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The Sierra is a full-size pickup truck in GMC’s lineup. The base 1500 model starts as low as $22,195, while the most expensive 1500 Denali model starts at around $45,460. However, as a buyer in the market for a new car, you should take the costs of ownership into consideration. How expensive is it to repair this car? What will fuel economy look like? Perhaps most important of all, what will insurance costs look like? If you’d like to learn more about saving on GMC Sierra insurance, read on.
This pickup is offered in 3 body styles and various trim levels. The Denali equips your car with many luxury features, while you can get the base model. By and far, the most popular one is the SLE, which falls somewhere in between, that offers many of the standard creature comforts you would expect in a car.
It comes standard with a 4.3 liter V6, which gets relatively good fuel economy for its class. However, it can be upgraded to a 4.8 liter, 5.3 liter, or 6.2 liter V8 for extra power.
The ride is comfortable quiet and smooth. The interior is well-done, and the Sierra 1500 is a joy to drive.
Insurance costs are usually commensurate with your driving habits, the cost of the car, and a number of other factors. Sierra 1500 owners paid an average of around $1,450 annually to insure their car in 2011.
Perhaps the most reliable way to save on auto insurance is to shop around for quotes. Find 3 insurance companies, at minimum, and request a quote from all of them. Keep in mind that not all of them will give you the same rates. Why is this? Not all of them will be offering the same discounts or incentives. By getting separate quotes, you’re ensuring you will be given the best rates.
Another simple way to reduce your premium is by simply being a safe and conscientious driver. Not only are you being a model citizen, but you are showing that you are less risky to insure. Generally, insurance companies reward safe drivers with discounts and certain benefits.
The safer your car is perceived to be by your insurer, the lower your premium is likely to be. Once again, it’s a matter of risk management.
The 2012 Sierra has received the following scores from the IIHS: Top score of “good” on front crash tests, second-highest score of “acceptable” on side and rear impact crash tests, and the second-lowest score of “marginal” on roof strength tests. The federal government on the other hand gave the Sierra 4/5 stars overall. It received 4/5 stars on front crash tests, 5/5 stars on side crash tests, as well as 4/5 stars on rollover risk tests.
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