GM's 2014 Crew-Cab Pickups Earn NHTSA Five-Star Overall Safety Rating

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By Aaron Bragman

GM has announced that the crew-cab models of its newly redesigned pickups, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500, have earned an industry-first five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The two trucks are the first to earn the award since a stricter test came into use for the 2011 model year.

All vehicles for sale in the U.S. are required to pass minimum NHTSA safety requirements, but most manufacturers go above and beyond those requirements knowing that high-scoring vehicles mean a competitive advantage in showrooms. GM added several new features to the 2014 pickups such as a forward collision alert, lane departure warning and safety alert seat (a system vibrates the driver's seat if the vehicle strays from a lane). All of these safety features helped boost the pickups' scores. Along with the five-star overall rating, the two pickups also earned five stars in frontal and side crash tests, and four stars in the rollover test.

GM says the construction of the trucks also helped their scores; the pickups are built with fully boxed frames and extensive use of high-strength steel. The awards are specific to the crew-cab, four-door versions of the Silverado and Sierra, the models tested by the NHTSA. GM says the crew cabs make up 60 percent of all GM pickup sales.

Comments

Good for General Motors...

Tom can't whine bout crash test ratings now I guess, or braking distance or FE LOL!

Good job GM you're improving well in places were you been lagging behind some.

Tom can't whine bout crash test ratings now I guess, or braking distance or FE LOL!

Good job GM you're improving well in places were you been lagging behind some.

Tom can't whine bout crash test ratings now I guess or braking distance or FE LOL!

Good job GM you are improving well in places were you been lagging behind some.

Yeah baby....The Best Never Rest.

Oh wait a minute. Nevermind

I am impressed.

Tom can't whine bout crash test ratings now I guess, or braking distance or FE LOL!

Posted by: johnny doe | Aug 20, 2013 3:23:11 PM

johnny doe for president!

No surprise here because GM builds the best and longest lasting trucks in the world.

as if women needed any more excuses to drive halfway out of their lanes....

hehe

Wy they don't make a test pickup whit pickup front impact ....

We've been heading that way now for several years with our pickups.

Pickup/ute dual cabs have become very popular family wagons/SUVs. Even commercial vehicles will head down this road.

It will be even better when all vehicles must have a 5 star rating just to be sold.

Good job, GM! Now if they could just find some designers who could come up with an exterior that's just not so darn ugly!

I'm surprised that none of the anti-Chevy guys have said that the new GMC in the picture looks much better post crash. LOL

Square fenders, not much different than the '87 I saw yesterday.

nice to see safety improvements made on any brand.

Meh, I still like the F150. Frank, I am sorry man. Hope to talk soon.

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P.S. VOTE MY DUMB ASS FOR PRESIDENT.

I like Ford Guys.

@ johnny doe - Like my wife at the vibrator convention, I think you are sorely mistaken. I'd spend 45 K on a butt plug before buying a F150. Actually, I'd spend 45K on almost anything BUT that. You must have hit your head in the GM crew-cab crash test. You really need to stop getting your misinformation from places you know nothing about you dirty Troll!

Get your head out of your butt, a nice Pipedream Extreme A.T.M. can be had for a fraction of a F150. To each their own. I look at it the same way I look at bikes. If a Chicco Red Bullet isn't powerful enough get a Dynacraft Magna Gravel Blaster and if that ain't enough get a Dynacraft Magna Major Damage class bike. If that ain't enough get your head examined or turn pro ;)

I used to have a ’96 Norco Mini Ninja. Lots of guys were spending money on mods for their Yamaha 600's and 750's. Some were even modding their litre class bikes. Mine wasn’t as fast by a long shot, but it was stock. One friend had a CBR900 and he could beat mine without even starting the engine. I told him that I'd probably beat him with Wall Bangers Butterfly, but he wasn’t into that. You lose lot of ”bottom end on a bike”, if you know what I mean! ;)

He wrecked the bike the same weekend I offered to beat him. Luckily all he hurt was his ego, the Butterfly could have done much more damage. Anyway I mentored him for a few years, he sold his Yamaha and bought bikes that were closer to the class that I was riding. Here is a video of some of the dudes we race against now and their hoggs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C94c-HR78A4


@ johnny doe - Like my wife at the vibrator convention, I think you are sorely mistaken. I'd spend 45 K on a butt plug before buying a F150. Actually, I'd spend 45K on almost anything BUT that. You must have hit your head in the GM crew-cab crash test. You really need to stop getting your misinformation from places you know nothing about you dirty Troll!

