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

2013 gmc sierra denali off-road

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.

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” – –

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