If you are looking for a great used vehicle, take a close look at one of the Chevrolet Traverse models. First introduced in 2009, the attractive, versatile Traverse was soon a favorite with a wide cross section of drivers. This midsize crossover SUV can seat 8 adults comfortably and has all the driver-assistance, safety features and amenities drivers and passengers need. Available in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models, the Chevy Traverse delivers excellent performance in any weather condition and on any type of terrain. Since its second generation debuted in 2017, the Traverse has played an important role in expanding Chevrolet's SUV lineup.
The Chevrolet Traverse has a V-6, 281 horsepower LLT engine that makes 266 pound-feet and works in tandem with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This combination is found in the Traverse's LS and LT models. The LTZ model Chevy Traverse has a 288 horsepower engine, produces 270 pound-feet of torque and has a distinctive dual exhaust. In the 2018 model year, Chevrolet added a 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine to the RS trim of the Traverse. The automaker also introduced an updated 3.6 liter version of its V-6 engine that had more power and featured engine stop-start technology and paired it with a new 9-speed 9T65 transmission on all trim levels of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.
For over a decade, Chevrolet Traverse owners have said it's the perfect family vehicle. It's large enough for the entire family and all of their gear. It has all the creature comforts, infotainment and communications technology families need for short jaunts to take kids to school, games and recitals, shop for groceries or relax on road trips down the highway and off into the woods for an exciting adventure. The seats are extremely comfortable and can be reconfigured in countless ways to stow stuff and people and it's attractive enough so your teenagers won't be ashamed to be seen riding in it.
There are many diverse models of the Chevy Traverse available on the pre-owned market. They include the L, LS, 1LS, LT, 1LT, 2LT, LTZ(Called the Premier since 2017) and the High Country. All models are powered by a 3.6 liter, 310 horsepower V-6 engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission and average between 20 and 21 miles per gallon. All but the L and LS trims are available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Each model has unique features that make them attractive to different buyers.
The base model L trim has Stop-Start technology, High-Intensity Discharge headlamps, keyless entry, push-button start, 3.5-inch monochrome display screen driver information center, MyLink seven-inch infotainment system featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, OnStar and Teen Driver technology. There is a digital compass, rear vision camera, Stabilitrak electronic traction and stability control, traction mode select, rear child safety seat LATCH system and dual SRS airbags in the front, side and rear. It also has an audio system with steering wheel mounted controls, Bluetooth, streaming audio, eight-passenger seating, premium cloth seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, six USB ports, black power-adjustable, manually-folding exterior side view mirrors, color-keyed door handles and a dual-outlet exhaust system.
The LS has all the features of the L trim plus optional all-wheel drive and deep-tinted glass.
This Traverse trim has many comfort and convenience features. It adds a leather-wrapped
steering wheel, 8-way power- adjustable driver's bucket seat, power lumbar support, 7-passenger seating, second-row rear captain's chairs and SiriusXM satellite radio. The exterior has front fog lamps, exterior side windows that are heated, power-adjustable, manually-folding and exterior color-keyed, roof rails and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with Bright Silver finishing.
This trim adds several luxury features to the Traverse LT Cloth trim. They include an 8-inch screen and GPS navigation with the Chevrolet MyLink information system, 4.2-inch color display for the enhanced driver information center, 10-speaker premium Bose audio system, leather-trimmed seating surfaces, dual front heated bucket seats and a six-way power-adjustable, power lumbar supported front passenger seat. Plus, it adds Surround Vision featuring Bird's-Eye View, rear park assist, rear cross-traffic and side blind zone alert, 120-volt rear AC power outlet and 20-inch machined aluminum-alloy wheels.
