SUVs are at the forefront of popularity within the automotive industry because of their unique features and versatility. They can do it all, from fitting the whole family to taking you off the pavement and onto rugged terrain. They are ideal vehicles for adventures, family road trips, and much more. These days, you have plenty to choose from as manufacturers work to fill out their lineups and provide consumers with plenty of choices for their next vehicle. At Chevrolet, the 2020 Chevy Traverse is an ever-popular option for those that want a roomy mid-size SUV that does not feel like it is too big.
The new Traverse slots into Chevy’s impressive SUV lineup right between the Tahoe and Blazer. It is the third-largest Chevy SUV but doesn’t count as a full-size or large SUV. Instead, it’s a mid-size SUV that’s right on the cusp of becoming a large SUV. If you’re interested in vehicles like the Suburban or Tahoe, but think they might be a bit too big, you might consider looking into the Traverse. It can fit up to eight passengers and has a maximum cargo capacity of 98.2 cu.ft. for all your cargo needs. Clearly, it’s a lot more spacious than a Blazer or Equinox, but you don’t have to worry about it being too big. It is the perfect choice for families and friends, as there’s plenty of room for everyone. Even if you do not fill up every seat, that’s more space for your family and friends to spread out and be more comfortable.
Since it is an SUV, you can expect certain features as options, such as AWD. The 2020 Chevy Traverse comes with optional AWD for when you want a little more traction as you are driving, whether on pavement or not. Many sedans do not come with this option, which is why it’s seen as a more common feature on SUVs. Other features include the extra space for passengers and cargo, a powerful engine, and plenty of towing capabilities. If you put all of these features together, you have a mid-size SUV that functions like a mid-size pickup truck, except you can fit a lot more people.
To see which 2020 Chevy Traverse model might be right for you, it’s best practice to take a look at the pricing and trims. You can narrow it down to which features might work best for you and then see if the model with those features fits into your price range. There’s a certain level of customization when you’re going through this process since there are different packages available, so be sure to keep that in mind if you like a specific model, and it seems like it’s missing a feature you might want.
The 2020 Chevy Traverse has a starting MSRP of $29,800. For a vehicle that can fit up to eight passengers, that’s a reasonably low starting price. Considering larger vehicles like the 2020 Chevy Tahoe and 2020 Chevy Suburban start closer to $50,000, the Traverse can be an affordable option for people that still need a roomy interior.
There are seven total trims available on the new Traverse, with the Traverse L being the base model. Next is the Traverse LS at $32,900, the LT Cloth at $35,400, the LT Leather at $39,100, the RS at $43,600, the Premier at $45,800, and the High Country at $50,900. As you can see, the highest trim level on the Traverse starts at about the same starting price of a base model Tahoe or Suburban. Of course, both the Tahoe and Suburban are great and popular vehicles, but for almost the same price, you could have a Traverse High Country with all the premium features of a higher trim vehicle.
Each model comes with the same 3.6L V6 engine, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on additional power as you move between trims. This engine has an output of 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. As you move between trims, though, you do start to see some changes. The Traverse L doesn’t come with Hitch Guidance with Hitch View or trailering equipment. These two features are available on a trim like the Traverse RS, but they come standard on the Traverse High Country.
The High Country model also comes with a 2-panel power sunroof, hands-free gesture liftgate, LED headlamps, and roof-mounted side rails. The High Country has 20-inch wheels and tires, compared to the 18-inch wheels and tires on the Traverse L. Fortunately, the 2020 Chevy Traverse model has solid gas mileage. The fuel economy for FWD models is 18 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway. This changes to 12 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway for AWD models. For such a spacious vehicle, those are some very respectable numbers.
In today’s modern world, a brand new vehicle wouldn’t be too exciting if it wasn’t outfitted with advanced technology. Apart from pricing and horsepower, the technology features within a vehicle are often one of the most popular categories that individuals like to inspect. It makes sense because you’re going to be spending a lot of time in your vehicle, so it better have the features to make your ride as comfortable and convenient as possible.
Every 2020 Chevy Traverse comes equipped with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities. So when you’re out on the road with your family, you can make sure everyone stays connected with the things they want or need. You can make vital check-ins on your phone while your family can be entertained throughout the drive.
The entertainment and comfort continue with a Bose premium audio system that’s standard on higher trim levels. Certain trims also come equipped with a 4.2-inch driver display and automatic heated steering wheel to make things more comfortable for your driver. With the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, you and your passengers can easily take advantage of Bluetooth audio streaming, enhanced voice recognition, and both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.
To date, vehicles have never been more capable of connecting to devices and keeping their passengers comfortable and entertained, and the 2020 Chevy Traverse is no exception.
Chevrolet has long been known for its commitment to providing safe and reliable vehicles to its customers. This, of course, means providing plenty of physical safety precautions in the form of an airbag system and child security door locks, but it also means providing advanced safety features that assist you as you are driving.
Features like enhanced automatic emergency braking can alert you if the system detects an imminent front-end collision situation and also automatically apply emergency braking. With the following distance indicator, you can know the gap time between your vehicle and any vehicle you’re following on the road, allowing you enough information to see if you’re following too closely.
HD surround vision displays a high-resolution birds-eye view of your vehicle and its immediate surroundings on your infotainment screen. This can allow you to park more securely and avoid objects as you’re navigating at low speeds. There are other optional safety features, including lane-change alert with side blind-zone alert, lane-keep assist with lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, rear park assist, and more.
All in all, as technology advances, so too does your safety while driving, especially within a vehicle like the 2020 Chevy Traverse.