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Traverse
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$30,495
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18 city / 27 hwy

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3.2 (Good)

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What you must know before buying the Chevrolet Traverse

John Diether
Automotive Editor - November 7, 2019
  • 2020 Traverse supplies improving; 2019s almost gone
  • 20% off remaining 2019s; up to $2,250 rebate on 2020s
  • Lease a 2020 from $329 for 36 months
  • New 0% APR for 72 months + $3,000 bonus on 2019s

A family favorite:

The carryover 2020 Traverse continues arriving at dealers and now carries healthy factory incentives. The popular LT model is generally easiest to find, followed by the upscale Premier. Not many buyers are interested in the base LS, which is generally excluded from factory cash offers. The lineup also includes sporty RS and luxurious High Country models.

The 2019 Traverse remains on sale, but it's going quickly. This is your last chance to take advantage of year-end pricing.

Unless otherwise noted, factory offers are available nationally and will expire December 2, 2019. Chevy might enhance incentives for Black Friday weekend.

Ways to save big:

Chevy is offering 20% off the MSRP of 2019 Traverse models remaining in stock. Get it while you can — the discount on the top-shelf Premiere, for example, works to a hefty $9,919.

The rebate on the 2020 Traverse stands at $1,500 for all buyers. The amount increases to $2,250 in select areas, including California, Florida, New York, and many major cities.

What to expect on a lease:

Once again, the 2020 Traverse LT starts at $329 for 36 months (10,000 miles a year) with $4,399 due at signing.

The effective monthly cost is $451, which falls short of a good value in our book. Look for steady improvement as the model progresses.

Lease offers on the 2019 Traverse have ended.

No interest + cash:

Instead of the MSRP discount on a 2019 Traverse, you can get 0% financing for 72 months, plus $3,000 bonus cash. That makes for an excellent purchase deal.

Rates on the 2020 Traverse are 2.9% for 60 months and 2.9% for 72 months. This includes $750 bonus cash in select regions.

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LT (National)
$329Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $4,399
Mileage: 10k
MSRP: $35,400
Deal Valid in: All Regions
Expiration: 12/2/19

This ranks as an excellent deal based on our expert analysis of: vehicle price, length of lease term, amount due at signing, monthly payment, etc.

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2020 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

Matthew Pilgrim
Automotive Editor

Expert Rating

3.2 (Good)
MPG
18 City / 26 Highway

Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

The carryover 2020 Chevrolet Traverse sees a few updates beyond a minor feature shuffle across trim levels and some new color choices. The most notable is the fact that the previously available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder on the RS trim is no longer on offer. Meanwhile, the Traverse adds a new feature to Chevy's Teen Driver system that requires seat belts to be buckled before the vehicle can shift into gear.

Despite its relatively new platform, the Traverse limits modern features like adaptive cruise control to its highest trim level, while the large interior foregoes a panoramic sunroof for two smaller sunroof openings which reduces its typical wow-factor.

Choosing Your Chevrolet Traverse

Chevrolet offers the Traverse in seven trim levels: the L, LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier, and High Country. Prices range from $30,995 including destination for an L to $52,095 for a High Country.

Keep in mind that the L is directly mainly at fleet buyers and isn't usually stocked by dealers. The more readily available base model is the LS, which starts at $34,095.

Engine Choices

The Traverse is solely available with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. All trims come standard with front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is available on all but the base L for $2,000 to $3,800, depending on the trim.

The Traverse earns an EPA-estimated 18 miles per gallon city, 27 mpg highway, and 21 combined with front-wheel drive, or 17/25/20 mpg (city/highway/combined) with all-wheel drive.

Passenger & Cargo Capacity

The Traverse is Chevy’s largest crossover, and is second in interior space only to the Suburban. Cargo capacity behind the third row is 23.0 cubic feet. Fold it down and that expands to 57.8 cubic feet, while buyers can open up 98.20 cubic feet with the two back rows folded down.

While the L and LS are solely available in eight-passenger configuration, a seven-passenger layout with second-row captain's chairs becomes standard on the LT Cloth and above. The RS, Premier, and High Country are only available with the seven-passenger layout. Leg room is impressive at 41.0 inches in the front, 38.4 inches in the second row, and 33.5 inches in the third row.

