Two GMC Trucks Named the Most Powerful Trucks

2021 GMC Canyon | Temecula, CA

Whether you want a truck for work or play, you need it to have enough power to transport your trailer, tools, or other gear. U.S. News & World Report has recognized the 2021 GMC Canyon and 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 on its 13 Most Powerful Light-Duty Pickup Trucks in 2021 for their strong engine options.

2021 GMC Canyon

The Canyon offers three engine options, including a 3.6-liter V6 that delivers 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Its 2.8-liter turbo-diesel not only produces 369 lb-ft of torque but also allows the truck to tow up to 7,700 pounds with the proper equipment. U.S. News notes that the Canyon is easy to handle and makes for smooth rides too.

2021 GMC Sierra 1500

Choose between several powertrains for the Sierra 1500. The strongest is a 6.2-liter V8 that reaches 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, giving the truck the strength to 11,800 pounds when properly equipped. It also has a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel, which puts out a best-in-class 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. According to U.S. News, the Sierra 1500 also stands out with its reliable safety tech and unique style.

Check out these powerful trucks at Temecula Valley Buick GMC and take them out for test drives.

GMC Sierra 1500 Adds Entry-Level Elevation Trim

Sierra 1500 grill

A new trim level is on the way for the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup. Known as the entry-level Elevation, it’s shaping up to be a strong option if you’re looking for a full-size truck at a high-value price in Temecula Valley, California.

The Sierra lineup already includes a regular Elevation trim, but the new entry-level Elevation will be a distinct choice at what’s likely to be a lower price point.

The entry-level Elevation will be available in two bed/cab configurations: Double Cab/Standard Box 4WD and Crew Cab/Short Bed 4WD. Both of these layouts will only be available with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a 2.7-liter inline-four turbo engine that generates 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque.

As a value-oriented truck, the entry-level Elevation is likely to offer a smaller selection of standard features than the regular Elevation. Key standard features include large P275/60R20SL all-terrain blackwall tires and a 40/20/40 split-folding front seat. This trim will also receive two standard 120-volt power outlets: one mounted in the bed and one installed in the instrument panel.

We’ll have more details soon on this new trim level. In the meantime, visit us here at Temecula Valley Buick GMC to explore the other exciting options in the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 lineup.