GMC Trailering Academy taught journalists how to park 23-ft. Airstream in tight conditions.
GMC Sierra, with Airstream in tow, negotiates pylons at Camarillo airstrip.
Sierra styling tweaks are modest from rear view.
Sierra Denali, with its brick-wall grille, greets visitors to Ocean Mesa campground near Santa Barbara.
Campers hitched and ready for hauling at Camarillo.
EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 carries code name L83.
EcoTec3 4.3L V-6 carries code name LV3.
V-6 displays 19.3 mpg after test drive.
New GMC Sierra interior upscale, comfortable, spacious.
Styled gauge cluster shows significant evolution from previous pickup truck. Note authentic aluminum on center stack and steering wheel.
Back seat easily accommodates three occupants and folds up when not in use.
Three USB ports (plus two in center storage bin) and multiple plugs standard on most trim levels.
Connecting cell phone is simple.
Corner step makes for easy access into pickup bed.
Sierra crew cabs shipping to dealers now, while double cabs arrive in July and regular cabs a month later.
GMC stages a "Trailering Academy" on a Southern California airstrip to demonstrate the capabilities of the new Sierra pickup and its 5.3L small-block V-8, hitched to a 5,500-lb. Airstream camper. (See related story: Small Block Hugely Capable)
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