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Key specs of the base trim
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- Spacious cabin
- Comfortable third row
- Multimedia system usability
- Ultra-smooth ride
- Limited third-row access
- Automatic emergency braking not standard
- No height-adjustable shoulder belts
- Cheap-feeling second-row surroundings
- Light on standard amenities
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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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.
Just received it but confident it will be great.
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
Our second Traverse, Love it.
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
The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse currently has 2 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test RatingsThe 2020 Chevrolet Traverse has not been tested.
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
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)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer Certification Required