2011 GMC SIERRA 1500 SLE 4X4

Used Truck - 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4X4 in Woods Cross, Ut

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    About This 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4X4
    Vehicle Location:
    Woods Cross, Ut
    Sierra 1500
    SLE 4X4
    Exterior Color:
     Pure Silver Metallic (Silver)
    Interior Color:
     Dark Titanium/light Titanium (Tan)
    Stock Number:

    Fuel Economy Estimates
    City MPG
    Miles Per Gallon
    Highway MPG
    Combined MPG: 16
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $139.06*
    *Based on $1.78 per gallon and 15k miles per year.
    Actual costs may vary.
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    Vehicle Options:

    • Grille
    • Chrome Surround (not Included When (vat) Chrome Grille
    • Lpo Is Ordered.)
    • Headlamps
    • Dual Halogen Composite With Automatic Exterior Lamp Control And Flash-to-pass Feature
    • Air Dam
    • Black
    • Tires
    • P265/70r17 All-season
    • Blackwall Includes A Blackwall Spare Tire (requires 4wd Models. Not Available With (z71) Off-road Suspension Package.)
    • Door Handles
    • Black
    • Mirrors
    • Outside Heated Power-adjustable
    • Black
    • Manual-folding (upgradeable To (dpn) Outside Vertical Camper Mirrors. Upgradeable To (dl3) Outside Heated
    • Power Adjustable
    • Power Folding Mirrors If (gat) All-terrain Package Or (x31) Body Color All-terrain Package Is Ordered.)
    • Wheel
    • 17 (43.2 Cm) Steel Spare (spare Wheel Will Not Cosmetically Match The Other 4 Wheels)
    • Lamps
    • Dual Cargo Area Lamps
    • Tailgate Protection
    • Top Of Tailgate Protection Cap
    • Tire Carrier Outside Spare
    • Winch-type Mounted Under Frame At Rear
    • Wipers
    • Front Intermittent Wet-arm With Pulse Washers
    • Moldings
    • Bodyside
    • Body-colored (moldings Are Deleted If Any Seo Paint Is Ordered.)
    • Glass
    • Solar-ray Deep-tinted (all Windows Except Light-tinted Glass On Windshield And Driver- And Front Passenger-side Glass) (with Regular Cab Models
    • Includes Rear Window. With Extended Cab Models
    • Includes Rear And Rear Quarter Windows. With Crew Cab Models Or (c49) Rear-window Defogger
    • Includes Light-tinted Rear Window. Included With (pcm) Work Truck Preferred Package.)
    • Bumper
    • Front Chrome (includes Body-color Bumper Top Caps.)
    • Wheels
    • 4 - 17 X 7.5 (43.2 Cm X 19.1 Cm) 6-lug Chrome-styled Steel Includes Chrome Center Caps (spare Wheel Will Not Cosmetically Match The Other 4 Wheels) (upgradeable To (n88) 4 - 17 X 7.5 (43.2 Cm X 19.1 Cm) 6-lug Polished Cast Aluminum Wheels Or (s84) 4 - 20 X 8.5 (50.8 Cm X 21.6 Cm) Chrome-clad Aluminum Wheels. Not Available With (z71) Off-road Suspension Package.)
    • Recovery Hooks
    • Front
    • Frame-mounted (standard On 4wd Models.)
    • Spare Tire Lock Keyed Cylinder Lock That Utilizes Same Key As Ignition And Door
    • Bumper
    • Rear Chrome
    • Step-style With Pad
    • Headliner
    • Opal Gray-colored Cloth With Matching Retainer Moldings
    • Mirror
    • Inside Rearview Manual Day/night
    • Visors
    • Driver And Front Passenger Sliding With Clip And Illuminated Vanity Mirror On Driver And Passenger-side
    • Opal Gray-colored
    • Seat
    • Rear 60/40 Folding Bench (folds Up)
    • 3-passenger
    • Folding (includes Child Seat Top Tether Anchor) (requires Extended Or Crew Cab Models.)
    • Seats
    • Front 40/20/40 Split-bench 3-passenger
    • Driver And Front Passenger Manual Reclining
    • Center Fold-down Armrest With Storage
    • Lockable Storage Compartment In Seat Cushion (includes Auxiliary Power Outlet)
    • Adjustable Outboard Head Restraints And Storage Pockets On Extended And Crew Cab Models
    • Instrumentation
    • Analog With Speedometer
    • Fuel Level
    • Engine Temperature
    • And Tachometer (includes Voltmeter And Oil Pressure Indicators.)
