Safety is an important part of the Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The Suburban has an advanced airbag system, lighted running boards, a safety cage is built into the chassis, and traction control with four-wheel antilock brakes to keep the driver and passengers safe in the event of an emergency. Chevrolet’s OnStar automated crash response system, standard during the first six months of owning a new Suburban 1500, automatically connects you to emergency assistance if a collision occurs.
The US News and World Report gives the Suburban 4 out of 5 stars for overall safety and 5 out of 5 stars for frontal and side crashes.
US News and World Report ranked the 2014 Chevrolet Suburban second out of eight in the "Affordable Large SUV" category.