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Chevrolet Traverse

2018
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
Chevrolet's redesigned Traverse has a quiet interior, a very comfortable ride, and responsive handling, making it a viable alternative to full-sized SUVs such as the Suburban. It's also a competent challenger to established three-row SUVs. The 3.6-liter V6 engine supplies ample power and quick acceleration, and gets 20 mpg overall. Front and second-row captain's seats are comfortable, and the third row is roomy. An eight-passenger configuration is available. The infotainment system is intuitive. The manual sunroof shades are out of place in the $50,000 Premier trim. Only the top trims have forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Standard safety functions include a safety-focused teen driver feature and rear-seat reminder designed to prevent a small child from being left unattended in the Traverse.
All Ratings & Reliability
2009-2017
2009 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Traverse 2017
The Traverse, introduced for 2009, is one of GM's impressive large, car-based, three-row SUVs. You'll find a spacious and quiet interior with a third-row seat roomy enough to accommodate adults. Seating for seven or eight is available. Handling is responsive -- especially given the Traverse's size -- and the ride is comfortable. Rear visibility isn't great, but clever extra mirrors reduce side blind spots. The smooth 3.6-liter V6 returned 16 mpg in our tests. It's mated to a six-speed automatic that sometimes hesitated to downshift; later versions have better transmission programming. A minor freshening for 2013 brought an improved infotainment system and a standard front-center airbag.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 $25,075 - $26,925 $22,450 - $24,250
2016 $19,675 - $29,375 $17,100 - $26,600
2015 $16,725 - $25,950 $14,200 - $23,250
2014 $15,300 - $24,425 $12,725 - $21,625
2013 $13,300 - $20,425 $10,710 - $17,610
2012 $10,775 - $14,325 $8,175 - $11,525
2011 $9,100 - $13,150 $6,470 - $10,320
2010 $8,025 - $11,475 $5,415 - $8,665
2009 $7,150 - $10,500 $4,520 - $7,720