2020 GMC Sierra 1500  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#7 of 2020 Pickups

#133 of all 2020 vehicles


The Sierra 1500, part of GMC's lineup for decades, is a large pickup with seating up to 6. The Sierra 1500 has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. GMC offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 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 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 has a score of 76, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.041%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.7%.

We estimate that the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0476% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4322%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0476% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.4322% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 is 1% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8969Ford F-150Chevrolet SilveradoGMC Sierra 1500Toyota TacomaDodge Grand CaravanChevrolet TraverseToyota TundraHonda RidgelineChrysler PacificaDodge Ram 1500Ford RangerNissan TitanComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 89. The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 is safer than the 2020 Ford F-150 and less safe than the 2020 Dodge Ram 1500, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2020 Honda Ridgeline, the 2020 Toyota Tundra, and the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse. It is about as safe as the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma, and the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan.

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