2019 GMC Sierra 1500

large pickup / Crew cab pickup

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew cab pickup

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Superior

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2019 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 2wd

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab were redesigned for the 2019 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the driver-side small overlap frontal crash test.

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

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

Intrusion of the toepan contributed to a moderate risk of injuries to the left foot and right lower leg.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1813
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 7
Footrest (cm) 22
Left toepan (cm) 28
Brake pedal (cm) 11
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 3
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 4
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 9
Upper dash (cm) 9
Lower instrument panel (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1813
Head
HIC-15 110
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Femur (kN)
Left 0.7
Right 0.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.36
Right 0.99
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 3.7
Right 2.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 151
Right 75

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Tested vehicle: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 2wd

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab was redesigned for the 2019 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the passenger-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame and dashboard after the crash test indicates that the passenger's survival space was not maintained well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the passenger dummy’s head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

Extensive intrusion of the dashboard, toepan, and door hinge pillar contributed to a significant risk of injury to the right lower leg and a moderate risk to the left lower leg.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID CEP1825
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 14
Footrest (cm) 26
Right toepan (cm) 30
Center toepan (cm) 27
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 16
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 20
Upper dash (cm) 18
Right lower dash (cm) 17

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CEP1825
Head
HIC-15 123
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 18
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 19
Femur (kN)
Left 3.8
Right 3.5
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 10
Right 8
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 1
Right 1
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.81
Right 1.10
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.7
Right 2.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 116
Right 93

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEP1825
Head
HIC-15 36
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 10
Maximum Nij 0.14
Chest maximum compression (mm) 20
Femur (kN)
Left 0.0
Right 0.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.29
Right 0.16
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.4
Right 0.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 40
Right 34

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2019 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 2wd

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab were redesigned for the 2019 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 VTF1829
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 10
Left (cm) 12
Center (cm) 18
Right (cm) 13
Brake pedal (cm) 12
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) -7
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1829
Head
HIC-15 152
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 16
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.2
Femur force - right (kN) 0.9
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.56
Maximum tibia index - right 0.67
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 44
Right 94

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2019 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 2wd

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab were redesigned for the 2019 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of side crash test verification.

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
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1827
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -23.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1827
Head HIC-15 80
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 19
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 23
Average deflection (mm) 19
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.48
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.30
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.0
Combined force (kN) 1.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.1
L-M moment (Nm) 14
A-P moment (Nm) 48

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1827
Head HIC-15 40
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 13
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 28
Average deflection (mm) 20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.17
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.33
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.9
Combined force (kN) 1.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 21
A-P moment (Nm) 21

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2019 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,818 lbs
Peak force 22,236 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.62

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 34
Distance below top of head (mm) 27
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.9
Head contact time (ms) 67
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 66
Max neck tension (N) 539

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Alert & Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking

Package name

  • Optional Driver Alert II package available on SLT and AT4 trims
  • optional Ultimate package available on Denali trim

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2019 models

Superior
Superior
with optional equipment
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • SLT trim equipped with Driver Alert package
  • AT4 trim equipped with Driver Alert package
  • Denali trim equipped with Driver Alert II package
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
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 straightaway, on both left curves and on both right curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • SLT trim equipped with Driver Alert package
  • AT4 trim equipped with Driver Alert package
  • Denali trim equipped with Driver Alert II package
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2019 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 81.9 m 21.2 %
Straightaway left edge 64.2 m 21.2 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 53.6 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 54.7 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 43.8 m 24.6 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 43.7 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 131.1 m
Straightaway left edge 121.0 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 59.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 60.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 46.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.3 m

Trim level(s)

  • SLT trim
  • AT4 trim
  • Denali trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
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.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • SLT trim
  • AT4 trim
  • Denali trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2019 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 81.9 m 21.2 %
Straightaway left edge 64.2 m 21.2 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 53.6 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 54.7 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 43.8 m 24.6 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 43.7 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 131.1 m
Straightaway left edge 121.0 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 59.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 60.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 46.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.3 m

Trim level(s)

  • Sierra trim
  • SLE trim
  • Elevation trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Sierra trim
  • SLE trim
  • Elevation trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2019 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 92.3 m None
Straightaway left edge 53.3 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 58.4 m 70.1 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 47.1 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 48.2 m 156.7 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 39.3 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 122.5 m
Straightaway left edge 108.9 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 58.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 58.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 46.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.7 m

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2019 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Denali
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.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Denali
Seat type leather
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
easy 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
not too much force needed to attach
easy 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) 24
Clearance angle (degrees) 82
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 28
Clearance angle (degrees) 80
Tether anchor
Location Other seating position
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 Other seating position
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) 29
Clearance angle (degrees) 82
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 27
Clearance angle (degrees) 68
Tether anchor
Location Other seating position
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated