When you’re in the market for a car, safety is the first thing you should consider whenever you’re checking out a new model. Style, fuel efficiency, and high-tech features are great, but safety should absolutely be your first priority no matter what.
More than 1 million people die in car accidents every year. That number translates to more than 3,000 deaths on the road every single day. Among car crash survivors, between 20 to 50 million drivers and passengers are injured or disabled in a car accident every year. Fortunately, crusades against distracted driving and DUI and modern, high-tech safety features that are becoming standard in new car models are working toward improving these jarring statistics. Even with these efforts, however, driving is probably the most dangerous thing you do in your daily life. That’s why choosing a car with the highest number of the best modern safety features is crucial for your safety and the safety of your passengers.
The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse is a mid-size SUV with a roomy, three-row interior that accommodates up to eight passengers at a time. It is available with 9-speed automatic transmission, two different engine options—a 4-cylinder, 2.0-L engine or a 3.6-L V6 engine—and either front- or all-wheel drive depending on the trim level you choose. It is equipped with modern technology for entertainment and convenience, including a built- in 8-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi connection, and voice controls.
Overall, the Traverse is a comfortable, reliable, cargo-capable SUV that offers a smooth driving and riding experience for drivers and passengers alike. This model is an ideal family car, which makes its host of high-tech safety features even more essential. Fortunately, the Traverse has earned a 5-star overall score for safety by the NHTSA for its exceptional safety features. If you’re considering buying the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse, you should review this comprehensive list of the most notable features that are either standard or available in the newest model of the Chevy Traverse series.
Airbags are a standard safety feature that are included in virtually every modern vehicle on the market. The 2019 Traverse exceeds expectations in this area with its ten separate airbags—including front impact airbags, side impact airbags, and overhead airbags.
Rear Vision Camera
The 2019 Traverse’s rear vision camera shows you everything you can’t see by displaying the area behind your car on a large, built-in screen whenever you reverse. This screen also features guiding lines that help you reverse without running into anything behind you.
Active Noise Cancellation
The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse’s cabin cancels out external noise to minimize unnecessary road sounds inside your car. This noice-cancelling feature allows you to have conversations inside the car and simultaneously stay focused on the road without hearing annoying sounds from outside.
Forward Automatic Braking
Rear-ending another car or hitting a stationary object that is directly in front of you are two of the most common causes for both minor and major car accidents. More often than not, these accidents are caused by distracted driving that keeps you from hitting your brakes in time to avoid colliding with the car or object ahead of you.
Chevrolet’s 2019 Traverse is equipped with Forward Automatic Braking to prevent these types of accidents. This feature picks up on an object or car in front of you if your vehicle gets a little too close to it. If you keep driving without hitting the brakes, this special braking system automatically brakes without your intervention to help you avoid a collision. The 2019 Traverse’s intuitive Front Pedestrian Braking system similarly recognizes when a pedestrian is in front of your car and applies the brakes before you crash into them.
Before automatically activating your car’s brakes, the Traverse’s Forward Collision Alert sounds a warning to get your attention and let you know that the front of your car is too close to a car, object, pedestrian, or some other obstacle.
Lane Keep Assist
Lane Keep Assist in the 2019 Traverse monitors your car’s position at all times. If you start to drift outside of your lane without activating one of your turn signals, this feature alerts you immediately and even turns the steering wheel slightly to coax your car back into its own lane.
In addition to preventing accidents, this Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning safety feature helps keep you focused on the road at all times and makes sure you always use your blinkers.
Rear Park Assist
Parking often requires reversing, which creates major blindspots and lack of visibility— especially in tight parking lots. The 2019 Traverse’s Rear Park Assist feature uses special ultrasonic sensors that detect objects in your car’s vicinity and let you know if you’re in danger of hitting any one of them.
This feature offers peace of mind while you’re parking and prevents you from having to swivel your head around like an owl just to check all your blind spots before you reverse.