2019 GMC Sierra 1500  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#9 of 2019 Pickups

#155 of all 2019 vehicles


The Sierra 1500, part 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. The Sierra 1500 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. GMC offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2019 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 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 has a score of 73, implying a 0.051% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.044%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.9%.

We estimate that the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.051% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.8265%, meaning the average driver has a 0.051% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.8265% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is 6% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9263Chevrolet ColoradoChevrolet SilveradoGMC Sierra 1500Ford F-150Dodge Grand CaravanNissan TitanToyota TundraChevrolet TraverseHonda RidgelineFord ExplorerToyota TacomaDodge Ram 1500Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 92. The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is safer than the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado and less safe than the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2019 Nissan Titan, the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma, the 2019 Ford Explorer, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline, the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse, and the 2019 Toyota Tundra. It is about as safe as the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado.

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