The GMC Sierra 1500 Denali is the ultimate pickup truck.

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I am not a construction worker, I don’t own a farm and I am not handy around house… But I could picture myself driving a luxury pickup truck everyday. The 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali turns the workman’s pickup truck into a vehicle that is equipped to lure executives from boring sedans and SUVs. The outside features a muscular grill and 20″ polished aluminum wheels, as well as, chrome doorhandles, mirrors and side moldings. The looks make you feel powerful.

The GMC Sierra 1500 Denali isn’t just a pretty face. It is powered by a 6.2L V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower and 460 pounds of torque. That is powerful enough to pull a 7,200 pound trailer. The truck also features GM’s next generation magnetic ride control, which allows to improved handling or a comfortable ride.

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A look inside and you will find that the cabin offers a spacious interior, both front and back. With heated and cooled large leather seats, the driver and front passenger will be ridding in first class. The rear passengers will enjoy an extreme amount of legroom – more legroom than S-Class Mercedes. I also noticed that the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali offer an unusually quite ride, for a pickup truck.

This vehicle is loaded with tech… It comes standard with a large touchscreen display, bluetooth connectivity and a natural voice command system. The GMC Sierra Denali also comes with 4G LTE connectivity from OnStar – This allows you to turn the truck into a wifi-hotspot. If your mobile devices are running low on power, I spotted 4 usb outlets, two 12V sockets (cigarette lighter) and an AC power outlet.

While I wasn’t hauling lumber or moving furniture, I was able to appreciate having a full-size in my driveway. It was comfortable for everyday use and I looked really cool driving it! General Motors recently did a study comparing men who drive trucks and sedans…. Can you guess which guys were more attractive to women?

 

The Chevrolet Colorado Z71 is the best mid-sized pickup truck on the market!

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If you are looking for a truck that is easy to drive, can comfortably seat 4 to 5 passengers and has a bed that is big enough for most home improvement projects … then the Chevrolet Colorado Z71 is your truck!

What I like most about the Colorado is that is the perfect size. It is big enough so you are high off the ground, but not so big that it is intimidating to drive. Because of its size and weight, the Chevrolet Colorado feels solid on the highway. 

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The interior of the Chevrolet Colorado Z71 is sporty. Its leatherette and cloth seats are built to be durable and stylish. They remind me of something you might find in a Camaro. The hub of the car is the 8″ MyLink infotainment center. It is powered by OnStar and features access to your navigation system, phone via Bluetooth, and all of your multimedia controls. If you are having trouble locating a venue, you can call OnStar to find it for you. They will then automatically input into your car’s navigation system. In the event of an emergency, you can call for help.

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The bed of the Chevrolet Colorado Z71 comes in two sizes: short box and long box. The short box version that I test was perfect for my trip to Home Depot. I picked up a power washer and patio furniture with room to spare. The EZ-lift tailgate made it quick to load the truck. The rear bumper has a built-in step, which gives easy access to bed. An optional bed liner will protect the bed from scratches.

If off-roading is more of your thing, the Z71 trim level offers an off-road suspension, locking rear differential and transfer case shield. Large Goodyear Wrangler tires are also equipped. I didn’t get a chance to fully test the off-road capabilities, but the truck felt great on a gravel road.

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The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 is a sexy looking truck, it feels solid on the road, offers a comfortable ride, and is perfect for hauling… It is no wonder why Motor Trend named it their truck of the year… It’s mind too!