2017 Chevrolet Suburban  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#15 of 2017 SUVs

#19 of all 2017 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 Chevrolet Suburban has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. 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 2017 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 2017 Chevrolet Suburban has a score of 89, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0307% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.506%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0307% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.506% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban is 36% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban is 27% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10071INFINITI QX60Lincoln MKTChevrolet SuburbanVolkswagen TouaregChevrolet TahoeAudi Q7BMW X5Ford ExpeditionM.-B. GLE-ClassVolvo XC90Acura MDXLexus RXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 100. The 2017 Chevrolet Suburban is safer than the 2017 INFINITI QX60 and the 2017 Lincoln MKT and less safe than the 2017 Volvo XC90, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the 2017 Ford Expedition, the 2017 BMW X5, and the 2017 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg and the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe.

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