The RS trim is a special package that builds on the LT trim. It adds Black Ice grille, fog lamp bezel, gloss black window trims, black roof rails, leather seating, nice black bowties and 20-inch aluminum wheels that are Dark Android-painted. The RS is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
The Premier trim has all the LT Leather features and Projector-Beam LED 'D-Optic' front headlamps, chrome exterior door handles, heated, power-adjustable, manually-folding, colored-keyed, side view mirrors, body side molding featuring chrome inserts, 20-inch aluminum-alloy, Argent Metallic-finished wheels, dual-outlet exhaust and rectangular exhaust tips. Plus, there's a hands-free power liftgate featuring Chevrolet emblem projection. Inside is a leather-wrapped, heated, steering wheel, steering column with power tilting and telescoping, dual front bucket seats, heated, ventilated perforated leather-trimmed seat surfaces, heated captain's chairs in the second row and wireless charging for all compatible devices.
The top-of-the-line Traverse trim, the High Country has all of the Premier's features and automatic IntelliBeam front high beam assist, all-wheel drive and a tow package as standard equipment, as well as SkyScape panoramic moonroof and 20-inch wheels made of polished aluminum-alloy. The High Country's third-row power-folding seat is a 60/40 split rear bench. Its driver assistance features include the forward collision warning system, adaptive cruise control, plus autonomous emergency braking and lane departure warning.
The Redline Edition is only available on the Premier trim of the 2nd generation of the Traverse. It features a Black Ice grille, fog lamp bezel, black-painted lower molding featuring black ice inserts, black roof rails, dual SkyScape panoramic moonroof, gloss black window trim, black-chromed door handles and mirror caps, black bow ties featuring stylish red and black badging, smoked dark taillights and 20-inch gloss black rims with red stripes. The Redline Edition also includes the Driver Confidence II package.
Chevrolet didn't make major changes to the 2019 version of the Traverse. It replaced Saddle Brown Metallic with Havana Brown Metallic and the Roadside Assistance package became available on all the Traverse trim. The Blackout Package became an available option for people buying the LS, LT, as well as Premier models. However, after the 2019 model year Chevrolet no longer produced the Traverse with the 2.0L Inline-4 LTG turbo engine.
The 2020 Traverse model year saw several changes to the popular family vehicle. The 310 horsepower 3.6 liter V-6 engine became standard equipment on all Traverse models. The Infotainment 3 system replaced the MyLink system and Chevy added the buckle-to-drive feature to its teen driver system as standard equipment. The 2020 model year also saw the Traverse's color palette add three new colors. They were Midnight Blue Metallic, Stone Gray Metallic and Black Cherry Metallic. The driving public's love affair with the Chevy Traverse continued. Over 120,000 were sold in the U.S. in 2020.
The Chevrolet Traverse has been popular since its first generation was introduced in 2009 because of its versatility. The Traverse is large, roomy and comfortable enough to easily carry 8 occupants and all their stuff, can be reconfigured in many different ways and is attractive enough to please teens and adults. People love the Traverse's power and handling. It's perfect for maneuvering in, through and around city traffic or merging into and accelerating in highway traffic. Plus, its cutting-edge technology makes driving it near or far a fun adventure.
Looking for a used SUV you and your family are sure to love? Any year, trim or model of used Chevrolet Traverse will do nicely. No matter what you need an SUV to do, a Chevy Traverse is the right choice. It's powerful enough to tow anything you need and roomy enough to hold all your stuff. The Traverse handles hills, valleys, winding roads and inclement weather with equal aplomb. Its well-designed chassis and suspension creates a smooth ride and easy handling on any terrain. Plus, it has always had the excellent infotainment and communication technology people of all ages want.
All of the Chevrolet Traverse models produced between 2009 and 2017 are considered to be part of the vehicles first generation. And thousands of them are still on the road today. Chevrolet gave the Traverse a facelift for the 2013 model year. The automaker added a new grille, updated the front fascia, redesigned the rear liftgate and added new reworked tail lights inspired by the Chevy Camaro. The company also improved the transmission's shift quality and timing.
Chevrolet has continued to improve the Traverse every year. If you want excellent value and many years of exciting performance and reliability from a pre-owned SUV, you want a Chevrolet Traverse.