GMC Sierra HD takesTop Honors At The Insane Heavy Duty Hurt Locker!

The South Loves  A Good Truck!

The 2012 GMC Sierra HD

The Carolinas are serious truck states. And Scott McCorkle, of Liberty Buick GMC Truck, prides himself on offering North and South Carolina a huge selection of the toughest trucks on the road — the GMC Sierra.  Scott doesn’t just think the Sierra is the best truck out there. By beating out Chrysler and Ford in one of the most grueling challenges ever—The Heavy- Duty Hurt Locker, put on by, GMC has proven, once and for all, that it’s the best overall heavy duty truck on the road.

About The Challengers:

2012 GMC Sierra Duramax, the 2011 Ford F-350 Power Stroke, and the 2011.5 Ram 3500 High Output Cummins.

“We procured similarly equipped trucks from Ford, Ram and GMC and put them through the paces, towing up and down some of the toughest grades in the country covering a total of 2,200 miles,” said Mike Levine, editor of “When we analyzed the data, the GMC Sierra 3500HD simply outperformed the trucks from Ford and Ram.”

The trucks chosen for battle were the 2012 GMC Sierra Duramax, the 2011 Ford F-350 Power Stroke, and the 2011.5 Ram 3500 High Output Cummins.

About The Heavy Duty Hurt Locker:

The HD Hurt Locker punished the trucks with a trek lasting 7 days and going over 2,200 miles through 4 states and 2 mountain ranges.

Levine took part in the Hurt Locker, and recounted it as a “2,200-mile, four-state slog towing trailers that weigh almost 10 tons each and push each truck’s gross combined weight to more than 90 percent of their gross combined weight rating – levels so high that it forced those of us without one to get commercial driver licenses. The Hurt Locker includes driving up two of the nastiest mountain climbs in the U.S. – from hot summer temperatures of more than 100 degrees in the Arizona desert to the oxygen-starved peaks of the Colorado Rockies, 11,000 feet above sea level. Through it all, we measured fuel economy, acceleration, power and braking and evaluated the confidence that each truck gave its driver.”[i]

GMC Sierra HD Took It All!

The GMC Sierra HD Duomax came out on top in nearly all categories

After the whole ordeal was over, The 2012 GMC Sierra 3500 with 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 proved to be top dog. “The GMC Sierra 3500 is our choice for the Best Overall Heavy-Duty Truck in the Hurt Locker test. Its performance continues to affirm what we’ve seen from previous 2011-12 GM HD pickups. Their chassis and on-road performance should be in the crosshairs of Ram and Ford.”(Mike Levine, 2011)

“Customers choose full-size trucks for their capabilities,” said Rick Spina, GM’s vehicle line executive for full-size trucks. “For 2012, we built on the foundation we created in 2011, with engineering changes and additional validation designed to make the most capable heavy-duty pickup even better. Based on’s test results, it looks like we got the job done.”[ii][iii]

Come see this beast of a truck for yourself!

You can see the 2011 GM Sierra HD at Scott McCorkle's Liberty Buick GMC Truck

If you live in the Charlotte metro, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville, or Waxhaw areas of North or South Carolina, and are in need of a serious truck, Scott McCorkle and his great team would love to put you in one.  Stop by to see them at one of their convenient locations  9028 Independence or 1001 Tyvola Road.  Or check them out on web at Prepared to be impressed!

Works Cited

LaMuraglia, J. M. (2011, August 8). GM News. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from General Motors:

Mike Levine, M. W. (2011, August 14). 2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker. Retrieved September 13, 2011, from http://special-/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2011/Au


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