Get your head out of your butt, a nice Pipedream Extreme A.T.M. can be had for a fraction of a F150. To each their own. I look at it the same way I look at bikes. If a Chicco Red Bullet isn't powerful enough get a Dynacraft Magna Gravel Blaster and if that ain't enough get a Dynacraft Magna Major Damage class bike. If that ain't enough get your head examined or turn pro ;)

I used to have a ’96 Norco Mini Ninja. Lots of guys were spending money on mods for their Yamaha 600's and 750's. Some were even modding their litre class bikes. Mine wasn’t as fast by a long shot, but it was stock. One friend had a CBR900 and he could beat mine without even starting the engine. I told him that I'd probably beat him with Wall Bangers Butterfly, but he wasn’t into that. You lose lot of ”bottom end on a bike”, if you know what I mean! ;)

He wrecked the bike the same weekend I offered to beat him. Luckily all he hurt was his ego, the Butterfly could have done much more damage. Anyway I mentored him for a few years, he sold his Yamaha and bought bikes that were closer to the class that I was riding. Here is a video of some of the dudes we race against now and their hoggs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C94c-HR78A4

FORD > GM < RAM

@ johnny doe - Like my wife at the vibrator convention, I think you are sorely mistaken. I'd spend 45 K on a butt plug before buying a F150. Actually, I'd spend 45K on almost anything BUT that. You must have hit your head in the GM crew-cab crash test. You really need to stop getting your misinformation from places you know nothing about you dirty Troll!

Get your head out of your butt, a nice Pipedream Extreme A.T.M. can be had for a fraction of a F150. To each their own. I look at it the same way I look at bikes. If a Chicco Red Bullet isn't powerful enough get a Dynacraft Magna Gravel Blaster and if that ain't enough get a Dynacraft Magna Major Damage class bike. If that ain't enough get your head examined or turn pro ;)

I used to have a ’96 Norco Mini Ninja. Lots of guys were spending money on mods for their Yamaha 600's and 750's. Some were even modding their litre class bikes. Mine wasn’t as fast by a long shot, but it was stock. One friend had a CBR900 and he could beat mine without even starting the engine. I told him that I'd probably beat him with Wall Bangers Butterfly, but he wasn’t into that. You lose lot of ”bottom end on a bike”, if you know what I mean! ;) He wrecked the bike the same weekend I offered to beat him. Luckily all he hurt was his ego, the Butterfly could have done much more damage. Anyway I mentored him for a few years, he sold his Yamaha and bought bikes that were closer to the class that I was riding. Here he is in a video when he was a little younger.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6GJK_ktcsI

^ MORON

Shut up Gregory J. You're the moron, I like Lou leave him alone.

FORD 4 FOR EVEEEEEEEEEEER

Nothing is safer than a full size truck on the roads today,even the lowest rated fullsize is at bare minimum 10 times safer than a small car !

I want to see a Smart car or a Honda Fit type small car hit by a full size truck ! I just parked beside a Honda Fit and the front hood / fenders isnt even 3 feet long ! Talk about a death trap.

Yup Frank as lost his mind time to ship him back to Mexico with the Insane Drug Lords.

johnny doe for president!

Lou, sorry for hating Ford.

Please vote for me Bob. I bet you just like all Presidorks.

@Psopath: You're not supposed to play bumper cars with 'em. However, I'll bet that Honda Fit guy can get three of those for what you pay for your one full-size truck. He wrecks one; buys another and still hasn't spent as much as you.

@Mr. johnny doe, Mr. Big Al from Oz, members of Pickuptrucks.com, and fellow Americans:

I accept your nomination for President of Pickuptrucks.com. In the normal course of events, presidents come to this site to report on the state of the Pickup Truck. Tonight, no such report is needed. It has already been delivered by Detroit Michigan Bob.

