2016 Chevrolet Traverse Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government

WASHINGTON — The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse midsize SUV earned the top five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The 2016 Traverse received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the Traverse.

This is a carryover vehicle with no safety equipment changes for the new model year, according to Chevrolet spokeswoman Leslie Rajewski.

The 2016 Traverse arrives at Chevrolet dealerships this summer. Pricing has not been announced.

Standard safety features on the 2016 Traverse including antilock brakes, electronic stability control and traction control. Side blind-zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert are standard on Traverse LTZ models. An optional front center airbag deploys between the driver and front passenger in the event of a crash.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2016 Traverse, but the 2015 Traverse received "good" ratings in all IIHS crash tests.

Key competitors to the Traverse include the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Nissan Pathfinder.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that the 2016 Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Nissan Pathfinder have not been rated by NHTSA.