2015 Chevrolet Traverse

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior quality
  • Backup camera standard
  • Comfortable ride
  • Roominess
  • Acceleration
  • Towing capacity

The Bad

  • Touch-screen too small
  • Touch-sensitive panel replaces some dash buttons
  • Large turning circle
  • Ride with 20-inch wheels (LTZ)
  • Cramped third row

Notable Features of the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse

  • Forward collision alert, lane departure warning available
  • Seats seven or eight
  • MyLink multimedia system available
  • FWD or AWD
  • Airbag between front seats available

2015 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Chevrolet Traverse crossover SUV accommodates seven or eight people in three rows of seats. It is related to the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia. The Chevy competes with the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander.
New for 2015

Apple Siri Eyes Free technology for iPhone 4S and later is now available.

The below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Automatic headlights
  • Available heated side mirrors
  • Available rear park assist
  • 17-inch steel wheels; 18- or 20-inch aluminum wheels available
  • Available power liftgate

Interior Highlights

  • Seating for seven or eight
  • Bench seat or captain's chairs in second row
  • Available MyLink multimedia system 
  • Available tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Available navigation system
  • Available backseat entertainment system
  • Available heated and cooled front seats

Under the Hood

  • 281-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 (288 hp with dual exhaust)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • 5,200-pound towing capacity

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for all three rows
  • Backup camera
  • Available side-impact airbag between the front seats 
  • Available blind spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available forward collision warning and lane departure ...
Vehicle Overview

The Chevrolet Traverse crossover SUV accommodates seven or eight people in three rows of seats. It is related to the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia. The Chevy competes with the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander.
New for 2015

Apple Siri Eyes Free technology for iPhone 4S and later is now available.

The below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Automatic headlights
  • Available heated side mirrors
  • Available rear park assist
  • 17-inch steel wheels; 18- or 20-inch aluminum wheels available
  • Available power liftgate

Interior Highlights

  • Seating for seven or eight
  • Bench seat or captain's chairs in second row
  • Available MyLink multimedia system 
  • Available tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Available navigation system
  • Available backseat entertainment system
  • Available heated and cooled front seats

Under the Hood

  • 281-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 (288 hp with dual exhaust)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • 5,200-pound towing capacity

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for all three rows
  • Backup camera
  • Available side-impact airbag between the front seats 
  • Available blind spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available forward collision warning and lane departure warning

Latest 2015 Traverse Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Best car for the money and space

by Mommymoore from Broken Arrow, OK on October 6, 2018

This car meets my families needs for space. It has plenty of room for all of the things we need. The back could be a little bigger I feel but other than that we like it. Read full review

(5.0)

Smooth ride.

by Joe G. from White Bear Lake, MN on September 11, 2018

So I used to have a screaming metal death trap (Ford escape) but no recently upgraded to the traverse. So far I love everything about it. It's very roomy for me and the family enough seats to have the ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Chevrolet Traverse LS

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)

  • Powertrain warranty

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Traverse received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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