GMC Sierra/Sierra Denali - 2011

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SPECIFICATIONS: SIERRA 1500 REGULAR CAB

Model Lineup

 

Engines

Transmissions

 

Vortec 4.3L V-6 (LU3)

Vortec 4.8L V-8 (L20)

Vortec 5.3L V-8
(LMG, LC9)

Vortec 6.2L V-8 (L9H)

4-spd auto (Hydra-Matic 4L60)

6-spd auto (Hydra-Matic 6L80)

All cabs w/ Work Truck (1SA)

s 1

o 2

o
LMG 3
LC9 4

s 7

s 8

Crew Cab SL (2SA)

s

s 7

s 8

All cabs w/ SLE

s 5

o
LMG 3
LC9 4

s 7

s 8

Ext. Cab & Crew Cab w/ SLT (4SA)

s
LMG 3
LC9 4

o

s 7

s 8

Sierra XFE (2WD Crew Cab)

s

s

Sierra Denali

s

s

1 avail. only with reg. cab models and 2WD ext. cab std. box
2 std. on crew cab and 4WD ext. cab std. box; not avail. on reg. cab models
3 not avail. on 4WD crew cab; std. on ext. cab. long box
4 requires 4WD crew cab
5 not avail. on ext. cab long box
6 not avail. on reg. cab or ext. cab long box
7 std. with 4.3L and 4.8L engines only
8 std. with 5.3L and 6.2L engines only

Key

Standard

s

Optional

o

Not available

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Overview

Models:

TC/TK 10703: regular cab standard box, 2WD and 4WD

 

TC/TK 10903: regular cab long box, 2WD and 4WD

Body style / driveline:

2/3-passenger regular cab, 1/2-ton, 2- and, 4-wheel drive light-duty pickups available with 6-foot 6-inch and 8-foot (2 m and 2.4 m) box

EPA vehicle class:

full-size truck

Manufacturing location:

Fort Wayne, Ind., Flint, Mich

Key competitors:

Ford F-Series, Dodge Ram, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Titan

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Engines

 

Vortec 4.3L V-6 (LU3)

Vortec 4.8L V-8 FlexFuel (L20)

Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LMG)

Type:

4.3L V-6

4.8L V-8

5.3L V-8

Displacement
(cu in / cc):

262 / 4300

293 / 4807

325 / 5328

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

4 x 3.48 / 101.6 x 88

3.78 x 3.27 / 96 x 83

3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92

Block material:

cast iron

cast iron

cast iron

Cylinder head material:

cast iron

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing

Ignition system:

direct composite distributor, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires

coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires

coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires

Fuel delivery:

sequential fuel injection

sequential fuel injection

Active Fuel Management; sequential fuel injection

Compression ratio:

9.2:1

8.8:1

9.9:1

Horsepower
(hp / kW @ rpm):

195 / 145 @ 4600

302 / 225 @ 5600*

315 / 235 @ 5200* (gas)

326 / 243 @ 5300* (E85)

Torque
(lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

260 / 353 @ 2800

305 / 414 @ 4600*

335 / 454 @ 4400* (gas)

348 / 472 @ 4400* (E85)

Recommended fuel:

regular unleaded

regular unleaded or E85

regular unleaded or E85

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

5600

 6000

6000

Emissions controls:

close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor

 

 

EPA estimated fuel economy
(city / hwy):

2WD: 15 / 20
4WD: 14 / 18

2WD: 14 / 19 (gas) 4WD: 13 / 18 (gas)

2WD: 15 / 21 (gas) 4WD: 15 / 21 (gas)

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Transmission

 

Hydra-Matic 4L60

Hydra-Matic 6L80

Type:

four-speed automatic

six-speed automatic

Gear ratios (:1):

 

 

First:

3.06

4.03

Second:

1.63

2.36

Third:

1.00

1.53

Fourth:

0.70

1.15

Fifth:

0.85

Sixth:

0.67

Reverse:

2.29

3.06

Final drive ratio
(std. & avail.):

3.08, 3.23, 3.42 and 3.73

3.08 or 3.42

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Chassis/Suspension

Front:

2WD and 4WD: independent coil-over-shock; monotube shock absorbers

Rear:

solid axle with semi-elliptic, variable-rate, two-stage multi-leaf springs; splayed shock absorbers; monotube shocks available

