2011 Chevrolet Silverado  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#4 of 2011 Pickups

#98 of all 2011 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado
The Silverado, part of Chevrolet's lineup since 1999, is a large pickup with seating up to 6. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Silverado packs some oomph. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado has a score of 72, implying a 0.053% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0527% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.0189%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0527% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.0189% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

1002Chevrolet ColoradoGMC CanyonSuzuki EquatorGMC Sierra 1500Nissan FrontierKia SedonaDodge Ram 1500Toyota SiennaDodge Grand CaravanFord F-150Chevrolet SilveradoToyota TundraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 2 to 100. The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado is safer than the 2011 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2011 GMC Canyon, the 2011 Suzuki Equator, the 2011 GMC Sierra 1500, and the 2011 Nissan Frontier and less safe than the 2011 Ford F-150, the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2011 Toyota Sienna, and the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. It is about as safe as the 2011 Toyota Tundra.

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