    • Power Outlets 2 Auxiliary Instrument Panel-mounted With Covers
    • 12-volt
    • Windows
    • Power With Driver Express-down
    • Cruise Control
    • Electronic With Set And Resume Speed
    • Located On Steering Wheel
    • Steering Column Tilt-wheel
    • Adjustable With Brake/transmission Shift Interlock
    • Assist Handle
    • Front Passenger (also Includes Rear Assist Handles In The Headliner On Extended And Crew Cab Models.)
    • Lighting
    • Interior With Dome And Reading Lights
    • Illuminated Entry Feature And Backlit Instrument Panel Switches
    • Floor Covering
    • Color-keyed Carpeting With Rubberized Vinyl Floor Mats (extended And Crew Cab Models Also Include Rear Floor Mats) (may Be Substituted With (bg9) Graphite-colored Rubberized Vinyl Floor Covering.)
    • Driver Information Center With Odometer
    • Trip Odometer And Message Center (monitors Numerous Systems Depending On Vehicle Equipment Level Including Low Fuel
    • Turn Signal On
    • Transmission Temperature And Oil Change Notification) (driver Information Center Controls Are Operated Through The Trip Button Unless (uk3) Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls Is Ordered. On 3sa
    • 3sf And 4sa
    • Includes 8-point Compass And Outside Temperature.)
    • Seat Adjuster
    • Manual Lumbar Control On The Driver-side
    • Air Conditioning
    • Single-zone Manual Front Climate Control (upgradeable To (cj2) Dual-zone Automatic Air Conditioning On Extended And Crew Cab Models.)
    • Coat Hooks
    • Rear Driver And Passenger Side
    • Remote Vehicle Starter Prep Package Includes Remote Keyless Entry With 2 Transmitters
    • Panic Button And Content Theft Alarm (to Enable Remote Start Capability
    • New Key Fobs And Vehicle Reprogramming Are Required. Please See Dealer For Details. Remote Keyless Entry Does Not Lock/unlock Tailgate.)
    • Seat Trim
    • Premium Cloth
    • Steering Wheel
    • Leather-wrapped With Theft-deterrent Locking Feature
    • Warning Tones Headlamp On
    • Key-in-ignition
    • Driver And Passenger Buckle Up Reminder And Turn Signal On
    • Door Locks
    • Power Includes Remote Keyless Entry
    • Cup Holders
    • Front (also Includes Rear Cupholders On Extended And Crew Cab Models.)
    • Brakes
    • 4-wheel Antilock
    • Front Disc/rear Drum
    • Suspension
    • Front Independent
    • Coil Over Shock
    • Frame
    • Fully-boxed
    • Hydroformed Front Section
    • Steering
    • Power
    • Rack-and-pinion
    • Transfer Case
    • Electronic Autotrac With Rotary Dial Controls (requires 4wd Models.)
    • Battery
    • Heavy-duty 600 Cold-cranking Amps Maintenance-free With Rundown Protection And Retained Accessory Power
    • Pickup Box
    • Wideside
    • Four Wheel Drive
    • Alternator
    • 145 Amps
    • Transmission
    • 4-speed Automatic
    • Electronically Controlled With Overdrive And Tow/haul Mode (on Crew Cab Models
    • Requires (l20) Vortec 4.8l V8 Sfi Flex-fuel Engine. Not Available On T*10953 Models.)
    • Gvwr
    • 7000 Lbs. (3175 Kg) (requires Tc10753 Models And (nht) Max Trailering Pack Or Tk10753
    • Tk10953 Or Tk10543 Models.)
    • Engine
    • Vortec 4.8l Variable Valve Timing V8 Sfi Flexfuel Capable Of Running On Unleaded Or Up To 85% Ethanol (302 Hp [225.2 Kw] @ 5600 Rpm
    • 305 Lb-ft Torque [411.8 N-m] @ 4600 Rpm)
    • Iron Block (not Available On T*10953 Models.)
    • Rear Axle
    • 3.42 Ratio (refer To Engine/axle Chart For Availability.)
    • Suspension Package
    • Handling/trailering
    • Heavy-duty Includes 46 Mm Piston Monotube Shocks And 36mm Front Stabilizer Bar (includes 36mm Front Stabilizer Bar When (nht) Max Trailering Pack Is Ordered.)
    • Suspension
    • Rear 2-stage Multi-leaf Springs
    • Semi-elliptic
    • Exhaust
    • Aluminized Stainless-steel Muffler And Tailpipe
    • Tools
    • Mechanical Jack And Wheel Wrench Located In Back Of Cab
    • Stolen Vehicle Assistance (deleted When (ue0) Onstar Delete Is Ordered.)