Steering type:

power-assisted rack-and-pinion (2WD and 4WD)

Steering ratio:

19.2:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

3.5

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m)

 

2WD/4WD Reg. Cab Std. Box:

39.7 / 12.1

2WD/4WD Reg. Cab Long Box:

44.3 / 15.4

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Brakes

Type:

power-assisted, front disc/rear drum, four-wheel ABS

Rotor diameter x thickness
(in / mm)

 

disc/drum brakes:

front: 12.99 x 1.18 / 330 x 30
rear: 11.61 x 2.36 / 295 x 60

Total swept area (sq in / sq cm)

 

disc/drum brakes:

front: 301.2 / 1944
rear: 172.4 / 1112

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Wheels/Tires

Wheel size & type:

17 x 7.5-in. steel

 

17 x 7.5-in. chrome-style steel

 

17 x 7.5-in. polished cast aluminum

 

18 x 8-in. chrome-clad aluminum

 

20 x 8.5-in. chrome aluminum

 

22-inch (dealer installed)

Tires:

P245/70R17 all season, blackwall

 

P265/70R17 all season blackwall

 

P265/70R17 on/off road, blackwall or white letter

 

P265/65R18 all season, blackwall or white letter

 

P275/55R20 AL2 touring blackwall

 

22-inch TBD (dealer installed)

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Dimensions

Exterior

 

Regular Cab, Standard Box

Regular Cab, Long Box

Wheelbase (in / mm):

119 / 3023

133 / 3378

Overall length (in / mm):

205.6 / 5222

224.5 / 5702

Overall width (in / mm):

79.9 / 2031

79.9 / 2031

Overall height (in / mm)

 

 

2WD:

73.8 / 1876

73.7 / 1872

4WD:

73.8 / 1876

73.8 / 1876

Track (in / mm)

 

 

Front:

68.1 / 1732

68.1 / 1732

Rear:

67 / 1702

67 / 1702

Min. running ground clearance

 

 

2WD:

8.4 / 215

8.9 / 228

4WD:

9.1 / 231

9.5 / 241

Ground to top of load floor (in / mm)

 

 

2WD:

35.4 / 900

34.9 / 888

4WD:

34.7 / 882

34.5 / 877

Step-in height

 

 

2WD:

22.6 / 574

22.6 / 574

4WD:

22.6 / 574

22.6 / 574

Approach angle (deg)

 

 

2WD:

14.6

15.4

4WD:

15.6

16.3

Breakover angle (deg)

 

 

2WD:

24.4

21.5

4WD:

24.4

21.8

Departure angle (deg)

 

 

2WD:

25

24.1

4WD:

24.2

23.3


Interior

 

Regular Cab

Headroom (in / mm):

41.3 / 1051

Legroom (in / mm):

41.3 / 1049

Shoulder room (in / mm):

65.2 / 1656

Hip room (in / mm):

62.5 / 1588

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Curb Weight and Payload

 

GVWR
(lb / kg)

Base Curb Weight
(lb / kg)*

Payload
(lb / kg)*

Weight Distribution
(% front/rear)

2WD

 

 

 

 

Reg. Cab Standard Box:

6400 / 2903

4633 / 2102

1768 / 367

59 / 41

Reg. Cab Long Box:

6400 / 2903

4751 / 2155

1649 / 748

60 / 40

4WD

 

 

 

 

Reg. Cab Standard Box:

6400 / 2903

4877 / 2212

1523 / 691

61 / 39

Reg. Cab Long Box:

6800 / 3084

5021 / 2278

1779 / 807

61 / 39

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Cargo Box

 

Regular Cab, Standard Box

Regular Cab, Long Box

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

60.7 / 1718

75.5 / 2138

Length at floor (in / mm):

78.9 / 2003

97.8 / 2479

Width at floor (in / mm):

62.4 / 1586

62.4 / 1586

Width between wheel housings
(in / mm):

50.6 / 1286

50.6 / 1286

Tailgate width (in / mm):

61.5 / 1564

61.5 / 1564

Inside height (in / mm):

21 / 553

21 / 553

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Capacities

 

Regular Cab, Standard Box

Regular Cab, Long Box

 

Seating:

2 or 3

2 or 3

Fuel tank (gal / L):

26 / 98

34 / 128

 

 

 

 

 

