After about a decade, Chevrolet has finally replaced the first-generation Traverse three-row crossover with a new model that delivers on room, comfort, refinement and connectivity. Not only is it competitive with popular three-row SUVs, such as the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander, it beats them in their own game. And it also serves as a viable alternative to the full-sized Chevy Suburban.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"lots of power, quiet"

Norman G., ME (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"LOOKS REALLY NICE! VERY QUITE! ROOMY!"

Don G., KY (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"acceleration and handling are more car like. very pleased."

Anonymous, TN (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"smooth ride and acceleration"

Anonymous, MN (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"The feel and touch and response of custom fit to driver."

Arnold B., PA (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Handles great acceleration good"

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"probably the best handling car I've owned including several 7 series BMWs over the years. this Traverse is an amazing car!!"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"1200 mile vacation trip fully loaded with family and luggage and averaged 26 miles per gallon!"

Anonymous, SD (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Excellent handling. Great for trips."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Smooth and quiet. Rattle free."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"lots of power handles great"

Leslie B., NV (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Hate start stop. It doe not perform r."

William M., MI (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Despite its size and v6 engine it feels to have enough power.handling fully loaded is excellent"

Juan A., TX (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Traverse accelerates very quickly...surprisingly so. Transmission really needs work as it can be abrupt and not always sure of what gear to be in. Handling is great for vehicle this size."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"My Traverse handles extremely well; handling as though it is a smaller car. The ride is smooth and turning is very responsive."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"It rides like a Cadillac. I didn’t think I’d love driving a car this big, but it’s awesome. The smooth ride/acceleration is the first thing friends comment on when they ride in it. It’s great"

Will K., IL (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"I absolutely hate the fact that there is no way to defeat the automatic engine shut off that happens every time you slow down to stop it makes for a jerky start about 30% of the time"

Anonymous, MD (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Plenty of power. Handles great."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Comfort, power and fuel economy. The Traverse is a large SUV with lots of room for passengers and luggage. The seats are comfortable to sit in. It has good power for a vehicle for its size and gets excellent fuel mileage."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"mileage, handles great"

Jay J., MI (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Smooth ride, very good handling, and smooth shifting with the nine speed transmission."

Steven S., CA (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"It is extremely powerful and can get over 30 mpg for back highways."

Anonymous, MN (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Good acceleration and handling both around towm and on the highway."

Steven V., MI (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Good acceleration, good handling, comfortable ride, very good highway mileage"

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Acceleration is more than adequate but the handling is excellent for a vehicle of this size and weight. The turning circle circumference makes the vehicle seem as agile as a small SUV."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Great"

Dennis L., TX (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Extremely responsive for such a large vehicle."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Unbelievable performance - stop-start, acceleration, fuel mileage, you name it!"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Just about the most comfortable seats and ride I have ever experienced."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Seats are too short front to back for a person with long legs. Leather seats just don't quite form to the body properly."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Ride is great. The new drive system that powers down and shuts off the engine to save gas. Car is quite. One issue, the seats. They are too narrow and the "wings" tend to poke into my sides. They need to put the same seats in the up front in the Traverse that they have in the Silverado pick-up and Tahoe. Then the auto would be almost perfect"

Bard L., TX (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"seats are comfortable"

Norman G., ME (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"The seats are very comfortable. It’s pretty quiet in the cab. Enjoyable to drive or just ride around town."

Diane O., CA (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"The sears are very comfortable and provide the support needed for multi-hour drives."

John J., MO (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"That my drivers seat has memory to automatically move up or down/in or out when I get in the vehicle to drive and when I exit."

Lisa G., NY (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"seats are extremely comfortable on short and long trips. Rides very well on bumpy highways and there is hardly any road noise even on highway."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"grest seating, very guiet, wonderful ride. best car ever"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Excellent car when traveling with the whole family. Only noise is from the kids Enough space for three children car seats and their mothers love it"

Juan A., TX (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Very comfortable and lots of head and leg room."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"looks great, feels great!"

