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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic

Large pickup
  • Moderate overlap front
Antilock brakes
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats

Applies to 2007 models

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

The 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 were redesigned during the 1999 model year (the previous design extended into the early 1999 model year). The Classic nameplate was added in the 2007 model year to distinguish what effectively are carryover 2006 models from the redesigned 2007 Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500.

Note: These ratings do NOT apply to the redesigned 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the belt housing hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, its head dropped down below the window sill. Then the head rebounded upward and hit the shoulder belt housing, which is mounted directly to the seat back. There was far too much upward movement of the steering wheel. Also, the driver seat came loose on one of its tracks and moved rearward slightly on the right side, where the safety belt buckle is anchored.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2001 Chevrolet Silverado LS 1500 (2wd extended cab)
Weight 4,709 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase144 in.
Length228 in.
Width78 in.
Engine4.8 L V8
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0107
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)28
Left (cm)28
Center (cm)26
Right (cm)23
Brake pedal (cm)24
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)11
Right (cm)11
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)15
Rearward (cm)-4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)9

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0107
Peak gs at hard contact22
Tension (kN)1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm)66
Maximum Nij 0.59
Chest maximum compression (mm)23
Femur force - left (kN)4.3
Femur force - right (kN)5.6
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.66
Maximum tibia index - right0.77
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.9
Foot acceleration (g)

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