GMC Sierra 1500 Tops Pickup Category in 2021 AAA Car Guide

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 | Stillwater, OK

Thanks to a bevy of advanced driver-assist technologies and noteworthy features, the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT was named a 2021 AAA Car Guide winner. Specifically, it had a first-place finish in the pickup category.

3.0L Turbo-Diesel V6 Engine

The AAA judging panel reviewed a Sierra 1500 SLT model equipped with 2WD and a Crew Cab body configuration. It featured the new 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 engine paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. 

Award-Winning Criteria

To narrow down the award winners, the AAA Car Guide authors relied on 13 criteria. These included its ride quality, braking response, acceleration, handling, ADAS safety tech, crashworthiness, ease of entry and exit, cargo space, interior measurements, EPA emission score, cabin soundproofing, visibility, and fuel economy.

Top Performance

In all categories, the 2020 GMC Sierra excelled. The AAA Car Guide authors praised the pickup for its spacious interior, long list of standard and available safety features, modern connectivity tech including Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, substantial power, responsive acceleration, large towing capacities, and its fuel-efficient performance.

“For this vehicle class, respectable fuel economy and handling aren’t usually expected, but that’s not true with this diesel-powered, full-size pickup,” said the AAA Car Guide.

If you’re interested in driving a new or used GMC Sierra 1500, be sure to check out the praise-worthy truck at Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The Best Used GMC Models You Can Buy

GMC Lineup | Stillwater, OK

If you’re in the market for a used GMC, then you may already know that GMC makes for one of the best used car brands. But what vehicles in the automaker’s lineup make for the best used GMC models? Consider the GMC Acadia and Sierra 1500.

GMC Acadia

GMC Acadia | Stillwater, OK

If you need a used vehicle for the family, there’s no better pick than the GMC Acadia SUV. There’s a lot of reason to love older Acadia models, such as the 2011-2014 models that have all earned a five-star overall safety rating in government crash testing. The 2011-2013 models even supplemented this with a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Thanks to the Denali trim, which was introduced in 2011 for the Acadia, buying used doesn’t mean you have to miss out on premium features.

GMC Sierra 1500

GMC Sierra 1500 | Stillwater, OK

As a hardworking pickup truck, the GMC Sierra 1500 is built from the ground up to be as dependable and reliable as possible, making it an excellent used purchase. That’s made even better by the fact that the Sierra 1500 ranks among the top vehicles in the country for resale value. If you sell the Sierra 1500 later on, you could get back a lot more of your hard-earned money than if you had gotten a used vehicle from a less reputable brand.

For the best used and pre-owned lineup, visit Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma.