This is the first non big block gas truck that will actually tow and haul large loads without having a gear too high and a gear too low to tow with. The 6 speed with 4:10 gears works great and doesn't hunt. I can haul my slide in camper with a towed or hook on to the 30ft enclosed 6 place sled trailer and head to the mountains 1200 miles away. It handles remarkably well for its hulk size and the ride quality is excellent. I get 12-13 in the city and 14-16 on the highway which I can't complain. I had a 1500 5.3 which did great but I couldn't do anything with it. I have had absolutely no issues with this truck and love it.
The whole truck is a total package. I ordered it with everything heavy duty. Dual batteries, camper mirrors and had to throw is the sunroof and power slider. I opted out for the DVD system as I can't watch it while I'm driving and deleted the cd changer as I just don't use them.
Heater controls were a step backward to operate but they do everything for you. I just have to learn to keep playing with it. The heated wiper fluid is sweet on those frosty days as well as the remote start being standard.