"Side Airbags w/Rollover Protection"/"Hardened Steel"?

Shopping for a pickup to replace my 'burb.
Chevy doesn't make a full crew cab/6.5' bed in the 1500 and the 2500 is overkill for the application.
Before I buy an F150, I'm trying to rationalize the smaller crew
cab (the one with the suicide doors: two fewer posts in a rollover) - supposedly even more of a death trap than no crew bco the longer roof span.
Guy at the Chevy dealer couldn't say anything about the "Rollover Protection" part of "Side Airbags w/Rollover Protection" listed on the sticker, but he did make a claim that there was something unique about the latest Chevy's cabin strength. The term "Hardened Steel" was used.
Googled for awhile, and all I've come up with so far is that some testing agency determined that Chevy's small pickups had the poorest rollover survival prospects of any truck they tested.
Can anybody shed some light?
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PeteCresswell

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On 9/1/2011 9:34 PM, (PeteCresswell) wrote:

What about the Colorado, or Canyon? They have four doors.
I had a Chevy 2000 1500 that had two doors, and the rear two could not open unless the fronts were open. I did not like that feature. I have a four door crew, and those two back doors make it worth it.
Ford?
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