An Interesting Twist to the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado’s Quality Testing

Chevrolet Silverado's Quality Testing
2015 Chevrolet Silverado

Needless to say, when you buy a truck, you want durability. You want toughness. You want to see someone try to twist it like a pretzel and watch it live to see another day. GM set up a test did just that, called the Frame Twist. And, the Silverado passed with flying colors.

Adding credibility, the Chevrolet Silverado’s quality testing was actually conducted by a third-party: AMCI Testing.  Photos from GM Authority clearly show what the test is all about.  The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado was pitted against the Ford F-250 Super Duty. The two trucks were driven up onto uneven ramps, so the rear right side of each truck was just hanging off. GM Authority noted, “This position places a large amount of torque on the frame and is similar to parking a truck on an uneven surface.”

The F-250 suffered .94 inches of twist while the Silverado suffered only .26 inches. Apparently, the F-250 was so twisted that testers couldn’t lower the tailgate.

GM attributes the Silverado’s superior performance to the use of high-strength steel and roll-formed steel in its frame.

Come out to College Chevrolet Buick and test-drive an untwisted Silverado today!

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