Thanks to a bevy of advanced driver-assist technologies and noteworthy features, the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT was named a 2021 AAA Car Guide winner. Specifically, it had a first-place finish in the pickup category.
3.0L Turbo-Diesel V6 Engine
The AAA judging panel reviewed a Sierra 1500 SLT model equipped with 2WD and a Crew Cab body configuration. It featured the new 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 engine paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
To narrow down the award winners, the AAA Car Guide authors relied on 13 criteria. These included its ride quality, braking response, acceleration, handling, ADAS safety tech, crashworthiness, ease of entry and exit, cargo space, interior measurements, EPA emission score, cabin soundproofing, visibility, and fuel economy.
In all categories, the 2020 GMC Sierra excelled. The AAA Car Guide authors praised the pickup for its spacious interior, long list of standard and available safety features, modern connectivity tech including Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, substantial power, responsive acceleration, large towing capacities, and its fuel-efficient performance.
“For this vehicle class, respectable fuel economy and handling aren’t usually expected, but that’s not true with this diesel-powered, full-size pickup,” said the AAA Car Guide.