2014 Silverado and GMC Sierra Get Top Safety Score from NHTSA
Safety is the most important factor that pickup truck buyers look out for when they are purchasing pickup trucks. General Motors has announced that 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country and 2014 GMC Sierra and Sierra Danali 1500 have been voted as the safest pickup trucks for the year 2014. The automotive company said that these are first pickup trucks that have received the five star safety rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under their New Car Assessment Program. GM said that NHTSA has only tested their crew cab models of Silverado and Sierra because it accounts almost 60% of their 2014 light duty full size pickup trucks in the market.
Both the pickup trucks have many new features that offer better safety like full boxed frames and the use of high strength steel that absorbs the impact force and saves the occupants. The trucks also have Safety Alert Seat that warns the driver through vibration pulse. The pickup trucks also have forward collision alert technology, lane departure warning technology, new standard lap belt pretensions, six airbags, trailer sway control, rear vision camera with dynamic guidelines. The pickup trucks also have better ABS technology combined with OnStar facilities that allows the make calls for help during crash and also includes MyLink mobile apps.
GM General Director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness, Gay Kent said that safety is an important feature in all their pickup trucks and both new pickup trucks Silverado and Sierra offer a wide range of safety features that will impress pickup truck buyers.