Safety is a big deal for many drivers, and Chevy doesn’t disappoint in this area. Whether you are using the 2021 Chevy Silverado for a work truck or as your family vehicle, you want to know that it can protect precious cargo on treacherous terrain. The Silverado gives you an excellent bang for your buck with a great suite of available safety features. Many options that were only available on the higher trims previously are now available as standard offerings across the board. Not only will you find all great safety features of the past, but new for 2021, an improved suite of trailering-related safety features have been added to the mix.
Available Safety Features
Available for all Chevy Silverado trims are advanced driver assistance technologies, including automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, and front pedestrian braking. The automatic emergency braking was previously known as low-speed forward automatic braking. The automatic braking system applies the breaks as needed to prevent potential accidents.
Forward collision alert notifies the driver of a potential collision ahead. A green following icon alerts the driver to a vehicle detected ahead. The amber icon or tailgating alert shows if you are following too closely, and a flashing red alert indicates a collision alert. With a collision alert, you will also receive five seat pulses or eight high-pitch beeps to notify you of an imminent collision. The front pedestrian detection and braking technology utilize a front camera to inform the driver of crossing foot traffic, applying the breaks if necessary to keep you and those around you safer.
As far as the trailer is concerned, a host of new features are available that make it easier to take advantage of the Silverado’s impressive capability. Supported by up to 15 unique cameras (unrivaled by any competitor), the Silverado gives you total control behind the wheel. These cameras allow for rear side view enhancement as well as rear trailer view for a clear glimpse at every angle.
New for 2021 is the trailer length indicator, jack-knife alert, and cargo bed view enhancement. The trailer length indicator shows a red overlay that’s double the trailer's length to let you know when other vehicles are present. The jack-knife alert warns of imminent jack-knifing, and the cargo bed view enhancement helps to align the truck to hook up your trailer. If you’ve struggled with trailering in the past, the new Silverado has your back with a range of added security details.