2017 Chevrolet Traverse  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#27 of 2017 SUVs

#48 of all 2017 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. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. The Chevrolet Traverse has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 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 2017 Chevrolet Traverse has a score of 82, implying a 0.039% chance of driver death (3.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 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 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 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.

9473Nissan PathfinderDodge Grand CaravanFord TaurusChrysler PacificaFord FlexToyota 4RunnerDodge DurangoHonda OdysseyToyota SiennaFord ExplorerChevrolet TraverseKia SedonaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 94. The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is safer than the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2017 Ford Taurus, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, and the 2017 Ford Flex and less safe than the 2017 Dodge Durango. It is about as safe as the 2017 Toyota 4Runner, the 2017 Kia Sedona, and the 2017 Ford Explorer.

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