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<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 GMC Canyon courtesy of GM.</strong></em></p> GM Releases Payload Ratings for Mid-Size Pickups

General Motors' new mid-size pickup trucks will offer slightly different payload ratings because the two vehicles have different curb weights, GM has announced.





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