The proliferation of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and new safety technology can be seen across the auto industry, including at GM and Chevy. Now, we’re taking a closer look at the active safety features equipped as standard or offered as optional in the 2023 Chevy vehicle lineup.
In total, we’re looking at 15 different features in this list, including safety systems like Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, and Lane Change Alert, as well as more convenience-oriented systems like Adaptive Cruise Control. With regard to vehicles, we’re looking at 15 models total, including the Bow Tie brand’s crossovers, SUVs, pickup trucks, and sports cars.
Check out the table below for a breakdown of the 2023 Chevy vehicle active safety features:
|Feature||RPO Code||Blazer||Camaro||Colorado||Corvette||Malibu||Bolt EUV||Bolt EV||Equinox||Express||Silverado 1500||Silverado HD||Suburban||Tahoe||Trailblazer||Traverse|
|Forward Collision Alert||UEU||S||A||S||-||S||S||S||S||A||S||A||S||S||S||S|
|Following Distance Indicator||UE4||S||-||S||-||S||S||S||S||-||S||A||S||S||S||S|
|Adaptive Cruise Control||KSG||A||-||A||-||A||A||A||A||-||A||-||A||A||A||S|
|Automatic Emergency Braking||UHY||S||-||S||-||S||S||S||S||-||S||A||S||S||S||S|
|Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking||UGN||A||-||-||-||A||A||-||-||-||A||-||A||A||-||A|
|Front Pedestrian Braking||UKJ||S||-||-||-||S||S||S||S||-||S||-||S||S||S||S|
|Front Pedestrian Braking with Bicyclist Detection||UKT||-||-||S||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Lane Change Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert||UKC||A||A||-||A1||A||A||A||A||-||A||A||A||A||A||A|
|Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning||UHX||S||-||S||-||S||S||S||S||-||S||-||S||S||S||S|
|Blind Zone Steering Assist||UKI||-||-||A||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Rear Cross Traffic Alert||UFG||A||A||-||A||A||A||A||A||-||-||A||A||A||A||A|
|Rear Cross Traffic Braking||UFB||-||-||A||-||-||-||-||-||-||A||-||-||-||-||-|
|Rear Pedestrian Alert||UKK||-||-||A||-||-||-||-||-||-||A||-||A||A||-||A|
|Safety Alert Seat||HS1||A||-||-||-||-||-||-||A||-||A||A||S||S||-||A|
Looking over the list of 2023 Chevy vehicle active safety features, there are a few interesting takeaways. The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500, for example, offers nearly every feature on the list, with the exception of Front Pedestrian Braking with Bicyclist Detection, Blind Zone Steering Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Meanwhile, the 2023 Corvette C8 offers surprisingly few active safety features, with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert the only features ticked on the list. Both are available, rather than standard.
That all said, most of the vehicles on this list do include Automatic Emergency Braking as standard. As GM Authority reported late last year, GM was previously called out in a study conducted by Consumer Reports that investigated which brands offered Automatic Emergency Braking as a standard feature. Per the report, only 58 percent of GM vehicles sold in 2021 were equipped with the feature. To note, that includes all four of The General’s U.S. brands – Chevy, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Automatic Emergency Braking is particularly important for the pickup truck segment, with one study showing a 43-percent reduction in crashes for trucks equipped with the feature. Both the Chevy Colorado and Chevy Silverado 1500 include the feature as standard, while the feature is available for the Chevy Silverado HD.