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2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet Traverse

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$29,800 — $53,200 MSRP
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7-8 Seats
20-21 MPG
(Combined)
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Spacious cabin
  • Comfortable third row
  • Multimedia system usability
  • Ultra-smooth ride

The Bad

  • Limited third-row access
  • Automatic emergency braking not standard
  • No height-adjustable shoulder belts
  • Cheap-feeling second-row surroundings
  • Light on standard amenities
2020 Chevrolet Traverse exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse
  • Seats up to eight in three rows
  • Standard V-6 engine
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity
  • Rear camera mirror available

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2020 Chevrolet Traverse Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Today’s large-family vehicle is the three-row SUV. For our 2020 3-Row SUV Challenge, we set out to test a few newcomers and two redesigns along with a couple of strong returning models included in our previous 2017 Three-Row SUV Challenge.

What Is the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse?

The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse is a full-size crossover SUV that seats up to eight people in three rows. It has a standard 310-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine that pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered. Competitors include the Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander

What’s New on the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse?

A new touchscreen multimedia system is standard, and the standard Teen Driver system adds a Buckle to Drive feature. Buckle to Drive prevents the Traverse from being shifted out of Park for up to 20 seconds when the driver’s seat belt isn’t buckled. A trailer hitch-view feature is available. 

What Features in the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse Are Most Important?

Chevrolet’s Traction Mode Select is standard and lets you tune the SUV to current driving conditions. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity are standard, as is 4G LTE connectivity and a Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required after initial trial period). Upscale available features include leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, wireless device charging and a power-folding third row. 

2020 Chevrolet Traverse Vs. 2020 Honda Pilot: How Do They Compare?

Both the Traverse and Pilot can seat up to eight in three rows. Both have standard V-6 power, but the Pilot’s EPA-estimated gas mileage is slightly better. When properly equipped, both SUVs are rated to tow up to 5,000 pounds. The Traverse has better multimedia system usability, but the Pilot comes standard with several important active safety features that are optional on the Chevrolet.     

Should I Buy the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse?

Traverse highlights include a comfortable ride and roomy cabin that’s well-suited to family-hauling. However, there are quality shortcomings in the second row, and valuable active safety features are optional rather than standard.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
83 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(5.0)

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(5.0)

Just received it but confident it will be great.

by LindaB from Flat Rock, MI on September 26, 2020

I am 😳 surprised by the quality and detail on this Traverse. Never had an AWD before and I am looking forward to its handling. I’m replacing a 2005 Trailblazer that has served me so well with this ... Read full review

(5.0)

Our second Traverse, Love it.

by Larry48250 from Horn Lake, MS on September 24, 2020

We owned a 2009 Traverse 2LT with all the bells and whistles offered on that model that we loved and wife wanted another. We bought a 2020 Premier and have not been disappointed. Putting over 183000 ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Chevrolet

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 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

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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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.*

Latch or Latch system

Infant seat

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

Rear-facing convertible

Booster

(second row)

* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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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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