2011 Chevrolet Traverse  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#17 of 2011 SUVs

#23 of all 2011 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse
The Traverse, part of Chevrolet's lineup since 2009, is a three-row large SUV with seating up to 8. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0377% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.3089%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0377% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.3089% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9564Kia SedonaNissan QuestMazda CX-9Honda RidgelineC. Town and CountryFord FlexDodge DurangoHonda PilotToyota SiennaChevrolet TraverseGMC AcadiaHonda OdysseyComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 95. The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse is safer than the 2011 Kia Sedona, the 2011 Nissan Quest, the 2011 Mazda CX-9, the 2011 Honda Ridgeline, the 2011 Chrysler Town and Country, and the 2011 Ford Flex and less safe than the 2011 Dodge Durango. It is about as safe as the 2011 Honda Odyssey, the 2011 GMC Acadia, the 2011 Toyota Sienna, and the 2011 Honda Pilot.

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