CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cars.com, the premier online resource for buying and selling new and used cars and trucks, has announced that the 2015 GMC 3500 HD Duramax is the winner of the site's one-ton heavy-duty pickup truck challenge. The challenge put the top three one-ton pickup trucks against each other in a series of tests to determine the overall best. The three trucks tested in the challenge were the 2015 Ford F-350 Power Stroke, 2015 GMC 3500 HD Duramax, and the 2014 Ram HD 3500 Cummins.
"The GMC was the least expensive truck of the bunch, but managed to win us over with its exceptionally comfortable ride over many not-so-comfortable road conditions," said Mark Williams, truck editor for Cars.com. "Our judges hugely appreciated the all-new interior, multimedia system and 8-inch navigation screen. In the end, the GMC was the best all-around player of its competitors."
The trucks were tested for two weeks over thousands of miles and in a variety of weather and terrain conditions. Scores were drawn from 19 data-driven tests of each truck's capabilities, and judges added their votes in six categories: engine performance, seating comfort and ergonomics, technology and entertainment, ride quality, visibility and value.
"In the three years since our last one-ton pickup truck challenge, the truck world has changed dramatically," said Williams. "Not only has the segment become more fuel efficient, but the heavy-hauler competitors have significantly raised their game in terms of features, comfort and overall driving and towing ability."
Full results and greater detail on the Cars.com One-Ton Heavy-Duty Pickup Truck Challenge powered by PickupTrucks.com can be found here.
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