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Off-road enthusiasts will appreciate the power-packed engine and available AWD, and your passengers will stay entertained thanks to the abundance of entertainment features. Plush seating for up to eight and cavernous cargo space ensures your family and friends can join you on a road trip and throw their bags and sports equipment in the back too. With plenty of trim levels and feature packages that can personalize or upgrade the Traverse to your liking, you'll enjoy everything this SUV has to offer. Keep reading to find out more about this engaging and modern midsize SUV.
Front Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 41"/M 38.4"/R 33.5"
F 41.3"/M 40"/R 38.2"
Max towing capacity
An SUV needs a powerful engine and adaptability on the go, whether that's for your daily commute or a weekend following forest trails. All 2020 Traverse models are powered by a 310-hp 3.6L V6 engine paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission and standard front- or optional all-wheel drive. And to help you handle challenging conditions, the Traverse is also equipped with Traction Mode Select; just move the dial to select snow mode, sport mode, towing mode, and more.
Looking for something to brag about? How about the Traverse Redline Edition. Dramatic exterior styling makes heads turn, thanks to its black and red wheels, distinctive door badging, and gloss black or chrome accent finishing. The Redline Edition Package option is limited to Premium trim models and comes in monochrome exterior colors. Completing the Redline Edition's high-end vibe is a black-ice grille and SkyScape power sunroof. If you like to set yourself apart from the crowd, the Redline Edition is the one to watch.
Your busy lifestyle might mean you need an SUV with seating on some days and a boxy space for cargo the next. The 2020 Traverse has got you covered for all eventualities, from road trips that need seating for seven or eight, to that first college drop-off with your excited freshman (and all their boxes).
For easy entry and exit, the Traverse has a Smart Slide® second row that tilts forward and slides to assist your third-row passengers or four-legged friends. The Traverse's second and third rows also fold down to reveal 98.2 cu-ft of cargo space behind the front row. Need to mix it up? The rear rows both have 60/40 split-fold convenience.
If you want to spoil your family with the best, the Traverse High Country trim has deluxe features and the rugged capability required for life's more adventurous journeys. The chrome grille fascia and 20-inch aluminum wheels make an athletic and bold exterior statement. The SkyScape dual-panel sunroof floods the cabin with light, while your leather-appointed first and second rows can be either Jet Black, or Loft Brown (a High Country exclusive). Rest assured, the Traverse High Country is built for the tough jobs too; it's the only trim to offer as standard, a trailering equipment package and enhanced automatic emergency braking.
Vacationing cross-country to the lakes and mountains is a grand adventure for all. So while you focus on navigating the road ahead, the Traverse takes care of your passengers' comfort, providing an abundance of space and all the cubbies, tech, and storage options they could possibly need. From the LS trim upwards, 10 drinks holders, deep door pockets, two USB ports for each row, and an optional 4G LTE WiFi® Hotspot will keep everyone content, including you.
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Adaptive cruise control
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Rear privacy glass
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Six-speaker audio system
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RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Traverse an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Chevrolet Traverse 19th out of 30 among Midsize SUVs.View RepairPal's full rating of the Chevrolet Traverse
Features Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity, seven-inch touchscreen, six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth®, tri-zone automatic climate control, rearview camera, Teen Driver technology, and more.
Adds deep-tinted rear windows, 10 cup holders, unlocks optional all-wheel drive.
Adds second-row captain's chairs, leather-wrapped steering wheel, satellite radio.
Adds remote start, leather upholstery, heated front seats, eight-inch touch screen, power liftgate, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, and more.
Adds trim exclusive black styling accents, surround-view parking camera system, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, 10-speaker Bose® audio system, navigation, pedestrian detection, heated steering wheel, and more.
Adds ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, wireless charging pad, hands-free liftgate.
Adds panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, power-folding third-row seating.
Both years feature the 3.6L V6 engine, and both offer seating for seven or eight depending on your second-row preference for captain's chairs. In fact, there's no noticeable difference between the model years. Jump to a 2022 model, however, and you'll notice some exterior styling enhancements and more standard driver assistance features.
No it's not. Traverse models equipped with optional AWD can activate it on-the-go via the Traction Mode Select dial. When front-wheel driving conditions account for most of your journeys, this is a nice touch that can enhance your mobility when you need it.
The 3LT on a Chevy Traverse identifies it as being the third-level of the LT trim, which upgrades your front- and second-row seating to a leather finish. It also adds other extras, such as a larger touchscreen and more standard driver assistance aids.
Black Cherry Metallic
Cajun Red Tintcoat
Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
Mosaic Black Metallic
Satin Steel Metallic
Silver Ice Metallic
Loft Brown (High Country exclusive)
Medium Ash Gray
The 2020 Traverse has seating for up to eight passengers across three rows. The second row decides your capacity, with a three-across bench seat taking the total passenger count up to eight, or a pair of captain's chairs that reduces it to seven. Legroom is very good across all three rows too, from 41-inches upfront to 38.4 and 33.5 inches in the second and third rows respectively.
Cloth upholstery is standard, with leather upgrades from the 3LT trim upwards. Automatic tri-zone air-conditioning and 10 drinks holders (LS trim and above) are features your passengers will appreciate, while heated seats are standard from the 3LT trim and above.
Cargo space is generous, with 23.0 cu-ft behind the third row, 57.8 cu-ft behind the second row, and for the big jobs, fold down the rear rows for 98.2 cu-ft behind the front bucket seats.
The Chevrolet Traverse has two complete sets of LATCH connectors (two lower anchors and an upper tether) in the second row's outboard seats, and three upper tethers across the third-row seats.
All seat types are accommodated, including convertible, front- and rear-facing, infant, and booster seats, with minimal impact on the legroom of front row passengers.
The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse has just one engine option, a 310-hp 3.6L V6 engine that's paired to an automatic nine-speed transmission and front-wheel drive. Choose the LS trim or above to unlock all-wheel drive capability.
Drive the standard FWD models for an EPA-estimated 21 mpg combined, or the AWD Traverse models for an EPA-estimated 20 mpg.
When properly equipped, the Chevrolet Traverse can haul up to 5,000 lbs.
2009–2017 Chevrolet Traverse (First Generation)
The Traverse received its first big refresh in 2013, upgrading the exterior and interior styling and adding more driver assistance features. Minimal changes followed: the 2014 models gained available forward collision warning and, for 2015, more tech with available Siri® Eyes Free. Chevrolet changed up the Traverse trims in 2017, retiring the LTZ, and adding the LS and Premier.
2018–2022 Chevrolet Traverse (Second Generation)
Highlights of the 2018 second-generation Traverse include a restyled exterior, a 257-hp turbocharged 2.0L engine option for the RS trim, and an updated infotainment system. For 2020, the same infotainment system gets an overhaul and the RS trim reverts to the standard 3.6L powertrain. Following a zero-change year in 2021, the 2022 Traverse gets more standard features, including wireless smartphone connectivity.