CHICAGO, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) has released the results of its comprehensive comparison testing of heavy-duty pickup trucks following the 2017 One-Ton Heavy-Duty Pickup Challenge. The Challenge pitted two segment heavyweights – the 2017 Ford Super Duty F-350 and 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 – against each other in a series of intensive tests to determine the overall heavy-duty champion. After extensive testing and assessment, the Ford Super Duty F-350 came out ahead of the GMC Sierra 3500.
"The all-new Ford Super Duty is impressive in many ways now, but the aging GMC Sierra HD cab, even with its new Duramax and Allison powertrain, just couldn't keep up," said Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com editor. "The big Ford's size, strength, capability and newfound civility gave it the edge."
For the 2017 One-Ton Heavy-Duty Pickup Challenge, experts focused heavily on track testing, empirical head-to-head evaluation, pitting the previous turbo-diesel one-ton champion against the reborn newcomer to see if a complete engineering redesign of a stalwart sales leader could unseat the previous winner of Cars.com's One-Ton Heavy-Duty Challenge.
Testing included 20 different empirical and subjective categories ranging from acceleration and braking to towing capability and feature evaluation. For more information and full results from this Challenge, visit www.cars.com/news or sister-site, www.pickuptrucks.com.
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