2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab 4WD
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- Vortec Max produces 367 H.P., has a bed capacity of 2000lbs +, gets 15 mpg +, has four disc brakes
- I am not a Goodyear Wrangler fan. Should have B.F. Goodrich A/T option.
I traded my 2006 Chevy 1500 Silverado extended cab 5.3L Z71 for the 2007. Huge difference! The Z71 did better with bumps. But the Vortec Max with the off-road plates is close. The 5.3L was constantly going from 4th to 3rd gear and back on realitively minor hills at 5,000 feet. My 1997 similarly configured 5.7 Z71 didn't shift much, unless it had a load. And the 6.0 Vortec with 4.11 gears, doesn't shift much, unless there is a big grade. (How the Toyota truck people can handle 6 speeds shifting all the time is beyond me). Cornering, noise, standard On-Star are better in 2007. The 2WD/4WDHI/Auto Select/4WDLO knob in the '07 is hidden from view by the steering wheel making shifting while driving more risky. The new traction sensing and correction feature is nice on ice. I wish I had gotten the mirrors that go out further for seeing past my camper. Ford and Dodge have better color choices. Side airbags are nice when you doof it to traffic coming at your side (the extra horsepower avoided the wreck). Who needs the noisey exhaust associated with the 2006? I got 1 mpg better with the '06 5.3L and 2.5 mpg less in the '97 5.7L. The 4-cyclinder to 8-cylinder conversion is not noticeable in the '07. I added rear air-lift bags to both the '97HD and the '07 to balance out the weight of the 1500 lb camper. I like having two storeage areas between front seat passangers and dual cigarette lighters in the '07, but I consider the pull out cup holder of the '97 the best for using a cup and having it out of the way. Auto temp control is a nice feature in the newer trucks, but I still find myself constantly adjusting it. With a computer program (like the chips we use to insert) the Vortec Max could probably catch the Toyota 382 H.P. . The 400 H.P 6.2L Denalli may already be fast enough, but it is expensive and ony has a 1500 lb. bed capacity. All of the above engines pass okay, but the Vortec Max 6.0 is clearly superior. And the 4 wheel discs will make you light headed if you have to suddenly slow the Vortec Max down and get back in your lane. With significant added weight the Max clearly has a big advantage....read morehide
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