2021 Chevrolet Traverse

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Chevrolet Traverse highlights

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  • Three rows of ample passenger space
  • Versatile cargo space
  • Infotainment system with lots of features


  • Some driver-aids are only available on top trims
  • Rear visibility is limited
  • Hard plastic interior panels

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 25 highway, 20 combined

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What is new for the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse?

  • The Traverse is available in a new trim called the LT Cloth.
  • The LT trim has been discontinued for 2021.
  • Panoramic Sunroof features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The LT Leather trim now comes with Quad Seats and 4WD/AWD as standard equipment.

2021 Chevrolet Traverse trims

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  • 310-hp, 266-lb-ft of torque 3.6L
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Rear View Camera
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Side Airbags
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Third Row Seat


  • Includes all features available on the L
  • Smart Key
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • 4WD/AWD


LT Cloth:

LT Leather:



High Country:

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse

1. Third-row seating

Looking for an SUV that's large enough to accommodate a growing family? The 2021 Traverse has you covered with three rows of standard seating. Its base L trim comes with a second-row bench seat to accommodate up to eight passengers comfortably. Meanwhile, stepping up to the LT Cloth trim yields second-row captain's chairs, which reduces seating capacity to seven but still offers plenty of space for larger groups.

2. Available all-wheel drive

The 2021 Traverse is exclusively equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine at 310 hp, which is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. However, if you're looking for something with a little more traction and control, this model comes with optional all-wheel drive on all trims. Choosing a model with AWD is a great option for those who frequently traverse less-than-ideal road conditions.

3. Plenty of trim configurations

Speaking of trims, the 2010 Traverse is available in an impressive array of seven configurations: the base L, LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier, and range-topping High Country. With so many options to choose from, there's sure to be a Traverse for every driver. Looking for something with just the basics? The L trim offers tri-zone climate control and a seven-inch touchscreen. Need something with more indulgent equipment? Take a look at the LT Leather, which boasts a convenient power liftgate, heated front seats, and driver-assistance like blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

4. Versatile cargo space

Whether you need more space for passengers or cargo, the 2021 Traverse offers plenty of versatility. With all three rows in place, you'll still enjoy 23.0 cu-ft of dedicated cargo space behind the third row. For more room, fold down the second and third rows to reveal a whopping 98.2 cu-ft of storage.

5. Lots of tech features

This large SUV is loaded with tech features to make your life easier, ranging from a standard seven-inch touchscreen display on its base L trim to smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto. Stepping up to the High Country trim yields additional tech features, like adaptive cruise control and wireless device charging.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.5 out of 5

4 customer reviews
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Traverse an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Chevrolet Traverse 22nd out of 32 among Midsize SUVs.

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Chevrolet Traverse features and specs

LT Cloth 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

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

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41"/M 38.4"/R 33.5"

Head room

F 41.3"/M 40"/R 38.2"

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Max towing capacity

500/5000 lbs.



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