2011 Chevrolet Traverse earns IIHS Top Safety Pick


The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse has received a Top Safety Pick designation from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for all models built after January.

Vehicles named Top Safety Picks must achieve the highest possible IIHS ratings of “Good” in front, side, rear and rollover crash protection tests in addition to having electronic stability control.

The Traverse earlier earned a five-star overall vehicle score in the revised New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) run by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The 2011 Traverse represents Chevrolet's commitment to continuous safety before, during and after a crash. Before a crash, active safety features like StabiliTrak electronic stability control, traction control and anti-lock brakes help drivers avoid crashes.

Technologies like rollover sensing, six standard air bags, front seat safety belt pretensioners and load limiters help protect occupants during a crash.

Pretensioners reduce safety belt slack, and load limiters moderate the load of the safety belt on the occupant in a crash. Both safety belt technologies work together to help keep occupants in place during a crash.

After a crash, OnStar's Automatic Crash Response alerts first responders to get medical assistance on site as quickly as possible.

- Metroland Media