2020 Chevrolet Traverse

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Chevrolet Traverse highlights

Customer rating


  • Three-row SUV with lots of room for passengers
  • Versatile cargo configurations
  • Great infotainment system


  • Some low-end interior materials
  • Some driver-aids are not available on entry-level trims
  • Rear visibility is compromised

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 25 highway, 20 combined

Pricing for current inventory

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Stylish and expansive functionality.

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.

All Chevrolet Traverse years

New for 2020

  • The Traverse is available in a new trim called the LT Leather.
  • The RS trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning, Heated Steering Wheel, Memory Seat(s), Rear Seat Heaters, Power Folding Third Row, A/C Seat(s), Automated Cruise Control, and Cloth Seats as standard equipment.
  • The High Country trim now comes with Fold-Away Third Row as standard equipment.
  • The LT trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.
  • The LS trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.

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RS 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Engine type


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Overall length






Leg room

F 41"/M 38.4"/R 33.5"

Head room

F 41.3"/M 40"/R 38.2"

Front tires


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Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

500/5000 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

1. Effortless performance

2020 Chevrolet Traverse: Engine | CarMax

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.

2. Redline Edition package

2020 Chevrolet Traverse: Exterior side view | CarMax

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.

3. Versatile cargo configurations

2020 Chevrolet Traverse: Cargo | CarMax

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.

4. Range-topping high country trim

2020 Chevrolet Traverse: Exterior back view | CarMax

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.

5. Big trip comfort and convenience

2020 Chevrolet Traverse: Interior dashboard view| CarMax

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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The Kia Telluride is a midsize three-row SUV that delivers fully-loaded trims and plenty of performance practicality. All 2020–2022 Telluride models are propelled by a 291-hp 3.8L V6 engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard front- or optional all-wheel drive.

Choose the bench seat for your second row if you require overall seating for eight, or Captain's chairs for some added luxury (they will reduce capacity to seven, however). The 2020–2022 Tellurides' four trim levels are generously equipped. Upgrade from the base LX trim for luxury extras such as a Harman Kardon® premium audio system or a dual-pane sunroof (both SX trim).

The 2020–2021 Kia Telluride LX base trim features:

  • Simulated-leather upholstery

  • Bluetooth functionality

  • Adaptive cruise control

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Above Average

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.

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2020 Chevrolet Traverse trims

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  • 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.


LT Cloth (1LT):

  • Adds second-row captain's chairs, leather-wrapped steering wheel, satellite radio.

LT Leather (3LT):


  • 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.

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Color options

2020 Chevrolet Traverse: Color options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Black Cherry Metallic

  • Cajun Red Tintcoat

  • Graphite Metallic

  • Iridescent Pearl Tricoat

  • Mosaic Black Metallic

  • Satin Steel Metallic

  • Silver Ice Metallic

  • Summit White

Interior colors:

  • Dark Galvanized

  • Jet Black

  • Loft Brown (High Country exclusive)

  • Medium Ash Gray

Interior details

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.

Child seat details

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.

 Traction Mode Select and stop/start technology harness your engine's power on the move.

When properly equipped, the Chevrolet Traverse can haul up to 5,000 lbs.

Year comparisons

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.

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