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2011 Ford Ranger
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2WD Reg Cab 112" XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 22 27 $17,187 $18,160
2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 22 27 $17,880 $19,120
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 22 27 $18,747 $19,855
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 22 27 $19,353 $20,740
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $20,887 $22,425
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 21 $21,082 $22,640
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $21,861 $23,495
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $23,285 $25,060
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $24,204 $26,070
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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
$17,187
$20,385
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,160
$21,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$354 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
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
22 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 62.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 41.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 65.2
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
44.0 47.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 119.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.9 7.7
Cab to Axle (in)
37.8 41.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 80.0
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
29.7 34.7
Overhang, Front (in)
34.0 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
33.0 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
107.6 116.5
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
189.4 205.6
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.9 13.4
Cab to End of Frame (in)
81.8 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.2 73.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.4 60.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
54.4 61.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.5 50.6
Tailgate Width (in)
52.0 61.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.7 78.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
54.4 62.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
16.5 21.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.28 x 0.39 12.99 x 1.18
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.85 x 0.39 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.61 x 2.36
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 26
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Driver Side
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
22.0 16.73
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 39.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QU1
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P225/70R15 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
765 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Mini P245/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA QU1
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1594 2304
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
765 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R15 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1594 2004
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 480
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 720
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4800
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4800
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 9100
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2350 3750
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1384 1879
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4300 6400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2400 3200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1752 2584
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
4800 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Mini 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 4.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 600
Maximum Alternator Watts
1350 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 3750 260 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
99D LU3
Displacement
2.3L/140 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 5250 195 @ 4600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
9.0 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.63
Trans Order Code
44R 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
Summary
Body Style
Reg Cab 6' Styleside Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside
Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code
111.5" WB E63
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 1.38
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
SLA w/Coil Springs Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.42
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2750 3750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2400 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.23
Axle Type - Front
Twin-Forged SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35.1 1.38
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2400 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)
2350 3750
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Hydroformed
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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