2016 GMC Sierra 1500  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#5 of 2016 Pickups

#95 of all 2016 vehicles

The Sierra 1500, part of GMC's lineup for decades, is a large pickup with seating up to 6. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). GMC offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 is below average 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 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 has a score of 75, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.049% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.5965%, meaning the average driver has a 0.049% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.5965% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 is 5% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8670Toyota TacomaFord F-150GMC Sierra 1500Dodge Grand CaravanC. Town and CountryChevrolet SilveradoGMC AcadiaFord ExplorerChevrolet TraverseToyota TundraKia SedonaDodge Ram 1500Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 86. The 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 is less safe than the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2016 Chrysler Town and Country, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500, the 2016 Kia Sedona, the 2016 Toyota Tundra, the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2016 Ford Explorer, and the 2016 GMC Acadia. It is about as safe as the 2016 Ford F-150.

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