2017 Chevrolet Silverado  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#4 of 2017 Pickups

#62 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado
The Silverado, a mainstay of Chevrolet's lineup since 1999, is a large pickup with seating up to 6. The Chevrolet Silverado has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 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 2017 Chevrolet Silverado has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0416% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.749%, 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 4.749% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado is 25% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10067Toyota TacomaGMC Sierra 1500Dodge Grand CaravanFord F-150Chevrolet SilveradoDodge Ram 1500F. F-250 Super DutyFord ExplorerNissan TitanChevrolet TraverseToyota TundraKia SedonaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 100. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado is safer than the 2017 Toyota Tacoma and the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 and less safe than the 2017 Nissan Titan, the 2017 Ford Explorer, and the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty. It is about as safe as the 2017 Ford F-150 and the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500.

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