The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Dodge Ram 1500 and Nissan Titan fullsize crew-cab pickups unsatisfactory side-impact crash ratings, singling out the bread-and-butter truck from General Motors Corp. as a particularly poor performer. The IIHS, a research group supported entirely by auto insurers, says the Silverado earned its lowest rating of “poor” when tested without the model’s optional side airbags. But even with side airbags, the ...

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