All-New GMC Sierra Denali Wins the 2019 Canadian Truck King Challenge


The dust has settled and the trailers are parked: we have named a new Truck King for 2019, and the badge on the door says GMC. 

The 2019 GMC Sierra beat out a field of six half-ton pickups to score the most points from our five judges this year. Like every year, we towed identical 7,000-lb trailers, loaded 1,000-lbs of payload into the bed, took them off-road and drove these trucks empty.

In total, between the five judges, the Canadian Truck King Challenge covers over 800 km in each truck, equalling over 4000 kilometres cumulatively driven over the course of two days of testing.

The 2019 Competitors

  • 2019 Ford F-150 Lariat – 3.0L Powerstroke diesel
  • 2019 GMC Sierra Denali – 6.2L V8
  • 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ – 6.2L V8
  • 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro – 5.7L V8
  • 2019 Nissan Titan Pro-4X – 5.6L V8
  • 2019 Ram 1500 Limited – 5.7L V8

The judges drove each truck in all conditions and then scored the qualities of each. Categories include ride, handling, interior comfort, visibility and more.

Congratulations to the 2019 GMC Sierra on its victory. Watch this space for full video coverage on this year’s event, along with a detailed fuel economy report and more info on how the GMC Sierra took the win.

You can read the independent thoughts of two of our judges at the links below.

23 Observations from the Canadian Truck King Challenge

Auto123 Coverage of the 2019 Canadian Truck King Challenge


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