2020 Chevrolet Traverse  RealSafeCars85Safety Rating

#33 of 2020 SUVs

#48 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse
The Traverse, a mainstay of Chevrolet's lineup since 2009, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 8. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Chevrolet Traverse has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse is above 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 2020 Chevrolet Traverse has a score of 85, implying a 0.035% chance of driver death (3.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.035% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.9984%, meaning the average driver has a 0.035% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.9984% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse is 27% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9372Toyota TacomaDodge Grand CaravanNissan PathfinderChrysler PacificaKia SedonaHonda RidgelineVolkswagen AtlasHonda PilotHonda OdysseyToyota SiennaDodge DurangoChevrolet TraverseComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 72 to 93. The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse is safer than the 2020 Toyota Tacoma, the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica, and the 2020 Kia Sedona and less safe than the 2020 Honda Pilot and the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas.

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