2020 Chevrolet Traverse

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2020 Chevrolet Traverse
2020 Chevrolet Traverse

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

204.3” x 70.7”


Front-wheel drive



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

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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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
See also: How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse?

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 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Junky Chevrolet Traverse

3 brand new batteries in 3 years. only 33,000 miles and still under warranty, yet GM and the dealership refused to troubleshoot the actual cause, which goes beyond changing the battery. The car is frying the battery, but they deliberately declined to look in that direction. Just kicking the can down the road with the hope of kicking out of the 3-year warranty window. Intermittent camera failure and stiff steering. Not always starting, especially in the morning. The entire dashboard light comes on and goes off after about 20 seconds. Then starts on the next attempt. It failed to start completely twice, even with the intervention of an OnStar roadside assistant. The junk had to be towed to the dealership. My overall assessment, it is full of bugs, just a junk that deserves a recall.


Highly Dangerous/ Break Issues in Wet Weather

I have issues with my 2020 Traverse. I have owned this vehicle for over 2 years and a month ago I started having issues Every time the road is wet my brakes makes a grinding noise and throws me to the windshield. I have taking it to the place I bought it in Hazard Ky they say they can not find anything wrong. I told them to drive it in wet weather.i ask if a sensor could be getting wet in my anti lock break system. I am very terrified for myself and my family safety I have never drove a vehicle that acted this way. I would not recommend anyone to buy this vehicle


Alternator Issues-Buyer Beware

Writing this since I see others have had similar problems.. but the DAY my warranty expired (only have 30K miles but hit the three year mark) my alternator went bad. Alternators should last 7 years or over 100K miles... so how mine went out at 3 years with only 30K miles is beyond me. But now I'm out $1200 for a part that should've lasted far longer. And the fact that I was just a few days outside the warranty and it didn't matter is incredibly frustrating.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 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)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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