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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 ShortBed Extended Cab Truck

2011 GMC Sierra Review

(4 Stars)  At the top of the full-size truck heap

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The new line of Sierra trucks from GMC offers many variations and options packages much like its Chevy Silverado counterpart. There are barebones setups that can save the buyers thousands of dollars, but some of the most asked for features may cost more. The Sierra trucks offer a surprisingly generous amount of miles per gallon fuel economy. The GMC Sierra trucks can get as much as 22MPG while it still boasts the ability to tow up to 6,200 pounds. There are very few other models that are as powerful and economic at the same time.

The top of the line engine offered in the Sierra line is a big 4.3 liter V-6 engine that can produce a whopping 403 horsepower. Most trim packages can come in 2WD or 4WD but most owners are not willing to pay for this upgrade unless they are really going to use it often. There are new upgrades to the OnStar system that is available in the 2011 Sierra, the new OnStar 9.0 was just implemented. Other than this update there have been very little if any changes at all since the 2010 release of the Sierra truck.

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2011 Sierra 1500 Short Bed Extended Cab Pickup Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 4.3L Vortec V6 OHV with variable valve timing and two valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 15 MPG city, 20 MPG highway, 17 MPG combined and 442 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
26.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 195 hp @ 4,600 rpm; 260 ft lb of torque @ 2,800 rpm

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'11 GMC 1500 ShortBed Extended Cab Truck Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Drive  
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Electronic Transfer Case
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
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Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
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Engine Oil Cooler
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Tow Hooks
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Trailer Harness
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Transmission Oil Cooler
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