2016 Chevrolet Silverado  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#4 of 2016 Pickups

#54 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado
The Silverado, a mainstay of Chevrolet's lineup since 1999, is a large pickup with seating up to 6. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Silverado has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. The Chevrolet Silverado has some real zest, surpassing typical 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 2016 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 2016 Chevrolet Silverado has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0416% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7477%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0416% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7477% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado is 25% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10065Toyota TacomaFord F-150GMC Sierra 1500Dodge Grand CaravanC. Town and CountryChevrolet SilveradoF. F-250 Super DutyGMC AcadiaFord ExplorerChevrolet TraverseToyota TundraDodge Ram 1500Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 65 to 100. The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado is safer than the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, the 2016 Ford F-150, and the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 and less safe than the 2016 Ford Explorer, the 2016 GMC Acadia, and the 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty. It is about as safe as the 2016 Chrysler Town and Country and the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500.

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