The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) created the 5-Star Safety Rating Program to test vehicles beyond what is required by federal law. The program provides consumers with information about a new vehicle’s crash protection and rollover safety for comparison, with five stars being the highest score.
The 2015 Traverse comes equipped with electronic stability control, antilock brakes, a rearview camera system and tire-pressure monitoring system as standard. The high-line Traverse LTZ also boasts forward collision alert and lane-departure warning systems as standard.
While the Traverse scored favorably in the crash test, its competitors have also done well, with the 2015 Toyota Highlander earning a five-star overall rating and the 2015 Honda Pilot earning a four-star rating.