2015 Chevrolet Silverado  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#3 of 2015 Pickups

#55 of all 2015 vehicles


The Silverado, a mainstay of Chevrolet's lineup since 1999, is a large pickup with seating up to 6. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Silverado has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Silverado packs some oomph. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado is 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 2015 Chevrolet Silverado has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0423% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8324%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0423% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8324% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10046Toyota TacomaGMC CanyonGMC Sierra 1500Ford F-150Dodge Grand CaravanC. Town and CountryDodge DurangoFord ExplorerToyota TundraChevrolet TraverseDodge Ram 1500Chevrolet SilveradoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 46 to 100. The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado is safer than the 2015 Toyota Tacoma, the 2015 GMC Canyon, the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500, and the 2014 Ford F-150 and less safe than the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2015 Toyota Tundra, the 2015 Ford Explorer, and the 2015 Dodge Durango. It is about as safe as the 2015 Chrysler Town and Country.

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