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Chevrolet Traverse

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2019
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  • Predicted Reliability
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The 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 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 on lower trims. We like the intuitive infotainment system. 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. Also available is a system that monitors teen drivers and a rear-seat reminder designed to prevent a small child from being left unattended.
All Ratings & Reliability
2018
2018 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Traverse 2018
The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse rides on a longer wheelbase than the outgoing model, creating more rear passenger space. Motivation comes from a choice of a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine or from 3.6-liter V6, each paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Standard Traction Mode Select allows drivers to make real-time adjustments, tailoring the vehicle’s performance for the road, or even off-road, conditions. For safety, it will offer a suite of advanced features, including forward-collision warning, low- and high-speed automatic braking, pedestrian detection and braking, and lane-departure warning with lane-keep assist. A teen driver system is standard, allowing parents to set certain restrictions and review driving performance.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $21,800 - $38,600 $19,960 - $36,445
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 $17,750 - $28,900 $15,610 - $26,965
2016 $15,875 - $25,050 $13,090 - $23,075
2015 $15,375 - $22,350 $12,535 - $20,330
2014 $13,000 - $18,975 $10,155 - $16,870
2013 $10,900 - $16,800 $8,130 - $13,730
2012 $9,000 - $12,300 $6,260 - $9,390
2011 $7,675 - $10,750 $4,995 - $7,895
2010 $6,800 - $9,500 $4,110 - $6,655
2009 $6,050 - $8,375 $3,405 - $5,605
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Chevrolet Traverse Ratings & Reliability
The 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 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 on lower trims. We like the intuitive infotainment system. 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. Also available is a system that monitors teen drivers and a rear-seat reminder designed to prevent a small child from being left unattended.
2018
2018 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Traverse 2018
The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse rides on a longer wheelbase than the outgoing model, creating more rear passenger space. Motivation comes from a choice of a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine or from 3.6-liter V6, each paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Standard Traction Mode Select allows drivers to make real-time adjustments, tailoring the vehicle’s performance for the road, or even off-road, conditions. For safety, it will offer a suite of advanced features, including forward-collision warning, low- and high-speed automatic braking, pedestrian detection and braking, and lane-departure warning with lane-keep assist. A teen driver system is standard, allowing parents to set certain restrictions and review driving performance.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $21,800 - $38,600 $19,960 - $36,445
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 $17,750 - $28,900 $15,610 - $26,965
2016 $15,875 - $25,050 $13,090 - $23,075
2015 $15,375 - $22,350 $12,535 - $20,330
2014 $13,000 - $18,975 $10,155 - $16,870
2013 $10,900 - $16,800 $8,130 - $13,730
2012 $9,000 - $12,300 $6,260 - $9,390
2011 $7,675 - $10,750 $4,995 - $7,895
2010 $6,800 - $9,500 $4,110 - $6,655
2009 $6,050 - $8,375 $3,405 - $5,605