The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the crash test ratings for the new 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 with great results! NHTSA rates vehicles based on a 35 mph frontal crash and a 38.5 mph side crash. They report these results on a one to five star range.
The GMC Sierra 1500 also passed the Rollover Resistance test with an unheard of four stars. The car is put through an “obstacle course” of sudden turns to see how well it handles. For such a solid car, the GMC Sierra 1500 exceeded expectations in the series of “fish-tailing” maneuvers the NHTSA employs.
The tradition of excellence has long been an important factor in the production of GMC vehicles, especially in the safety of their vehicles. In this age of “American Auto Maker Skepticism” GMC’s commitment to quality by consistently engineering their vehicles to be the safest is foremost in their mission. They understand that superior quality and continued high safety standards will keep them in the game and earn back the trust of the American people.
Since 2007, the Sierra 1500 has received the highest rating for the NHTSA frontal crash test rating, making the Sierra one of the only full-size pickup trucks to earn this rating and ultimately, the safest choice on the market. In a recent review, the U.S. News scored the GMC Sierra 1500 a 9.2 out of 10 for safety, better than almost any other pick-up truck. The Sierra 1500 also out-ranked the 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 and the 2010 Nissan Titan. Clearly, GMC is has put the safety of their customers as a top priority. With the security of a Sierra 1500, is it any wonder why GMC is the company Americans trust with their trucks?
Staff Writer: Camille Cooper, CCP Web Design