Used 2019 Chevrolet Traverse SUV

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Which Traverse does Edmunds recommend?

Among the Traverse's seven trim levels, the LT Cloth trim paired with the Convenience and Driver Confidence package (standard on the all-wheel-drive version) gives you everything you need. Combining the LT trim's basic upgrades with the useful, optional safety features, the LT Cloth strikes a good balance between cost and livability.

Edmunds' Expert Review

  • Passenger room is generous in all three rows
  • Loads of space for any combination of passengers and cargo
  • Feature-rich infotainment system comes with standard Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Some safety features are only available on top trims
  • Quality of some interior panels and controls seem low-rent for this class
  • Newly available 8-inch touchscreen
  • Part of the second Traverse generation introduced for 2018

Overall rating

7.3 / 10

Chevrolet redesigned its big Traverse crossover SUV just last year. With 400 fewer pounds to move around, an additional 3 inches of legroom for second-row passengers, and more third-row legroom than its Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander competitors, the Traverse solidified its place as one of the roomiest three-row crossover available. For more room, you'll pretty much have to step up to a minivan or a full-size SUV such as a Chevrolet Suburban.

For 2019, the Traverse returns with the same winning formula. Today's lighter Traverse carries over the same V6 engine from the last model, but with an additional 29 horsepower (310 hp). The engine pairs with a nine-speed transmission, a combination that helps achieve up to 21 mpg combined (18 city/27 highway). There's also a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but it's only available on the sport-styled RS trim.

Technology is abundant. An easy-to-use 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, plus OnStar with a 4G connection and Wi-Fi, are standard across most of the Traverse lineup. You can also get a larger 8-inch display this year. Chevy's Teen Driver system — which lets you track the car, receive notifications if it's in an accident, and set limits on functions such as stereo volume — is also standard equipment.

Safety features such as blind-spot monitoring are available across most of the lineup, although adaptive cruise control — an increasingly common feature on rival three-row crossovers — is available only on the top-trim, near-luxury High Country model.

The Traverse's extended range of trim levels remains a strength. With features and amenities that cover everything from basic utility to slightly sporty to borderline luxury, the Traverse doesn't just take on traditional rivals such as the Pilot, the Highlander and the Mazda CX-9, but also luxury SUVs such as the Acura MDX and the Volvo XC90. We've found that the Traverse doesn't quite deliver the engaging drive of its rivals — it's a little too slow and the handling is a bit sloppy — but when it comes to a pleasant highway ride and the most room to spread out and carry your stuff, nothing beats it.

2019 Chevrolet Traverse models

The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse boasts seven trim levels: L, LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier and High Country. These trims run the gamut from reasonably well-equipped to luxury SUV competitor. Most trims are fitted with a V6, with the sport-styled RS an exception. It comes with a torquey turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

The standard engine is a 3.6-liter V6 (310 hp, 266 lb-ft of torque) paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Most trims come with standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive.

The Traverse L may be the base model, but it comes respectably equipped with LED running lights, xenon headlights, 18-inch wheels and an engine stop-start system. Inside, you get a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, seating for eight, a rearview camera, OnStar communications with a 4G LTE connection and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, Chevy's Teen Driver system, and a 7-inch MyLink touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

The L is only available in front-wheel drive and doesn't have access to most optional extras. It's a build-to-order trim, so you're unlikely to ever even see a Traverse L on a dealer lot.

Functionally, the LS trim is the base trim you'll likely come across. The LS has the same equipment as the L, but it can be had with all-wheel drive and a few optional dealer-sourced extras, such as second-row tablet mounts with dedicated USB charging ports and a cargo management package.

Stepping up to the LT Cloth gets you second-row captain's chairs in place of a bench, reducing seating capacity to seven but improving accessibility and comfort (the bench remains an option). The LT Cloth also gets roof rails, mirror-integrated turn signals and a power-adjustable driver's seat.

