2021 Chevrolet Silverado  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#6 of 2021 Pickups

#114 of all 2021 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado
The Silverado, part of Chevrolet's lineup since 1999, is a large pickup with seating up to 6. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado is below 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 2021 Chevrolet Silverado has a score of 76, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.041%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.7%.

We estimate that the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0476% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4396%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0476% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.4396% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado is 1% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features with Chevrolet's Chevy Safety Assist greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. All trims and versions of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado include the following active safety systems: Forward Collision Alert (FCA) and Automatic Emergency Braking with Front Pedestrian Braking.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9353Nissan FrontierGMC CanyonChevrolet ColoradoFord F-150Chevrolet TraverseToyota TundraChrysler VoyagerDodge Ram 1500Ford RangerGMC Sierra 1500Chevrolet SilveradoToyota TacomaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 93. The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado is safer than the 2021 Nissan Frontier, the 2021 GMC Canyon, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado, and the 2020 Ford F-150 and less safe than the 2021 Chrysler Voyager, the 2021 Toyota Tundra, and the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse. It is about as safe as the 2021 Toyota Tacoma and the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500.

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