The Sierra 1500 is GMC’s half-ton full-size pickup that was redesigned for 2007. Available in Regular Cab, Extended Cab, and Crew Cab versions with a choice of three different box sizes: 5 feet 8 inches, 6 feet 6 inches and 8 feet, the next-generation Sierra is built on an all-new platform for a smoother ride and more responsive handling. The new design features a unique hood, grille, bumper, front fenders, headlights, taillights and a more steeply raked windshield. Extended Cab versions feature rear access doors that open 170 degrees for better access. Most GMC Sierras come standard with the OnStar advanced communication system.
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.
For 2012, Hill Start Assist and trailer sway control are now standard on all trims, and SLE and SLT have a new standard chrome grille surround with chrome horizontal bars.
With that kind of horsepower, both the GMC Sierra 1500 and the average truck are legitimate speedsters.
With their similar turning circles, the average truck and the GMC Sierra 1500 most definitely handle roughly the same into and out of tight spots.
The Sierra 1500′s engine isn’t much more sizeable than the typical truck’s.
There’s no clear winner between the average truck and the GMC Sierra 1500 as far as transporting cargo. The GMC Sierra 1500 will most certainly prove handier than the average truck for those of you with frequent child-cargo. The average truck outpulls the Sierra 1500 by a big margin.
You will have to visit your friendly gas station more often with the GMC Sierra 1500 than with the average truck.
While the front cabin in the Sierra 1500 offers a bit more head room than the typical truck, there really isn’t much of a difference. The ampler interior dimensions of the Sierra 1500 make it considerably roomier for your passengers than the average truck.
The GMC Sierra 1500′s tank is roughly the same size as the average truck’s, though the average truck’s is somewhat larger. The average truck and the GMC Sierra 1500 compete for the same parking spaces. The GMC Sierra 1500′s longer wheelbase will result in a smoother, more stable ride; however, the typical truck may give a more maneuverable feel in daily traffic.
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Price :
MSRP range: $21,945 – $42,940
Invoice price range: $21,067 – $39,934
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Specs :
Base Price : TBA
Drivetrain : Rear Wheel Drive
Curb Weight (lbs) : 4633
City (MPG) : 15
Hwy (MPG) : 20
Horsepower : 195@4600
Torque (lb-ft) : 260@2800
Wheelbase : 119.0
Length (in.) : 205.6
Width (in.) : 79.9
Height (in.) : 73.8