We have seen it in the courage of people actually driving in the rain in their ECOBoost, who rushed dealerships to save others on the ground—Ford lovers like an exceptional man named BenThere. And would you please help me to welcome his life partner, TRX-4 Tom, here tonight.

We have seen the state of our website in the endurance of the Trolls, working past the RAM Recalls.
We have seen the unfurling of the seat belt pre-tensioner, the passenger airbag that might not fully inflate during an accident, the giving of gas, the saying “Man who drive like hell bound to get there” —in English, Hebrew, and Arabic.
We have seen the indecency people who have made the grief of strangers their new own targets.

My fellow citizens, for the last few years, the entire world has seen for itself the transformation of an American company to a spaghetti eating shell of itself (Fix It Again Tony).

Tonight we are a country awakened to danger of the Ram 1500s four-wheel-drive models that could see issues with the electronic stability control. Our grief has turned to anger, and anger to resolution. Whether we bring Fiat to justice, or bring justice to Fiat, justice will be done.

I thank the Congress for its leadership at such an important time. All of America was touched on the evening of the tragedy when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will open up a preliminary investigation to review several reports it has received regarding 2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks.

To see Republicans and Democrats joined together on the steps of this Capitol, singing “Hillbilly Deluxe” And you did more than sing; you acted, by delivering a dedicated section on its website (www.safercar.gov) where car owners can type in their vehicle identification number to find out whether their vehicle is part of a pending recall or if the necessary repairs have already been made to their vehicle.

Speaker bklynroad, Minority Leader Toycrushe, Majority Leader WXman, I thank you for your friendship, for your leadership and for your oil service on my F150.
And on behalf of the American people, I say screw you RAM for the taillight warning malfunction. America will never forget the sounds of our ongoing problem with the RAM rear axles.

We will not forget the sound of our children gathering to pray outside our model-year 2013 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans due to a problem with the ignition system that could result in a rollaway accident. We will not forget moments of silence and days of mourning when Tundra pickups from the 2007-09 model years were recalled for unintended-acceleration issues.

Finally thank you for the nomination, I happily accept and I did not have sexual relations with that woman (but I may have with DenverMike…I got to stop drinking)!

@Mr. johnny doe, Mr. Big Al from Oz, members of Pickuptrucks.com, and fellow Americans:

In the normal course of events, presidents come to this site to report on the state of the Pickup Truck. Tonight, no such report is needed. It has already been delivered by Detroit Michigan Bob.

We have seen it in the courage of people actually driving in the rain in their ECOBoost, who rushed dealerships to save others on the ground—Ford lovers like an exceptional man named BenThere. And would you please help me to welcome his life partner, TRX-4 Tom, here tonight.

We have seen the unfurling of the seat belt pre-tensioner, the passenger airbag that might not fully inflate during an accident, the giving of gas, the saying “Man who drive like hell bound to get there” —in English, Hebrew, and Arabic.
My fellow citizens, for the last few years, the entire world has seen for itself the transformation of an American company to a spaghetti eating shell of itself (Fix It Again Tony).

Tonight we are a country awakened to danger of the Ram 1500s four-wheel-drive models that could see issues with the electronic stability control. Our grief has turned to anger, and anger to resolution. Whether we bring Fiat to justice, or bring justice to Fiat, justice will be done.

I thank the Congress for its leadership at such an important time. All of America was touched on the evening of the tragedy when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will open up a preliminary investigation to review several reports it has received regarding 2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks. To see Republicans and Democrats joined together on the steps of this Capitol, singing “Hillbilly Deluxe” And you did more than sing; you acted, by delivering a dedicated section on its website (www.safercar.gov) where car owners can type in their vehicle identification number to find out whether their vehicle is part of a pending recall or if the necessary repairs have already been made to their vehicle.

Speaker Vulpine, Minority Leader Toycrushe, Majority Leader WXman, I thank you for your friendship, for your leadership and for your oil service on my F150.

