2016 Chevrolet Tahoe  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#5 of 2016 SUVs

#7 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe
The Tahoe, part of Chevrolet's lineup since 1995, is a three-row large SUV with seating up to 8. 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. The Chevrolet Tahoe has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. 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 Tahoe 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 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe has a score of 90, implying a 0.029% chance of driver death (2.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0289% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.2986%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0289% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.2986% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe is 40% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10072Lincoln MKTINFINITI QX60Lincoln MKSCadillac SRXBuick EnclaveLincoln MKXBMW X5Ford ExpeditionVolvo XC90Chevrolet TahoeVolkswagen TouaregChevrolet SuburbanComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 72 to 100. The 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe is safer than the 2016 Lincoln MKT, the 2016 INFINITI QX60, the 2016 Lincoln MKS, the 2016 Cadillac SRX, and the 2016 Buick Enclave and less safe than the 2016 Volvo XC90, the 2016 Ford Expedition, and the 2016 BMW X5. It is about as safe as the 2016 Lincoln MKX, the 2016 Chevrolet Suburban, and the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg.

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