2013 GMC Sierra 1500

large pickup / Crew cab pickup

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2007-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 4x2

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 were redesigned for the 2007 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint, as indicated by smeared greasepaint.

Forces on the lower left leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant 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

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2010-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 4x2 with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 were redesigned for the 2007 model year. Side curtain airbags for front and rear seat occupants, optional in 2007-09 models, became standard beginning with 2010 models. Side torso airbags for front seat occupants, not available in 2007-09, were added as standard equipment beginning with 2010 models. Also beginning with 2010 models, front and rear door trim changes, including the addition of energy absorbing foam inside the door panels, were made to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0921
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -5.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0921
Head HIC-15 234
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.8
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 33
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 39
Average deflection (mm) 35
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.74
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.58
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.6
Combined force (kN) 4.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 183
A-P moment (Nm) 31

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0921
Head HIC-15 63
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 17
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 52
Average deflection (mm) 27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.21
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.16
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.4
Combined force (kN) 1.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 125
A-P moment (Nm) -41

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2011-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 4x2

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 5,151 lbs
Peak force 16,134 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.13

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
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

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted