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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Nissan Titan, Toyota Tundra, Truck
Article comments for Comparison Test: 2007 Half-Ton Pickup Trucks - For almost two weeks, we drove all three trucks in a variety of terrain including urban crush, freeways and gravel roads. We loaded and unloaded them, poked and prodded them, and even dyno-tested them. (more)
#257 of 259 Interesting safety result
Jul 03, 2007 (3:52 am)
This came directly from MSNBC on crash tests performed on SUVs and Trucks where a rear-end collision at 20mph occurred...
“In stop-and-go commuter traffic, you’re more likely to get in a rear-end collision than any other crash type,” said Institute vice president David Zuby. “It’s not a major feat of engineering to design seats and head restraints that afford good protection in these common crashes.”
In other vehicle categories, the 2007 Toyota Tundra was the only pickup to receive the top score. Three minivans received the highest marks: Ford Freestar, Hyundai Entourage and the Kia Sedona.
For pickups, the institute gave poor ratings to Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic and the GMC Sierra 1500 Classic; Dodge Ram 1500; Ford Ranger and Mazda B Series; Nissan Frontier and certain versions of Ford F-150, Dodge Dakota and Mitsubishi Raider.
As a side note, I looked at the IIHS web-site to see what the ratings were for the new GMC Sierra/ Chevy Silverado (since they weren't mentioned in the article) and they recieved an "acceptable" rating for the same test. Ford received "poor"/"marginal" depending on the seatbelt arrangement and Dodge received "poor" ratings. The Titan got the same "acceptable" rating as the Sierra/Silverado.
#258 of 259 So what you're saying is that the
Jul 03, 2007 (9:52 am)
Tundra reacts really well when given a swift kick in the butt?
#259 of 259 Re: Pretty Good [1offroader]
Nov 02, 2007 (2:16 am)
If you think ANY 1/2 ton pickup in the last 10 years has been designed or built to have any significant degree of offroad ability, you are sorely mistaken. Such capabilities simply cease to exist when the vehicle is larger than mid-sized.