Two notable option packages are available for the LT Cloth. The Convenience and Driver Confidence package adds rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a power liftgate, remote engine start, an upgraded 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, a color driver information display, and heated front seats. The Trailering package adds a trailer hitch and heavy-duty cooling system. If you order the LT Cloth with all-wheel drive, the Convenience and Driver Confidence package comes standard.

The LT Leather comes standard with leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, and the features from the Convenience and Driver Confidence package. The new-for-2019 optional Premium package adds 20-inch wheels, a navigation system, a 10-speaker Bose sound system, a 120-volt power outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a built-in rearview camera display, and a top-down parking camera system. A panoramic sunroof is also available as a stand-alone upgrade.

The RS trim is a bit of an anomaly in the Traverse lineup. It comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (257 hp, 295 lb-ft of torque) and only front-wheel drive. It's equipped much like the LT Leather and comes standard with Premium package features, but also features unique styling cues and accents, including 20-inch wheels and a blacked-out grille and bow tie badge. The RS offers a little bit of extra low-end power, but it's really no sportier than other trims despite its looks.

Near the top of the range, the Premier trim adds LED headlights, auto-dimming side mirrors, hands-free operation for the liftgate, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a power-adjustable steering column, wireless device charging, and driver-seat memory settings.

Major packages for the Premier include the Driver Confidence II package, which adds forward collision alert with pedestrian detection and low-speed automatic braking as well as lane departure warning and intervention. There's also the Redline Edition package, an appearance package that blacks out all the chrome trim and adds the panoramic sunroof. Adding all-wheel drive to the Premier trim gets you the Driver Confidence II package, Trailering package and adaptive headlights.

The range-topping High Country comes with all the Premier's goodies and adds a special all-wheel-drive system with an auto-locking rear differential, along with automatic high beams, the panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, a power-folding third-row seat, and unique interior leather upholstery. It can only be had with all-wheel drive.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Chevrolet Traverse Premier (3.6.L V6 | 9-speed automatic | FWD).

EdmundsScorecard

Overall7.3 / 10
Driving7.0
Comfort8.0
Interior7.5
Utility8.5
Technology8.0

Driving

7.0
The Traverse feels decidedly average. It has sufficient power, but it's no speed demon. The brakes have good stopping power but without much pedal feel. Handling is acceptable. It's not a standpoint in the class in terms of performance.

Acceleration

8.0
The V6's acceleration is strong, with a nice bit of thrust off the line when you put your foot down. The throttle needs some extra input when you're going up hills since the transmission prefers a higher gear for fuel economy. The Traverse took 7.1 seconds to cover 0-60 mph at our test track — above average for the class.

Braking

7.0
Brake pedal effort is light with a long pedal stroke, which makes for smooth and easy operation around town. At our test track, a simulated-emergency stop from 60 mph took 130 feet, a few feet longer than average for the class.

Steering

7.5
Not a lot of steering feedback compared to class leaders, but it's not far off what most would expect in a big, comfy three-row crossover. There's good on-center return as well as a chunky wheel to wrap your hands around and a lot of assist at low speeds, which is a benefit in parking lots.

Handling

6.5
The Traverse changes direction well enough, with a moderate amount of body roll movement due to its size and soft suspension. We weren't expecting a sporty drive experience out of the Traverse, but class leaders such as the Honda Pilot and the Mazda CX-9 feel more composed.

Drivability

7.5
Low-speed drivability is good, with smooth acceleration control and relatively quick shifts from the nine-speed automatic transmission. The auto stop-start feature is one of the less intrusive systems on the market, but unfortunately it can't be disabled.

Comfort

8.0
If you're looking for comfortable and quiet family transport above all else, the Traverse should be on your short list. Its relatively hushed cabin has enhanced appeal thanks to top-notch ride quality and pleasant seats in all three rows.

Seat comfort

8.0
The driver's seat has sufficient bolstering with lots of lumbar support. The basic seat adjustments are all that are needed to get comfy. The second- and third-row seat bottoms are a bit flatter but still comfortable enough for long rides. There's enough legroom in all three rows for average adults.

