2019 Chevrolet Traverse

Buyer's Guide

One year after Chevrolet gave its largest crossover model a thorough redesign, the Traverse is carried over for 2019 with the larger interior and sharper styling introduced last year helping keep it competitive in a crowded vehicle class.

Changes are very minor: on the outside, top-trim Premier models get new tailgate badging, and Premier and High Country models can be optioned with chrome roof rails. Inside, the heated steering wheel is now automatic and eliminates the on/off switch.

The Traverse's more significant details are unchanged. Most trims are powered by a 3.6L V6 that makes 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque and comes with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive. A 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder, good for 255 hp and 295 lb-ft, is available too, but only in an RS trim that is exclusively FWD.

Regardless of powertrain, the transmission is a nine-speed automatic. If you opt for AWD, one unique feature is that its operation is driver-selectable; if you don't push the button on the dash, you don't get four-wheel traction.

The first-generation Traverse was a decade old and had seen only minor updates since its 2008 introduction, so this new model is a big boost that helps Chevrolet justify a price tag that touches the $60,000(!) mark (with options) thanks to sharper looks and a higher-quality cabin environment.

Where most mid-size, three-row crossover models max out at seven seats, Chevrolet adds an eighth thanks to a third row with a third seatbelt in it. We have our doubts about how often that middle position will get used, at least by anyone of adult size. Second-row seating is for two or three, depending on whether you stick with the basic three-place bench or opt for a pair of buckets.

Chevrolet offers a good list of active safety gear here, but none of it is available below the Premier trim in which forward collision alert, lane keeping assist, low-speed automatic braking and pedestrian braking are standard. High Country trim (that's the $60,000 version) gets all-speed automatic braking. We question Chevy's decision to limit these features to the Traverse's high-end variants when numerous of its competitors offer them at lower prices.

The range begins in LS trim, which gets 18-inch wheels, black exterior trim, 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen and HID headlights.

Move up to LT to add body-colour door handles and side mirrors, heated front seats, power tailgate, power driver's seat, remote engine start, blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, rear park assist, 8.0-inch touchscreen and fog lights.

True North brings 20-inch wheels, dual-pane sunroof, 120-volt power outlet, power front passenger seat, 10-speaker stereo, navigation, leather seating, surround-view exterior camera and GM's nifty rearview camera mirror.

Premier is where things start to get fancy, with chrome exterior trim, hands-free tailgate, the aforementioned active safety gear, LED headlights, power-adjustable steering column and wireless smartphone charging.

High Country trim is largely differentiated by trim-specific wheels and power-folding third-row seats.

Fuel consumption estimates are 11.7/9.0 L/100 km (city/highway) with the 2.0L engine and FWD; 12.9/8.7 with the V6 and FWD; and 13.7/9.4 with V6/AWD.

