2020 Chevrolet Traverse

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2020 Chevrolet Traverse
2020 Chevrolet Traverse

Key specs

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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

7 trims

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Notable features

  • 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

2020 Chevrolet Traverse review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Buyer beware

At 46,000 (out of warranty) the alternator had to be replaced. $1,200. Most alternators on most cars last 70,000 to 100,000 miles. To change out the main battery (it also has a secondary battery under the driver's floorboard) you must maintain power to the computer or it has to be reprogramed. Not something the average owner can just go to an auto parts store and replace the battery.


Love my Traverse

Looks and drives amazing got a good deal on it thanks to Big John at Piehls in princeton il If your wanting an SUV this is a great one


2020 AWD Traverse

Great SUV, every option including color looking for. Drives and rides great. First SUV after always driving sedans and coupes. Made the right choice. Plenty of room for 7 and stuff.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
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)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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