And on behalf of the American people, I say screw you RAM for the taillight warning malfunction. America will never forget the sounds of our ongoing problem with the RAM rear axles.

We will not forget the sound of our children gathering to pray outside our model-year 2013 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans due to a problem with the ignition system that could result in a rollaway accident. We will not forget moments of silence and days of mourning when Tundra pickups from the 2007-09 model years were recalled for unintended-acceleration issues.

Finally thank you for the nomination, I happily accept and I did not have sexual relations with that woman (but I may have with DenverMike…I got to stop drinking)!

Someone is on the meth or crack hard with some money to hire a good writer. You can't be that messed up in the head and type up crazy stuff that good.

Thats what my old truck looked like after several drinks...Now,I no longer drink and have more money to buy nicer trucks.And I only have Coke now,no more booze !

@johnny doe - "you can't be that messed up in the head and type up crazy stuff that good"

Maybe if you stop sniffing what comes out of the tailpipe you would have said: you can't be that messed up in the head and type up crazy stuff that well.

Like my grandfather liked to say: He who stands on toilet, is high on pot.


great job GM, now you have a safe ugly truck!

This is an all-new truck so I would expect it to meet the highest safety standards, if it hadn't, that would be news.

Two and four wheel drive both get the same rating?

I wonder if the engines are running during these tests? Would be interesting to see how that affects the vehicle tendency to catch fire.

GMI is now saying you shouldn't buy a truck without 5 star ratings. Are they being hypocrites? Should they return their 2013's?

I want to see the side impact and roof strength tests, I won't buy a Dodge becuase it has a poor roll over rating.

I want to see tests from the IIHS.

Most all cars and trucks do good on this test, the offset test the the test that shows real world crashed better.

The trolls have gotten out of hand and are killing this site.

@Lou
Welcome to my world!

For the life of me I don't know why this site just doesn't delete those comments. If the site is unsure, then delete what comments the 'real' bloggers asks them to.

I think this site is more interested in the other features that earn them the cash.

PUTC probably doesn't earn much cash. The reality is TTAC is starting to get better with the pickup articles. They are purposely doing this as well.

Business is business. Sometimes clientele come last. Customer service???

@Lou
Welcome to my world!

For the life of me I don't know why this site just doesn't delete those comments. If the site is unsure, then delete what comments the 'real' bloggers asks them to.

I think this site is more interested in the other features that earn them the cash.

PUTC probably doesn't earn much cash. The reality is TTAC is starting to get better with the pickup articles. They are purposely doing this as well.

Business is business. Sometimes clientele come last. Customer service???

@Lou
Welcome to my world!

For the life of me I don't know why this site just doesn't delete those comments. If the site is unsure, then delete what comments the 'real' bloggers asks them to.

I think this site is more interested in the other features that earn them the cash.

Business is business. Sometimes clientele come last. Customer service???

Hahahahahah Johnny troll

@Big Al from Oz - I agree. This site is just hurting themselves by being lax with policing entries. I've been sending more time at TTAC, I don't need to read through 100 BS posts to find one pearl worth reading.

@All American, Bill, Johnny Doe, Dave, Gregory J., Frank, DenverMike, Ken, and others - You're a bunch of lying no good punks!

I know who its coming from because I backtraced it. And you've been reported to the Cyber Police. You'll be arrested. End of conversation.

I've been sending more time at TTAC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYrlj9VE2fg

Wow - more fake posts in my name.
The only one getting hurt by it is PUTC.

@Lou
I did those multiple posts, I altered the last one because I thought the cuss word software had a spasm.

@Mark Williams
Can you please stop this BS. I do understand it will take effort but it will improve the site immensely.

Just have us contact you and 'cut and paste' the blog that isn't yours.

Once this occurs the numpties will stop. Talk about @u#king idiots screwing up the site. This has been particularly bad since February this year.

I understand the multiple posts Big Al not a problem. Like my grandfather would say....."Man who walk through airport turnstile sideways is going to Bangkok."

The worst part of this is that even my riding lawn mower has a green gas cap on it!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CHg0w0POqwo



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