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2012 GMC Sierra 1500
2012 GMC Sierra 1500
Available Price Range $15,936-$33,884 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 15-18 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 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

Notable Features

  • Luxurious Denali trim level
  • New hard-drive-based navigation radio available
  • Standard trailer-sway control and hill start assist
  • Available in hybrid form

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.0

Average based on 22 reviews

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GMC Sierra 1500

by mschoes from michigan on January 16, 2012

Rented this leather loaded truck for a week prior to purchase. By far it was a smoother, more comfortable, higher quality truck than the other foreign truck companies .... by far. The controls are sim... Read Full Review

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$22,195 - $48,610
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Safety

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Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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