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2016 Chevrolet Suburban Earns Four-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government

WASHINGTON — The 2016 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 SUV earned a four-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The 2016 Suburban received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and three stars in the rollover crash test.

The rating applies to rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions of the Suburban.

Five stars is the highest rating. The 2016 Suburban, a carryover vehicle, is expected to arrive at Chevrolet dealerships this summer.

Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability control, a rearview camera and seven airbags, including a front-seat center airbag. It deploys from the inboard side of the driver's seat and inflates between the driver and front passenger for more protection in side-impact crashes.

The Suburban also features the Safety Alert Seat. It is standard on LT and LTZ models and part of an optional Driver Alert package on the Suburban LS. The special seat pulses the left, right and both seat-cushion bolsters to alert the driver to danger.

New for 2016 is an Enhanced Driver Alert package featuring power-adjustable pedals, forward-collision Alert, IntelliBeam headlamps, lane-keep assist and the Safety Alert Seat.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2016 Suburban.

Key competitors to the Suburban include the Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada and Toyota Land Cruiser.

Edmunds says: Safety-minded car shoppers should note that the 2016 Ford Expedition earned the top five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Nissan Armada and Toyota Land Cruiser have not been rated.

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