2020 Chevrolet Silverado: Safety Features
Truck purchase has increased significantly over the past decade, and it’s not because more people are doing work that requires trucks. The real reason? More people are looking for cars that will make them feel safer when they drive. It’s that same reason that SUVs became so popular in the 2000s, and it is that reason still that drives the demand in trucks.
But you can’t just buy a truck and expect it to be safe automatically. Diligent drivers should be putting some effort into researching the safety of the vehicle they plan to drive. It’s a lot harder a consideration than you might expect. Not only do you have to take into account the type of terrain on which you will be driving, but you also must think about who you’ll be driving the most, as well as what weather in which you will be doing the most driving. Modern technology has made it simple to update almost any car to meet these specifications, but some outshine others when it comes to safety features.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is one of those trucks – available at Zeck Chevy in Purcell, Oklahoma. But don’t just take our word for it. Read more about the safety features on the 2020 Chevy Silverado. Then, if you live in the Moore, Norman, or Purcell area, come test out its safety features yourself.
Let’s Review The 2020 Chevy Silverado Safety Features
Basic Safety Packages
As cars have become more affordable and attainable, that has also meant more drivers on the road. As a consequence, it has become more and more critical for basic safety packages to go the extra mile in cars and trucks. The Chevy Silverado contains these essential safety features:
- A complete airbag system, which keeps both drivers and passengers safe in the event of a possible crash situation. On the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado, these include:
- Front-impact airbags, which keep the driver and front passenger safe in the event of a front-end collision.
- Side-impact airbags, which protect the driver and front passenger’s torso in the event of a side-impact collision.
- Overhead airbags, which protect all passengers if the truck rolls over.
- Anti-lock braking system, or ABS, prevents wheels from locking up if a car must come to a complete stop. Essentially, it is an advanced system that tells the brakes on the vehicle to apply themselves at varied intervals rather than all at once, which keeps the car stable as it comes to a halt.
- A vehicle security system, which prevents the car from being started using any key other than the factory-made key.
- Stability control, which automatically tells the car when it has exceeded its handling limits. Once this happens, the vehicle reduces the power output to the engines, which ultimately helps the driver regain control over the car.
- Seatbelt pretensioners, which allow belts to tighten to optimal protection in the event of a crash.
NHTSA Crash Test Ratings
All standard safety options exist to prevent crashes and to protect drivers and passengers in the event of a crash. To test the accuracy of these packages, as well as to remain transparent to our customers, each car manufactured in the United States must undergo a series of crash test ratings put forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) before being sold to customers. We are proud to say that the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado has passed these safety tests.
The 2020 Chevy Silverado received a 4 out of 5-star overall crash test rating. The front passenger-side safety rating was 4/5 stars, whereas the front driver side was 5/5 stars. The side barrier and pole ratings for both the front passenger and driver were rated at 5/5 stars. Additionally, the rollover rating received a 4/5 star rating. Overall, Chevrolet and the NHTSA were satisfied with these results, and it is clear that the Chevrolet Silverado leads in terms of safety.
Advanced Safety Options
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado also has advanced safety options, which help drivers remain aware of their situation as well as respond adeptly to any quick changes in safety. These are specifically designed to assist drivers who might deal with safety issues outside of normal driving, such as those who tow trailers.
For those who pull trailers often, the 2020 Silverado offers 15 different rear camera views, designed to make backing a trailer easier. Because it can be hard to remain aware of your surroundings when you park a trailer, manufacturers wanted to amp up the trailer amenities on the 2020 model.
Additionally, the 2020 Silverado comes with adaptive cruise control cameras. These cameras assist the driver much in the same way the rear camera views might. The cameras, in coordination with advanced algorithms, help the car determine when you come too close to an object parked in front of you. In older cars with cruise control, you would have to put your brakes on or change lanes more quickly than you usually would, which sometimes made for dangerous situations. In the 2020 Silverado, the camera does the work for you – automatically slowing the truck down based on traffic or obstacles. The result? Safe long-distance driving in your truck.
Front pedestrian braking is another feature of the future that keeps drivers, passengers, and pedestrians safe. Front-facing camera technology allows your car to apply brakes if it senses a forward collision, and you do not respond in time. Finally, lane change alerts will enable you to safely change lanes on the highway without having to worry about your blind spots or turning over your shoulder to look for danger.
Why Buy the 2020 Silverado if You’re Looking For a Safe Truck?
If safety is one of your primary concerns, but you also want to be sure you have access to the truck-based features you need, the Chevrolet Silverado is for you. It has remained one of Chevy’s top-selling trucks since its unveiling in 1998. Combine the reliability that’s existed for over twenty years with top-advancements in technology, and you’ll be reluctant to ever change from your 2020 model.
Ready to purchase or test-drive our newest Silverado? Stop by Zeck Chevy on 1601 North Green Avenue in Purcell, Oklahoma today.