The 2021 Chevy Traverse is the fourth model year of the latest second-generation crossover, prior to the arrival of the fully refreshed 2022 Traverse. Notably, the 2021 Chevy Traverse has received a “good” rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in its small overlap crash test, securing its designation as an IIHS 2021 Top Safety Pick.
The IIHS recently published video footage of the 2021 Chevy Traverse undergoing the organization’s 40-mph small overlap crash test. Check it out at the bottom of this post.
The small overlap front crash test is a notoriously difficult crash test in which to receive a top “good” rating from the IIHS, underlining the impressive safety of the 2021 Chevy Traverse.
In addition to receiving a top “good” rating in each crashworthiness category, the 2021 Chevy Traverse also received a rating of “acceptable” with regard to the headlights in the crash avoidance and mitigation category, when equipped with LED projector headlights. LED projector headlights are offered on Premier and High Country trim levels.
What’s more, the Traverse’s two optional automatic emergency braking systems earned the crossover a “superior” rating in vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention. The Traverse also received a “superior” rating for vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention for its Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking with Front Pedestrian Braking system.
The recognition of the 2021 Chevy Traverse as an IIHS 2021 Top Safety Pick coincided with “good” ratings for the 2021 GMC Acadia.
“Safety for our customers through each of our brands has always been paramount to our operations,” said GM’s director of Global Safety Technology, Strategy and Regulations John Capp. “The Chevrolet Traverse Top Safety Pick award and GMC Acadia’s ‘good’ rating designations across a number of evaluations serve as a testament to GM’s global commitment to safety with all of our products.”
Check out the crash test footage below: