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Just like the Hummer EV, the Sierra EV will be getting CrabWalk as a feature thanks to its 4-wheel steering.

  • CrabWalk, a GMC-exclusive diagonal-drive feature that, at low speeds, turns the rear wheels in unison and at the same angle as the front wheels, allowing diagonal movement of the vehicle7
 

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Someone is going to interpret this feature as being able to turn wheels 90 degrees to facilitate parallel parking. All the videos I have seen make it look like it would actually make the process harder, not easier.
 

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One of the most useless features there are. Pretty sure there is a reason why four wheel steering never picked up steam when it was first introduced back in the day. Sure, the new version probably has some niftier features than before, but useless nevertheless.

And all of the above is IMO only, so no need for anybody to get their panties in a wad. (y)
 
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Certainly will help parking lot maneuvers and highway lane change stability, don’t see much use for crab walk. I doubt GM will be generous on equipping lower trims of the Silverado so I don’t think I’ll know.
 

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Certainly will help parking lot maneuvers and highway lane change stability, don’t see much use for crab walk. I doubt GM will be generous on equipping lower trims of the Silverado so I don’t think I’ll know.

You can't use crab walk over 20 mph.

I agree the 4 wheel steering will be clutch in parking lots; but that's more to tighten the turning radius than it is to do a weird crabby thing.

IMO, if I have crab walk ... the only use case I can envision is to get closer to the side of my garage so my wife can't door ding me when she tries to get into her car. I feel like this alone is worth the price of the crabs. Have you seen the weird angles of a Model 3 Tesla door? It's like Elon designed his cars to beat the hell out of whatever you're parked next to!
 

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Like others in this thread I have no use for the crab walk and is certainly not a feature I would pay for.

It is akin to Rivian’s Tank turn.
I would actually like the tank turn feature, as have been in situations where it would have been easier than reversing my way back along a dead end trail. Never been in a situation where crab walk would have helped though.
 

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I would actually like the tank turn feature, as have been in situations where it would have been easier than reversing my way back along a dead end trail. Never been in a situation where crab walk would have helped though.
Crab walk helps if you are on an incline/ditch next to a wall where turning and driving out would make the truck hit the side of the wall and damaging the side panels, with Crab walk you can turn the wheels to pull the truck away from the wall before you make your exit.
 

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I would actually like the tank turn feature, as have been in situations where it would have been easier than reversing my way back along a dead end trail. Never been in a situation where crab walk would have helped though.
Oh boy, have I been in situations where "crab walk" would have been nice!! Waaaaay too close to that tree/rock/edge, would have loved to "crab" away from it while on the trail.

That said, I cannot imagine being in any of those places in my Denali. :unsure:
 

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Oh boy, have I been in situations where "crab walk" would have been nice!! Waaaaay too close to that tree/rock/edge, would have loved to "crab" away from it while on the trail.

That said, I cannot imagine being in any of those places in my Denali. :unsure:
playing Tetris in a overly packed parking lot? xD
 
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