2011 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Its Competition

2011 GMC Sierra 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE Angular Front Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Reputation and brand loyalty are everything in the now-crowded field of full-size trucks-which explains the lack of big-time sales numbers for the oddly styled Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan. This game's all about the domestics, and for now, the Ram 1500 is the best of the lot, with great styling and a lovely interior, but backbreaking towing and hauling capability. The Ford F-150 earns higher ratings for that hard work, but a blunter style that's softened somewhat by the luxurious interior.

its new powertrain lineup is efficient and strong, and electric power steering feels better than its old setup. GM's big problem is the Sierra is almost the duplicate of the Chevrolet Silverado, right down to the Hybrid's technology, though the Sierra is a bit more distinctive.

2011 GMC Sierra 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE Angular Front Exterior View2011 GMC Sierra 1500
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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" 2HY Angular Front Exterior View2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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2011 Ford F-150 XLT2011 Ford F-150
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2011 Nissan Titan 4WD King Cab SWB SV Angular Front Exterior View2011 Nissan Titan
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2011 Toyota Tundra Side Exterior View2011 Toyota Tundra
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2011 Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Angular Front Exterior View2011 Ram 1500
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Quick Specs
7.6
The 2011 GMC Sierra covers all the essential pickup-truck bases, even the green one.
7.4
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.
8.2
All-new engines across the 2011 Ford F-150 model line finally give these full-size trucks strong (yet efficient) performance to match their macho looks.
7.4
The 2011 Nissan Titan performs well and has a comfortable interior, but its appeal is more limited than the full-line full-size trucks from the Big Three and Toyota.
8.0
The interior may be a letdown in quality, but the 2011 Toyota Tundra is every bit as big and tough as the other full-size trucks.
8.2
The 2011 Ram 1500 vies with the latest Ford F-150 as the most desirable full-size pickup truck you can buy.
MSRP From     
$21,235$21,235$22,790$27,410$24,435$20,810
Gas Mileage     
12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V8Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V8
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 126" XL2WD King Cab SWB SReg 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT (Natl)2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
333633
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Reg Cab 6.5' WidesideReg Cab 6.5' WidesideReg Cab PickupKing CabReg CabReg Cab 6.3' Bed
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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