Vortec 4.3L

Vortec 4.8L

Vortec 5.3L

Engine oil (qt / L):

4.5 / 4.3

6 / 5.7

6 / 5.7

Cooling system (qt / L):

12.6 / 11.9

13.4 / 12.7

14.9 / 14.1

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Trailering

Trailer towing maximum with ball hitch
(lb / kg)

 

Reg. Cab, Std. Box:

2WD: 9100 / 4127 (5.3L and 3.42 axle)
4WD: 8900 / 4037 (5.3L and 3.42 axle)

Reg. Cab, Long Box:

2WD: 10000 / 4536 (5.3L and 3.42 axle)
4WD: 9800 / 4445 (5.3L and 3.42 axle)

*SAE certified.
Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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2011 SIERRA 1500 EXTENDED CAB

Model Lineup

 

Engines

Transmissions

 

Vortec 4.3L V-6 (LU3)

Vortec 4.8L V-8 (L20)

Vortec 5.3L V-8
(LMG, LC9)

Vortec 6.2L V-8 (L9H)

4-spd auto (Hydra-Matic 4L60)

6-spd auto (Hydra-Matic 6L80)

All cabs w/ Work Truck (1SA)

s 1

o 2

o
LMG 3
LC9 4

s 7

s 8

Crew Cab SL (2SA)

s

s 7

s 8

All cabs w/ SLE

s 5

o
LMG 3
LC9 4

s 7

s 8

Ext. Cab & Crew Cab w/ SLT (4SA)

s
LMG 3
LC9 4

o

s 7

s 8

Sierra XFE (2WD Crew Cab)

s

s

Sierra Denali

s

s

1 avail. only with reg. cab models and 2WD ext. cab std. box
2 std. on crew cab and 4WD ext. cab std. box; not avail. on reg. cab models
3 not avail. on 4WD crew cab; std. on ext. cab. long box
4 requires 4WD crew cab
5 not avail. on ext. cab long box
6 not avail. on reg. cab or ext. cab long box
7 std. with 4.3L and 4.8L engines only
8 std. with 5.3L and 6.2L engines only

Key

Standard

s

Optional

o

Not available

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Overview

Models:

TC/TK 10753: extended cab standard box, 2WD & 4WD

 

TC/TK 10953: extended cab long box, 2WD & 4WD

Body style / driveline:

5/6-passenger Extended Cab, 1/2-ton, 2-and 4-wheel drive light-duty pickups available with 6-foot 6-inch and 8-foot (2 m and 2.4 m) box

EPA vehicle class:

full-size truck

Manufacturing location:

Fort Wayne, Ind.

Key competitors:

Ford F-Series, Dodge Ram, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Titan

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Engines

 

Vortec 4.3L V-6 (LU3)

Vortec 4.8L V-8 FlexFuel (L20)

Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LMG)

Type:

4.3L V-6

4.8L V-8

5.3L V-8

Displacement
(cu in / cc):

262 / 4300

293 / 4807

325 / 5328

Bore & stroke
(in / mm):

4 x 3.48 / 101.6 x 88

3.78 x 3.27 / 96 x 83

3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92

Block material:

cast iron

cast iron

cast iron

Cylinder head material:

cast iron

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing

Ignition system:

direct composite distributor, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires

coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires

coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires

Fuel delivery:

sequential fuel injection

sequential fuel injection

Active Fuel Management; sequential fuel injection

Compression ratio:

9.2:1

8.8:1

9.9:1

Horsepower
(hp / kW @ rpm):

195 / 145 @ 4600*

302 / 225 @ 5600*

315 / 235 @ 5200* (gas)
326 / 243 @ 5300* (E85)

Torque
(lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

260 / 353 @ 2800*

305 / 414 @ 4600*

335 / 454 @ 4400* (gas)
348 / 472 @ 4400* (E85)

Recommended fuel:

regular unleaded

regular unleaded or E85

regular unleaded or E85

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

5600

6000

 6000

Emissions controls:

close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor

EPA-estimated fuel economy
(city / hwy):

2WD: 15 / 20

2WD: 14 / 19 (gas)
4WD: 13 / 18 (gas)

2WD: 15 / 21 (gas)
4WD: 15 / 21 (gas)


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Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LC9)

Vortec 6.2L V-8 FlexFuel (L9H)

Type:

