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 Leg Room (in)
38.7 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 41.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Driver Side Driver Side
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.0 26
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.7 16.73
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.2 47.2
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.0 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZRS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P275/55R20
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
705 990
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
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3950 3950
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2146 2213
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
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 14
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code
E63 E63
Suspension
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
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
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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