2011 Chevrolet Traverse Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

Achieving the highest possible IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) ratings of "Good" in front, side, rear and rollover crash protection tests, while also being equipped with the having electronic stability control, the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse has just earned the Top Safety Pick designation from the US organization.

Chevrolet adds this title to the 5-star overall vehicle score in the revised New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) run by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that Traverse earned late last year.

"Car buyers shopping for safety get a big head start with vehicles earning our Top Safety Pick designation,"
said Institute president Adrian Lund. "This award highlights the elite group of vehicles that earn top Institute safety ratings across the board, and that have electronic stability control."  

The features that earned the Traverse the IIHS Top Safety Pick title included active safety features like StabiliTrak electronic stability control, traction control and anti-lock brakes.

In addition, the vehicle’s rollover sensing, six standard airbags, front seat safety belt pretensioners and load limiters have also played an important part to achieve this feat. Furthermore, after a crash, OnStar's Automatic Crash Response fitted on the 2011 Traverse alerts first responders to get medical assistance on site as quickly as possible.

"The IIHS Top Safety Pick Award reinforces the already strong safety reputation of the Traverse," said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. "Traverse is a well-equipped crossover that provides the people- and cargo-carrying capability typically found in larger SUVs – all delivered in a proven safe and efficient package."
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