On sale now at Chevrolet dealerships, the 2016 Silverado 1500 received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.
The rating applies to rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions of the truck.
The 2016 Silverado 1500 received "good" ratings in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, but a "marginal" rating in the small overlap front crash test. The test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole.
Standard safety features on the 2016 Silverado 1500 include antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, front-and-rear seat side airbags and side curtain airbags.
Also standard on all trim levels except the Work Truck is OnStar, which includes services such as automatic crash notification, roadside assistance, remote door unlocking and stolen vehicle assistance.
Options include a rearview camera and the Enhanced Driver Alert package. This suite of driver aids adds a lane-departure warning and intervention system, a forward-collision warning system and the Safety Alert seat that buzzes the driver seat bottom as an additional form of warning.
Edmunds says: If safety is a primary concern for you, there are other trucks you could consider as well. The 2016 Ford F-150 also earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA, and the 2016 Ram 1500 and the Toyota Tundra earned a four-star overall safety rating. The 2016 Nissan Titan has not been rated.