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2001 GMC Sierra 1500

GMC Sierra 1500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.8 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 270 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 GMC Sierra 1500

  • If you want power, the Sierra's got it. But if high-quality materials and solid build quality are also a priority, you might want to check the offerings from Ford and Toyota, as well.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful V8-engine selections, handsome styling, comfy cabins.

  • Cons

    Spotty interior fit-and-finish concerns, premium brand carries a premium price.

  • What's New for 2001

    Reliability improvements for all Vortec V6 and V8 engines top the list of changes this year. Consequently, oil-change intervals have been extended to 7,500 miles. A traction assist feature is now available on two-wheel-drive V8 automatics, thanks to a new electronic throttle control system. Factory-installed OnStar, GM's mobile communications and security system, has been made standard with the SLT trim level. New this year is a 325-horse, all-wheel-drive performance version called the C3.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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I have become a gmc

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Vehicle: 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab SL 4WD LB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)

My name is Brad and I have owned a 2001 GMC Sierra for a little over a year. The factory warranty has not expired and I have had to take it back to the dealership at least six times. From the seams on the interior ripping to the oxygen sensor going bad twice, this truck has been a real headache. I have the Z71 model and it is the truck I always wanted but after this one I am done with GMC.




Wish i bought the tundra

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Vehicle: 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab SL 4WD LB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)

At 900 mi It was in the shop for clunk/bang/vibration in the drive train. . after several annoying/time consuming attempts. GM bulletin (drive line clunk)#99-04- 02-002A. Not to be confused with the engine clunk/piston slap bul. This truck acts and sounds like the 1996 I sold prior. with 150,000 hard miles. I'm finding out that there are many bulletins and dissatisfied customers with several of the 00/01/02 model yrs. It now has 10000 mi and I'm sorry I ever bought it!!!



Full 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

What's New for 2001

Reliability improvements for all Vortec V6 and V8 engines top the list of changes this year. Consequently, oil-change intervals have been extended to 7,500 miles. A traction assist feature is now available on two-wheel-drive V8 automatics, thanks to a new electronic throttle control system. Factory-installed OnStar, GM's mobile communications and security system, has been made standard with the SLT trim level. New this year is a 325-horse, all-wheel-drive performance version called the C3.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
/
  • 16
  • highway
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