Ride comfort

9.0
The ride comfort is excellent and well-suited to long highway trips. The tires provide additional cushion against smaller, sharper impacts, while larger bumps are sorted out by the suspension, which is tuned to be compliant without being floaty.

Noise & vibration

8.0
No noticeable rattles or squeaks, and road noise is minimal. At 75 mph, there's just the slightest hint of wind noise over the side mirrors, which is easily drowned out by the stereo. The V6 is a bit noisier at full throttle than the optional four-cylinder but it's not a persistent sound.

Climate control

7.5
The climate system cools the large cabin well, but there are a lot of buttons and the rear climate controls are buried deep in the touchscreen. The heated steering wheel and front seats warm at an acceptable rate but could use more intensity. The seats lack GM's usual split-heating mode.

Interior

7.5
There's lots of space inside the Traverse for adults in all three rows, getting in and out is a cinch, and center stack controls are easy to use. But some found the driver's footrest to be in an awkward position, and rear visibility is limited due to large rear pillars.

Ease of use

7.0
The buttons and knobs on the center stack are logically arranged, but the touchscreen is a bit of a reach. The infotainment menus are easy to get used to almost right away. Some may find the steering wheel buttons hard to locate without taking their eyes off the road.

Getting in/getting out

8.0
Despite its SUV ride height, the Traverse doesn't require that much of a step up to get in. Average-size adults will be able to slide in and out without a problem. The door openings are large, and the gap between the second-row captain's chairs allows for easy access to the third row.

Driving position

6.5
Some may find the driver's left foot rest isn't positioned ideally, leading to uncomfortable leg positioning while driving. Some of our editors had issues; others didn't notice. There is plenty of tilt-and-telescope extension in the steering wheel, though, and a nice, high commanding driving position.

Roominess

9.0
First, second and third rows are more than sufficient for adults, with plenty of legroom, headroom, elbow room and shoulder room across the board. This is one of the biggest cabins in the segment and regardless of seating position, you can stretch out quite a bit.

Visibility

6.5
Forward visibility is acceptable with average-size windshield pillars. Rear over-the-shoulder visibility is terrible, though, with the seats and giant pillars blocking the rear view. Blind-spot monitoring, a rearview camera and rear parking sensors are all standard on this trim, which helps.

Quality

6.0
Build quality is acceptable, but it feels a bit low-rent for this price point. Many of the buttons look as if they could come from a Chevy Sonic that's half the price. It's even worse when you put the Traverse up against a comparably priced Honda, Mazda or Volkswagen rival.

Utility

8.5
There is abundant space for adults, child seats, water bottles and whatever else you can think of. The Traverse is one of the largest vehicles in the class and it pays dividends on the inside, where there's plenty of room for passengers or cargo of almost any kind.

Small-item storage

8.0
There are big door pockets, a big center console, decent-size cupholders and plenty of little places to put phones, water bottles and miscellaneous pocket-size items. Small-item storage is good, but segment leaders such as the Pilot have a larger center console space and bigger cupholders.

Cargo space

9.5
Behind the third row, the Traverse has 23 cubic feet of cargo space, which is excellent. With both rows folded, the Traverse has a massive 98 cubes. That's 10 cubes more than the Honda Pilot and the Ford Explorer, and 20 more cubes than the Mazda CX-9. The trunk load height is average for the class.

Child safety seat accommodation

8.0
There's lots of space for car seats of almost all sizes in the second and third rows. The second row has easily accessible LATCH points in the captain's chairs, and single top-tethers on each seat. The third row is sufficient for two more child seats. For any more space, you'd need a full-size SUV.

Towing

7.0
Our test vehicle was only capable of towing a modest 1,500 pounds. If you add on Chevy's Trailering package, that number increases to a more respectable 5,000-pound tow rating. That's right in line with three-row crossover rivals.

Technology

8.0
A standard Wi-Fi connection, a high-quality upgraded sound system and easy-to-use voice controls give the Traverse an edge in this category. Optional safety equipment provides an acceptable experience, but you have to spring for the mid- to high-level trims for access.