2019 Chevrolet Traverse Specifications

There are 13 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $35,900 MSRP
10.8
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
310 hp @6800 rpm
Number of seats 8
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
FWD 4dr LS w/1LS $35,900 8 SUV
FWD 4dr LS w/1LS 310 hp @6800 rpm 266 ft-lb @2800 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr LS w/1LS 204.3" 78.6" 70.7" 120.9"
FWD 4dr LS w/1LS
FWD 4dr LS w/1LS Cloth Seats
FWD 4dr LS w/1LS
FWD 4dr LS w/1LS
FWD 4dr LS w/1FL $36,800 8 SUV
FWD 4dr LS w/1FL 310 hp @6800 rpm 266 ft-lb @2800 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr LS w/1FL 204.3" 78.6" 70.7" 120.9"
FWD 4dr LS w/1FL
FWD 4dr LS w/1FL Cloth Seats
FWD 4dr LS w/1FL
FWD 4dr LS w/1FL
FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL $38,600 7 SUV
FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL 310 hp @6800 rpm 266 ft-lb @2800 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL 204.3" 78.6" 70.7" 120.9"
FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL
FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL Cloth Seats
FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL
FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL
AWD 4dr LS w/1LS $38,900 8 SUV
AWD 4dr LS w/1LS 310 hp @6800 rpm 266 ft-lb @2800 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr LS w/1LS 204.3" 78.6" 70.7" 120.9"
AWD 4dr LS w/1LS
AWD 4dr LS w/1LS Cloth Seats
AWD 4dr LS w/1LS
AWD 4dr LS w/1LS
AWD 4dr LS w/1FL $39,800 8 SUV
AWD 4dr LS w/1FL 310 hp @6800 rpm 266 ft-lb @2800 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr LS w/1FL 204.3" 78.6" 70.7" 120.9"
AWD 4dr LS w/1FL
AWD 4dr LS w/1FL Cloth Seats
AWD 4dr LS w/1FL
AWD 4dr LS w/1FL
FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT $40,200 7 SUV
FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT 310 hp @6800 rpm 266 ft-lb @2800 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT 204.3" 78.6" 70.7" 120.9"
FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT
FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT Cloth Seats
FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT
FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT
AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL $41,600 7 SUV
AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL 310 hp @6800 rpm 266 ft-lb @2800 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL 204.3" 78.6" 70.7" 120.9"
AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL
AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL Cloth Seats
AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL
AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL
AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT $43,200 7 SUV
AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT 310 hp @6800 rpm 266 ft-lb @2800 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT 204.3" 78.6" 70.7" 120.9"
AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT
AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT Cloth Seats
AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT
AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT
FWD 4dr RS w/2LT *Ltd Avail* $44,500 7 SUV
FWD 4dr RS w/2LT *Ltd Avail* 257 hp @5500 rpm 295 ft-lb @3000 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr RS w/2LT *Ltd Avail* 204.3" 78.6" 70.7" 120.9"
FWD 4dr RS w/2LT *Ltd Avail*
FWD 4dr RS w/2LT *Ltd Avail* Leather Seats
FWD 4dr RS w/2LT *Ltd Avail*
FWD 4dr RS w/2LT *Ltd Avail*
AWD 4dr RS w/2LT $48,200 7 SUV
AWD 4dr RS w/2LT 310 hp @6800 rpm 266 ft-lb @2800 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr RS w/2LT 204.3" 78.6" 70.7" 120.9"
AWD 4dr RS w/2LT
AWD 4dr RS w/2LT Leather Seats
AWD 4dr RS w/2LT
AWD 4dr RS w/2LT
AWD 4dr LT True North w/3LT $49,100 7 SUV
AWD 4dr LT True North w/3LT 310 hp @6800 rpm 266 ft-lb @2800 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr LT True North w/3LT 204.3" 78.6" 70.7" 120.9"
AWD 4dr LT True North w/3LT
AWD 4dr LT True North w/3LT Leather Seats
AWD 4dr LT True North w/3LT
AWD 4dr LT True North w/3LT
AWD 4dr Premier w/1LZ $54,100 7 SUV
AWD 4dr Premier w/1LZ 310 hp @6800 rpm 266 ft-lb @2800 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr Premier w/1LZ 204.3" 78.6" 70.7" 120.9"
AWD 4dr Premier w/1LZ
AWD 4dr Premier w/1LZ Leather Seats
AWD 4dr Premier w/1LZ
AWD 4dr Premier w/1LZ
AWD 4dr High Country w/2LZ $60,100 7 SUV
AWD 4dr High Country w/2LZ 310 hp @6800 rpm 266 ft-lb @2800 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr High Country w/2LZ 204.3" 78.6" 70.7" 120.9"
AWD 4dr High Country w/2LZ
AWD 4dr High Country w/2LZ Leather Seats
AWD 4dr High Country w/2LZ
AWD 4dr High Country w/2LZ

Owner Reviews: 2019 Chevrolet / Traverse

Average Rating

2009 Chevrolet Traverse

Trim: LS
by TWIST on 11-24-2012
Great people and cargo mover in Style.
We have had no issues with this vehicle. The fuel economy is good for a vehicle this size. Drove from Central Butte to Kenosee and back to Moose Jaw before filling up with four men and a 4 sets of golf clubs and personal luggage. 95% of the km are highway km. The traverse has been to Seattle and BC several times, great power driving in the mountains. At $18000 OBO its a great deal.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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2012 Chevrolet Traverse

Trim: LT
by Jalai on 11-23-2012
Awesome for Family and Commuting
We bought the 2012 Chevy Traverse just in time for our family trip to New Brunswick (4 kids, my fiancee and myself). During the over 40 hours spent driving between Ontario and New Brunswick and back, as well as the driving around in the province, there was not one complaint about pain, stiffness or lack of comfort. There was enough room in the vehicle for 2 adults (5'10", 5'3") in the front, two teenage boys in the middle (6'3", 5'2") and two young girls in the very back (4'2", 3'3"). The handling saved us a few times during the drive through Quebec from over-eager lane changers, and on the commute to work (~150 km each way) and back every day there is no pain and quick handling to avoid scary distracted Toronto drivers.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Trim: LT
by rdramsey on 10-12-2012
2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT AWD
Excellent vehicle for our Manitoba winters, Good gas mileage for a large SUV. 0 problems. Rides and handles great. Love the 60/40 rear split seat, allows us to take lots of hockey gear and players. Have about 40,000 kms on it now.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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