competition.Pickup Truck of the Year

“Overall, the Sierra impressed nearly every judge by being solidly competent in every test,” said Jason Gonderman, Truck Trend editor. “Its smart, understated styling drew no complaints, and its comfort and capability were at or near the top of the test in every metric. When the dust settled and the votes were tallied, the Denali took top honors, proving that consistency is key.”

The award was given after extensive performance testing, hauling, towing, fuel economy calculation, and off-roading, all disciplines in which owners expect their trucks to excel.

The 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali faced off against the likes of the Nissan Titan XD Pro4X, Ram 1500 Rebel, and Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road, among others, and was rated first in the interior, functionality, and “Empirical” categories. It was also rated second in highway testing and exterior looks, though we should point out the latter is purely subjective. At Vail Buick GMC, the Sierra 1500’s handsome looks have attracted customers to the dealership more than once.