    • Automatic Crash Response (deleted When (ue0) Onstar Delete Is Ordered.)
    • Air Bags
    • Head Curtain Side-impact
    • Front And Rear Outboard Seating Positions With Rollover Sensor (head Curtain Side Air Bags Are Designed To Help Reduce The Risk Of Head And Neck Injuries To Front And Rear Seat Outboard Occupants On The Near Side Of Certain Side-impact Collisions. Always Use Safety Belts And The Correct Child Restraints For Your Child's Age And Size
    • Even In Vehicles Equipped With Air Bags. Children Are Safer When Properly Secured In A Rear Seat In The Appropriate Infant
    • Child Or Booster Seat. See The Owner's Manual And Child Safety Seat Instructions For More Safety Information.)
    • Daytime Running Lamps With Automatic Exterior Lamp Control
    • Onstar
    • 6 Months Of Directions And Connections Plan Includes Automatic Crash Response
    • Emergency Services
    • Crisis Assist
    • Stolen Vehicle Assistance Including Stolen Vehicle Slowdown And Remote Ignition Block
    • Remote Door Unlock (requires Power Locks)
    • Turn-by-turn Navigation With Destination Download (requires Navigation Radio) And Onstar Enav (where Available)
    • Onstar Vehicle Diagnostics
    • Roadside Assistance
    • Remote Horn And Lights
    • And Hands Free Calling. (visit Onstar.com For Details And System Limitations.)
    • Onstar Turn-by-turn Navigation (deleted When (ue0) Onstar Delete Is Ordered.)
    • Air Bags
    • Seat-mounted Side-impact
    • Driver And Right-front Passenger For Thorax And Pelvic Protection (head Curtain Side Air Bags Are Designed To Help Reduce The Risk Of Head And Neck Injuries To Front And Rear Seat Outboard Occupants On The Near Side Of Certain Side-impact Collisions. Always Use Safety Belts And The Correct Child Restraints For Your Child's Age And Size
    • Even In Vehicles Equipped With Air Bags. Children Are Safer When Properly Secured In A Rear Seat In The Appropriate Infant
    • Child Or Booster Seat. See The Owner's Manual And Child Safety Seat Instructions For More Safety Information.)
    • Stabilitrak
    • Stability Control System With Proactive Roll Avoidance And Traction Control
    • Air Bags
    • Frontal
    • Driver And Right-front Passenger With Passenger Sensing System (always Use Safety Belts And The Correct Child Restraints For Your Child's Age And Size. Even In Vehicles Equipped With Air Bags And The Passenger Sensing System
    • Children Are Safer When Properly Secured In A Rear Seat In The Appropriate Infant
    • Child Or Booster Seat. Never Place A Rear-facing Infant Restraint In The Front Seat Of Any Vehicle Equipped With An Active Frontal Air Bag. See The Owner's Manual And Child Safety Seat Instructions For More Safety Information.)
    • Door Locks
    • Rear Child Security. (crew Cab Models Only.)
    • Tire Pressure Monitor System (does Not Apply To Spare Tire)
    • Audio System Feature
    • Speaker System (includes 4 Speakers On Regular Cab And 6 Speakers On Extended And Crew Cab Models.)
    • Audio System
    • Am/fm Stereo With Mp3 Compatible Cd Player Seek-and-scan
    • Digital Clock
    • Auto-tone Control
    • Radio Data System (rds)
    • Speed-compensated Volume And Theftlock
    • Xm Radio Is Standard On Nearly All 2011 Gm Models And Includes 3 Months Of Trial Service. Get Over 170 Channels
    • Including: Commercial-free Music
    • Sports
    • News
    • Talk
    • Entertainment
    • Comedy
    • Family And Kids' Channels
    • And Much More. With Xm's Incredible Range Of Programming
    • Everything Worth Listening To Is On Xm (not Available With (uul) Am/fm Stereo With Mp3 Compatible Cd Player And Navigation
    • (uuk) Am/fm Stereo With Mp3 Compatible Cd/dvd Player And Navigation Or (ue0) Onstar
    • Delete. Requires A Subscription Sold Separately By Xm After The First 90 Days. Available Only In The 48 Contiguous United States And District Of Columbia. Visit Gm.xmradio.com For Details.)

