The new 2020 Chevrolet Traverse will come mostly unchanged compared to the previous edition. The second generation of the mid-size SUV arrived in 2018. So, most of its systems are features are still modern. Whatsoever, the infotainment is getting an update. The SUV is spacious and it meets the demands of the most demanding owners. There is room for either seven or eight passengers. The third row is a bit tight. It is suitable for children.
The engine lineup will remain the same. There is a pair of drivetrains you can choose from. A turbo-four is the base one. However, drivers are more keen on the V6 powertrain with 310 hp total. There were some rumors about a hybrid drivetrain, but it is not going to happen this time. Also, General Motors is not considering Duramax diesel for this mid-size model. The good thing about this SUV is that the price is staying put. Traverse with a four-cylinder engine will cost around $32,000 with destination charge.
The new feature for the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse will be the “Teen Driver”. This system is not allowing high speeds before the seat belt is buckled. The transmission remains in Park for the first 20 seconds. Well, after that, drivers will be able to speed up, so the feature is not hard to beat. However, it will slow down someone or make the driver fasten the seatbelt. The company said various other features will improve safety as well. The report card will show parents various stats – such as the number of speed limit exceeds. Alongside the new Travers, Chevy Malibu and Colorado will get this system for 2020 season.
Pros and Cons
The main advantage of the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse will be space. Passengers will have enough room for the head and legs. Also, the layout of the new generation is coming with enough room for cargo. Behind the third row, there are 23 cubic feet of space. With the second row folded, the volume increases to 58 cubic feet or 98 cu ft of maximum space. The infotainment system is also one of the best in the market. However, the Chevy Traverse should get more quality. Competitors take advantage of this situation. The engine is not too powerful, but it rides smoothly thanks to the new nine-speed gearbox.
2020 Chevrolet Traverse Specs
Beneath the hood of the 2020 Chevy Traverse will lay a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It is capable to deliver 250 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The transmission sends power to front wheels only. Maximum towing capacity is 1,500 pounds. If you want 5,000 lbs there is a V6 unit. With 310 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque, fuel consumption goes up. The 3.6-liter V6 returns 22 mpg combined. If you choose an AWD model, then the gas mileage drops by 1 mpg. The dual-clutch transmission is available for High Country edition.
2020 Chevy Traverse Trim Levels
Another good thing about the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse is a wide choice of trim levels and equipment. The base SUV is L. Rear vision camera and LED daytime running lamps are standard, as well as 18-inch wheels. The infotainment system offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the 7-inch touchscreen display. LS model adds a few more standard and a lot of optional features. The LT package is available with cloth or leather. Power-adjustable mirrors, black roof rails, and fog lamps are main updates for this suite.
Larger wheels are available with RS trim. There, a turbo-four engine takes place. There are also some signature features that will make this model different from others. However, Premier is even more luxurious with seat heating and dual exhaust tips. Chrome details and special LED lamps are making some difference in appearance. High Country is top of the range model which will cost more than $53,000. All other versions are available under $50,000.
2020 Chevrolet Traverse ZR2
The company could make an off-road capable SUV from the 2020 Chevy Traverse. However, it is still questionable if a seven-seat model needs such version. Definitely, the most impressive off-road vehicles carry the ZR2 badge. Slightly downtuned models are Z71. It is also possible for this mid-size SUV. With it, Chevrolet will respond to new Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco. General Motors is keeping a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine as the ace upon the sleeve. With it, Traverse can beat most other seven-seat mid-size SUVs. Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk remains out of the reach with 707 hp.
2020 Chevy Traverse Prices
The entry-level version of the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse will cost $32,000 without destination fees. LS model adds $3,000 and LT another two grands. Leather costs $3,500. You can buy Traverse RS for $45,000 and Premier is slightly more expensive. The only base trim over $50k is High Country. There are no too many options available for this model. However, few small updates can boost the price for a couple of thousands more. The off-road SUV, if it appears, will be at the same level as High Country.