2016 Chevrolet Traverse  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#22 of 2016 SUVs

#39 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse
The Traverse, part of Chevrolet's lineup since 2009, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 8. The Chevrolet Traverse has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. The Traverse has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 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 2016 Chevrolet Traverse has a score of 82, implying a 0.039% chance of driver death (3.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0389% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.4425%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0389% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.4425% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9468Toyota TacomaFord TaurusFord FlexC. Town and CountryToyota 4RunnerDodge DurangoToyota SiennaHonda OdysseyGMC AcadiaFord ExplorerChevrolet TraverseKia SedonaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 94. The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is safer than the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, the 2016 Ford Taurus, the 2016 Ford Flex, and the 2016 Chrysler Town and Country and less safe than the 2016 Dodge Durango. It is about as safe as the 2016 Toyota 4Runner, the 2016 Kia Sedona, the 2016 Ford Explorer, and the 2016 GMC Acadia.

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