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    2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2011 GMC Sierra 1500
    A serious pickup for serious work.


    The GMC Sierra delivers serious towing and hauling capability. The Sierra is built on the same platform and shares mechanicals with the Chevrolet Silverado but exterior styling is quite different.


    Sierra offers a choice of 4.8-liter, 5.3-liter, and 6.2-liter V8 engines, plus a hybrid gas-electric. It comes in Regular, Extended, and Crew Cab versions with long and short beds, long and short wheelbases, two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.


    All the V8 engines benefit from variable valve timing and Flex Fuel capability (meaning they will run on E85 ethanol). Active Fuel Management is standard with the 5.3-liter V8. The 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8s come with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 6.2-liter V8 is available for Sierra Extended Cab and Crew Cab models, and is useful for towing heavier loads. A 3.08:1 axle ratio is standard with both transmissions and offers better fuel economy, but it's not recommended for towing.


    The Sierra Hybrid uses GM's Two-Mode Hybrid system. It's available only as a Crew Cab model with a specially tuned 332-horsepower 6.0-liter V8 working in conjunction with a battery pack and a 4-speed automatic transmission that houses two electric motors. The Hybrid is EPA-rated at 20 mpg City/23 mpg Highway, while compromising payload and towing capacity (maximum around 6000 pounds).


    A choice of interior styles is available. The traditional layout, called pure pickup, has a driver-oriented dash layout with large switchgear and door handles designed for work gloves. The pure pickup interior includes a 40/20/40 split front bench seat with the center section folding down to provide a large storage compartment and wide armrest.


    The luxurious Sierra SLT has a cabin similar to that of a luxury SUV, with two front bucket seats separated by a fixed center console. This design places audio and ventilation system controls more easily within reach of the front-seat passenger, who may or may not be a spouse, and it offers space for a navigation system and storage compartments.


    The Sierra Denali makes for a comfortable, luxurious pickup with the emphasis on performance rather than payload and towing capacity. The Sierra Denali offers the same sort of high-line content as the upscale GMC Yukon Denali sport utility, and it's available with all-wheel drive. Denali comes with a 6.2-liter V8.


    Side-curtain airbags and seat-mounted side airbags are standard on all Sierras, while StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation is standard on 1500 models. A rearview camera is available and we recommend it. Changes for 2011 are minor and include subtle refinements to reduce wind noise. All 2011 Sierra models except the basic Work Truck come with OnStar 9.0.


    The 2011 GMC Sierra offers four engine choices: 4.3-liter V6, 4.8-liter V8, 5.3-liter V8, 6.2-liter V8. All the V8s will run on gasoline or E85, a mixture of gasoline and 85-percent ethanol. All come with automatics transmissions; manual transmissions are not available.


