• 2013 GMC Sierra Denali Snowy & Muddy Off-Road Review

    2013 GMC Sierra Denali Snowy & Muddy Off-Road Review
    2013 GMC Sierra Denali Snowy & Muddy Off-Road Review

    The 2013 GMC Sierra Denali is the top of the line GMC pickup truck.

    It comes with almost every creature comfort found on high end luxury sedans including heated seats and a heated steering wheel and all-wheel-drive.

    So naturally we were curios how the Denali would do with AWD off-road.

    In another fun and informative TFLcar video we take the 2013 GMC Sierra Denali on our standard off-road trail to determine if an AWD pickup is as capable as a 4X4 pickup in the snow, mud and rocky terrain of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

    You can watch the new 2013 Ram 1500 take on the same off-road course HERE.

    Editor’s note: Regarding the AWD system, this is what GM said, ”


    Sierra Denali is available with electronic All Wheel Drive that helps detect wheel slippage and, in a fraction of a second, responds by sending power to both the front and rear wheels to help enhance traction. What’s more, Sierra Denali’s front suspension is coil-over-shock – as opposed to torsion-bar suspension designs – delivering improved ride quality and handling.”

    Not much technical information there. but check this out, ”


    No other competitor in its class offers a standard fully automatic locking rear differential for on or off-road use:

    • Delivers added traction in driving and wheel-slip situations
    • Senses a difference in speed between left and right rear wheels
    • Locks to turn both wheels in unison” – – GMC.com

    So, we know that they are very proud of their rear end. Yay!

    Roman Mica
    Roman Mica
    Roman Mica is a columnist, journalist, and author, who spent his early years driving fast on the German autobahn. When he’s not reviewing cars or producing videos, you can find him training for triathlons and writing about endurance sports for EverymanTri.com as our sister blog’s publisher. Mica is a former broadcast reporter with his Master’s Degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is also a presenter for TFLcar’s very popular video review channel on YouTube and AOL.

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    4 thoughts on “2013 GMC Sierra Denali Snowy & Muddy Off-Road Review

    1. Can you start putting the links at the bottom of the videos? When you hover over the video, the direct youtube link drops down, making it impossible to click on them.

      I agree with the comments about GM’s 6.2L. It’s really, really sweet.

    2. Hey at least GM has proven itself time after time that even though they don’t have designated models for certain applications such as “off road,” they still make all around solid trucks that perform very well in almost every situation. Whether it be farming, construction, recreation, or getting back forth between work and home, I will stick with GM. They have their flaws but no brand is perfect, not really against ram or ford. I just know from multiple experiences that you can chain up a GMC V8 truck and stomp on it in four low and usually get out of even the most adverse conditions. It’s because of tire chains though that miracles happen, whether it be mud or snow!

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