Testing The 2020 GMC Sierra’s Six-Way Tailgate | Real Reviews

Testing The 2020 GMC Sierra’s Six-Way Tailgate | Real Reviews


Today I’m testing out the
full-sized pickup truck that claims to make loading and unloading a whole lot easier with its completely redesigned tailgate, the GMC Sierra Denali. I’m Matt DeBord. I get behind the wheel of the hottest cars and test them in real-world scenarios. Today I’m testing the MultiPro Tailgate in the GMC Sierra, and giving my full review along the way. This is “Real Reviews” from Cars Insider. The GMC Sierra Denali aims to up the game for premium, full-sized pickups. Its cabin is full of luxurious materials, and it has a lot of high technology and driver-assistance features. But it’s what’s in the back that makes the biggest difference. GMC calls it the MultiPro Tailgate, and it has six different configurations. I’m gonna take it to
Belleville Lumber Supply today, pick up some home-improvement stuff, and test out all the different setups. But first I’m gonna take
the Sierra for a test drive. The Sierra Denali has always been one of my favorite pickups. It’s a notch up from the Chevy Silverado, so if the Chevy Silverado’s not really luxurious enough for you, you go to GMC. The Denali trim is GMC’s
sort of extra-special, double-cool, you know,
premium-materials kind of thing. The driving performance
of the truck, it’s great, it’s very smooth, it’s very powerful with the 420-horsepower motor, it’s got gobs of torque,
it’s terrifically powerful, it’s gonna be able to tow 9,600 pounds, it can carry 2,000 pounds in the bed. It doesn’t drive like a
luxury sedan or a luxury SUV, but it’s about as, you
know, smooth and easy a ride as you should expect from
a full-size pickup truck without compromising
any of the versatility and functionality you need
with one of these things. OK, here I am at Belleville Lumber Supply, and I’m gonna see what
this fancy tailgate can do. GMC’s multi tailgate pro
is the first of its kind. It offers users better functionality by adding five additional configurations to the primary tailgate function. I’m gonna test out all of these features, except for the standard tailgate, to see if they make a difference. And I’m gonna start with
the full-width step. The full-width step should make it easier for me to step into the truck bed while loading material, such as these bags of mortar here. God, these are heavy! So far it’s making this job
an enormously easier one, ’cause these things are not light, and to get up in the bed when it’s just in a standard configuration with no step would be extremely challenging. There’s absolutely no way I would’ve been able to do that job in, what, about two, three minutes there? Without the step. Now let’s check out the
easy-access feature, which should allow me
better access to the bed to unload materials. The way you do the easy-access feature is you fold this up. Look at that, easier access
to the back of the truck. Easy access worked as advertised, but I can’t reach the back of the bed to get those sacks out, so I would have to move
them a little bit closer to the end of the bed here if I wanted to use the feature. The load stop can be used
when you’re loading materials that are longer than the bed and the tailgate has to remain open. We’ve got some lumber here
that we’re gonna put in, 8 feet long, and slide it in like that. Ah, look at that. It’s too long, it’s
going past the load stop, so what I’m gonna have to
do is put it in at an angle. That should be fine. This lumber, this is working great. This is an incredibly useful feature, because you’d be in a position of having to secure this wood in the bed if you had it open like this, and you’d have to tie a piece
of red flag to it or something to let everybody know
it’s a bit of a hazard, but right like this it’s good. The inner gate load stop further expands the truck bed at the top. So, you gotta kinda fold
the whole thing back up, drop the top, and throw up the inner gate load stop. Now I’m gonna put the lumber in just like I did before. (Matt groaning) With these 8-foot pieces of lumber, we really are at the limits
of this bed’s capabilities. I’m not even sure this is gonna work. I don’t think it’s gonna be secure. OK, this is not working out so great. I don’t feel comfortable driving around with this load the way it is, and we were given the short bed of the Sierra Denali to test out. If you had the longer bed, you’d be able to get this
wood into this configuration a little bit more comfortably. Now let’s move on to
the work-surface test, and for this one I’ve got
a slightly different idea. And finally, the work
surface turns the truck into a mobile workstation. This is kind of a rolling desk that’s on the back of the bed here, and it’s extremely useful for doing work, but I don’t have any work to do, so I’m going to eat lunch. If I had work to do, on the other hand, it would be absolutely fantastic. It’s a little thing, this feature, but it’s really, really useful. You could set up any
of a number of things. You could go over plans for a job, you could set up a laptop here. This truck has 4G LTE WiFi, which will support numerous devices. You also have power back
here in the bed of the truck. You could run your laptop off of that, you could run any of a
number of devices off of it, you could also have power
tools that you’re charging up. So, it’s extremely useful; it’s one of my favorite features
of the MultiPro Tailgate. So, those are the five additional features of the MultiPro Tailgate. Now let’s hop inside and
talk about the interior. The Sierra Denali’s interior is about as close to luxurious as you can get in a pickup truck. That’s the whole idea behind
the upscale Denali trim level. It’s plush, roomy, and user-friendly. The infotainment system
is a freshened-up version of what GM uses across
its lineup of vehicles, and it’s one of the top
systems in the auto industry. It’s a piece of cake to operate, using the touch-screen interface. You also have OnStar as a backup and fast 4G LTE WiFi connectivity. The GMC Sierra Denali as
we have it configured here is a $70,000 pickup, so
it’s not really cheap, but it’s so crammed full of technology, premium amenities, and versatility that I think it’s almost a bargain. The MultiPro Tailgate really
adds a lot to this truck, as we found out today
when we checked it out at Belleville Lumber and found out that in all
the different positions it works great, even the inner position with the gate up and
the load stop deployed where we couldn’t quite get the lumber in. That wasn’t the truck’s fault. If we had a bigger bed
it would’ve been fine. The 6.2-liter V8 pulls
like a freight train and is gonna fill you with confidence if you’re towing a trailer or if you’ve got a
2,000-pound load in the back. If you’re in the market
for a premium pickup, the GMC Sierra Denali is
really a great choice.

