As we highlighted last year, a key difference between GM’s all-new full-size pickup trucks – the all-new 2019 Silverado and the 2019 Sierra – is that the GMC offers Adaptive Ride Control (it’s standard on the 2019 Sierra Denali), whereas the 2019 Silverado does not offer the advanced suspension system on any model, trim level, or equipment group – whether standard or optional.
Adaptive Ride Control, or ARC, is the most advanced suspension technology offered in the new, T1-platformed Sierra. The feature provides premium driving refinement with exceptional responsiveness, delivering a high level of primary vehicle motion control and with better ride isolation. The system replaces Magnetic Ride Control, which was available on the last-generation GM pickups on the K2 platform.
And though GM’s all-new T1 platform pickups offer significantly higher levels of differentiation compared to previous-generation K2 platform trucks (for instance, the 2019 Sierra offers a carbon fiber bed and the acrobatic MultiPro tailgate, but the Silverado doesn’t), the lack of Adaptive Ride Control on the 2019 Silverado is a very notable mechanical difference between the two vehicles.
So, is GM right to only offer Adaptive Ride Control on the 2019 Sierra and not on the 2019 Silverado? Share your thoughts in the poll and tell us why you voted in the comments below.