What is PainRank™?

PainRank™ is a scoring system by CarComplaints.com that uses relative complaint analysis to determine which vehicles suffer the most defects. It's more than just complaint volume as the score also considers the average cost of repairs, the mileage at failure, the age of the vehicle, among other factors.

Bottom line: the higher the score, the more painful it is to own.

Least Reliable GMC Generations

GMC generations have an average PainRank™ of 4.71.

32nd1st Generation Acadia (2007-2016)62024.92
31st3rd Generation Sierra 1500 (2014-2018)57720.46
30th1st Generation Terrain (2010-2017)43418.94
29th2nd Generation Envoy (2002-2009)39711.51
28th2nd Generation Sierra 1500 (2008-2013)19711.22
27th4th Generation Yukon (2015-2020)20110.23
26th2nd Generation Acadia (2017-2019)839.47
25th2nd Generation Yukon (2000-2006)2019.06
24th1st Generation Sierra 1500 (1999-2007)2778.86
23rd2nd Generation Canyon (2013-2019)1177.01
22nd3rd Generation Yukon (2007-2014)1685.49
21st1st Generation Envoy XL (2002-2006)593.82
20th2nd Generation Sierra 2500 (2007-2013)453.66
19th4th Generation Sierra 1500 (2019-2021)163.2
18th3rd Generation Sierra 2500 (2014-2019)373.03
17th2nd Generation Terrain (2018-2021)122.51
16th2nd Generation Jimmy (1995-2004)782.36
15th1st Generation Sierra 2500 (1992-2006)702.04
14th1st Generation Canyon (2004-2012)491.81
13th1st Generation Yukon (1993-1999)261.5
12th2nd Generation Sonoma (1994-2003)621.48
11th8th Generation Suburban (1992-1999)241.2
10th2nd Generation Safari (1995-2005)371.19
9th1st Generation Jimmy (1992-1994)61.1
8th1st Generation Yukon Hybrid (2008-2013)70.9
7th1st Generation Savana (1996-2019)310.69
6th1st Generation Sierra 3500 (1992-2006)170.6
5th2nd Generation Sierra 3500 (2007-2013)50.46
4th3rd Generation Sierra 3500 (2014-2019)80.41
3rd1st Generation Safari (1989-1994)70.26
2nd1st Generation Envoy (1998-2000)10.12
1st1st Generation Sonoma (1990-1993)10.04
N/A7th Generation Suburban (1989-1991)1N/A
N/A4th Generation Sierra 2500 (2020-2020)0N/A
N/A4th Generation Sierra 3500 (2020-2020)0N/A
N/A5th Generation Yukon (2021-2021)0N/A

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