2018 GMC Sierra 1500

large pickup / Extended cab pickup

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended cab pickup
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 shown

Crashworthiness

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

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Not tested

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • 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 2016-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Double Cab 2wd
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab were redesigned for the 2014 model year. Beginning with 2016 models, the vehicle frame was reinforced and the body welds in the door hinge pillar and sill were strengthened to improve occupant protection in small overlap crashes.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
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 footwell, instrument panel, and parking brake pedal (indicated) contributed to a likely risk of injuries to the left lower leg and left foot.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2014-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Double Cab 2wd
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab were redesigned for the 2014 model year.

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

Action shot taken during the moderate overlap frontal 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.

During the crash, the dummy's head grazed the side curtain airbag and dislodged headliner and then rebounded against the head restraint, as indicated by smeared greasepaint.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2014-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Double Cab 2wd
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab were redesigned for the 2014 model year.

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

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2014-18 models

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

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 5,093 lbs
Peak force 23,993 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.71

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2014-18 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking

Package name

  • Optional Enhanced Driver Alert Package

Applies to 2017-18 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not tested.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 4 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • 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
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating

Low beams
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.

High beams
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.

Trim level(s)

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

Low beams
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.

High beams
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.

Trim level(s)

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

Low beams
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.

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.

Trim level(s)

  • 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
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating

Low beams
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.

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 gradual left curve.

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2017-18 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim base
Seat type cloth

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
not 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
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

How child seat anchors are evaluated