2019 GMC Sierra 1500

large pickup / Extended cab pickup

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended cab pickup

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Superior

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • SLT trim equipped with Driver Alert package
  • AT4 trim equipped with Driver Alert package
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on both right curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • SLT trim equipped with Driver Alert package
  • AT4 trim equipped with Driver Alert package
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2019 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 81.9 m 21.2 %
Straightaway left edge 64.2 m 21.2 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 53.6 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 54.7 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 43.8 m 24.6 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 43.7 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 131.1 m
Straightaway left edge 121.0 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 59.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 60.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 46.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.3 m

Trim level(s)

  • SLT trim
  • AT4 trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • SLT trim
  • AT4 trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2019 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 81.9 m 21.2 %
Straightaway left edge 64.2 m 21.2 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 53.6 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 54.7 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 43.8 m 24.6 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 43.7 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 131.1 m
Straightaway left edge 121.0 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 59.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 60.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 46.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.3 m

Trim level(s)

  • Sierra trim
  • SLE trim
  • Elevation trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Sierra trim
  • SLE trim
  • Elevation trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2019 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 92.3 m None
Straightaway left edge 53.3 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 58.4 m 70.1 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 47.1 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 48.2 m 156.7 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 39.3 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 122.5 m
Straightaway left edge 108.9 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 58.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 58.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 46.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.7 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Alert & Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking

Package name

  • Optional Driver Alert II package available on SLT and AT4 trims
  • optional Ultimate package available on Denali trim

Applies to 2019 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
Superior
Superior
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2019 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim base
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 15
Clearance angle (degrees) 80
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 18
Clearance angle (degrees) 85
Tether anchor
Location Other seating position
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Other seating position
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 12
Clearance angle (degrees) 81
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 10
Clearance angle (degrees) 83
Tether anchor
Location Other seating position
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated