Are you in the market to buy a new or used Truck? If you are looking at the GMC Sierra, you may be interest to know if it has Adaptive Cruise Control as a standard feature.
I’ve been thinking of getting a new vehicle so I was wondering the same thing and decided to do a little research.
Does The GMC Sierra Have Adaptive Cruise Control?
Yes, the GMC Sierra does have adaptive cruise control on the SLT, AT4 and Denali trim levels. Adaptive cruise control is all new for the 2020 model year and offers many unique safety features for the GMC Sierra.
Here’s the rest of the story on the GMC Sierra.
What is Adaptive Cruise Control and Why is it so Important?
Adaptive cruise control is so popular that it comes standard in almost all vehicles. However, despite being popular, a common question from people is: what is adaptive cruise control? If this is something you have wondered about, then you are not alone.
Adaptive cruise control (also known as ACC) is a cruise control system for cars. The control system automatically adjusts the car’s speed to maintain a safe distance from the cars ahead.
In short, adaptive cruise control systems will keep your car at its desired speed until you hit slow-moving or fast-moving traffic.
The Adaptive cruise control system will then either accelerate or break on its own in order to maintain the same distance from the car ahead. They do this by using radar, cameras, or lasers.
Think of it as a system that is able to help you maintain the “perfect” speed without you having to react to fast or slow traffic. Adaptive cruise control is perfect for those who have to travel far for work or they have to either leave their house or leave work during prime traffic time. Being stuck in traffic is tiring enough, but being stuck in stop-and-go traffic is the worst.
If you are wondering what will happen when the car in front of you suddenly stops, then know that that is actually a valid concern. Sure the adaptive cruise control system can stay at a steady pace but what will happen when outside forces interfere?
Luckily, engineers considered that. If a slower vehicle moves in front of you or if the car in front of you suddenly slows down or hits the brake, the adaptive cruise control system will automatically slow down to maintain your pre-set following distance. After that, it will accelerate again to your original set speed once the slower car moves out of the way.
Adaptive cruise control systems are getting more and more advanced by the year. The most advanced systems now integrate with the vehicle’s navigation system and cameras.
What does this mean? It means that your adaptive cruise control system will be able to know when it is rounding a curve and it will slow its speed.
For those who are wondering what will happen once you hit an area that has a lower or high-speed limit than the area you are originally from, you do not have to worry. The advanced adaptive cruise control systems will be able to reduce its speed if the posted limit changes.
Pretty cool right? Now let’s see if the 2020 GMC Sierra offers adaptive cruise control for their buyers.
Does the GMC Sierra Have Adaptive Cruise Control?
For all of those drivers that have been holding their breath, you can breathe easy and know that the answer is yes! Yes, the all-new 2020 GMC Sierra does have adaptive cruise control.
According to the GMC website they are proud to announce, “For 2020, the Sierra also receives Adaptive Cruise Control – Camera available on SLT, AT4 and Denali trim levels.
The system features a single high-mounted camera behind the rearview mirror and can bring the Sierra to a complete stop.”
For a lot of people, the 2019 GMC Sierra was a disappointment because it did not offer adaptive cruise control despite its high price. For those that were concerned about the new 2020 GMC Sierra following the 2019 GMC Sierra footsteps, you can rest easy now.
More about the 2020 GMC Sierra
Despite having adaptive cruise control added on, the 2020 GMC Sierra also has plenty of great upgrades that make it a great truck. If you are still on the fence about the all-new 2020 GMC Sierra, then check out some of these new add-ons from GMC.
Here are some of our favorites:
- The 2020 GMC Sierra Elevation model is now offered in the Crew Cab configuration.
- The 2020 GMC Sierra has available Enhanced ProGrade Trailering. This features a segment-first transparent trailer. This was originally first introduced in the 2020 Sierra HD which will include 15 available camera views total. Quite impressive if we do say so ourselves.
- The 2020 GMC Sierra comes in a variety of engines. The 10-speed automatic transmission engine will expand to the 5.3 L V-8 models which include: the SLT, the AT4, and the Denali models with 4Wd.
- The 2020 GMC Sierra is also available in the 3.0 L Duramax turbo-diesel engine. The 3.0 L Duramax turbo-diesel engine has also been added to the CarbonPro Edition population options. These options were previously offered only with the 6.2 L V-8.
- The 2020 GMC Sierra now has new trailer tow mirrors! These trailer tow mirrors are now available as free-flow options. Be sure to check out the GMC website for more information on these new trailer tow mirrors.
- Last but certainly not least, GMC introduces the 8-inch diagonal infotainment system. The 8-inch diagonal infotainment system is now capable of supporting SiriusXM with 360 L.
So which one or ones of these new features have caught your attention?
In Conclusion| Why it all Matters
If you have been a huge fan of the GMC Sierras or if you have an older model of the GMC Sierra then you can understand why the all-new GMC Sierra having adaptive control is such a big deal. Many GMC fans were disappointed with the fact that the 2019 model GMC Sierras did not have adaptive cruise control.
This is because GMC Sierras are not inexpensive vehicle. They are priced at close to $70,000. For a truck that costs $70,000 or more, you would think that they would offer adaptive cruise control. After many complaints from customers, GMC understood their fans’ concerns. Thus, came the all-new 2020 GMC Sierra with adaptive cruise control.
We hope that GMC will continue to keep its adaptive cruise control system for all the future GMC Sierra models to come and that they will continue to advance their system.
We respect and appreciate a company that is able to not only take valuable feedback from their fans but also implement it to their newer cars. Good job, GMC!