What’s the best year for a used GMC Sierra 1500?

I’m interested in getting a used GMC Sierra pickup, but I’ve heard some model years are way better than others. Which years are considered the best for the GMC Sierra 1500?

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Mary Cahill · Answered on Jan 04, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The GMC Sierra has been in production for a long time, so that’s a lot of model years to choose from! The best years for a used GMC Sierra 1500 are 2018 to 2021.
These recent model years of the GMC Sierra 1500 have had far fewer problems than others before it. They’ve received the least amount of gripes from CarComplaints.com and favorable safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). And even though you’ll be buying a used car, they have a wide range of the latest tech features to keep your pickup from feeling outdated.
Starting prices for these years of the GMC Sierra 1500 will hover in the following ranges:
  • 2018: $28,995
  • 2019: $29,995
  • 2020: $34,998
  • 2021: $38,095
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