Audio & navigation

8.0
The Bose 10-speaker audio system turns up nice and loud without any distortion. Navigation has a clear screen with clear directions, but the map is relatively small compared to the size of the screen. Satellite radio is included for the first three months of ownership, which is typical at this price point.

Smartphone integration

8.0
Apple CarPlay worked well during our test, as did Bluetooth and USB integration of other devices. Songs indexed quickly but if you have a big library, not all playlists will display right away. CarPlay and Android Auto are standard even on the base Traverse, which is a nice addition.

Driver aids

7.0
Our test vehicle came with blind-spot monitoring and rear parking sensors plus the Driver Confidence II package (forward collision warning and lane keeping assist, but no adaptive cruise). The systems worked well with a good amount of sensitivity. But getting all this safety tech can be pricey.

Voice control

8.0
Speak clearly with commands like "Play artist U2" and the Traverse will have no problem comprehending. Change songs, radio stations, input navigation — you name it. Some commands took multiple attempts in testing but once the menu structure is figured out, things go quickly.

Consumer reviews

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1 out of 5 stars
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Mary A,03/05/2019
Premier 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A)
I was in love with this vehicle as everyone should be when purchasing a new vehicle. I purchased the 2019 Traverse Premier, I was a afraid of changing from a compact car to a SUV but I have gotten adjusted to it. At about 6,000 miles a few weeks after my 1st oil change my engine light came on resulting in a catalytic converter issue, replacement. I took it in for service and within about 1 week and half my Traverse catalytic converted was repaired. I took my Traverse for its second oil change to the dealership which I had to pay out of pocket since my dealership only offers 1 free oil change and shortly after, 2 weeks or so the engine light came on again, shocker! It turns out being the catalytic converter needing to be replaced this part went to a "special case" so there is no ETA being that it's a 2019 and they are having trouble getting the part. I'm sure they are sending them off the line without issues but here I am in a Tahoe loaner basic model and I must say it drives a lot better than the Traverse plus it has the HD radio stations that for some reason the Traverse does not. I'm just very disappointed with this experience. For a warranty of only 30,000 and only at less than half with 2 issues already is worrisome.
1 out of 5 stars
Great for the 7 days it was on the road
JTrotter,11/01/2018
LT Cloth 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A)
Transmission failure left me on the side of the road at 600 miles. Dealer attempted fix but vehicle had pronounced transmission whine and smelled like burnt parts after driving. Back with the dealer now for another repair. At this point I'll have been in a loaner vehicle as long as I was in my Traverse. Isolated case? Maybe, but at this point I'd have a better review of my Malibu loaner.
4 out of 5 stars
Great SUV... Could be better, but wouldn’t trade
Gregg2gs,01/02/2019
Premier 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A)
Just bought the Premier Redline and love the looks. This is a Range Rover Sport look-a-like for $30k less, although a sticker of $53k is a lot for a Chevy. The acceleration is just ok. A bit underpowered and having front wheel drive (although I have AWD model) really makes the car less sporty and has great pulling under hard acceleration. The roof rack cross bars sit about 1 ft too high on the rails, yet, seems like some other brands have the same lately. Not sure why? The seats are very comfortable and the ride of the truck on the 20’s are perfect. Such a comfortable SUV to drive. Coming out of a 2012 Pilot and this is another world. The radio is a bit confusing to look at... great sound system but the readout is not an easy quick glance. Navigation is also a bit complex but I use Waze 99% of the time anyway. Apple play is the best. It’s a shame that the charging mat isn’t as functional with an IPhone. Gas mileage is as advertised. So much room in 2nd and third rows. Kids love it and so does my 90lb goldendoodle. Headlights are great. Fog lights are not LED and look terrible (embarrassing) with the great super white headlights. Why they didn’t make the same, baffles me. Overall I love the car. The technology is really good, although the speedometer and other dials look a bit outdated for a 2019. Buy the redline if you like a sport look and you will really enjoy looking at it. Long distance super easy in this SUV or running around town. Update: now have 33k on the SUV. So far, overall, still a beautiful car. Here’s what’s gone wrong: 1) rear suspension spring within first 7k miles was squeaking on every bump. Had to be replaced. Seems like common problem 2) Rear deck hatch handle cracked for no good reason. Just cheap clips. (Told not covered under warranty). $100 3) Front center exhaust hanger broken at pipe weld. (Common problem on this truck). “Repaired by Chevy dealer… broke again within 10 miles of driving it (of course I’m on a 1,400 mile summer trip). Damn tin rattle every time I accelerate. Very cheap for this to happen with a well cared for car with 32k. Tired and brakes still original. Tired will most likely be replaced with about 35k 38k on them. I’m impressed they lasted this long. All tires seem to go at 20kish now a days, especially under load and lots of local driving. Most of my 33k is hwy and suburban local driving.
5 out of 5 stars
Traverse replaced Armada, pathfinder, and tahoe
Lefty,11/09/2018
Premier 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A)
After owning the Traverse for a year, and multiple cross country trips, we couldn't be happier with this vehicle. It has performed better than expected, the fuel efficiency is amazing, and the roominess and comfort are better We owned and Expedition, Tahoe, Armada, Pathfinder and the Traverse has exceeded expectations. This vehicle has renewed my faith in chevrolet. It is extremely quiet, fuel efficient, and has more space than the Tahoe and Armada with a smaller footprint. I am amazed at how well this vehicle drives with the lower ride height than the truck based frames. I was not expecting this to be the best in class vehicle, but I am amazed at how easily it parks, turns, and handles, and it has enough space to carry my extra cargo due to my disability. Chevy has made a long term family car and changed its quality perception with this vehicle.

