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2016 GMC Sierra 1500
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2WD Crew Cab 143.5"
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" 18 24 $34,513 $36,330
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 16 22 $47,606 $51,190
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 18 24 $36,860 $39,635
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 16 23 $41,124 $44,220
Sierra 1500 2WD Double Cab 143.5" 18 24 $30,248 $31,840
Sierra 1500 2WD Double Cab 143.5" SLE 18 24 $34,568 $37,170
Sierra 1500 2WD Double Cab 143.5" SLT 16 23 $38,836 $41,760
Sierra 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" 18 24 $26,702 $27,815
Sierra 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 18 24 $32,145 $34,565
Sierra 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" 18 24 $27,076 $28,205
Sierra 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 18 24 $32,261 $34,690
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" 17 22 $37,506 $39,480
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 15 21 $50,536 $54,340
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 17 22 $40,552 $43,605
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 16 22 $44,054 $47,370
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" 16 22 $38,831 $40,875
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" Denali 15 21 $50,815 $54,640
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" SLE 16 22 $41,850 $45,000
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" SLT 16 22 $44,333 $47,670
Sierra 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" 17 22 $34,029 $35,820
Sierra 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" SLE 17 22 $38,143 $41,015
Sierra 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" SLT 16 22 $41,859 $45,010
Sierra 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" 17 22 $30,484 $31,755
Sierra 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 17 22 $35,777 $38,470
Sierra 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" 17 22 $30,772 $32,055
Sierra 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 17 22 $36,056 $38,770
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2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 17 25 $35,222 $37,380
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 17 25 $31,574 $32,960
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 17 25 $38,197 $41,610
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 17 25 $35,222 $37,380
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Longhorn 15 22 $44,511 $48,785
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Longhorn Limited 15 22 $44,511 $48,785
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Rebel 15 22 $40,523 $43,270
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 17 25 $35,222 $37,380
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 15 22 $38,145 $41,550
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 17 25 $31,574 $32,960
1500 2WD Crew Cab 149" Big Horn 15 22 $36,977 $39,330
1500 2WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie 15 22 $39,913 $43,560
1500 2WD Crew Cab 149" Lone Star 15 22 $36,977 $39,330
1500 2WD Crew Cab 149" Longhorn 15 22 $44,775 $49,085
1500 2WD Crew Cab 149" Longhorn Limited 15 22 $44,775 $49,085
1500 2WD Crew Cab 149" SLT 15 22 $36,977 $39,330
1500 2WD Crew Cab 149" Sport 15 22 $38,409 $41,850
1500 2WD Crew Cab 149" Tradesman 15 22 $32,129 $33,570
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 17 25 $32,960 $35,000
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 17 25 $29,106 $30,380
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" HFE Express 21 29 $35,754 $37,685
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" HFE Tradesman 21 29 $35,754 $37,685
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 17 25 $36,357 $39,655
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 17 25 $32,960 $35,000
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 17 25 $32,960 $35,000
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 17 25 $32,960 $35,000
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 15 22 $36,106 $39,370
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 17 25 $29,106 $30,380
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Big Horn 17 25 $29,706 $31,495
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 17 25 $25,152 $26,145
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" HFE 18 25 $29,393 $30,805
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Lone Star 17 25 $29,706 $31,495
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 17 25 $29,706 $31,495
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 15 22 $33,027 $35,985
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 17 25 $25,152 $26,145
1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Big Horn 17 25 $29,976 $31,795
1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Lone Star 17 25 $29,976 $31,795
1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 17 25 $29,976 $31,795
1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 17 25 $25,152 $26,145
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 16 23 $38,539 $40,960
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 16 23 $34,926 $36,540
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 16 23 $41,442 $45,190
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 16 23 $38,539 $40,960
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Longhorn 15 21 $47,757 $52,365
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Longhorn Limited 15 21 $47,757 $52,365
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 16 23 $38,539 $40,960
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Rebel 16 23 $42,355 $45,200
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 16 23 $38,539 $40,960
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 15 21 $41,389 $45,130
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 16 23 $34,926 $36,540
1500 4WD Crew Cab 149" Big Horn 15 21 $40,294 $42,910
1500 4WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie 15 21 $43,158 $47,140
1500 4WD Crew Cab 149" Lone Star 15 21 $40,294 $42,910
1500 4WD Crew Cab 149" Longhorn 15 21 $48,021 $52,665
1500 4WD Crew Cab 149" Longhorn Limited 15 21 $48,021 $52,665
1500 4WD Crew Cab 149" Outdoorsman 15 21 $40,294 $42,910
1500 4WD Crew Cab 149" SLT 15 21 $40,294 $42,910
1500 4WD Crew Cab 149" Sport 15 21 $41,653 $45,430
1500 4WD Crew Cab 149" Tradesman 15 21 $35,482 $37,150
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 16 23 $36,384 $38,705
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 16 23 $32,568 $34,085
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 16 23 $39,596 $43,235
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 16 23 $36,384 $38,705
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 16 23 $36,384 $38,705
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 16 23 $36,384 $38,705
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 15 21 $39,347 $42,950
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 16 23 $32,568 $34,085
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Big Horn 16 23 $33,658 $35,775
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 16 23 $29,320 $30,615
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Lone Star 16 23 $33,658 $35,775
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 16 23 $33,658 $35,775
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 15 21 $36,321 $39,615
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 16 23 $29,320 $30,615
1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Big Horn 16 23 $33,928 $36,075
1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Lone Star 16 23 $33,928 $36,075
1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 16 23 $33,928 $36,075
1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 16 23 $29,320 $30,615
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,513
$35,222
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,330
$37,380
Monthly Payment Estimate
$606 / month
$623 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Rugged, handsome simplicity sums up the attraction of the 2016 GMC Sierra, which charms in many ways and doesn't overcomplicate in any. The 2016 Ram 1500 will win over full-size truck buyers looking for a diesel offering and an opulent interior, but safety scores need improvement.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.73 65.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.27 41
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Front Hip Room (in)
60.73 63.2
Second Leg Room (in)
40.93 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
42.80 41
Second Hip Room (in)
60.27 63.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.03 66
Second Head Room (in)
40.50 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
74.17 76.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 48.4
Wheelbase (in)
143.50 140
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.73 7.6
Cab to Axle (in)
31.97 28
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.00 79.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
34.9 34.6
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 40
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
150.40 -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
229.50 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.73 7.6
Length, Overall (in)
- 229
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
53.40 50.3
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.03 51
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
69.33 67.4
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.6 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.10 20
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.60 x 0.79 13.8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.00 x 1.18 13.2
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.2 45.1
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 636
Spare Tire Size
P255/70R17 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
RBZ TTN
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 4728
Spare Tire Order Code
ZBZ NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 636
Rear Tire Size
P255/70R17 P275/60SR20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 4728
Rear Tire Order Code
RBZ TTN
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P255/70R17 P275/60SR20
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
9400 4570
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 457
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 457
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 4570
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 4570
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11000 9850
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3950 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 2252
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6900 6800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3850 3700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2765
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 20 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 20 X 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 730
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 160
Engine
Displacement
4.3L/262 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 5300 305 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes Regular Duty
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
305 @ 3900 269 @ 4175
Engine Order Code
LV3 ERB
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 3.14
Trans Order Code
MYC DFL
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.20 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA None
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.00 4.71
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 1500 Ram 1500
Body Code
E63 T
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3850 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.23 3.21
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35.00 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3850 3700
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.21
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3950 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46.00 -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Short And Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.35 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3950 3900
Frame
Frame Type
Hydroformed -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.8
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
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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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