About the Author: Michael Flood

98 Comments

  1. Why don't they fix their Duramax issue first oh and I just heard they have brake problems why don't they make a pickup bed that actually will withstand the job site a pickup truck is made to be worked what a joke we can't even make a tailgate without all the fancy stuff that lasts and

  2. I really want to know how much they paid for this because you can’t use it with anything in the hitch and that’s what a large majority of truck owners need to know

  3. Looks nice, but I'm just not sure it's big enough. As a fat, wasteful consumer with no concern for the future livability of the planet, it's important for me to have the largest, most luxurious, least practical sh*t-spewing monster truck on the block.

  4. What a gimmick. No one buys bags on concrete and is determined to store it next to the cabin. A normal person would just load the concrete at the tailgate. Also I have always had my lumber hang out that back with the tailgate up. Never really was an issue doing it that way. The host was even having issues loading the 2×4's. He was for sure trying to sell this thing. Not catching what he is throwing.

  5. Hey business insider! Please hire me to do his job..
    Also this man has never worked a physical labor job in his life to be talking about work stations 😂

  6. Regular old fashioned tail gates constantly break and don't function, this nonsense is doomed from the start. Trucks are a joke these days, steps in the bumper, flashy badging and vents… so much nonsense.

  7. The bed fixes 1st world problems that ratchet straps and rope have fixes for years. completely pointless unless you specialize in construction or an associate profession

  8. No one that actually does labor and has to carry materials in a truck would actually buy this though. Its really just a gimmick truck to make people think you do hard work.

  9. This guys a fucken wimp. Even with the full width bed he looks awkward putting bags of cement in. And he’s gassed. Never got his hands dirty and he should pretend like he knows how to work

  10. More moving parts to break. The final "feature" of the 'mobile workbench' is ridiculous. Bottom line the 'shelf' is too narrow to be useful and simply isn't flat. Even being the short bed option it seems like an extreme oversight to not fit standard 8ft lumber.

  11. This guy has never worked a day in his life. Why would you make 5 individual trips to load the concrete bags. Just put them at the foot of the bed and then push them to the end. It would take less time than this guy and his unnecessary fancy door

  12. Leaning boards against a $65k truck seems like a poor decision. The load stop with tailgate up is for when you utilize the second tier system. Good review. Thank you.

  13. You know, those dual exhaust pipes serve as forklift holes so they stack easier at the junkyard when that GM transmission inevitably fails

  14. I rather save thousands and buy a Silverado. Rather get a gym membership and just pick the bulks over my head 💪 bad ad used the wrong person and location.

  15. Just seeing you in front of the car grille , the problem is so obviously : your shoulders are at the top of the hood . Just simply produce lower pick.-up. and a articulate tail gate will be useless . As a result, gas consumption will improve ….& of course sales will go down because consumers are so stupid .

  16. Pay this kind of money(2k) for a tail gate that’s advertised to help working men load and unload stuff. I guess it’s used for wimpy men like this guy who don’t tow anything because a hitch would hit that tailgate

  17. "ThIs tAilGaTe iS sUcH a GiMmIcK lMAo"

    Meanwhile the whole video and other car journalists prove other wise 😂😂😂

  18. And this boys is what a yuppie looks like. Probably just bought the truck for the hell of it. Probably doesnt even use it for its intended purpose

  19. This guy makes me laugh he's reviewing a truck like he works in construction so he knows what he's talking about but loading up some work stuff instead of actually saying going to get some Lumber to test out the tailgate LOL I think this guy should keep reviewing his luxury cars and leave the trucks up to people who actually know how to use

  20. This guy couldn't find his dick even if it was in his own hands. He is totally out of his comfort zone and he doesn't even know what to talk about with this truck. This is hilarious

  21. I'm surprised you didn't. Also when you have a truck and you have that much of a little load we supposed to use the tailgate for is drop the tailgate down Drop The Middle's down and then you have more room to put the bag of mortar into the bed of the truck because you are now closer to the bed of the truck instead of closer to the tailgate. I'm sorry this is hilarious

  22. And one last thing do this exact same review put a tow hitch the two and a half inch ball tow hitch on and then drop the tailgate and then drop the middle down see what happens

  23. Why not just drop pickups down to the height as they were in the 90's and prior. Then you would not need this fancy tailgate, cutouts in the bumper, or that fancy running board that was shown 7:43.

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