2010 GMC Sierra 1500  RealSafeCars66Safety Rating

#6 of 2010 Pickups

#116 of all 2010 vehicles


The Sierra 1500, a mainstay of GMC's lineup for decades, is a large pickup with seating up to 6. The GMC Sierra 1500 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. GMC offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 has a score of 66, implying a 0.061% chance of driver death (5.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0609% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.9532%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0609% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.9532% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 is 27% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

1002Chevrolet ColoradoGMC CanyonFord RangerSuzuki EquatorToyota SiennaFord F-150Dodge Grand CaravanKia SedonaChevrolet SilveradoDodge DakotaNissan FrontierGMC Sierra 1500Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 2 to 100. The 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 is safer than the 2010 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2010 GMC Canyon, the 2010 Ford Ranger, and the 2010 Suzuki Equator and less safe than the 2010 Kia Sedona, the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2010 Ford F-150, and the 2010 Toyota Sienna. It is about as safe as the 2010 Nissan Frontier and the 2010 Dodge Dakota.

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