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2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Crew Cab Truck

2012 GMC Sierra Review

(0 Stars)  Part working man, part gentleman, all truck.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The GMC Sierra's combination of workhorse ability and handsome design has always made it something of a gentleman's choice for a pickup truck, and it's no different this year. There are no major mechanical or styling changes for 2012, but the Sierra is still a solid competitor in the full-size pickup segment. The Sierra's base powerplant is a 4.3-liter V-6, but it is also available with a selection of V-8 engines, all of which can run on E85 fuel (except for the Hybrid). Those looking for better fuel economy can try the XFE (Xtra Fuel Economy) model, which gets 22 mpg on the highway thanks to a variety of minor tweaks, or they can opt for the Hybrid model, which uses GM's two-mode hybrid system to get 20/23 mpg city/highway. The Sierra can seat anywhere from two to six passengers and offer up to 75 cubic feet of bed space, depending on cab-size and bed-length specifications. With the enhanced trailering package, the Sierra can tow just under 11,000 pounds. If you like to be coddled while you work, go for the top-level Sierra Denali, which has heated and cooled seats, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, a rearview camera system, and numerous interior and exterior upgrades that turn this truck from a workhorse to a show horse.

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2012 Sierra 1500 Denali Crew Cab Pickup Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 6.2L Vortec V 8 OHV with variable valve timing and two valves per cylinder
E85 / premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 9 MPG city, 13 MPG highway, 11 MPG combined and 286 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
26.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 403 hp @ 5,700 rpm; 417 ft lb of torque @ 4,300 rpm
Secondary fuel economy: 586 and 364

'12 GMC 1500 Denali Crew Cab Truck Standard Equipment

  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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Adjustable Pedals
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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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Parking Distance Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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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 Changer
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  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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