2015 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
Optional system
Basic

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional lane departure warning

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 2014-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country Crew Cab 2wd

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab were redesigned for the 2014 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification.

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

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1226
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 5
Left (cm) 8
Center (cm) 18
Right (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1226
Head
HIC-15 349
Peak gs at hard contact 84
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 21
Maximum Nij 0.38
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.2
Femur force - right (kN) 0.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.36
Maximum tibia index - right 0.45
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 81
Right 64

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2014-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 2wd

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

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 curtain airbag.

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 CES1603
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -14.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1603
Head HIC-15 97
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Compression (kN) 1.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 33
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 26
Average deflection (mm) 23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.93
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.29
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.7
Combined force (kN) 4.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 95
A-P moment (Nm) 16

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1603
Head HIC-15 80
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 15
Lateral force (kN) 0.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 26
Average deflection (mm) 22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.92
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.35
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.5
Combined force (kN) 3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 87
A-P moment (Nm) -33

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2014-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 5,171 lbs
Peak force 21,184 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.10

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2014-18 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

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

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Alert

Package name

  • Optional Driver Alert Package

Applies to 2014-16 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.
Basic
Basic
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2015-18 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim SLT Crew Cab
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

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
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 45
Clearance angle (degrees) 48
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 24
Clearance angle (degrees) 48
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 36
Clearance angle (degrees) 54
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 35
Clearance angle (degrees) 53
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated