Car of the Week - June 18, 2001


2001 GMC Sierra 1500 HD

This beefy American half-ton truck now comes with a truly heavyweight engine. We're talking the V8 VORTEC 6000 creating 325 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and a decisive 370 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000 rpm. Anything under 8,700 pounds is easily towable.

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The roomy interior features six-way power seats for the driver and front passenger, a memory system for two preset seat positions, articulating headrests, and inboard armrests. The Sierra HD also has an airbag deactivation switch for the front passenger seat.

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Behind the wheel you'll find un-truck-like firm handling, luxery, and comfort. You will also find very truck-like ride characteristics, fuel consumption. This is one seriously versatile and comfortable truck.

- Editor

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