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2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Short Bed Regular 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 Short Bed Regular Cab Pickup Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 4.8L Vortec V 8 OHV and variable valve timing
E85 / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 10 MPG city, 13 MPG highway, 11 MPG combined and 286 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
26.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 302 hp @ 5,600 rpm; 305 ft lb of torque @ 4,600 rpm
Secondary fuel economy:

'12 GMC 1500 Short Bed Regular 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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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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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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Passenger Air Bag
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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
  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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GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
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Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
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Tow Hooks
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