2012 Chevrolet Silverado  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#5 of 2012 Pickups

#100 of all 2012 vehicles


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


The 2012 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 2012 Chevrolet Silverado has a score of 72, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0519% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.9299%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0519% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.9299% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9157Suzuki EquatorGMC Sierra 1500Nissan FrontierKia SedonaNissan QuestToyota SiennaDodge Ram 1500Dodge Grand CaravanToyota FJ CruiserFord F-150Chevrolet SilveradoToyota TundraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 91. The 2012 Chevrolet Silverado is safer than the 2012 Suzuki Equator, the 2012 GMC Sierra 1500, and the 2012 Nissan Frontier and less safe than the 2012 Ford F-150, the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, and the 2012 Toyota Sienna. It is about as safe as the 2012 Nissan Quest and the 2012 Toyota Tundra.

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