2012 Chevrolet Traverse  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#21 of 2012 SUVs

#30 of all 2012 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 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 2012 Chevrolet Traverse has a score of 82, implying a 0.039% chance of driver death (3.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0394% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.504%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0394% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.504% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse is 18% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9564Kia SedonaNissan QuestMazda CX-9Honda RidgelineVolkswagen RoutanC. Town and CountryDodge DurangoToyota SiennaGMC AcadiaFord ExplorerChevrolet TraverseHonda OdysseyComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 95. The 2012 Chevrolet Traverse is safer than the 2012 Kia Sedona, the 2012 Nissan Quest, the 2012 Mazda CX-9, the 2012 Honda Ridgeline, the 2012 Volkswagen Routan, and the 2012 Chrysler Town and Country and less safe than the 2012 Dodge Durango. It is about as safe as the 2012 Honda Odyssey, the 2012 Ford Explorer, and the 2012 GMC Acadia.

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