Regular Cab and Double Cab versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 both received a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations New Car Assessment program.
All cab configurations for 2014 Silverado and Sierra 1500 pickups, including the previously tested 2014 crew cab models, have received the highest possible Overall Vehicle Score in the test. General Motors new line of full-size pickups are the first and only pickup trucks to receive a 5-star rating since the NHTSA implemented more rigorous testing requirements in the 2011 model year.
“Our incredibly capable trucks have been engineered to be some of the safest,” said GM general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness, Gay Kent. “We’ve designed the vehicle structure, strategically placed high-strength steel and developed the occupant restraint system to achieve high levels of safety performance.”
An array of safety features contribute to crash-worthiness in GM’s new line of full-size pickup trucks, including the extensive use of high and ultra-strength steel, standard lap belt pre-tensioners and six standard airbags.