First Drive - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and 2015 GMC Sierra HD Full-Size Pickup Trucks
The right tool for the right job is a universal professional credo, and nowhere does this apply more true when evaluating the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and 2015 GMC Sierra HD pickups. Trucks are amongst the most customizable of vehicles and heavy-duty trucks expand this attribute to the nth degree, as you can specify everything from how many doors to how many rear wheels you want riding along with you to the job site. Heavy duty pickups must also rise taller and tougher when the call of duty is trumpeted in their ears as compared to half-ton models, which means drivetrains and chassis are designed to take intense amounts of abuse that would cripple lesser vehicles.
It’s no longer enough to merely be strong and durable on the professional truck scene, and in recognition of this fact General Motors has spent the past few years pouring substantial development dollars into its heavy duty program. I was given the chance to put the new Silverado HD and Sierra HD through their paces across the prairies and through the mountains of Alberta, and discovered that GM has gotten very serious about toppling the Ford Super Duty from its seemingly unassailable throne.