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If you’re considering buying a GMC, whether it’s a truck or an SUV, it’s crucial to know which years are solid and which might be problematic. We’ve crunched the numbers and checked multiple sources to help you make a good choice. Here’s a brief overview of how we did it.
One of our main data sources is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). They keep records of vehicle recalls, which can tell you a lot about what issues a particular model year might have. NHTSA also has a database of consumer complaints.
This real-world info helps us understand the issues that ordinary drivers have faced with specific GMC models.
Read more about the data below the articles.
J.D. Power is another source we tapped into. They conduct extensive surveys to rate vehicle reliability. They look at factors like build quality, mechanical performance, and owner satisfaction to give each vehicle a score. It’s a useful gauge of how a vehicle might perform over the long term.
We also read car reviews from trustworthy websites like Edmunds. These guys test-drive a bunch of cars and know what they’re talking about.
They assess things like comfort, handling, and tech features. It’s practical information that adds another layer to our understanding of each model year.
Specialist forums where GMC owners share their experiences were another source we found helpful. These discussions can shed light on less significant issues—stuff that might not lead to a recall but could still be bothersome. If you see the same complaint popping up multiple times, it’s likely something you’ll want to know about.
Combining all this data allows us to get a full picture of each GMC model for every year.
For instance, if J.D. Power gives a certain year high marks, but there are a lot of NHTSA complaints for the same year, that mixed feedback is valuable for you to know.
The bottom line is that we’ve done the legwork to give you a comprehensive view of what to expect. Our goal is to provide you with reliable information so you can choose a GMC vehicle that you’ll be happy with for years to come. A little research now can save you from a lot of stress later, so take advantage of the info we’ve gathered to make a smart decision.