Compare 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2011 Ram 1500

2011 GMC Sierra 1500
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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
Select style
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Adventurer 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $19,822 $21,110
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $19,822 $21,110
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $23,617 $25,240
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Adventurer 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $23,745 $25,430
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 14 19 $23,745 $25,430
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $23,875 $25,565
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 18 $23,875 $25,565
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $24,011 $25,730
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $24,011 $25,730
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $27,015 $29,000
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 13 18 $27,015 $29,000
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $27,281 $29,300
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $27,281 $29,300
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $27,543 $29,585
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $27,601 $29,650
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" R/T 14 20 $28,777 $31,115
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $30,482 $32,805
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 13 19 $31,471 $34,035
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $31,891 $34,475
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $33,877 $36,630
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $34,351 $37,255
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $34,820 $37,695
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $35,988 $39,015
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $36,818 $39,850
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $36,864 $40,005
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $38,862 $42,160
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 14 20 $39,219 $42,665
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 13 19 $42,092 $45,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,385
$19,557
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,235
$20,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 GMC Sierra covers all the essential pickup-truck bases, even the green one. The 2011 Ram 1500 vies with the latest Ford F-150 as the most desirable full-size pickup truck you can buy.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.0
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Hip Room (in)
62.5 62.9
Front Head Room (in)
41.5 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 66.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 9.7
Cab to Axle (in)
41.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.0 79.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
34.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
39.4 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
116.5 123.7
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
205.6 209.0
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
13.4 9.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.6 74.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
119.0 120.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.6 51.0
Tailgate Width (in)
61.5 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.7 76.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
62.4 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.0 20.1
Cargo Volume (ft³)
60.7 57.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.5 66.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 13.8 x 0.87
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.61 x 2.36 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.99 x 1.18 13.2 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26
Fuel Tank Location
Driver Side Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.73 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P245/70R17 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QU1 TTJ
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2304 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2004 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QU1 TTJ
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P275/60R20
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
9100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
480 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 1358
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4800 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4800 9050
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3750 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1879 - TBD -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6400 6025
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 3700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2584 - TBD -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.4 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 700
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 160
Engine
Displacement
4.3L/262 4.7L/287
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
195 @ 4600 310 @ 5650
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 2800 330 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
LU3 EVE
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.67
Trans Order Code
M30 DGQ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.75
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Summary
Body Code
E63 120.5" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside Reg Cab 6.3' Bed
Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 1500 Ram 1500
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3200 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.23 3.55
Axle Type - Front
Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.38 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3200 3700
Suspension Type - Rear
2-stage multi-leaf Multi-link coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.38 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Solid
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Frame
Frame Type
Hydroformed Ladder type
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 11.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating

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