5.3L V-8

6.2L V-8

Displacement
(cu in / cc):

325 / 5328

376 / 6162

Bore & stroke
(in / mm):

3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92

4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92

Block material:

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing

Ignition system:

coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires

coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires

Fuel delivery:

Active Fuel Management; sequential fuel injection

sequential fuel injection

Compression ratio:

9.9:1

10.5:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

315 / 235 @ 5200* (gas)
326 / 243 @ 5300* (E85)

403 / 301 @ 5700*

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

335 / 454 @ 4400* (gas)
348 / 472 @ 4400* (E85)

417 / 565 @ 4300*

Recommended fuel:

regular unleaded or E85

premium recommended not required; or E85

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

6000

6000

Emissions controls:

close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor

EPA-estimated fuel economy (city / hwy):

2WD: 15 / 21 (gas)
4WD: 15 / 21 (gas)

2WD: 13 / 19 (gas)
4WD: 12 / 19 (gas)
AWD: 12 / 19 (gas)

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Transmission

 

Hydra-Matic 4L60

Hydra-Matic 6L80

Type:

four-speed automatic

six-speed automatic

Gear ratios (:1):

 

 

First:

3.06

4.03

Second:

1.63

2.36

Third:

1.00

1.53

Fourth:

0.70

1.15

Fifth:

0.85

Sixth:

0.67

Reverse:

2.29

3.06

Final drive ratio
(std. and avail.):

3.08, 3.23, 3.42 and 3.73

3.08 or 3.42 or 3.73
(w/ enhanced trailering)

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Chassis/Suspension

Front:

2WD and 4WD: independent coil-over-shock; monotube shock absorbers

Rear:

solid axle with semi-elliptic, variable-rate, two-stage multi-leaf springs; splayed shock absorbers; monotube shocks (available)

Steering type:

power-assisted rack-and-pinion (2WD and 4WD)

Steering ratio:

16.73:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

3

Turning circle, curb-to-curb
(ft / m)

 

2WD/4WD Ext. Cab Short Box:

44.6 / 13.6

2WD/4WD Ext. Cab Std.Box:

46.9 / 14.3

2WD/4WD Ext. Cab Long Box:

51.2 / 15.6

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Brakes

Type:

power-assisted, four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS; or power-assisted, front disc/rear drum, four-wheel ABS

Rotor diameter x thickness
(in / mm)

 

disc/drum brakes:

front: 12.99 x 1.18 / 330 x 30
rear: 11.61 x 2.36 / 295 x 60

with 4-wheel disc:

front: 13 x 1.18 / 330.2 x 30
rear: 13.5 x 0.79 / 342.9 x 20

Total swept area (sq in / sq cm)

 

with disc/drum brakes:

front: 301.2 / 1944
rear: 172.4 / 1112

with four-wheel disc:

front: 257 / 1656
rear: 113 / 732

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Wheels/Tires

Wheel size & type:

17 x 7.5-in. steel

 

17 x 7.5-in. chrome-style steel

 

17 x 7.5-in. polished cast aluminum

 

18 x 8-in. chrome-clad aluminum

 

20 x 8.5-in. chrome aluminum

Tires:

P24570R17 all season, blackwall

 

P265/70R17 all season blackwall or white letter

 

P265/70R17 on/off road, blackwall or white letter

 

P265/65R18 all season, blackwall or white letter

 

P275/55R20 AL2 touring blackwall

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Dimensions

Exterior

 

Extended Cab, Standard Box

Extended Cab, Long Box

Wheelbase (in / mm):

143.5 / 3645

157.5 / 4001

Overall length (in / mm):

230.2 / 5844

249.2 / 6325

Overall width (in / mm):

79.9 / 2031

79.9 / 2031

Overall height (in / mm)

 

 

2WD:

73.9 / 1876

73.6 / 1870

4WD:

73.7 / 1872

73.6 / 1868

Track (in / mm)

 

 

Front:

68.1 / 1732

68.1 / 1732

Rear:

67 / 1702

67 / 1702

Min. running ground clearance

 

 

2WD:

8.9 / 226

9 / 230

4WD:

9 / 228

9.3 / 240

Ground to top of load floor (in / mm):

 

 

2WD:

34.4 / 876

34.1 / 867

4WD:

34 / 864

33.6 / 854

Step-in height

 