    The Regular Cab is designed for fleet buyers and others who want a basic truck for work, budget play, or a clean slate for customization. It can be equipped with a standard bed (6-foot, 6-inch) or a long bed (8-foot), two bucket seats or a three-person bench seat, V6 or V8 engines.


    The Extended Cab has two rows of seats with rear-hinged rear access doors that open 170 degrees and have roll-down windows. The Extended Cab can also be equipped with a standard or long cargo bed, and with seating for five or six people.


    The Crew Cab has two rows of seats and four front-hinged doors. It can be equipped with seating for five or six and comes with a short (5-foot, 8-inch) bed.


    Standard equipment on the basic Work Truck ($20,850) includes vinyl seating surfaces, air conditioning, AM/FM radio, daytime running lights, tire pressure monitoring system, Smooth Ride suspension, 17-inch wheels, and chrome bumpers. The 4.6-liter V6 engine is standard.


    Sierra SL is available in Extended Cab and Crew Cab models, and adds a CD player with MP3 capability, XM Satellite Radio, deep tinted glass, OnStar, carpeting, chrome grille surround, body-side moldings, styled steel wheels, cruise control, remote keyless entry, cloth upholstery, and power mirrors, windows and door locks. The 4.8-liter V8 is standard. Extended Cabs get a handling/trailering suspension.


    Sierra SLE adds premium cloth upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, handling/trailering suspension (for all cabs), and illuminated visor vanity mirrors. Crew Cab XFE (Extra Fuel Economy) models get alloy wheels. Options include dual-zone air conditioning, a floor console, power driver and front passenger seats, leather seat trim, audio controls on the steering wheel, and machined aluminum wheels.


    Sierra SLT adds leather seat trim, a unique instrument panel, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and outside temperatures, upgraded audio system with Bose premium speakers, Bluetooth, front bucket seats with 10-way power adjustment and heat, fog lamps, dual-zone climate control, rear window defogger, remote start, 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, and the 5.3-liter V8 engine. Crew Cab models also get a rear-seat audio system.


    Sierra Denali includes a top-flight interior with leather, unique woodgrain console, park assist and the standard luxury and convenience features from the preceding trim levels. The options include a heated steering wheel, heated/cooled front seats, sunroof, and rear-seat entertainment. The Denali comes only as a Crew Cab with the 6.2-liter V8 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission and rear or all-wheel drive.


    Sierra Hybrid, available as a Crew Cab only, uses a 332-horsepower 6.0-liter V8 in conjunction with a battery pack and four-speed automatic transmission that houses two electric motor units. With an EPA rating of 20 mpg, its urban economy is the best of the Sierras, the compromises being price, payload (maximum in the mid-1500-pound range) and maximum towing capacity around 6000 pounds. A towing package is standard, however. Options include a locking rear differential and a power sunroof.


    Safety features include dual front airbags, head-curtain airbags that automatically inflate when sensors sense a severe impact to provide extra protection in the event of a rollover or secondary collision, driver and front-seat passenger side-impact air bags, anti-lock brakes, StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation technology, and tire-pressure monitoring. The optional Autotrac active transfer case, ultrasonic rear park assist, and OnStar emergency notification can further enhance safety, as can the all-wheel-drive system on the Denali.


    The front of the GMC Sierra emphasizes the truck's wide stance. The GMC emblem is set amid dark horizontal bars in the middle of an upright and chrome-surrounded grille. The headlamps are a pair of stacked, jeweled lenses. The front bumper features round fog lamps and a wide air intake and wraps around the sides of the truck to the front lower edge of the front wheel wells.


    Top trim levels get some distinguishing features. The Denali gets its own chromed grilles, both the upper section and the air vent below the front bumper, and the bumpers are painted to match. Hybrid models are festooned with odd-looking H badges.


    The Sierra hood has a pair of long, narrow V-shaped power bulges and leads back to a steeply raked windshield. The windshield is tilted back for improved aerodynamics and enhanced highway fuel economy.


