5 REASONS THE GMC SIERRA IS THE MOST RELIABLE TRUCK ON THE ROAD
The GMC truck is one of the most versatile, powerful, and reliable vehicles on the market. Year after year in Vehicle Dependability Study by J.D. Power, both the GMC Sierra 1500 and the GMC Sierra 2500HD consistently rank in the top five of their respective categories. So, what makes the GMC Sierra 1500 and the GMC Sierra 2500HD some of the most dependable pickup trucks on the road? Let’s take a look at the Vehicle Dependability Study, and the five reasons these GMC Sierra models beat out their competition.
THE J.D. POWER VEHICLE DEPENDABILITY STUDY
Whether you’re looking for a new or used pickup truck, dependability is one of the most important factors to consider. Each year J.D. Power conducts a Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) to measure the dependability of cars on the road. Overall dependability ratings presented in the study are determined by calculating the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles, with a lower score reflecting higher vehicle quality. The study has been an industry benchmark since 1990 and is intended to benefit consumers by providing insight into the reliability and dependability of brands and models as they approach the end of a typical warranty period. Vehicle manufacturers around the world also use the results of the Vehicle Dependability Study to help design better vehicles, which translates to higher quality and higher resale value for car buyers. Each year, GMC's trucks perform exceptionally well in multiple categories, including those listed below.
VARIABLE VALVE TIMING
Variable valve timing allows the GMC Sierra to delivery power and efficiency simultaneously while improving performance, fuel economy, and emissions. Variable valve timing makes steady power and bold acceleration possible when needed and applies optimum efficiency when less power is called for.
DIRECT INJECTION TECHNOLOGY
The direct injection system utilized in both the GMC Sierra 1500 and the GMC Sierra 2500HD allows for quick starts in cold weather, maximum efficiency, and quite operation while delivering low emissions and steady power.
DRIVER CONTROL TECHNOLOGY
Driver control technology, available in all GMC Sierra trucks, brings both reliability and peace of mind for drivers. Some driver control technologies that set the GMC Sierra apart from the competition include:
- StabiliTrak with Traction Control manages braking and throttle to help keep your truck on its intended path
- Hill Decent Control helps to control decent in rough terrain without using the brake pedal
- Driver Shift Control lets you shift gears with the tap of the shift selector
GMC COIL-OVER-SHOCK SUSPENSION
The coil-over-shock suspension of the GMC Sierra was designed with driver comfort in mind. Whether you’re heading out for a weekend adventure or traveling to a new work site, you’re bound to face rough and rugged terrain somewhere. The coil-over-shock suspension of the GMC Sierra promises smooth handling for a more controlled ride, no matter the environment.
DURALIFE™ BRAKE ROTORS
The GMC 1500 features Duralife™, a GM-exclusive patented technology that hardens and strengthens brake rotors to protect against wear and corrosion. Compared to conventional rotors, GM’s Duralife™ process can double the life of brake rotors. These unique performance features are just a few of the reasons why the GMC Sierra is one of the most reliable trucks on the road. This truck’s high dependability scores prove that the GMC Sierra is a well-made and reliable machine.
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