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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Overview (See Available Styles)

The versatile, strong, and capable 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 is ready to handle your hauling and towing needs.

There are many different variations of the 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 so that you can outfit it to fit your needs exactly.  The Sierra 1500 comes in a regular, extended, and crew-cab forms; 6-foot, 6-inch (standard) and 8-foot (long) cargo beds for the regular and extended cabs, while the crew cab receives a 5-foot, 9-inch bed.  There are five very different trim levels to choose between: WT, SL (crew cab only), SLE, SLT, and high-end Denali. 

Under the hood of the 2011 GMC Sierra 1500, you have four different power possibilities that start with a 195-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-6 that produces 260 pounds-feet of torque.  Next up is a 302-horsepower, 4.8-liter V-8 (305 pounds-feet of torque), followed by a 315-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 (350 pounds-feet of torque), and lastly a brutish 403-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 with 417 pounds-feet of torque for premium acceleration.  The latter three engines are FlexFuel/E85 capable, while transmission choices are either a four- or six-speed automatic.  All engines can be fitted with two- or four-wheel drive and the Sierra 1500 boasts a maximum payload capacity of 1,924 pounds and a maximum towing capacity of 10,700.

Competitors include other full-size pickups like the Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra, and Chevrolet Silverado 1500.  EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings are 12-15 mpg in the city and 18-22 mpg on the highway. 

To enhance its look and productivity, fog lamps, power/heated side mirrors, an EZ-Lift tailgate, and a chrome grille are optional on the 2011 Sierra 1500.  The Sierra 1500 can also be equipped to tackle whatever obstacles you throw at it, with an All-Terrain Package that includes 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, Rancho shocks, unique four-bar horizontal grille, and Z71 logo, and a Z71 Off-Road Package that comes with off-road jounce bumpers, skid plates, and a 36mm front stabilizer bar. 

When it comes to the interior, the Sierra has many different looks.  The WT and SLE have large controls and door handles that can be operated while wearing gloves, while the SLT has upgraded materials and a different dash design.  A sunroof, power-sliding rear window, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, navigation system, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated windshield-washer system, leather seating, a Bose audio system, Bluetooth® connectivity, and satellite radio are just some of the many options available. 

All 2011 GMC Sierra 1500’s receive an electronic stability system with rollover mitigation technology, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, and a suite of the latest OnStar crash response technologies.  Roof-mounted side curtain and seat-mounted side-impact airbags are standard on all half-ton models. 

Ride in comfort or get down to the nitty-gritty with the versatile 2011 GMC Sierra 1500.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 12 - 15 MPG
  • Highway: 18 - 22 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****