2018 Chevrolet Traverse  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#43 of 2018 SUVs

#88 of all 2018 vehicles


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


The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is below 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 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has a score of 76, implying a 0.047% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.047% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.3645%, meaning the average driver has a 0.047% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.3645% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9571Chevrolet TraverseDodge Grand CaravanFord FlexChrysler PacificaNissan PathfinderFord ExplorerMazda CX-9Dodge DurangoVolkswagen AtlasToyota SiennaHonda OdysseyKia SedonaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 95. The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is less safe than the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2018 Ford Explorer, the 2018 Kia Sedona, the 2018 Honda Odyssey, the 2018 Toyota Sienna, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, the 2018 Dodge Durango, and the 2018 Mazda CX-9.

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