2021 Chevrolet Traverse

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Key specs

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The good:

  • Spacious cabin
  • Comfortable third row
  • Multimedia system usability
  • Ultrasmooth ride

The bad:

  • Third-row access
  • Automatic emergency braking not standard
  • No height-adjustable shoulder belts
  • Cheap-feeling second-row surroundings

7 trims

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Notable features

  • Seats up to eight in three rows
  • V-6 engine standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity
  • Rearview camera mirror available

2021 Chevrolet Traverse review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse?

The 2021 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 2021 Chevrolet Traverse?

There are no significant changes this year. 

What Features in the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse Are Most Important?

  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system standard; 8-inch screen available
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • 4G LTE connectivity and a Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required after initial trial period) 
  • Second-row captain’s chairs available
  • Upscale available features include leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, wireless device charging and a power-folding third row 

2021 Chevrolet Traverse Vs. 2021 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 can 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 2021 Chevrolet Traverse?

Traverse highlights include a comfortable ride and a 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 4.9
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


Great vehicle.

Very spacious. Pleanty of room for the whole family. Great ride. Has alot of options. Climate control for each row of seat and usb ports for each row.


Everything we needed in a larger SUV

Love this vehicle Very roomy and sharp looking Perfectly priced Looking forward to our first road trip Plenty of leg room and storage for all


Bought it new

Needed more room for both people and handicap aids like wheelchair and battery buggy and this vehicle filled all those needs. Good vehicle especially for the price. Moved up from an Equinox and could not be more happy with experience thus far. Very well loaded without have to go to the top of the line model.

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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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