Safety Features

The Traverse is lacking in terms of standard and available safety features. The L, LS, and LT Cloth only get Teen Driver, a rear seat reminder system, and the federally-mandated rearview camera as standard. Of the three, only the LT Cloth has more active safety on offer, but only through extra-cost packages.

The LT Leather gets blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, and rear park assist as standard. The RS, Premier, and High Country get the full gamut of active safety features as standard, including automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, a surround-view camera system, lane keeping assist, and lane departure warning. The High Country is the only trim to get get adaptive cruise control.

The Traverse has an overall five-star safety rating from the NHTSA.

Connectivity

The Traverse comes standard with a 7-inch color touchscreen compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth. It's also wi-fi hotspot and OnStar and Chevrolet Connected Services capable. Standard fare also includes a 3.5-inch driver information display and six USB ports – two in each row.

Starting at the LT Leather trim, the touchscreen upgrades to 8 inches while the driver information display increases to 4.2 inches. The RS, Premier, and High Country come standard with navigation and a Bose 10-speaker audio system, but only the Premier and High Country get wireless charging.

A rear seat infotainment system is available on every trim but the L for $1,995 with a DVD player, or $1,750 without it.

L - From $30,995

The Traverse L is aimed at fleet buyers and is limited to black and white exterior colors and front-wheel drive. It seats eight, offers three-zone climate control, and has 10 cup holders, a tilt and telescope steering wheel.

LS - From $34,095

The LS offers the same level of equipment outside of deep tinted glass. The price increase is a result of the opened up availability of all-wheel drive, gray and silver exterior colors, standalone options, and several styling option packages.

Buyers deck their Traverse in black with the Blackout Package ($885) that adds a black grille and black badging and trim.

LT Cloth - From $36,595

The LT Cloth further extends the standard features list and now offers a wide range of exterior colors. It gains fog lights, integrated turn signal indicators on the side mirrors, and roof rails. The interior gains an eight-way power driver’s seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Buyers looking for navigation, the 8-inch touchscreen, and active safety features can tick the box for the $1,795 Convenience and Driver Confidence Package. Safety can be enhanced further with the Driver Confidence Package II ($625) that adds automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist, among other things.

LT Leather - From $40,295

Alongside its namesake leather upholstery, the Traverse LT Leather gets a boost in standard equipment over the LT Cloth. This is the first trim where the bigger touchscreen and driver information display are standard. Other standard upgrades include heated front seats, remote start, a six-way power passenger seat, and a power liftgate.

The LT Leather is also where buyers can equip their Traverse with the dual-pane sunroof for the first time, although it first requires the $3,095 LT Premium Package, which adds navigation, the surround-view camera, the Bose audio system, and more. With it selected, buyers still have to pony up another $1,400 to get the sunroof.

RS - From $44,795

The RS wears a coordinated dark-colored theme for a sportier appearance with distinguishing visual cues such as black exterior accents and unique 20-inch black wheels.

Although the moonroof disappears from the options sheet, the RS gains several notable standard features that include navigation, a heated steering wheel, the Bose audio system, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, and the surround-view camera.

Premier - From $46,995

The Premier trim is where buyers looking for a lot of creature comforts should look, as the standard equipment list grows to include perforated leather seat trim, wireless charging, heated rear outboard seats, memory functionality for the front seats, a hands-free liftgate, heated side mirrors, LED headlights and 20-inch wheels are also included.

If shoppers want to tow in style, the Red Line Package ($2,495) bundles trailering equipment, the sunroof, and black exterior trim with red accents.

High Country - From $52,095

The Traverse High Country features a unique brown interior with suede accents, a power third-row bench, and polished 20-inch wheels. It's also the only trim that gets adaptive cruise control and the sunroof as standard. Those who have to haul will want to look here, as it's the only trim to come standard with trailering equipment, a hitch guidance system, and a heavy duty cooling system.

Compare Traverse Trims Side-By-Side

CarsDirect Tip

The greatest virtue of the 2020 Chevy Traverse is its interior capacity for hauling people and cargo. The LT Cloth trim gets the job done at a reasonable price with seating for eight, an active torque-distributing all-wheel-drive system, and a basic level of active safety features on offer.

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