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2WD Crew Cab 147"
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 147" 16 21 $34,884 $36,300
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 147" Denali 17 23 $52,319 $55,600
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 147" Elevation 20 23 $42,815 $45,500
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 147" SLE 20 23 $41,121 $43,700
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 147" SLT 17 23 $44,509 $47,300
Sierra 1500 2WD Double Cab 147" 16 21 $32,577 $33,900
Sierra 1500 2WD Double Cab 147" Elevation 20 23 $40,368 $42,900
Sierra 1500 2WD Double Cab 147" SLE 20 23 $38,863 $41,300
Sierra 1500 2WD Reg Cab 140" 16 21 $28,830 $30,000
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" 15 20 $38,055 $39,600
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" AT4 16 21 $51,096 $54,300
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" Denali 16 22 $55,613 $59,100
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" Elevation 18 21 $45,920 $48,800
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" SLE 18 21 $44,227 $47,000
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" SLT 16 22 $47,802 $50,800
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" 15 20 $38,343 $39,900
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" AT4 22 26 $52,225 $55,500
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" Denali 16 22 $55,895 $59,400
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" Elevation 18 21 $46,203 $49,100
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" SLE 18 21 $44,509 $47,300
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" SLT 16 22 $48,085 $51,100
Sierra 1500 4WD Double Cab 147" 15 20 $35,749 $37,200
Sierra 1500 4WD Double Cab 147" Elevation 18 21 $43,474 $46,200
Sierra 1500 4WD Double Cab 147" SLE 18 21 $41,968 $44,600
Sierra 1500 4WD Reg Cab 140" 15 20 $33,250 $34,600
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Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $37,522 $39,740
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $37,795 $40,040
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $34,940 $37,040
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $40,787 $43,240
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $41,060 $43,540
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $38,205 $40,540
1500 HFE 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 26 $32,923 $34,445
1500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $40,947 $44,480
1500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $41,214 $44,780
1500 Laramie 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $38,419 $41,780
1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $44,142 $47,980
1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $44,409 $48,280
1500 Laramie 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $41,614 $45,280
1500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 15 22 $51,556 $56,400
1500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $51,823 $56,700
1500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 15 21 $54,751 $59,900
1500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 21 $55,018 $60,200
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $37,522 $39,740
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $37,795 $40,040
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $34,940 $37,040
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $40,787 $43,240
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $41,060 $43,540
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $38,205 $40,540
1500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $47,666 $52,030
1500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $47,933 $52,330
1500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $50,861 $55,530
1500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $51,128 $55,830
1500 Rebel 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $43,011 $45,770
1500 Rebel 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $46,276 $49,270
1500 Rebel 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $43,603 $46,470
1500 TRX 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 10 14 $65,136 $69,995
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $33,924 $35,395
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $34,200 $35,695
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $31,223 $32,595
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $37,224 $38,895
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $37,500 $39,195
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $34,523 $36,095
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $33,767 $35,295
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $31,233 $32,595
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $27,519 $28,700
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $36,987 $38,795
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $34,453 $36,095
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $31,724 $33,270
1500 Classic SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $37,189 $39,445
1500 Classic SLT 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $34,682 $36,745
1500 Classic SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $40,374 $42,945
1500 Classic SLT 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $37,867 $40,245
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box N/A N/A $33,767 $35,295
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $33,859 $35,395
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $31,233 $32,595
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $27,519 $28,700
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box 17 25 $27,519 $28,700
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box N/A N/A $36,987 $38,795
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $37,617 $39,480
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $34,453 $36,095
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $31,724 $33,270
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box 16 23 $31,724 $33,270
1500 Classic Warlock 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $37,189 $39,445
1500 Classic Warlock 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $34,682 $36,745
1500 Classic Warlock 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $40,374 $42,945
1500 Classic Warlock 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $37,867 $40,245
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,884
$37,522
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,300
$39,740
Monthly Payment Estimate
$605 / month
$662 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.2
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 GMC Sierra has deep beds and big tow ratings, but low crash-test scores. The 2021 Ram 1500 full-size pickup is heading in the right direction with just a couple of small detours.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
60.24 63.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.02 66
Second Head Room (in)
40.12 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.16 65.7
Front Leg Room (in)
44.53 40.9
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Front Hip Room (in)
61.18 63.4
Second Leg Room (in)
43.4 45.2
Front Head Room (in)
43.03 40.9
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
231.72 232.9
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.89 NA
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
75.49 77.5
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
147.43 144.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.89 NA
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
81.24 82.1
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
71.4 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
22.4 21.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
62.9 53.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.63 51
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 60
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
69.92 67.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x 1.18 14.9
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.79 14.8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24 26
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
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)
46.3 46.2
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QBN TUM
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
255/70R17 P275/65SR18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
255/70R17 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QBN TUM
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
QBR NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
255/70R17 P275/65SR18
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1875 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7600 6630
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7500 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
9700 6630
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
760 663
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6800 6900
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3700 3700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2713 2756
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
12800 11900
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3800 4100
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1889 2150
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 730
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes Regular Duty
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
305 @ 3900 269 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LV3 ERG
Displacement
4.3L/262 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 5300 305 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Electric V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA None
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.71
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Tenth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans PTO Access
NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 3.14
Trans Order Code
MYC DFT
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 1500 Ram 1500
Body Code
E63 T
Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup Crew Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
50 -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Short And Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3700 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 3.21
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
50 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3700 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.21
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 -
Frame
Frame Type
Hydroformed -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 8.0
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
-- --
Rollover Rating
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