2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

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The 2011 GMC Sierra covers all the essential pickup-truck bases, even the green one.

The GMC Sierra 1500 was completely redesigned in 2007, alongside the nearly identical Chevrolet Silverado, and it's still among the better choices in the full-size pickup-truck class. In truth, each of the big five brands--Ford, Chevy/GMC, Dodge, Nissan and Toyota--has points in its favor, and the 2011 Sierra lands squarely in the middle of the pack for its wide variety in powertrains, its pleasant handling, and its titanic towing capacity.

It may not ride with the sophistication of the Ram 1500, or offer the turbo boost of Ford's F-150 V-6, but the Sierra does lead the class with its Hybrid pickup's fuel economy--while also serving out base V-6 and V-8 engines for utility trucks and fleet uses. It steers pretty naturally, too, and the ride quality's fairly carlike for a vehicle with its capabilities.

Only minor changes to four-wheel-drive option packages make it on the order sheets this year. The Sierra's about due for a reskin, but GM's difficulties have put that off for at least another couple of years. It should hold up relatively well--and for sure, GMC fans won't have a reason to look anywhere else so long as they're not stuck on the F-150's small towing advantage or the Ram's rippling HEMI powertrain.

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Monday, March 21, 2016
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck

Worst GMC I ever purchased

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Out of nine GMC Sierra's I've owned in my lifetime, this one is by far the poorest built. Since I purchased it new it's been back for five major warranty issues, the last being the transmission as this unit... + More »
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Saturday, January 30, 2016
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" SLT

Very Nice truck, I really like the front end.

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It's been a while since I had a new truck. I own a 2006 3500 Diesel loaded, but I needed a everyday truck to drive to work and the puddle jumper I had was close to 200,000 mile so I wanted to step up to a... + More »
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Saturday, January 16, 2016
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5"

One sharp sweet truck with head turning looks and performance.

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So in early August 2015 my 16 year old son and I went out and test drove the new 2015 Sierra SLE double cab. As we drove out of the dealer parking lot we spotted a stone blue 1500 SLE Z71 at the front of the... + More »
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