Truck buyers are nothing if not loyal, which explains why the GMC Sierra--along with the Ram, F-150 and Silverado--post strong sales numbers year after year, and why it's been hard for the Tundra and Titan to make a dent in them.
Though there's not much chance of changing minds, Sierra shoppers should at least look at the Silverado, which offers most of the same features, sometimes at a slightly lower price.
The F-150 has more infotainment and luxury features than the Denali Sierras, but not by much.
The Ram has a superior ride and HEMI power on tap, and its interior has a better grade of materials--again, not by a wide margin.
Neither the Ford or Dodge offer a Hybrid edition, and neither do Toyota or Nissan.
The Tundra can nudge its way near the highest towing ratings in the class, but it's awkwardly styled and gargantuan, even in the segment.
The Titan? It's a classic failure to launch, though its V-8 makes the best noises, and though it offers some of the better accessories, like a sprayed-in factory bed liner.
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|2012 GMC Sierra 1500Browse Used Listings||2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500Browse Used Listings||2012 Ford F-150Browse Used Listings||2012 Nissan TitanBrowse Used Listings||2012 Toyota TundraBrowse Used Listings||2012 Ram 1500Browse Used Listings|
|12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V8||Gas V6||Gas/Ethanol V8|
|2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck||2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck||2WD Reg Cab 126" XL||2WD King Cab SWB S||Reg Cab 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT (GS)||2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside||Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside||Regular Cab Pickup||King Cab||Reg Cab||Regular Cab Pickup|
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|2012 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500||2012 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2012 Ford F-150||2012 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2012 Nissan Titan||2012 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2012 Toyota Tundra||2012 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2012 Ram 1500|