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2017 GMC Sierra 1500

Large pickup
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 shown
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 shown
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    A
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Headlights
A
with optional
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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2017
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2016
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2015
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2014
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2006
M
P
Crash avoidance rating
2005
M
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
M
P
Crash avoidance rating
2003
M
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
M
P
Crash avoidance rating
2001
M
P
Crash avoidance rating
2000
M
Crash avoidance rating
1999
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2016-17 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
P
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab were redesigned for the 2014 model year. Beginning with 2016 models, the vehicle frame was reinforced and the body welds in the door hinge pillar and sill were strengthened to improve occupant protection in small overlap crashes.

Structure

The driver space was maintained reasonably well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 22 at the footrest and 20 cm at the left portion of the toepan. Upper interior intrusion measured 7 cm at the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left lower leg and left foot would be likely in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Double Cab 2wd
Weight 5,152 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 144 in.
Length 230 in.
Width 80 in.
Engine 5.3 L V8
EPA ratings 16 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1602
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 8
Footrest (cm) 22
Left toepan (cm) 20
Brake pedal (cm) 13
Parking brake (cm) 17
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 4
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 7
Upper dash (cm) 7
Lower instrument panel (cm) 7

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1602
Head
HIC-15 95
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 20
Femur (kN)
Left 2.1
Right 1.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 1.14
Right 0.48
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 9.4
Right 1.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 338
Right 83

Applies to 2014-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab were redesigned for the 2014 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Double Cab 2wd
Weight 5,128 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 144 in.
Length 230 in.
Width 80 in.
Engine 5.3 L V8
EPA ratings 16 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF1601
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 5
Center (cm) 15
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF1601
Head
HIC-15 258
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 23
Maximum Nij 0.39
Chest maximum compression (mm) 18
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.1
Femur force - right (kN) 0.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.36
Maximum tibia index - right 0.74
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 66
Right 81

Applies to 2014-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab were redesigned for the 2014 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Double Cab 2wd
Weight 5,105 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 144 in.
Length 230 in.
Width 80 in.
Engine 5.3 L V8
EPA ratings 16 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1604
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-21.0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1604
Head HIC-15 83
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 21
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 23
Average deflection (mm) 20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.22
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.30
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.7
Combined force (kN) 4.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.1
L-M moment (Nm) 94
A-P moment (Nm) -14

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1604
Head HIC-15 116
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 32
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 42
Average deflection (mm) 29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.91
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.78
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.8
Combined force (kN) 2.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.2
L-M moment (Nm) 102
A-P moment (Nm) -32

Applies to 2014-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 5,093 lbs
Peak force 23,993 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.71
Tested vehicle
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Double Cab 2wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2014-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seat

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 29
Distance below top of head (mm) 35
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 14.5
Head contact time (ms) 54
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 405
Ratings are given for 4 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
Trim level(s)
  • SLT trim equipped with Premium Plus package
  • Denali trim equipped with Enhanced Driver Alert package
  • Denali trim equipped with Intellibeam Headlights package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
Overall rating
A
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp left and both right curves and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was fair on the sharp left and both right curves and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on the gradual left curve and on the gradual right curve.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • Denali trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
M
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp left and both right curves and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was fair on the sharp left and both right curves and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • Sierra trim
  • SLE trim
  • SLT trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
P
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on both left curves and inadequate on both right curves.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • SLT trim equipped with Enhanced Driver Alert package
  • SLE trim equipped with Enhanced Driver Alert package
  • SLT trim equipped with Intellibeam package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
Overall rating
P
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit Excessive glare

Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on both left curves and inadequate on both right curves.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the gradual left curve.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • SLT trim equipped with Premium Plus package
  • Denali trim equipped with Enhanced Driver Alert package
  • Denali trim equipped with Intellibeam Headlights package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-17 models
A
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 75.0 m None
Straightaway left edge 47.1 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 68.7 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 49.2 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 56.1 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 56.9 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 109.1 m
Straightaway left edge 148.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 69.1 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 63.2 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 55.3 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 56.6 m

Trim level(s)
  • Denali trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-17 models
M
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 75.0 m None
Straightaway left edge 47.1 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 68.7 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 49.2 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 56.1 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 56.9 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 109.1 m
Straightaway left edge 148.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 69.1 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 63.2 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 55.3 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 56.6 m

Trim level(s)
  • Sierra trim
  • SLE trim
  • SLT trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-17 models
P
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 123.6 m 101.6 %
Straightaway left edge 81.7 m 101.6 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 53.8 m 256.2 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 55.1 m 119.5 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 43.8 m 313.7 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.4 m 130.8 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 138.0 m
Straightaway left edge 121.7 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 53.3 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 55.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 43.4 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.2 m

Trim level(s)
  • SLT trim equipped with Enhanced Driver Alert package
  • SLE trim equipped with Enhanced Driver Alert package
  • SLT trim equipped with Intellibeam package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-17 models
P
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 123.6 m 101.6 %
Straightaway left edge 81.7 m 101.6 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 53.8 m 256.2 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 55.1 m 119.5 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 43.8 m 313.7 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.4 m 130.8 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 138.0 m
Straightaway left edge 121.7 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 53.3 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 55.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 43.4 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.2 m

1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights

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