2023 GMC Sierra 1500  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#6 of 2023 Pickups

#112 of all 2023 vehicles

The Sierra 1500, part of GMC's lineup for decades, is a large pickup with seating up to 6. The GMC Sierra 1500 packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow 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 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 is 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 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0424% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8384%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0424% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8384% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features on the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500: Enhanced Automatic Braking with Front Pedestrian Braking. Some safety features are optional on the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500--- although they add to the cost, one should consider the benefits of Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Side Blind Zone Alert.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

10073Chevrolet SilveradoGMC Sierra 1500Dodge Ram 1500Cadillac XT6M.-B. GLE-ClassV. V90 Cross CountryAudi Q8Audi Q7Genesis GV80BMW X5Acura MDXLincoln AviatorComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 100. The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 is less safe than the 2023 Cadillac XT6, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the 2023 Volvo V90 Cross Country, the 2023 Lincoln Aviator, the 2023 Acura MDX, the 2023 BMW X5, the 2023 Genesis GV80, the 2023 Audi Q7, and the 2022 Audi Q8. It is about as safe as the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado.

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