Compare 2011 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2011 GMC Sierra 1500

2011 Chevrolet Colorado
2011 GMC Sierra 1500
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2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 25 $16,459 $17,145
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 25 $17,356 $18,270
2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,566 $19,340
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 25 $18,614 $19,390
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $19,824 $20,650
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 25 $19,802 $20,845
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $20,686 $21,775
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $21,782 $22,690
4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $21,883 $22,795
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 18 25 $22,747 $23,945
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 24 $22,747 $23,945
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $23,925 $25,185
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/3LT 14 20 $25,056 $26,375
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 17 23 $25,189 $26,515
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 16 21 $26,177 $27,555
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/3LT 14 20 $26,319 $27,705
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $26,823 $28,235
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 16 21 $27,621 $29,075
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2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 15 18 $20,385 $21,235
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 15 20 $20,760 $21,625
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 14 18 $23,496 $24,475
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 14 18 $23,784 $24,775
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 15 18 $24,491 $25,780
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 14 18 $25,319 $27,225
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 14 18 $25,430 $27,345
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $26,429 $27,820
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SL 14 18 $26,714 $28,725
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 19 $28,272 $29,760
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $28,367 $29,860
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE 14 18 $27,881 $29,980
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 13 18 $28,439 $30,580
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 13 18 $28,718 $30,880
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SL 14 18 $28,783 $30,950
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $29,421 $30,970
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLE 15 21 $28,857 $31,030
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SL 13 18 $29,643 $31,875
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 14 18 $29,964 $32,220
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE 13 18 $30,397 $32,685
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $31,264 $32,910
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLE 15 21 $31,429 $33,795
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Xtra Fuel Economy 15 22 $31,601 $33,980
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SL 13 18 $31,713 $34,100
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 13 18 $32,931 $35,410
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $33,633 $36,165
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLT 15 21 $33,912 $36,465
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $36,562 $39,315
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $36,744 $39,510
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLT 15 21 $36,841 $39,615
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $39,673 $42,660
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 13 18 $40,808 $43,880
AWD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 12 18 $43,737 $47,030
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,459
$20,385
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,145
$21,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$354 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 GMC Sierra covers all the essential pickup-truck bases, even the green one.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 62.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 41.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 65.2
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.0 34.7
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
110.9 116.5
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
192.4 205.6
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 13.4
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
64.9 73.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 47.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.3 119.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 7.7
Cab to Axle (in)
34.2 41.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 80.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 61.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.8 78.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 62.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 21.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
44.0 60.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA 61.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 50.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.5 11.61 x 2.36
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 12.99 x 1.18
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail Driver Side
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 26
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 16.73
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 3
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 2304
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 2004
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD QU1
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
QRD QU1
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 4800
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 4800
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
240 480
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 720
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 9100
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4850 6400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 3200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1888 2584
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6000 - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 3750
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1478 1879
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 4.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 195 @ 4600
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 260 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
LLV LU3
Displacement
2.9L/177 4.3L/262
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 18
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 1.63
Trans Order Code
MA5 M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code
E63 E63
Body Style
Regular Cab Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.23
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 1.38
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 3200
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf 2-stage multi-leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 3750
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 1.38
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 1.42
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 3750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 3200
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Hydroformed
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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