 

2WD:

22.6 / 574

22.6 / 574

4WD:

22.6 / 574

22.6 / 574

Approach angle (deg)

 

 

2WD:

15.6

15.3

4WD:

15.8

15.5

Breakover angle (deg)

 

 

2WD:

18

19.6

4WD:

17.8

19.3

Departure angle (deg)

 

 

2WD:

22.8

24

4WD:

22

23.3


Interior

 

Extended Cab, Front

Extended Cab, Rear

Headroom (in / mm):

41.2 / 1048

39.2 / 997

Legroom (in / mm):

41.3 / 1049

34.33 / 872

Shoulder room
(in / mm):

65.2 / 1657

65.3 / 1658

Hip room (in / mm):

62.5 / 1588

61.8 / 1570

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Curb Weight and Payload

 

GVWR (lb / kg)

Base Curb Weight (lb / kg)

Max. Payload (lb / kg)

Weight Distribution (% front / rear)

2WD

 

 

 

 

Ext. Cab Standard Box:

7000 / 3175*

5075 / 2302*

1925 / 873**

58 / 42

Ext. Cab Long Box:

6900 / 3130

5244 / 2378**

1656 / 751**

59 / 41

4WD

 

 

 

 

Ext. Cab Standard Box:

7200 / 3266*

5321 / 2414*

1879 / 852*

59 / 41

Ext. Cab Long Box:

7000 / 3175

5488 / 2489**

1512 / 686**

60 / 40

*6.2L with six-speed transmission
**5.3L with six-speed transmission

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Cargo Box

 

Extended Cab, Standard Box

Extended Cab, Long Box

Cargo volume
(cu ft / L):

60.7 / 1718

75.5 / 2138

Length at floor
(in / mm):

78.9 / 2003

97.7 / 2483

Width at floor
(in / mm):

62.4 / 1586

62.4 / 1586

Width between wheelhousings
(in / mm):

50.6 / 1286

50.6 / 1286

Tailgate width
(in / mm):

61.5 / 1564

61.5 / 1564

Inside height (in / mm):

21 / 553

21 / 553

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Capacities

 

Extended Cab, Standard Box

Extended Cab, Long Box

 

Seating:

5 or 6

5 or 6

Fuel tank (gal / L):

26 / 98

34 / 128

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vortec
4.3L

Vortec
4.8L

Vortec
5.3L

Vortec
6.2L

Engine oil (qt / L):

4.5 / 4.3

6 / 5.7

6 / 5.7

6 / 5.7

Cooling system (qt / L):

12.6 / 11.9

13.4 / 12.7

14.9 / 14.1

12.6 / 11.9

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Trailering

Trailer towing maximum with ball hitch (lb / kg):

 

Ext. Cab, Std. Box:

2WD: 9700 / 4400 (5.3L and 3.42 axle)
4WD: 9600 / 4354 (5.3L and 3.42 axle)

Ext. Cab, Std. Box with enhanced trailering pkg:

2WD: 10700 / 4853 (6.2L and 3.73 axle)
4WD: 10400 / 4717 (6.2L and 3.73 axle)

Ext. Cab, Long Box:

4WD: 9300 / 4218 (5.3L and 3.42 axle)

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*SAE certified.
Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

2011 SIERRA 1500 CREW CAB & DENALI

Model Lineup

 

Engines

Transmissions

 

Vortec 4.3L V-6 (LU3)

Vortec 4.8L V-8 (L20)

Vortec 5.3L V-8
(LMG, LC9)

Vortec 6.2L V-8 (L9H)

4-spd auto (Hydra-Matic 4L60)

6-spd auto (Hydra-Matic 6L80)

All cabs w/ Work Truck (1SA)

s 1

o 2

o
LMG 3
LC9 4

s 7

s 8

Crew Cab SL (2SA)

s

s 7

s 8

All cabs w/ SLE

s 5

o
LMG 3
LC9 4

s 7

s 8

Ext. Cab & Crew Cab w/ SLT (4SA)

s
LMG 3
LC9 4

o

s 7

s 8

Sierra XFE (2WD Crew Cab)

s

s

Sierra Denali

s

s

1 avail. only with reg. cab models and 2WD ext. cab std. box
2 std. on crew cab and 4WD ext. cab std. box; not avail. on reg. cab models
3 not avail. on 4WD crew cab; std. on ext. cab. long box
4 requires 4WD crew cab
5 not avail. on ext. cab long box
6 not avail. on reg. cab or ext. cab long box
7 std. with 4.3L and 4.8L engines only
8 std. with 5.3L and 6.2L engines only

