2020 Chevrolet Traverse

Buyer's Guide

History

The Chevrolet Traverse is the brand's largest crossover model, slotting in below the full-size, truck-based Tahoe and Suburban SUVs. Chevy introduced this second-generation model in 2018, after the first-gen design soldiered on for nearly a decade.

Year-Over-Year Changes

The 2020 Traverse carries over with no major updates as Chevrolet gears up for a mid-cycle refresh next year.

Competition

Chevrolet markets the Traverse to compete with the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander. General Motors' GMC and Buick brands each sell vehicles based on underpinnings shared with the Traverse. The GMC Acadia is a bit smaller, while the Buick Enclave matches the Chevy's size and is aimed at upscale buyers. Traverse's roughly $60,000 High Country trim reaches into entry-level luxury territory where it could be shopped against the likes of the Infiniti QX60 and Lexus RX L.

Trims

Chevrolet offers the Traverse in LS, LT, RS, Premier and High Country trims. All come standard with a 3.6L V6 (310 hp/266 lb-ft of torque) save for a front-wheel drive RS package that builds on the LT and includes a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder with 255 hp/295 lb-ft. LS and LT trims start with front-drive and option to AWD; Premier and High Country are AWD-only.

Standard Features

LS trim includes tire pressure monitoring, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, six USB ports, 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, eight-passenger cloth seating, passive keyless entry, three-zone automatic climate control, 18-inch wheels, HID headlights and heated side mirrors.

LT adds blind spot monitoring with lane change and rear cross traffic alerts, seven-passenger seating, fog lights, power tailgate, rear park assist, remote engine start, 8.0-inch infotainment screen, eight-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, leather-trimmed steering wheel and a 4.2-inch driver information centre.

RS brings 20-inch black wheels, navigation, 10-speaker stereo, rear camera mirror, surround vision exterior cameras, 12-volt power outlet, leather seating and a power front passenger seat.

True North gets many of the same items as RS, but has 20-inch silver wheels and comes standard with AWD.

Premier trim adds forward collision alert with pedestrian detection and low-speed automatic braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, perforated leather seating, ventilated front seats, dual-panel sunroof, LED headlights with automatic high beams, auto-dimming side mirrors, heated steering wheel with power adjustments, heated second-row seats and wireless smartphone charging.

Finally, High Country gets a locking rear differential, adaptive cruise control with automatic all-speed braking, polished aluminum 20-inch wheels and a power-folding third-row seat.

Options

Most trims offer the option of an exterior blackout package. Certain Traverse trims can alternately be had with a Midnight Edition package of 20-inch black wheels and black exterior badges. A Redline Edition also gets 20-inch black wheels, but with red accents.

Fuel Economy

As of this writing, Chevrolet had yet to publish fuel consumption estimates for the 2020 Traverse. However, they should be similar to those for the 2019 model. With the 2.0L engine and FWD, ratings are 11.7/9.0 L/100 km (city/highway). V6 models are rated 13.0/8.8 with FWD and 13.7/9.5 with AWD.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse Specifications

There are 12 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From N/A MSRP
11.6
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
310 hp @6800 rpm
Number of seats 7
Drivetrain All 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
AWD 4dr High Country N/A 7 SUV
AWD 4dr High Country 310 hp @6800 rpm 266 ft-lb @2800 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr High Country 204.3" 78.6" 70.7" 120.9"
AWD 4dr High Country
AWD 4dr High Country Leather Seats
AWD 4dr High Country
AWD 4dr High Country
AWD 4dr Premier N/A 7 SUV
AWD 4dr Premier 310 hp @6800 rpm 266 ft-lb @2800 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr Premier 204.3" 78.6" 70.7" 120.9"
AWD 4dr Premier
AWD 4dr Premier Leather Seats
AWD 4dr Premier
AWD 4dr Premier
AWD 4dr LT True North N/A 7 SUV
AWD 4dr LT True North 310 hp @6800 rpm 266 ft-lb @2800 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr LT True North 204.3" 78.6" 70.7" 120.9"
AWD 4dr LT True North
AWD 4dr LT True North Leather Seats
AWD 4dr LT True North
AWD 4dr LT True North
AWD 4dr RS N/A 7 SUV
AWD 4dr RS 310 hp @6800 rpm 266 ft-lb @2800 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr RS 204.3" 78.6" 70.7" 120.9"
AWD 4dr RS
AWD 4dr RS Leather Seats
AWD 4dr RS
AWD 4dr RS
AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT N/A 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
AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL N/A 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 LS w/1LS N/A 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 N/A 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 N/A 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
FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL N/A 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
FWD 4dr LS w/1LS N/A 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 N/A 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

Owner Reviews: 2020 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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