2017 GMC Sierra 1500  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#6 of 2017 Pickups

#109 of all 2017 vehicles


The Sierra 1500, a mainstay of GMC's lineup for decades, is a large pickup with seating up to 6. The Sierra 1500 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. 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 2017 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 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 has a score of 74, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0493% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6354%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0493% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6354% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8671Toyota TacomaGMC Sierra 1500Dodge Grand CaravanChrysler PacificaFord F-150Chevrolet SilveradoFord ExplorerNissan TitanChevrolet TraverseToyota TundraKia SedonaDodge Ram 1500Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 86. The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is less safe than the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2017 Ford F-150, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500, the 2017 Kia Sedona, the 2017 Toyota Tundra, the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2017 Nissan Titan, and the 2017 Ford Explorer. It is about as safe as the 2017 Toyota Tacoma.

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