- pickup 62,421
- below average 1,290
- 23,988 fair
- East Providence, RI
- 3 years
- below average 1,290 pickup 62,421 flex fuel silver automatic
2012 gmc sierra 1500 review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Towing and hauling in comfort. introductionthe gmc sierra delivers strong towing and hauling capability, a smooth ride, and distinctive styling in a full-size pickup. Gmc sierra is built on the same platform, shares mechanicals and is similarly priced to the chevrolet silverado. Their exterior styling is quite different, however. the current-generation sierra was introduced as a 2007 model. 2009 brought a new 6-speed automatic transmission. for 2012, stabilitrak adds trailer sway control and hill-start assist to its superb electronic stability control system. Side-curtain airbags and seat-mounted side-impact airbags come standard on all 2012 sierra models. Active fuel management is standard with the 5. 3-liter v8. The 5. 3-liter and 6. 2-liter v8s come with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The denali-standard 6. 2-liter v8 is available for sierra extended cab and crew cab models, and is useful for towing heavier loads. It's available only as a crew cab model with a specially tuned 332-horsepower 6. 0-liter v8 working in conjunction with a battery pack and a 4-speed automatic transmission that houses two electric motors. The hybrid is epa-rated at 20 mpg city/23 mpg highway, while compromising payload and towing capacity (maximum around 6000 pounds). a choice of interior styles is available. The pure pickup interior includes a 40/20/40 split front bench seat with the center section folding down to provide a large storage compartment and wide armrest. the luxurious sierra slt has a cabin similar to that of a luxury suv, with two front bucket seats separated by a fixed center console. All the v8s will run on gasoline or e85, a mixture of gasoline and 85-percent ethanol. It can be equipped with a standard bed (6-foot, 6-inch) or a long bed (8-foot), two bucket seats or a three-person bench seat, v6 or v8 engines. the extended cab has two rows of seats with rear-hinged rear access doors that open 170 degrees and have roll-down windows. It can be equipped with seating for five or six and comes with a short (5-foot, 8-inch) bed. standard equipment on the basic work truck 22,195) includes vinyl seating surfaces, air conditioning, am/fm radio, cruise control, daytime running lights, tire pressure monitoring system, smooth ride suspension, 17-inch wheels, and chrome bumpers. The 4. 6-liter v6 engine is standard. sierra sl is available in extended cab and crew cab models, and adds a cd player with mp3 capability, xm satellite radio, deep tinted glass, onstar, carpeting, chrome grille surround, body-side moldings, styled steel wheels, cruise control, remote keyless entry, cloth upholstery, and power mirrors, windows and door locks. The 4. 8-liter v8 is standard. Extended cabs get a handling/trailering suspension. sierra sle adds premium cloth upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, handling/trailering suspension (for all cabs), and illuminated visor vanity mirrors. Crew cab xfe (xtra fuel economy) models get alloy wheels. Options include dual-zone air conditioning, a floor console, power driver and front passenger seats, leather seat trim, audio controls on the steering wheel, and machined aluminum wheels. sierra slt adds leather seat trim, a unique instrument panel, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and outside temperatures, upgraded audio system with bose premium speakers, bluetooth, front bucket seats with 10-way power adjustment and heat, fog lamps, dual-zone climate control, rear window defogger, remote start, 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, and the 5. 3-liter v8 engine. Crew cab models also offer a rear-seat entertainment system. sierra denali includes a top-flight interior with leather, unique woodgrain console, park assist and the standard luxury and convenience features from the preceding trim levels. The options include a heated steering wheel, heated/cooled front seats, sunroof, and rear-seat entertainment. With an epa rating of 20 mpg, its urban economy is the best of the sierras, the compromises being price, payload (maximum in the mid-1500-pound range) and maximum towing capacity around 6000 pounds. A towing package is standard, however. Options include a locking rear differential and a power sunroof. safety features include dual front airbags, head-curtain airbags that automatically inflate when sensors sense a severe impact to provide extra protection in the event of a rollover or secondary collision, driver and front-seat passenger side-impact air bags, anti-lock brakes, stabilitrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation technology, and tire-pressure monitoring. The optional autotrac active transfer case, ultrasonic rear park assist, and onstar emergency notification can further enhance safety, as can the all-wheel-drive system on the denali. walkaroundthe front of the gmc sierra emphasizes the truck's wide stance. The gmc emblem is set amid dark horizontal bars in the middle of an upright and chrome-surrounded grille. The headlamps are a pair of stacked, jeweled lenses. The front bumper features round fog lamps and a wide air intake and wraps around the sides of the truck to the front lower edge of the front wheel wells. top trim levels get some distinguishing features. The denali gets its own chromed grilles, both the upper section and the air vent below the front bumper, and the bumpers are painted to match. Hybrid models are festooned with odd-looking h badges. the sierra hood has a pair of long, narrow v-shaped power bulges and leads back to a steeply raked windshield. The windshield is tilted back for improved aerodynamics and enhanced highway fuel economy. the side view features slightly bulging and elongated fender flares that sweep down behind the headlamps. The sides of the cargo bed are higher than on previous models, and the exterior of the tailgate is sculpted, enhancing the rear view of the truck. Stacked tail lamps are on either side of the tailgate. a cargo management system is available for the bed with side rails and various cargo-carrying and cargo-controlling boxes and dividers and tie-downs. the gmc sierra and chevy silverado are built on the gmt900 platform that debuted in 2007 and shares many underpinnings with the yukon, suburban, and tahoe suvs. The pickups get a unique rear suspension and stiffer rear frame section. The sierra and silverado share mechanical components, with the exception of the unique features found on the sierra denali. compared with the previous-generation models, the current frame is much stiffer in all directions. This stiffness contributes to a smoother ride and better handling. It also allowed the engineers to reduce the gap between the truck bed and passenger compartment as well as the gaps between fenders and bumpers, all of which enhances aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. the front suspension uses a coil-over-shock setup and the rack-and-pinion steering gear is mounted to the engine cross-member frame. The truck also has a rear axle design with shock absorbers mounted outboard and more upright for better dynamic control. fuel economy ratings, except for hybrids, run 12-15 mpg city, 18-21 mpg highway. When using e85 those numbers drop dramatically. The xfe (xtra fuel economy) models with a 5. 3-liter v8, 6-speed automatic and axle ratio of 3. 08:1 increase epa ratings from 15/21 to 15/22 mpg city/highway. Proprietary xfe pieces include aerodynamic upgrades in the form of a soft bed cover and extended front air dam, plus aluminum wheels (including the spare) and lower front suspension arms, locking rear differential, and low rolling resistance tires. A trailering package is standard so xfe models can tow up.
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