According to our Cars.com cousins at KickingTires.com, the GMC Sierra 1500 (SLE, SLT, and Work Truck) and Sierra 2500 (SLE only) rank quite high in occupant protection, with the half-ton model taking top honors. The people at Insure.com studied rates from across the country, focusing on the six major auto-insurance carriers to find the best cars and trucks able to keep passengers safe.
Of course, there were many parameters to consider and several assumptions made with driver profiles to keep the vehicles as comparable as possible. In the end, maybe to noone's surprise, heavier, larger vehicles seem to do a better job of keeping occupants safe.
To read more about the criteria and other winners and losers in the study, click here.