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2008 GMC Sierra 1500

Large pickup
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side with optional side airbags
    P
  • Side without optional side airbags
    P
  • Head restraints & seats
    A

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Model year Small overlap front Moderate overlap front Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention Headlights LATCH ease of use
Driver Passenger
2018
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
autobrake
not tested
A
2017
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
autobrake
not tested
A
P
2016
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
A
P
2015
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
P
2014
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2013
G
A
M
A
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
A
M
A
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
A
M
A
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
P
P
A
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
P
P
A
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
P
P
A
Crash avoidance rating
2006
P
Crash avoidance rating
2005
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
P
Crash avoidance rating
2003
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
P
Crash avoidance rating
2001
P
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2007-13 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
A
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 were redesigned for the 2007 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the left tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 4x2
Weight 5,178 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 144 in.
Length 230 in.
Width 80 in.
Engine 5.3 L V8
EPA ratings 14 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0825
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 9
Left (cm) 11
Center (cm) 18
Right (cm) 14
Brake pedal (cm) 12
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 6
Rearward (cm) 2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 3

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0825
Head
HIC-15 268
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 29
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.1
Femur force - right (kN) 2.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 5
Knee displacement - right (mm) 6
Maximum tibia index - left 0.61
Maximum tibia index - right 0.74
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 4.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 113
Right 76

Applies to 2007-09 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
P
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
A
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
M
Head protection
M
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
M
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 were redesigned for the 2007 model year. Two tests of a 2009 Silverado 1500 were conducted, one with optional side airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. Serious neck injuries and a fracture of the pelvis would also be possible, and loading to the shoulder was excessive.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was hit by the window sill of the driver door. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

Passenger — Although the intruding barrier did not hit the dummy's head in this test, the head was not protected from contacts outside the vehicle. This indicates that only slightly different crash circumstances could produce a direct hit to a person's head.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 4x2
Weight 5,175 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 144 in.
Length 230 in.
Width 80 in.
Engine 5.3 L V8
EPA ratings 14 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0856 CES0903
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.
3.5 3.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0856
Head HIC-15 323
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.4
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 61
Lateral force (kN) 1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 58
Average deflection (mm) 45
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 9.40
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 2.49
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 4.9
Combined force (kN) 6.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 102
A-P moment (Nm) 39

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0856
Head HIC-15 65
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 21
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 56
Average deflection (mm) 31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.67
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.38
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.3
Combined force (kN) 1.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 178
A-P moment (Nm) 28

Applies to 2007-09 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
P
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
A
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
M
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 were redesigned for the 2007 model year. Two tests of a 2009 Silverado 1500 were conducted, one with optional side airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. Serious neck injuries would also be possible.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

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.

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 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 4x2
Weight 5,175 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 144 in.
Length 230 in.
Width 80 in.
Engine 5.3 L V8
EPA ratings 14 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0856 CES0903
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.
3.5 3.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0903
Head HIC-15 456
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.3
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 48
Lateral force (kN) 2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 52
Average deflection (mm) 39
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 9.96
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.82
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.5
Combined force (kN) 5.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 110
A-P moment (Nm) 25

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0903
Head HIC-15 84
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 17
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 54
Average deflection (mm) 29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.92
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.26
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.3
Combined force (kN) 1.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 200
A-P moment (Nm) 37

Applies to 2007-13 models

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

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 62
Distance below top of head (mm) 42
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 9.1
Head contact time (ms) 87
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 183
Max neck tension (N) 528
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags (optional)
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags, if equipped, in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2008 models)
3
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control (standard on crew cabs, optional on extended cabs, and optional on regular cabs beginning with 2009 models)
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights

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