GM’s truck duo, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, have both passed the rigorous tests of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with flying colors, achieving the perfect 5-star score in the process. This puts the trucks amongst the safest in their class.
The results of the latest tests confirm that all cab configurations of the Silverado and Sierra 1500 series are 5-star cars in terms of safety. The crew cab models have been tested earlier and scored 5 stars. This may not come as a surprise because, after all, these trucks have fully boxed frames and extensive use of high-strength steel. So you’d expect them to be very safe. But there is more to it than that.
2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra also feature a whole host of advanced safety features such as Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Safety Alert Seat. The first one warns you if it thinks you are going to hit something at the front. The second will keep you between the lines. And the third one warns you of traffic approaching from the left or right using directional seat vibration pulses. Between them they try to prevent a crash from happening.
The trucks also get Rear Vision Camera with Dynamic Guidelines; standard lap belt pretensionsers in the front-seat; six standard air bags and 360-degree sensor system, including dual-stage frontal air bags, head-curtain side-impact air bags with rollover protection, and seat-mounted side-impact air bags; anti-lock brakes; and available OnStar with SOS support and trailer-sway control.