2018 GMC Sierra 1500  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#5 of 2018 Pickups

#113 of all 2018 vehicles


The Sierra 1500, a mainstay of GMC's lineup for decades, is a large pickup with seating up to 6. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Strong on technology, it 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. GMC offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 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 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 has a score of 73, implying a 0.051% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0515% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.8759%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0515% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.8759% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is 7% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9368GMC Sierra 1500Ford F-150Chevrolet TraverseDodge Grand CaravanFord FlexChrysler PacificaVolkswagen AtlasToyota TundraNissan TitanKia SedonaFord ExplorerToyota TacomaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 93. The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is less safe than the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2018 Ford Flex, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, the 2018 Ford Explorer, the 2018 Kia Sedona, the 2018 Nissan Titan, the 2018 Toyota Tundra, and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.

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