2012 Chevrolet Suburban  RealSafeCars91Safety Rating

#5 of 2012 SUVs

#6 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Chevrolet Suburban
The Suburban, part of Chevrolet's lineup for decades, is a three-row large SUV with seating up to 8. The Suburban has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The Chevrolet Suburban has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. 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 Suburban is safe 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 Suburban has a score of 91, implying a 0.028% chance of driver death (2.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Chevrolet Suburban has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0277% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.1603%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0277% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.1603% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Chevrolet Suburban is 42% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2012 Chevrolet Suburban is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10071Lincoln MKTAcura ZDXLincoln MKSBuick EnclaveAcura MDXVolvo XC90Ford ExpeditionChevrolet TahoeM.-B. M-ClassChevrolet SuburbanAudi Q7BMW X5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Chevrolet Suburban with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 100. The 2012 Chevrolet Suburban is safer than the 2012 Lincoln MKT, the 2012 Acura ZDX, the 2012 Lincoln MKS, the 2012 Buick Enclave, the 2012 Acura MDX, and the 2012 Volvo XC90 and less safe than the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe and the 2012 Ford Expedition. It is about as safe as the 2012 Audi Q7 and the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

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