Safety

Our experts like the Traverse models:

Teen Driver Mode
Limits some systems, prevents safety features from being deactivated, and reports driving behavior.
Side Blind Zone Alert
Warns the driver when a lane change may result in a collision with another vehicle.
Front Automatic Braking
Automatically applies the brakes to help you avoid potential collisions with vehicles in front of you.

NHTSA Overall Rating

5 out of 5 stars
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.9%

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Used 2019 Chevrolet Traverse SUV Overview

The Used 2019 Chevrolet Traverse SUV is offered in the following styles: L 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Premier 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), LT Leather 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), RS 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), LS 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), LT Cloth 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), RS 4dr SUV w/Prod. End 2/19 (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), LS 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), High Country 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), LT Leather 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), LT Cloth 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Premier 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), LS Fleet 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), LT Fleet 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), LT Fleet 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), LS Fleet 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), RS 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), and High Country 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A). Pre-owned Chevrolet Traverse SUV models are available with a 3.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 305 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2019 Chevrolet Traverse SUV comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2019 Chevrolet Traverse SUV comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2019 Chevrolet Traverse SUV?

Price comparisons for Used 2019 Chevrolet Traverse SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2019 Chevrolet Traverse SUV LT Cloth is priced between $29,000 and$37,998 with odometer readings between 17759 and82910 miles.
  • The Used 2019 Chevrolet Traverse SUV LT Leather is priced between $34,788 and$43,992 with odometer readings between 19649 and88989 miles.
  • The Used 2019 Chevrolet Traverse SUV LS is priced between $27,937 and$41,990 with odometer readings between 19733 and47206 miles.
  • The Used 2019 Chevrolet Traverse SUV High Country is priced between $39,892 and$44,000 with odometer readings between 42157 and60898 miles.
  • The Used 2019 Chevrolet Traverse SUV LT Fleet is priced between $30,990 and$30,990 with odometer readings between 75242 and75242 miles.
  • The Used 2019 Chevrolet Traverse SUV Premier is priced between $43,000 and$43,000 with odometer readings between 35611 and35611 miles.
  • The Used 2019 Chevrolet Traverse SUV RS is priced between $42,267 and$42,267 with odometer readings between 28724 and28724 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Chevrolet Traverse?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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