    The side view features slightly bulging and elongated fender flares that sweep down behind the headlamps. The sides of the cargo bed are higher than on previous models, and the exterior of the tailgate is sculpted, enhancing the rear view of the truck. Stacked tail lamps are on either side of the tailgate.


    A cargo management system is available for the bed with side rails and various cargo-carrying and cargo-controlling boxes and dividers and tie-downs.


    The GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado are built on the GMT900 platform that debuted in 2007 and shares many underpinnings with the Yukon, Suburban, and Tahoe SUVs. The pickups get a unique rear suspension and stiffer rear frame section. The Sierra and Silverado share mechanical components, with the exception of the unique features found on the Sierra Denali.


    Compared with the previous-generation models, the current frame is much stiffer in all directions. This stiffness contributes to a smoother ride and better handling. It also allowed the engineers to reduce the gap between the truck bed and passenger compartment as well as the gaps between fenders and bumpers, all of which enhances aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.


    The front suspension uses a coil-over-shock setup and the rack-and-pinion steering gear is mounted to the engine cross-member frame. The truck also has a rear axle design with shock absorbers mounted outboard and more upright for better dynamic control.


    Fuel economy ratings, except for Hybrids, run 12-15 mpg City, 18-21 mpg Highway. When using E85 those numbers drop dramatically. The XFE (Xtra Fuel Economy) models with a 5.3-liter V8, 6-speed automatic and axle ratio of 3.08:1 increase EPA ratings from 15/21 to 15/22 mpg City/Highway. Proprietary XFE pieces include aerodynamic upgrades in the form of a soft bed cover and extended front air dam, plus aluminum wheels (including the spare) and lower front suspension arms, locking rear differential, and low rolling resistance tires. A trailering package is standard so XFE models can tow up to 7000 pounds.


    Two types of interiors are available. The GMC Sierra SLT boasts interior features popularized by the Yukon sport utility, providing a much more upscale environment for the driver and passengers. GMC hasn't forgotten about owners who use their trucks for work, however. So the other Sierra models use a pure pickup interior with more function, like dual glove boxes, and less luxury.


    The pure pickup, as it's called, has a unique dashboard that is more driver-oriented and has large switchgear and door handles that are designed to be easily manipulated by those wearing work gloves. The pure pickup interior includes a 40/20/40 split front bench seat with the center section folding down to provide a large storage compartment and wide armrest.


    The SLT's SUV-style luxury-oriented interior puts audio and ventilation system controls more easily within reach of the front-seat passenger and has two front bucket seats with a fixed center console with assorted storage compartments.


    Either dashboard sports full analog instrumentation, and may have more information available through digital display. Operating controls are GM simple, especially on the pure pickup, while on the top-line models the central dash has many small white-on-black buttons that may require a short learning curve. Some drivers report peculiar ergonomic details as the steering wheel is slightly offset from the seat centerline (which is not uncommon).


    Rear seating is provided for three people in the Extended and Crew Cab versions. With 34.3 inches of rear legroom in the Extended Cab, space is comparable to the competitions'; but the Sierra Crew Cab, with only 39.0 inches of rear legroom, comes up 1.4 to 5.5 inches short of the largest cabs offered by the Ford F-150, Nissan Titan, Dodge Ram and Toyota Tundra. The Sierra Crew Cab's rear seat is split 60/40 and can folded up individually for a flat load floor; this arrangement is also standard on some extended cabs and optional on others, depending on trim level.


    Access to the rear seating area of the Extended Cab is eased by rear-hinged doors that open to nearly flush with the bed sides. Sitting in the back seat of the Extended Cab is made more pleasant thanks to the fact that the windows in the rear access doors power fully down.


    Driving Impression
    We've driven multiple versions of the GMC Sierra and found all of them to be comfortable.


    The 5.3-liter V8 provided plenty of power for the extended cab SLE models we drove. All engines need to be revved up (by truck standards) for best performance. Generally, the Sierra models match competitors for smoothness.


