2021 chevrolet traverse
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What you must know before buying the Chevrolet Traverse

John Diether
Automotive Editor - November 8, 2020
  • 2021 Traverse arriving now; plenty of 2020s remain
  • Up to $2,750 rebate on 2020s; $1,500 on 2021s
  • Lease a 2021 from $329 for 36 months
  • 0.9% APR for 72 months + $650 bonus on 2020s

Always in stock:

The carryover 2021 Traverse has started flowing into dealers across the country. We expect selection to increase quickly over the next few months.

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 2020 Traverse remains in good supply for now. You should still be able to find the one you want.

Unless otherwise noted, factory offers are available nationally and will expire November 30, 2020. Chevy often enhances incentives ahead of Black Friday weekend.

Up to $2,750 off:

The 2020 Traverse once again comes with a $2,250 factory rebate for all buyers. The initial rebate on the incoming 2021 Traverse is $1,000.

New this month is a $500 Cyber Cash coupon available on the Chevrolet website. You can combine it with the regular rebate and APR offers on either model year.

Strong lease value:

Current lessees of any brand can now lease a 2021 Traverse LT from $329 for 36 months (10,000 miles a year) with $2,119 due at signing.

The effective monthly cost works out to $388, an excellent value for this class of vehicle. If you're not currently in a lease, the effective cost may be higher, but you can still expect good value.

The current offer on the same 2020 Traverse model is virtually the same, so go newer if you decide to lease.

Low rate + cash:

Chevy offers promotional financing on the 2020 Traverse starting at 0.9% APR for 72 months. You have to pass up the full rebate to get it, but you do get $650 bonus cash, and can apply the $500 Cyber Cash coupon.

There are no APR offers yet on the incoming 2021 Traverse. We expect to see something by next month.

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LT (Current GM/Non-GM Lessees)
$329Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $2,119
Mileage: 10k
MSRP: $36,595
Deal Valid in: All Regions
Expiration: 11/30/20

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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Based on 2021 Chevrolet Traverse L Front-wheel Drive - MSRP $30,995

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2021 Chevrolet Traverse: Model Preview

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor

Model Preview

Chevy initially announced a refreshed 2021 Traverse, but the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed this new-look crossover back to 2022, leaving the 2021 Traverse as a carryover model.

As a carryover, the 2021 Chevy Traverse will retain the look it’s had since the second-generation crossover hit showrooms in 2018. This look includes Chevy’s signature dual-port grille, forward-leaning C-pillars, sharp-angled headlights, defined body lines and creases, and plenty of available chrome.

The carryover design will continue inside the 2021 Traverse, including its available premium materials, contrasting colors, angular infotainment center and HVAC vent surrounds, large center console, and hidden storage cubby behind the infotainment screen. We also expect the same standard interior features, including cloth upholstery, six USB ports, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, and more.

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Under its hood, the 2021 Traverse will continue with the same standard 3.6-liter V6 that delivers 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. We also expect the standard nine-speed automatic transmission to remain.

In the safety department, the current Traverse received “Good” crash test scores across the board, but its “Poor”-rated standard headlights and optional HID projector headlights knocked it out of Top Safety Pick contention. The Traverse does have a “Superior”-rated automatic emergency braking system, but it’s standard only on Premier and High Country trims. We expect the safety features and ratings to remain the same in the 2021 Traverse.

This three-row midsize crossover will compete with the Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, and Honda Pilot.

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