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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab ST 15 20 $22,091 $23,210
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,888 $24,085
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $25,420 $26,780
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $28,928 $30,635
4WD Ext Cab ST 14 18 $26,049 $27,460
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $26,845 $28,335
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $28,164 $29,730
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $31,718 $33,635
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 15 18 $20,385 $21,235
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 14 18 $25,319 $27,225
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 15 20 $20,760 $21,625
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 14 18 $25,430 $27,345
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 15 18 $24,491 $25,780
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SL 14 18 $26,714 $28,725
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE 14 18 $27,881 $29,980
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $33,633 $36,165
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $26,429 $27,820
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLE 15 21 $28,857 $31,030
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLT 15 21 $33,912 $36,465
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 19 $28,272 $29,760
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SL 14 18 $28,783 $30,950
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 14 18 $29,964 $32,220
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Xtra Fuel Economy 15 22 $31,601 $33,980
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $36,744 $39,510
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 13 18 $40,808 $43,880
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 14 18 $23,496 $24,475
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 13 18 $28,439 $30,580
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 14 18 $23,784 $24,775
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 13 18 $28,718 $30,880
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $28,367 $29,860
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SL 13 18 $29,643 $31,875
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE 13 18 $30,397 $32,685
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $36,562 $39,315
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $29,421 $30,970
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLE 15 21 $31,429 $33,795
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLT 15 21 $36,841 $39,615
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $31,264 $32,910
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SL 13 18 $31,713 $34,100
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 13 18 $32,931 $35,410
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $39,673 $42,660
AWD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 12 18 $43,737 $47,030
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,091
$20,385
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,210
$21,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$387 / month
$354 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 GMC Sierra covers all the essential pickup-truck bases, even the green one.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 62.5
Second Leg Room (in) 32.1 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 41.5
Second Hip Room (in) 56.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 65.2
Passenger Capacity 4 3
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 48.8 47.2
Wheelbase (in) 131.3 119.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.9 7.7
Cab to Axle (in) 39.3 41.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 80.0
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.2 34.7
Overhang, Front (in) 38.4 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in) 32.4 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 130.4 116.5
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 218.5 205.6
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.0 13.4
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.6 73.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 59.6 61.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.2 50.6
Tailgate Width (in) 53.3 61.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.8 78.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 30.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 59.6 62.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 17.6 21.0
Cargo Volume (ft³) 46.6 60.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x 2.3 11.61 x 2.36
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 1.1 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 Driver Side
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 26
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.4 16.73
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 44.0 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - 3
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2304
Spare Tire Order Code WDQ NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/70R16 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2004
Rear Tire Order Code TVF QU1
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P245/70R16 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Full-Size P245/70R17
Front Tire Order Code TVF QU1
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4650 4800
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4650 4800
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 465 480
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 698 720
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 9100
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6010 6400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3100 3200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2427 2584
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9000 - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3600 3750
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1784 1879
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 4.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 195 @ 4600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 260 @ 2800
Engine Order Code EKG LU3
Displacement 3.7L/226 4.3L/262
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 18
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.63
Trans Order Code DGV M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Ram Dakota GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code 131.3" WB E63
Body Style Extended Cab 6'6" Bed Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 3.23
Axle Type - Front - TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 1.38
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600 3200
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle 2-stage multi-leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 3750
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 1.38
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Upper/Lower "A" Arms Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.42
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 3750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 3200
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Hydroformed
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 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 - -
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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