Key

Standard

s

Optional

o

Not available

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Overview

Models:

TC/TK 10543: crew cab short box, 2WD and 4WD; Sierra Denali

Body style / driveline:

5/6-passenger Crew Cab, 1/2-ton, 2-and 4- wheel drive light-duty pickups available with 5-foot 8-inch (1.7 m) box

EPA vehicle class:

full-size truck

Manufacturing location:

Silao, Mexico, Flint, Mich.

Key competitors:

Ford F-Series, Dodge Ram, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Titan

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Engines

 

Vortec 4.8L V-8 FlexFuel (L20)

Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LMG)

Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LC9)

Vortec 6.2L V-8 FlexFuel (L9H)

Type:

4.8L V-8

5.3L V-8

5.3L V-8

6.2L V-8

Displacement
(cu in / cc):

293 / 4807

325 / 5328

325 / 5328

376 / 6162

Bore & stroke
(in / mm):

3.78 x 3.27 / 96 x 83

3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92

3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92

4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92

Block material:

cast iron

cast iron

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing

Ignition system:

coil near plug, composite distributor, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires

coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires

coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires

coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires

Fuel delivery:

sequential fuel injection

Active Fuel Management; sequential fuel injection

Active Fuel Management; sequential fuel injection

sequential fuel injection

Compression ratio:

8.8:1

9.9:1

9.9:1

10.5:1

Horsepower
(hp / kW @ rpm):

302 / 225 @ 5600*

315 / 235 @ 5200* (gas)
326 / 243 @ 5300* (E85)

315 / 235 @ 5200* (gas)
326 / 243 @ 5300* (E85)

403 / 301 @ 5700*

Torque
(lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

305 / 414 @ 4600*

338 / 458 @ 4400* (gas)
350 / 475 @ 4400* (E85)

335 / 454 @ 4400* (gas)
348 / 472 @ 4400* (E85)

417 / 565 @ 4300*

Recommended fuel:

regular unleaded or E85

regular unleaded or E85

regular unleaded or E85

premium recommended not required; or E85

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

 6000

 6000

 6000

6000

Emissions controls:

close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor

EPA estimated fuel economy
(city / hwy):
2WD: 14 / 19 (gas)
4WD: 13 / 18 (gas)
2WD: 15 / 21 (gas)
4WD: 15 / 21 (gas)
XFE: 15 / 22
2WD: 15 / 21 (gas)
4WD: 15 / 21 (gas)
2WD: 13 / 19 (gas)
4WD: 12 / 19 (gas)
AWD: 12 / 19 (gas)

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Transmission

 

Hydra-Matic 4L60

Hydra-Matic 6L80

Type:

4-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Gear ratios (:1):

 

 

First:

3.06

4.03

Second:

1.63

2.36

Third:

1.00

1.53

Fourth:

0.70

1.15

Fifth:

0.85

Sixth:

0.67

Reverse:

2.29

3.06

Final drive ratio
(std. & avail.):

3.08, 3.23, 3.42 and 3.73

3.08 or 3.42 or 3.73
(w/ enhanced trailering)

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Chassis/Suspension

Front:

independent coil-over-shock; monotube shock absorbers

Rear:

solid axle with semi-elliptic, variable-rate, two-stage multi-leaf springs; splayed shock absorbers; monotube shocks (available)

Steering type:

power-assisted rack-and-pinion

Steering ratio:

16.73:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

3

Turning circle, curb-to-curb
(ft / m)

 

2WD/4WD Crew cab short box:

47.2 / 14.4

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Brakes

Type:

power-assisted, four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS; or power-assisted, front disc/rear drum, four-wheel ABS

Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm)

 

with disc/drum brakes:

front: 12.99 x 1.18 / 330 x 30
rear: 11.61 x 2.36 / 295 x 60

with four-wheel disc:

front: 13 x 1.18 / 330.2 x 30
rear: 13.5 x 0.79 / 342.9 x 20

Total swept area (sq in / sq cm)

