When you think of trucks, you think of power. Strength is a necessity for a reliable truck, and GMC has plenty to offer with its one-two punch of the 2021 Canyon and Sierra 1500. The experts at U.S. News & World Report recognized the Canyon and Sierra 1500 for their respective might, naming both to the list of the 13 Most Powerful Light-Duty Pickup Trucks in 2021.
Ranked No. 8 overall, the new GMC Canyon beat out other midsize trucks like the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Ranger, and Toyota Tacoma. Earning the Canyon its high placement is the available 3.6-liter V6, which puts out 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.
In the No. 3 spot, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 earns plaudits for its high-end interior, high-tech safety features, and highly versatile engine lineup. The most powerful option for the Sierra 1500 is the 6.2-liter EcoTec®3 V8, which pumps out 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, enabling up to 11,800 pounds of max towing.*
Of course, had the list come out a little later, the clear winner here would have been the all-new GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1, which delivers an unbelievable 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque.** The HUMMER EV is just yet another example of how GMC finds the perfect sweet spot between premium quality, precision engineering, and powerful performance.
*Requires 4WD Crew Cab Short Bed with available 6.2L V8 engine and Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
**Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information. Standard on Edition 1 and available on EV3X.