Best Bet
(4.5) 41 reviews
MSRP: $13,065$30,921
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 15-18
Engine: 403-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (flexible; E85)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Towing Capacity: 8,600 lbs.
2011 GMC Sierra 1500

Our Take on the 2011 GMC Sierra 1500

Our Take

The GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado share the same platform, but the GMC product is often positioned as a more upscale offering. Mechanically, the trucks are the same. There might be slight differences in curb weight and payload, but they share the same powertrain and chassis components.... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • 6.2-liter V-8 fuel economy
  • GM cutbacks mean fewer service centers

Notable Features

  • OnStar 9.0
  • Enhancements to reduce wind noise
  • Steel Green Metallic replaces Carbon Flash Metallic exterior color

33 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.