Chevrolet Traverse

Chevrolet Traverse

About Chevrolet Traverse

The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse manages to improve on the old Traverse's shortcomings in every way, and yet also manages to upgrade the things we thought were just fine about the old model. The new Traverse is lighter by 350 pounds, offers more power, sharper styling, modern technology, and a top-of-its-class driving experience. That's saying something because its class includes the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Nissan Pathfinder, Ford Explorer, Volkswagen Atlas, and more midsize 3-row crossover SUV models. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard, and all-wheel drive (AWD) is available, depending on trim level. With seating for up to eight people, tons of cargo space even with the third row up, and better-than-respectable fuel economy, the new Traverse deserves a spot on every family-car shopper's list.

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2018?
2018 Chevrolet Traverse

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is all-new this year, sharing only its name with its predecessor. This midsize SUV boasts a longer wheelbase, more rear-seat room, better cargo space, an updated V6 engine, and an excellent 9-speed automatic transmission, plus all the modern technology you could ask for.

  • Expert Rating: 9.0
  • Consumers Rating: 9.3
  • MPG 18|27
2017 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2017?
2017 Chevrolet Traverse

Chevrolet’s 2017 Traverse SUV is relatively unchanged from last year, with an all-new 2018 model set to debut next year. Last year’s LTZ is replaced by the Premier trim while a new, lower-priced base LS 1SM is introduced.

2016 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2016?
2016 Chevrolet Traverse

The 2016 Traverse soldiers on for another year with minimal updates. All models now include GM's OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi that makes the Traverse a rolling hotspot (subscription required after 3-month trial). A new package adds leather seating, blind-spot monitoring and other features to the mid-trim LT.

2015 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2015?
2015 Chevrolet Traverse

Changes are minimal as the 2015 Traverse soldiers on. The most significant updates are Siri Eyes Free iPhone integration, a revised wheel appearance, and new exterior and interior color choices.

2014 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2014?
2014 Chevrolet Traverse

For 2014 the Traverse adds twin USB ports for 2nd-row passengers to keep electronic devices powered up. Forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning are added to the Traverse's roster of safety features.

2013 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2013?
2013 Chevrolet Traverse

The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse has a design freshening that's most notable in the front fascia. The new Traverse also features the MyLink infotainment system and what Chevy says is the industry's first front-center airbag.

2012 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2012?
2012 Chevrolet Traverse

The mirrors on the LTZ are now power folding, heated and have a driver's-side auto-dimming feature. The LT2 gets the same mirrors, only they must be folded manually.

2011 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2011?
2011 Chevrolet Traverse

Changes for 2011 are limited to some new paint colors, a relocated USB port and the availability of heated cloth seats on LT models.

2010 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2010?
2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Premium radios gain a console-mounted USB port which can connect and charge some portable music devices to the vehicle's audio system.

2009 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2009?
2009 Chevrolet Traverse

While closely related to the Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave, the Traverse puts Chevrolet's own spin on the popular platform and represents the company's first foray into the full-size crossover segment. GM's most visible brand hopes to draw in loyalists as well as new customers looking for that unique Chevrolet combination of affordability, reliability and sportiness.

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Consumer Reviews

Very Good--Could Be Great

By on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Size, comfort, style, and handling."

Cons: "Please put in a V8 and a BIGGER REAR VIEW MIRROR"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"First let me tell you what is great about this car, and that is the size. This was the only three row SUV my wife and I looked at that had reasonable trunk space with the third row up, and the under trunk storage is great. The look is great, especially with the upgraded white and loft brown interior. Car handles very well for an SUV this size, and gas mileage again for an SUV this size is acceptable. Now the areas for improvement: First needs more power. I heard GM was going to develop a V8 off of the 3.6 V6, but killed it out of concerns over gas mileage and cost. Car this size needs a V8. Could we at least get the new from scratch V6 in the Acadia, and not the old retuned V6 from the previous model. Second the rear and side view mirrors are way too small for a vehicle this size and the rear panoramic camera is great, but if you take your eyes off it and look back it takes a few seconds for your eyes to refocus. Not good in everyday driving. 9 speed tranny great up shifts, but feel the down shifts. Can not get rear leg hatch foot release to work consistently. Lastly paying 50K plus for a Chevy? Not sure if that makes financial sense, but hey wife and kids love the car."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

So far...Awesome

By on Friday, October 27, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Size, comfort, infotainment"

Cons: "Price, cup holders"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I was worried about buying the first model year and I bought it the first week it was out, so I have 3,000 miles on it already. I have the Red Line package which I love, but it was expensive. So far, love the Traverse and could not be happier. I am coming from a Nissan Pathfinder and also looked at the Pilot. Pros: It is huge. Tons of interior room, super comfortable, lots of room behind 3rd row, nice hidden storage. The camera and safety package (on higher end version) are great. 360 camera and mirror camera are great. Infotainment is super easy to use. Drives great, smooth, maybe a touch under powered, but no different than the pilot. Cons I hate the auto start stop. I think the Pilot you can turn it off, have not figured out if you can turn it off on Traverse. To be fair, it is not unsafe or failed, i just dont like it. Not enough cup holders in front. Hard to see out back window. It is big, so living in the city, it is a bit challenging. No spare tire...(Is that a thing anymore?) Highly recommend!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Couldnt be happier

By on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 900

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Ride and features"

Cons: "Doesnt have power folding mirrors"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had many SUVs over the years, This High Country Traverse replaces a 2015 Tahoe.I also have a 2016 Lexus RX. I can honestly say the Traverse equals the ride of the RX. When I have had friends in the vehicle their first comment is about the great ride. It is quiet and comfortable. The High Country comes standard with about every technolgy feature GM offers."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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