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2016 GMC Sierra 1500 shown
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 shown

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Small overlap front:
Driver-side

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
M
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
P
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

G
Moderate overlap front

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

G
Side

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

G
Roof strength

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 5,171 lbs
Peak force 21,184 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.10
Tested vehicle
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 2wd

G
Head restraints & seats
Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G

Basic Front crash prevention

  • Optional Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking
  • Optional Enhanced Driver Alert Package
Overall Evaluation
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
autobrake
not tested
with optional
equipment
1 point total
This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point
Autobrake not tested.
0 points
Autobrake not tested.
0 points

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Headlights

Ratings are given for 4 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
  • 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
Yes
Overall rating
A
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

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.

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.


  • Denali trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
No
Overall rating
M
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

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.

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.


  • Sierra trim
  • SLE trim
  • SLT trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
No
Overall rating
P
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 Excessive glare

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.

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.


  • 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
Yes
Overall rating
P
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

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.

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.


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Child seat anchors (LATCH)
ease of use

SLT Crew Cab — leather seats

1 2 3
Good
No hardware available
Acceptable
Tether anchor
Marginal
Lower anchors
Poor
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Overall evaluation
P
1
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors

Other safety features

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