Charles R., CA (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Smooth ride and low noise"

John G., FL (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Very comfortable and supportive. Heating and cooling features are great!"

Steven V., MI (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Good"

Anonymous, ID (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"this is the quietest and most comfortable chevy that we have owned"

William B., WV (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Very comfortable"

Fred H., OR (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"very quiet and comfortable"

Leslie B., NV (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"The seats are very comfortable on long trips and the cabin noise is not bad either. It handles well for a vehicle of its size."

Joseph S., MS (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"All good. Better than any car I have owned."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Very little road noise"

Matt-Lisa M., OH (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Extremely quiet, smooth ride."

Anonymous, MO (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Very comfortable quiet ride, even better than my previous Traverse. 9-speed transmission makes for smooth gear transition."

Tim M., TX (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"It is very comfortable either as the driver or passenger in all aspects. It is one of my favorite cars I've owned. The seats have my configurations allowing for best comfort and the interior is very spacious!"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"seats are very comfortable. ride is somewhat comfortable, noise levels are excellent"

Anonymous, TN (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"good ride not much road noise good seats"

Jay J., MI (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"YOU CAN FEEL EVEN THE SLIGHTEST ROAD BUMP AND THE ROAD NOISE IS VERY LOUD."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Front seats are uncomfortable in so many regards. Last traverse was the same way. Wish it was more like my old Ford Explorer seats. Seats in back are more comfortable. I do not have the issues driving our other 2 vehicles like the traverse causes me."

Jason J., WI (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Seats are pretty firm and not really wide enough. Lumbar support is just so-so. Rear seats are actually better but overall upholstery in both front/back seats is below par. Road noise is not a problem, and the ride is good but gets a bit rougher on bumpy roads, train tracks, etc."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"comfort and quiet ride"

Thomas H., CA (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Incredible comfort with the most responsive ride and handling I’ve felt in any suv"

Warren W., IL (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Enough driver and passenger room. Very quiet. Rides great."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Seats are comfortable to sit in Car is quite and the sound system good"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Very comfortable on long trips."

Steven S., CA (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Popping sound over 50 mph. Sounds like coming from under dash. Dealer not able to solve."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Seats are comfortable. The ride could be better. Some bumps tend to cause the vehicle to bounce severely."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"I felt this was a great value. Size and features for the price is very compelling."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"This Chevy Traverse High Country has every bell and whistle option. I am extremely pleased with all of the features in this car."

Lisa G., NY (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"was shocked to learn a 2018 car with an MSRP of over $30k DID NOT have XM connectivity....learned too late that the basic trim did not have it....20k cars have it?! and everthing we've tried since to have XM in this car has failed. Very disappointed in that s"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Have owned for 4 months and am very happy with it so far."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"The Traverse was significantly cheaper than other similarly sized SUVS I considered."

Anonymous, MO (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Ride, comfort, interior storage and passenger capacity make the Traverse a great buy, given its modest price versus larger SUVs."

Tim M., TX (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"The safety features on the Traverse overdeliver when compared to other vehicles we considered. The amount of features offered such as lane assist, pedestrian warning, forward collision, etc make me feel safer when driving this vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Best vehicle ever!"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Great alternative to larger SUVs with 7 seat configuration and space without having to go into the level of Suburbans and Expeditions"

Anonymous, TN (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"great value"

Thomas H., CA (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"It is great to drive, holds 7 people and is stylish"

Anonymous, IA (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Comfortable and good size for the money"

Fred H., OR (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"So far a great value...but could not get a CD player in the LT model. Not even as an option. This is the last car I buy without a CD player."

Anonymous, NH (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"great value for the price in the diesel engine"

Anonymous, MO (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

"Does a great job of doing everything we ask of it while delivering a high level of efficiency for it’s size. Easy to use and drive"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Chevrolet Traverse)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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