2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 Are 5-star Safety Winners
It was announced Thursday that both the regular and double cab versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 earned the top 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program. It was previously confirmed that crew cab models of the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 are 5-star safety rating-worthy, and the additional testing means that every available model of both GM trucks are deemed among the safest vehicles on the road.
As the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 are 5-star safety-rated in every configuration, they become the first pickup trucks to receive the NHTSA’s top score since more strenuous testing requirements were implemented for 2011 model year vehicles.
“Our incredibly capable trucks have been engineered to be some of the safest,” said Gay Kent, GM general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness, in a press release issued Thursday afternoon. “We’ve designed the vehicle structure, strategically placed high-strength steel and developed the occupant restraint system to achieve high levels of safety performance.
“This level of vehicle performance is complemented by a full array of other advanced safety features to help protect our customers, no matter which new Silverado or Sierra they choose.”
Available and standard safety features for both trucks include:
- Forward collision alert technology
- Lane Departure Warning
- Safety Alert Seat
- High-strength and ultra-high-strength steel used in the frame
- Rear Vision Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
- Six standard air bags and 360-degree sensor system
- Available OnStar
The 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 are 5-star safety winners for providing safety and comfort alongside ruggedness and resolve. For more information on these truck and other GM vehicles, check back with us frequently here at The News Wheel.