Five stars is the highest rating.
The Tahoe received five stars in the front and side crash tests and three stars in the rollover crash test. The rating applies to rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions of the 2016 Tahoe.
The 2016 Tahoe, a carryover vehicle that was redesigned for the 2015 model year, is expected to arrive at Chevrolet dealerships this summer.
Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Tahoe includes seven airbags and a rearview camera. One unusual optional safety feature is a front center airbag, which is available on bucket-seat models only.
New for 2016 is an enhanced Driver Alert package featuring power-adjustable pedals, forward-collision alert, IntelliBeam headlights, lane-keep assist and a safety alert seat. The seat pulses to warn the driver of a dangerous situation. It is standard on Tahoe LT and LTZ models.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score will note that the 2016 Ford Expedition earned the top five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 GMC Yukon earned a four-star overall safety rating. The 2016 Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia have not been rated.