This week in pickup truck news on Cars.com sister site PickupTrucks.com: We take a look at which of two new diesel half-ton pickups is a better bet: the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax or the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. In what shaped up to be a very GM-centric week, we also explore just how the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 manages to be so good both on- and off-road in a world where most “off-road” pickup trucks punish you on pavement. Finally, we got behind the wheel of the 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 AT4, GMC’s answer to the Ram 2500 Power Wagon to see how it stacks up.
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Duramax or EcoDiesel?
Within a week of driving the new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, we had the chance to drive the GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax, putting the GMC to the test for duties such as light off-roading and towing at elevation. How did it compare? Is the GMC or the Ram (or the Duramax diesel-powered Chevrolet Silverado 1500) the right choice for you?
ZR2s R Good on Z Road
We took a deep dive into just how the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 manages to be so good off-road without punishing those who also drive it on paved surfaces. To find out, we talked to the engineers behind the fantastic truck about what their mission was when designing and building the ZR2, and how they managed to achieve their goals.
Power Wagon Rival?
We also had a chance to test out the new 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 AT4, a new off-road-focused trim for the three-quarter-ton heavy-duty pickup, and came away impressed. Is it an apples-to-apples truck for those considering the Ram 2500 Power Wagon? GMC’s PR people seem to think so, but after testing it, we’re a bit more skeptical.
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