To say that “trucks are popular” in America wouldn’t do them justice. In many states and for many professions driving a truck is a way of life, and it is no secret why. Trucks are one of the most versatile vehicles on the market. They can be used as utility vehicles for hauling or a recreational vehicle to go offroading. However, it is important to have safety in mind when driving a pickup truck.
Namel, these trucks and their various safety features can help you make a safer purchase:
1. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Chevrolet offers a premier choice with its Silverado 1500. It offers the general suite of safety features that come standard in most vehicles. However, it also offers some more state of the art features. For example, the Silverado 1500 is equipped with sensors that notify the driver if they are shifting lanes.
2. GMC Sierra 1500
The GMC Sierra 1500 is equipped with state of the art features to assist the driver. The truck comes equipped with rear-facing cameras to help the driver when backing up. There are also forward-facing cameras that alert the driver when they are about to get into a collision. GMC offers more sensors different features such as lane drift prevention and blind-spot alerts.
3. Ford F-150
This line of Ford trucks offers airbags on the front, the side and the canopy side. The airbags are not the only feature of this vehicle. the Ford F-150 shines with its frame design. The truck comes with a steel safety cage and a crash alert system. These features all come in standard with every vehicle. The F-150 also offers safety features in the form of towing by offering electronic stability, integrated brakes and much more.
4. Honda Ridgeline
The new Ridgeline is all about improving safety standards in Honda’s lines of trucks. Honda Sensing technology is included standard and offers state of the art adaptive controls and automatic emergency braking. Like its competitors, the Ridgeline offers a suite of airbags and sensors. The Honda Ridgeline comes equipped with LaneWatch to keep an eye on your blind spots.
Most major truck manufacturers all seem to have one thing in mind with their new line of trucks. They want to use technology to augment safety for the passenger and driver. Every year new safety features utilizing technology come out to improve safety on the roads.