2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra are the Safest Trucks in the Land (Video)

As we reported earlier today, the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra half ton pickups have become the first trucks to receive a perfect score in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program – making the new GM 1500 pickups the safest on the market today per government standards.

This National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program was first launched for the 2011 model year vehicles and with both the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 scoring a perfect five star overall safety score, these two new GM trucks have proved to be safer in crash tests than the Ram 1500, the Ford F150, the Toyota Tundra and the Nissan Titan.

While the modern process of designing and engineering a pickup puts a tremendous amount of focus on making the vehicles lighter – which in turn improves both fuel economy and performance – the designers and engineers of the 2014 Silverado and Sierra had to also make sure that these half ton pickups were as safe as possible. Both trucks call upon a fully boxed frame (which has become all but standard in the modern half ton truck segment) to provide as much support as possible and the use of high strength steel throughout the body and frame make these trucks lighter without making them extremely heavy.

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