2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

The 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali's attention to detail will not go unnoticed. Chrome details, wood-grain and low-gloss tones give Denali's instrument panel a rich, high-quality look and feel.

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1500 Crew Cab Short Box


2WD 13/18
AWD 12/18


Cargo volume (cu. ft.)1 53.2
Payload (lbs.)2 2WD/AWD 1,589/1,623
Fuel tank (gal. approx.) 26
Seating 5 (2 front, 3 back)
Trailer weight rating (lbs.)3 2WD/AWD 9,600/9,400
GVWR (lbs.)4 2WD/AWD 6,800/7,000


EZ Lift tailgate
Denali-exclusive grille
Halogen foglamps
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist


Vortec 6.2L E855-capable V8 with 403 hp
Automatic locking rear differential
Skid Plate Package: frame-mounted shields to protect the front underbody, oil pan, differential case and transfer case
Suspension Package: High-Performance, includes 36mm front stabilizer bar
Heavy-duty trailering equipment: trailer hitch platform; seven-wire harness with independent fused trailer circuits mated to a seven-way sealed connector; instrument panel jumper wiring harness for electric trailer brake controller; and one-way sealed connector for center, high-mounted stop/brake lamp
Six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and Tow/Haul mode


Air bags:6 driver and right-front passenger, frontal, with Passenger Sensing System; head-curtain side-impact for front and rear outboard seating positions with rollover sensor; and seat-mounted thorax side-impact for front outboard seating positions
Four-wheel antilock disc brakes
Rear-vision camera system
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System with Proactive Roll Avoidance, Electronic Trailer Sway Control, Intelligent Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist
Tire Pressure Monitor (excludes spare tire)
OnStar®:7 Directions & Connections® Plan with Turn-by-Turn Navigation standard for the first six months


Bluetooth® wireless technology8 for select phones
Power-adjustable pedals
Heated and cooled seats, driver and front passenger
Steering wheel: leather-wrapped and heated


Rearview auto-dimming mirror with rear-vision camera display
Remote vehicle starter system: includes Remote Keyless Entry9
Universal Home Remote transmitter


Leather-appointed front bucket seats: include 12-way power adjusters, power-adjustable lumbar support, heated cushions and seatbacks, two-position driver memory and adjustable outboard head restraints


AM/FM stereo with in-dash six-disc CD/MP3 player, Radio Data System (RDS), 10 USB port11 and auxiliary audio input jack
Bose® speaker system with subwoofer in center console
SiriusXM Satellite Radio:12 with three trial months


AM/FM stereo with CD/DVD/MP3 player, navigation13 with RDS 10 and USB port11
Rear-seat DVD player with LCD display, wireless headphones and remote control
SiriusXM NavTraffic:12 with three trial months


20-inch chrome-aluminum14


20-Inch and 22-Inch Chrome Wheels14 Hard Tonneau Cover
4x4 Chrome Decal Premium All-Weather Floor Mats
Bed Rail Protectors Six-Inch Chrome Tubular Assist Steps
  • 1 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
  • 2 Maximum payload capacity includes weight of driver, passengers, optional equipment and cargo.
  • 3 Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming a base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See your GMC dealer for additional detail.
  • 4 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, driver, passengers, cargo and optional equipment.
  • 5 E85 is a combination of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Go to gm.com/biofuels to see if there is an E85 fuel station near you.
  • 6 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.
  • 7 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations Services vary by model and conditions.
  • 8 Visit gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.
  • 9 Remote Keyless Entry does not lock/unlock tailgate.
  • 10 RDS functions only where stations broadcast RDS information.
  • 11 Not compatible with all devices.
  • 12 Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after three-month trial. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C. Visit siriusxm.com for details. For more information, see xmradio.com/navtraffic.
  • 13 Map coverage for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on separate disc. Coverage not available for portions of Canada.
  • 14 Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle's performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to gmaccessorieszone.com or see your dealer for details.
  • 15 Some accessories may not be available on all models. See dealer for details.

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