 

with disc/drum brakes:

front: 301.2 / 1944
rear: 172.4 / 1112

with four-wheel disc:

front: 257 / 1656
rear: 113 / 732

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Wheels/Tires

Wheel size & type:

17 x 7.5-in steel

 

17 x 7.5-in chrome-style steel

 

17 x 7.5-in polished cast aluminum

 

18 x 8-in chrome-clad aluminum

 

18 x 8-in chromed aluminum (std. Denali)

 

20 x 8.5-in chrome-clad aluminum

 

20 x 8.5-in chromed aluminum (opt. Denali)

Tires:

P24570R17 all season blackwall

 

P265/70R17 all season blackwall or white letter

 

P265/70R17 on/off road, blackwall or white letter

 

P265/65R18 AL2, blackwall (Denali)

 

P265/65R18 all season, blackwall or white letter

 

P275/55R20 AL2 touring blackwall

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Dimensions

Exterior

 

Crew Cab, Short Box

Wheelbase (in / mm):

143.5 / 3645

Overall length (in / mm):

230 / 5844

Overall width (in / mm):

79.9 / 2031

Overall height (in / mm)

 

2WD:

73.8 / 1875

4WD:

74 / 1880

Track (in / mm)

 

Front:

68.1 / 1732

Rear:

67 / 1702

Min. running ground clearance
(in / mm):

9 / 229

Ground to top of load floor (in / mm):

 

2WD:

33.5 / 851

4WD:

33.8 / 860

Step-in height

 

2WD:

22 / 561

4WD:

22 / 561

Approach angle (deg)

 

2WD:

15.3

4WD:

15.5

Breakover angle (deg)

 

2WD:

19.3

4WD:

19.6

Departure angle (deg)

 

2WD:

22.8

4WD:

23.1


Interior

 

Crew Cab, Front

Crew Cab, Rear

Headroom (in / mm):

41.2 / 1048

40.5 / 1030

Legroom (in / mm):

41.3 / 1049

39 / 991

Shoulder room (in / mm):

65.2 / 1657

65.1 / 1655

Hip room (in / mm):

64.3 / 1635

65.4 / 1663

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Curb Weight and Payload

 

GVWR
(lb / kg)

Base Curb Weight (lb / kg)*

Max. Payload (lb / kg)*

Weight Distribution (% front / rear)

2WD:

 

 

 

 

Crew Cab Short Box

7100 / 3220*

5120 / 2322

1980 / 898

57 / 43

Denali

6800 / 3084

5234 / 2374

1566 / 710

58 / 42

4WD:

 

 

 

 

Crew Cab Short Box

7300 / 3311

5372 / 2437

1928 / 875

58 / 42

Denali

7000 / 3175

5396 / 2447

1604 / 727

58 / 42

*6.2L with six-speed transmission and NHT trailering pkg.

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Cargo Box

 

Crew Cab, Short Box

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

53.2 / 1506

Length at floor (in / mm):

69.3 / 1760

Width at floor (in / mm):

62.4 / 1586

Width between wheelhousings
(in / mm):

50.6 / 1286

Tailgate width (in / mm):

61.5 / 1564

Inside height (in / mm):

21 / 553

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Capacities

 

Crew Cab, Short Box

 

Seating:

5 or 6

 

Fuel tank (gal / L):

26 / 98

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vortec
4.8L

Vortec
5.3L

Vortec
6.2L

Engine oil (qt / L):

6 / 5.7

6 / 5.7

6 / 5.7

Cooling system
(qt / L):

13.4 / 12.7

14.9 / 14.1

12.6 / 11.9

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Trailering

Trailer towing maximum with ball hitch (lb / kg):

 

Crew Cab, Short Box

2WD: 9700 / 4400 (6.2L and 3.42 axle)
4WD: 9500 / 4309 (5.3L and 3.42 axle)

Crew Cab, Short Box (w/ enhanced trailering pkg.)

2WD: 10600 / 4808 (6.2L and 3.73 axle)
4WD: 10400 / 4717 (6.2L and 3.73 axle)

Denali :

2WD: 9600 / 4354 (6.2L and 3.42 axle)
AWD: 9300 / 4218 (6.2L and 3.42 axle)

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*SAE certified.
Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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SIERRA 1500 Y SIERRA DENALI 2011

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2011 款 SIERRA 1500 和 SIERRA DENALI

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