2020 Chevrolet Traverse

Original MSRP Range
$29,800 - $53,200
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
MPG
17 - 18 MPG City / 25 - 27 MPG Hwy
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2020 Chevrolet Traverse

What We Like

  • Big third-row seat
  • Bigger cargo area
  • 4G LTE and Wi-Fi
  • Comfortable seats
  • Excellent infotainment setup
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible

What We Don't

  • Active safety and driver-assist features reserved for most expensive trims
  • Generic GM interior
  • Average resale values

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.4/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.4/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse?

For 2020, the Chevy Traverse gets V6 power for every trim. The infotainment system is upgraded to the aptly named Infotainment System 3, as is the optional navigation. An HD rear camera is now standard, while more features are added to various option packages. An HD Surround Vision camera is optional with the LT Leather trim, and it's standard in the RS, Premier and High Country trims. See the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse models for sale near you

Which Traverse is the Best?

For the money, we think the Traverse LT Cloth with AWD is the best choice of the bunch. However, if you want advanced driver-assist features, such as forward emergency braking and adaptive cruise control, you're going to have to move up to the more expensive RS, Premier or High Country trim. Find a Chevrolet Traverse for sale

How Much Does a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse Cost?

The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse is offered in seven trims: L, LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier and High Country.

The base Traverse L ($30,995) comes with power windows, power locks, an HD rearview camera, HID headlights, power heated outside mirrors, 18-in painted aluminum wheels, MyLink radio with a 7-in touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth phone and music streaming, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot, keyless open and start, cruise control, tri-zone automatic climate control and seating for eight passengers.

The LS ($34,095, FWD; $36,095, AWD) adds tinted privacy glass, HID headlights, 18-in bright silver painted wheels, Traction Mode Select and the option of AWD.

The LT Cloth ($36,595, FWD; $40,395, AWD) builds on the LS with second-row captain's chair seating, 18-in bright face aluminum wheels, fog lights, roof rails, SiriusXM 3-month trial subscription, an 8-way power driver's seat, express up/down power front windows and roof rails. The Convenience and Driver Confidence package is optional on the FWD LT and standard on the AWD model. The package adds an 8-in color touchscreen, navigation, driver information display, heated front seats, remote start, a power rear lift gate, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and rear park assist.

The LT Leather ($40,295, FWD; $42,295, AWD) adds the Convenience and Driver Confidence package, rear park assist and rear cross-traffic alert, leather seating, Infotainment 3 with 8-in touchscreen, a 6-way power passenger seat with power lumbar support, rear power lift gate, heated front seats and remote vehicle start.

The RS ($44,795, FWD; $46,895, AWD) carries much of the LT Leather features but substitutes 20-in dark painted wheels plus signature black accents, including roof fails, a grille bow tie badge and window trim. The RS also gets the contents of the LT Premium package, which includes 10-speaker Bose audio, navigation, rear camera mirror, HD Surround Vision and 20-in wheels. The RS also gets the LT's optional Driver Confidence II package that includes automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, follow distance indicator, automatic high beams and automatic heated steering wheel.

The Premier ($46,995, FWD; $49,595, AWD) builds on the RS with a hands-free lift gate, LED headlights, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering column, an automatic heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, Qi wireless charging and heated second-row seats. A Redline Edition is also available that adds blackout trim and a panoramic sunroof.

The High Country ($52,095, FWD: $54,395, AWD) adds all the optional features of the Premier plus panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control with forward emergency braking, a power folding third-row seat and upgraded leather interior.

Traverse Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Traverse AWD 4dr High Country$53,200 / $50,7526 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed AutomaticAWD4WD
Traverse AWD 4dr LS w/1FL$35,900 / $34,2486 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse AWD 4dr LS w/1LS$34,900 / $33,2946 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT$39,200 / $37,3966 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL$38,300 / $36,5386 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse AWD 4dr LT Leather$41,100 / $39,2096 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse AWD 4dr Premier$48,400 / $46,1736 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse AWD 4dr RS$45,700 / $43,5974 Cylinder Turbo31017 / 259-Speed AutomaticFWD
Traverse FWD 4dr High Country$50,900 / $48,5586 Cylinder31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticAWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr L$29,800 / $29,7706 Cylinder31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticFWD
Traverse FWD 4dr LS w/1FL$33,900 / $32,3406 Cylinder31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr LS w/1LS$32,900 / $31,3866 Cylinder31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT$35,400 / $33,7716 Cylinder31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL$36,300 / $34,6306 Cylinder31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr LT Leather$39,100 / $37,3016 Cylinder31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr Premier$45,800 / $43,6936 Cylinder31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr RS$43,600 / $41,5944 Cylinder Turbo31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticFWD
Chevrolet Traverse Safety

Is the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse a Safe Car?

The Traverse comes standard with a full complement of airbags including front, front side-impact and 3-row side-curtain airbags. Optional driver assist equipment varies by trim, with the top-line High Country having the most advanced systems.

In government crash testing, the 2020 Traverse scored a perfect 5-star rating. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has yet to fully test the Traverse, but gives its GMC Acadia cousin excellent marks in all crash tests, as well as accident avoidance when properly equipped.

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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Corrosion3 Years/36,000 Miles
Rust-Through6 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Maintenance1 Year/1 Visit

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
Packages
  • Chrome Essentials Pkg
  • Driver Confidence II Pkg
  • Interior Enhancement Pkg
  • Floor Liner Pkg
  • Interior Protection Pkg
  • Suspension Pkg
  • Cargo Pkg
  • Roadside Safety Pkg

Competition

2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs the competition

2020 Volkswagen Atlas -- The Atlas isn't quite as roomy inside, but its interior is nicely appointed. The standard V6 is a bit thirsty and can feel sluggish at times, but we think the Atlas gets the nod when it comes to ride and handling.

2020 Subaru Ascent -- The Ascent comes standard with full-time AWD, and its turbocharged 4-cylinder engine gets better fuel economy than the Traverse's V6. Collision avoidance technology comes standard on every Ascent, but the Subaru isn't as roomy inside.

2020 Toyota Highlander -- The Highlander offers good interior room, excellent fuel economy from its hybrid powertrain option and outstanding marks for resale and reliability. The Highlander matches the Traverse for towing, but not rear cargo space.

Used Chevrolet Tahoe -- A 2014 to 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe offers more power for towing and hauling, a robust V8 and better performance off-road. However, it's thirstier at the gas pump, and its third-row seat and cargo volume are not as generous as the Traverse.

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