The Sierra and its Chevrolet Silverado twin are well-rounded pickups with an available full-time 4WD system and generous payload capacity. Ride quality is decent with the Z85 suspension and handling is secure with standard ESC. High-end models have very good interior fit and finish, but all have simple controls. A luxurious Sierra Denali model has permanent AWD and a powerful 6.2-liter V8.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The 4.8 litre engine gets very poor mileage and is always restricted in acceleration. It's suppose to have 290 hp. But it gives you about half of that, I feel. Very poor programming!"

Tim C., AB (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Great vehicle to drive by itself, but it does NOT do well towing a trailer"

Anonymous, UT (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Small engine-too slow on acceleration"

THOMAS S., GA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"The truck performs extraordinarily well pulling heavy towing loads with superb braking abilities. The cost to operate has been low as we've never had any expensive repair requirements other than routine maintenance."

DONALD V., TN (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Comfort of ride, appearance and handling with or without a load."

Anonymous, ON (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Good overall but large turning radius"

DENNIS B., MA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Acceleration is very good, six speed allison transmission. Solid truck."

Lowell C., TX (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Acceleration responds quickly."

Anonymous, AB (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"It rides like a truck and can be noisy."

David Y., IN (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"In cabin noise level is very high. Aluminum (standard) rims are extremely pitted to the extent that tires leak around rims."

Anonymous, ON (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Incredibly smooth ride, very comfortable for a truck."

Anonymous, PA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"The driver seat is terrible, had to replace it within two yrs and will have to replace it again, terrible design."

Anonymous, PA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"We use vehicle for lots of towing and the comfort, handling, low noise levels, and operating costs are outstanding."

DONALD V., TN (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"No air vents for back seat passengers, even in top of line models."

DONALD R., PA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"The heat and defrost don't work the greatest. Don't keep the windows clear in winter. Have to have on full blast for the windows and then your feet freeze."

Anonymous, MB (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Just a very comfortable ride for a truck, bucket seats firmly hold you in place and they're heated. Noise level is ok with new tires, much less road noise. The ride is like a luxury car, we use this truck for every trip instead of the luxury car"

Dennis B., MA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Long wheelbase gives comfortable ride"

Ron N., NY (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Hard to keep on the road if it’s rough. Only can go 70 at best."

Anonymous, MB (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"The gmc was purchase thru leasing company at a very good price."

Anonymous, LA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Very well built North American truck."

Anonymous, AB (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Very capable truck without a lot of expensive add ons"

Ron N., NY (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Really like the truck. Only thing I would change is the arm rest consol between the seats. I think there are better alternatives. Also wish it had a back up camera that showed on the in truck scree. Never buy one again without this feature."

Anonymous, ON (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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