2014 GMC Sierra Becomes First Truck to Earn 5-Star Safety Score

2014 GMC Sierra Becomes First Truck to Earn 5-Star Safety Score

The 2014 GMC Sierra, along with its sibling, the Chevy Silverado, has earned a 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The all-new pickups are the first to ace the updated safety tests, which were revamped in 2011.

Now the 2014 Sierra is not only one of the most powerful and fuel-efficient trucks available, it’s also one of the safest.

2014 GMC Sierra Aces NHTSA Tests

The NHTSA tests included frontal, rear, and side impacts, as well as complete rollover tests.

2014 Sierra 1500 and Denali edition, a premium version of the hard-working pickup, were tested.

Crew cab models, expected to make up 60% of the light-duty truck sales, were the only body types tested in the recent trials. Double and regular cab styles will be tested when they become available later this fall.

2014 Sierra'GM sites a slew of safety features that helped the 2014 Sierra ace the tests:

  • Fully boxed frames
  • Extensive use of high-strength steel
  • Segment-exclusive safety features
  • Six standard airbags
  • Lap-belt pre-tensioners

While these features create a safe environment in the event of a crash, GM has also put a wealth of active safety technologies that work to prevent crashes altogether. Forward collision alert, lane departure warnings, and trailer-sway control, for example, all help the driver stay safe and clear of collisions.

“Silverado and Sierra set a benchmark for pickup truck safety by offering a full array of advanced features designed to protect occupants before, during and after a collision.”

– Gay Kent, GM General Director of Vehicle Safety

About the New Car Assessment Program

The NHTSA revamped their safety rating program in 2011 to feature an Overall Rating Score, making newer vehicle comparisons more accurate.

The program introduced tougher tests and a rigorous rating system to provide more information on vehicle safety and crash avoidance technology. The

The NHTSA emphasizes that because the 2011 changes were so significant, buyers should not compare scores between newer and older vehicles.

2014 Sierra = Safe Driving for Cedar Rapids and Iowa City

We are proud to offer the 2014 GMC Sierra, one of the most powerful, most fuel-efficient, and now safest, trucks on the road.

Call McGrath Buick GMC Cadillac today at 888-696-1133 to learn more about the 2014 GMC Sierra.

If you are interested in trading for a 2014 Sierra, fill out a Kelley Blue Book Form to see what your trade is worth.

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