2021 Chevrolet Traverse  RealSafeCars85Safety Rating

#32 of 2021 SUVs

#48 of all 2021 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 exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 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 2021 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 2021 Chevrolet Traverse has a score of 85, implying a 0.035% chance of driver death (3.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.03%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.7%.

We estimate that the 2021 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 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is 27% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Chevrolet Traverse offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Chevrolet Traverse. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10051Nissan FrontierToyota TacomaChrysler VoyagerChrysler PacificaKia SedonaChevrolet TraverseHonda OdysseyFord ExplorerHonda PilotDodge DurangoHyundai PalisadeVolkswagen AtlasComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 51 to 100. The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is safer than the 2021 Nissan Frontier, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma, the 2021 Chrysler Voyager, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, and the 2021 Kia Sedona and less safe than the 2021 Honda Pilot, the 2021 Ford Explorer, and the 2021 Honda Odyssey.

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