Compare 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2011 GMC Sierra 1500

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2011 GMC Sierra 1500
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2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 14 19 $28,592 $30,745
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 14 19 $29,620 $31,850
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,279 $39,010
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 19 $28,272 $29,760
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Xtra Fuel Economy 15 22 $31,257 $33,610
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LS 14 19 $26,528 $28,525
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT 14 19 $27,444 $29,510
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $33,168 $35,665
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 15 20 $24,491 $25,780
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT 15 21 $28,476 $30,620
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ 15 21 $33,447 $35,965
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $26,429 $27,820
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 14 19 $24,933 $26,810
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 15 20 $20,385 $21,235
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 14 19 $25,049 $26,935
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 15 20 $20,760 $21,625
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 13 18 $31,522 $33,895
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 13 18 $32,550 $35,000
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $39,208 $42,160
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $31,264 $32,910
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LS 13 18 $29,457 $31,675
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT 13 18 $30,015 $32,275
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,097 $38,815
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $28,367 $29,860
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT 15 21 $31,043 $33,380
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,376 $39,115
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $29,421 $30,970
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 13 18 $28,058 $30,170
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 14 18 $23,496 $24,475
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 13 18 $28,337 $30,470
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 14 18 $23,784 $24,775
Silverado 1500 Hybrid 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" 1HY 20 23 $36,595 $38,725
Silverado 1500 Hybrid 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" 2HY 20 23 $42,576 $45,055
Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" 1HY 20 23 $39,571 $41,875
Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" 2HY 20 23 $45,553 $48,205
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2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 13 18 $40,808 $43,880
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SL 14 18 $28,783 $30,950
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 14 18 $29,964 $32,220
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $36,744 $39,510
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 19 $28,272 $29,760
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Xtra Fuel Economy 15 22 $31,601 $33,980
Sierra 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SL 14 18 $26,714 $28,725
Sierra 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE 14 18 $27,881 $29,980
Sierra 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $33,633 $36,165
Sierra 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 15 18 $24,491 $25,780
Sierra 1500 2WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLE 15 21 $28,857 $31,030
Sierra 1500 2WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLT 15 21 $33,912 $36,465
Sierra 1500 2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $26,429 $27,820
Sierra 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 14 18 $25,319 $27,225
Sierra 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 15 18 $20,385 $21,235
Sierra 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 14 18 $25,430 $27,345
Sierra 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 15 20 $20,760 $21,625
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SL 13 18 $31,713 $34,100
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 13 18 $32,931 $35,410
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $39,673 $42,660
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $31,264 $32,910
Sierra 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SL 13 18 $29,643 $31,875
Sierra 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE 13 18 $30,397 $32,685
Sierra 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $36,562 $39,315
Sierra 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $28,367 $29,860
Sierra 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLE 15 21 $31,429 $33,795
Sierra 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLT 15 21 $36,841 $39,615
Sierra 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $29,421 $30,970
Sierra 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 13 18 $28,439 $30,580
Sierra 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 14 18 $23,496 $24,475
Sierra 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 13 18 $28,718 $30,880
Sierra 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 14 18 $23,784 $24,775
Sierra 1500 AWD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 12 18 $43,737 $47,030

Pricing

Invoice Price

$28,592
$40,808

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$30,745
$43,880

Monthly Payment Estimate

$512 / month
$731 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
7.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado offer strong engines and comfortable interiors to complement impressive toughness and towing/hauling ratings, while the Hybrid model is the most fuel-efficient big pickup on the market. The 2011 GMC Sierra covers all the essential pickup-truck bases, even the green one.

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Fuel Economy

City

14 mpg 13 mpg

Highway

19 mpg 18 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

65.4 65.4

Front Shoulder Room (in)

65.2 65.2

Second Head Room (in)

40.5 40.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

65.1 65.1

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 41.3

Passenger Capacity

6 5

Front Hip Room (in)

62.5 62.5

Second Leg Room (in)

38.7 38.7

Front Head Room (in)

41.2 41.2

Exterior Dimensions

Overhang, Front (in)

39.4 39.4

Frame Width, Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)

148.9 148.9

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)

230.2 230.2

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

12.3 12.3

Cab to End of Frame (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

73.8 73.8

Ground to Top of Frame (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)

47.2 47.2

Wheelbase (in)

143.5 143.5

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

9.0 9.0

Cab to Axle (in)

32.0 32.0

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

80.0 80.0

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)

32.9 32.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)

62.4 62.4

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

21.0 21.0

Cargo Volume (ft³)

53.2 53.2

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)

61.5 61.5

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

50.6 50.6

Tailgate Width (in)

61.5 61.5

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)

69.3 69.3

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.0 x 1.2 12.99 x 1.18

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

NA NA

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA - TBD -

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

11.6 x 2.4 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)

26.0 26

Fuel Tank Location

Driver Side Driver Side

Steering

Steering Type

Pwr Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock

3.0 3

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center

16.7 16.73

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

47.2 47.2

Tires

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Tire Capacity (lbs)

2004 2044

Rear Tire Order Code

QU1 QSS

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Tire Size

P245/70R17 P275/55R20

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear

- TBD - - TBD -

Spare Tire Size

P245/70R17 - TBD -

Front Tire Order Code

QU1 QSS

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)

2004 2044

Spare Tire Order Code

NA ZRS

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

- TBD - - TBD -

Rear Tire Size

P245/70R17 P275/55R20

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4700 6600

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

6700 6600

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

705 990

Weight Information

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

6800 6800

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

3650 3650

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

2949 2972

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

10000 12000

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

3950 3950

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

2146 2213

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 20 x 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 20 x 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

13.4 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

NA NA

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

145 145

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

600 600

Maximum Alternator Watts

NA NA

Engine

Engine Oil Cooler

NA NA

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

305 @ 4600 417 @ 4300

Engine Order Code

L20 L9H

Displacement

4.8L/293 6.2L/378

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

302 @ 5600 403 @ 5700

Engine Type

Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

14 13

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

16 14

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

19 18

Transmission

Transfer Case Model

NA NA

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.06 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 6

Trans PTO Access

NA NA

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.29 2.29

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.63 1.63

Trans Order Code

M30 M30

Transfer Case Power Take Off

NA NA

Trans Power Take Off

NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 0.70

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 GMC Sierra 1500

Body Code

E63 E63

Body Style

Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

46 1.81

Axle Type - Rear

Semi-Floating Semi-Floating

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.42 1.42

Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)

3950 3950

Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)

3650 3650

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

3.23 3.42

Axle Type - Front

Independent Independent

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

46 1.81

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)

3650 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

2-stage multi-leaf 2-stage multi-leaf

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

NA NA

Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)

3950 3950

Frame

Frame Type

Hydroformed Hydroformed

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

2 - TBD -

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

11.6 13.3

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

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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