    Of the suspensions, the Z83 is claimed the smoothest ride. The Z85 is slightly stiffer and for those who often tow moderate trailers, a good choice for towing. The Z71 is set up to enhance off-pavement driving yet works very well on the road. In fact, we think the Z71 is the best suspension setup for comfort on the widest range of surfaces. The Z60 configuration is for street performance and includes big 20-inch wheels; we like performance but think trucks should be trucks, so the Z60 is not our first choice. The NHT Max Trailering Package is designed for Sierra owners who need to tow and carry the heaviest loads.


    With NHT, the SLT Crew Cab 4x2 is equipped with the 6.2-liter V8 engine. The SLT with NHT suspension is designed for maximum capacity trailer towing, with a special steering gear, shock absorbers, rear axle and tires. We found the NHT suspension compliant relative to its carrying capacity. Isolation and control are both very good. By virtue of its fairly stiff spring and shock rates, the NHT suspension can be driven aggressively on winding roads with tire squeal the primary indication you're approaching the cornering limits. Steering is direct by truck standards and nicely weighted, providing good feedback about how hard everything is working, though the assist can fall behind during repeated full-lock maneuvering as when backing a trailer. However, if you mostly use the truck with it empty and don't often tow, we don't recommend the NHT package, due to its harsher ride. If you do tow, however, this is the hot setup among light-duty pickups.


    The integrated brake controller should find favor with drivers who tow RV or box trailers. However, be sure your trailer brakes are compatible with it before choosing the option, as some electro-hydraulic disc conversions do not work with the integrated controller. If it is compatible, it's a great feature, eliminating the mess of installing an aftermarket unit and offering more precise braking. We've found it's much easier to modulate the brakes with the integrated brake controllers than with aftermarket units. With aftermarket units, we find we stop a few feet sooner than intended when braking from a high speed with a trailer attached. With the aftermarket unit, we could stop more precisely and more smoothly.


    The highest tow rating for a Sierra is 10,700 pounds on Extended Cab (not long bed) models; top Crew Cab rating is 10,600 and for Regular Cabs it's 10,000 pounds. Note these figures typically apply to a truck with just a driver on board, and vary substantially based on a variety of equipment and options.


    The GMC Sierra is an excellent choice among full-size pickups. Those who plan to use their trucks for commuting to work, carrying lots of family members and towing boats, may prefer the SUV-style interior, while those who use their trucks primarily as working tools likely will opt for the more utilitarian-oriented pure pickup design. We like the Sierra SLT Crew Cab for towing car trailers.


    G.R. Whale reported from Los Angeles after his test drive of several Sierra models; with Larry Edsall reporting from Phoenix.


    Model Lineup
    GMC Sierra Regular Cab Work Truck 2WD standard bed ($20,850), Extended Cab SLE 4WD long bed ($33,795); Crew Cab SLT 2WD ($39,125); Denali AWD ($46,645).


    Assembled In
    Pontiac, Michigan; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Flint, Michigan; Silao, Mexico.


    Options As Tested
    NHT Max Trailering Package ($1,370) includes 6.2-liter V8 engine, 9.5-inch 3.73:1 axle, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, locking rear differential, Z85 suspension, six-lug alloy wheels.


    Model Tested
    GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab 2WD ($39,125).The GMC Sierra 1500 offers fuel economy, capability and performance in a broad lineup that includes everything from job-ready Work Truck to the well-appointed Denali. It is available in a wide array of bed sizes, wheelbases, drive types and cab sizes, and trim levels. There are four engine sizes to choose from: 4.3-liter V6, 4.8-liter V8, 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8; and two transmissions: a four-speed automatic and a six-speed automatic. Properly equipped, the Sierra 1500 can provide a payload capacity of up to 1937 lbs and tow up to 10,700 lbs. A wide variety of suspension, towing, entertainment, comfort and convenience packages are available. The GMC Sierra 1500 is carried over from 2010.

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    2023 S 625 W
    Woods Cross, Ut. 84010

    Local:   801-292-8950
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    AutoSource Motors

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    2023 S 625 W
    Woods Cross, Ut. 84010

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