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2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Miss Five-Star Safety Ratings

GM’s new mid-size pickups, the 2015 GMC Canyon and 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, offer more available safety features than rival models like the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier.

But do they have above-and-beyond occupant protection? Some results have been released by the federal government, and while not complete, they’re already indicating that there’s some room for improvement.

In New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash-test ratings for the 2015 Canyon and Colorado, both models have earned four-star overall ratings.

That’s in their Extended Cab layouts, which are expected to be somewhat more popular than the Crew Cab body styles. As such, the Colorado and Canyon earn four stars in the frontal crash category and five stars in side impact—figuring to a four-star overall rating. These models earn three stars in the rollover category, due to their high center of mass (although they didn’t tip in the dynamic portion of the test).

Federal crash-test results aren’t yet out for the Canyon or Colorado in Crew Cab form, where they include two full-size, front-hinged rear doors and much more usable back-seat space. Results could be quite different for that body style.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) also hasn’t yet released crash-test results for the Colorado or Canyon yet—except for moderate frontal impact, where they’ve already been given a ‘good’ score.

The Colorado and Canyon are the first trucks in their class to offer potentially accident-avoiding active-safety systems—although the IIHS only gives the available Forward Collision Alert system (part of a Safety Package) its ‘basic’ rating for front crash prevention, an indication that this system warns of a potential hazard but doesn’t brake the vehicle.
 

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This driver was ok. Most serious wreck I have seen so far.

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Z71 Crew Cab Accident - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon

"My wife was driving our Brand New 2015 Z71 Colorado crew cab yesterday and this parts delivery guy in a 2011 Ford Ranger turns and smashes right into her to busy checking out a girl that was walking on the side walk. Thankfully my wife is fine just little sore and the girl stayed with her until the police arrived to give her witness statement. Witnesses said our truck came off the ground and came crashing down he hit her so hard. The truck should be totaled I hope it is anyway however not one air bag deployed and no Onstar call? I'll post more pictures soon. The drive shaft fell out and the rear axle was twisted and the front wheel nearly ripped entirely off the truck! Just glad the truck kept my wife safe! "
 

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This driver was ok. Most serious wreck I have seen so far.

From ColoradoFans.

"My wife was driving our Brand New 2015 Z71 Colorado crew cab yesterday and this parts delivery guy in a 2011 Ford Ranger turns and smashes right into her to busy checking out a girl that was walking on the side walk. Thankfully my wife is fine just little sore and the girl stayed with her until the police arrived to give her witness statement. Witnesses said our truck came off the ground and came crashing down he hit her so hard. The truck should be totaled I hope it is anyway however not one air bag deployed and no Onstar call? I'll post more pictures soon. The drive shaft fell out and the rear axle was twisted and the front wheel nearly ripped entirely off the truck! Just glad the truck kept my wife safe! "



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Glad the truck did it's job and kept her safe !!!
 

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Thank God your wife was alright. Hey this is why not getting the first year or any vehicle is the way to do it. Wait for the second year. Hold out.
 
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