2021 Chevrolet Traverse

Original MSRP Range
$29,800 - $53,400
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
MPG
17 - 18 MPG City / 25 - 27 MPG Hwy
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2021 Chevrolet Traverse

What We Like

  • Slightly lower starting price than competitors
  • Standard V6 engine
  • Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration
  • Seating for seven or eight passengers
  • Larger than other midsize SUVs

What We Don't

  • Doesn't include safety features easily found in rivals
  • Active safety and driver aids cost extra
  • Adaptive cruise control available only on High Country trim
  • Automatic engine start/stop can't be disabled

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.2/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.1/ 5
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Overview

What's New in the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse?

The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse carries over unchanged. See the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse models for sale near you

Which Traverse is the Best?

We recommend at least a Traverse LT Cloth with the Driver Confidence II system or a higher trim. That will get the safety and driver-assistance features that come standard on competitors while also bringing the Chevy's larger size, comfortable manners and practical interior. Find a Chevrolet Traverse for sale

How Much Does a 2021 Chevrolet Traverse Cost?

The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse comes in a choice of seven trims: L, LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier and High Country. The base Traverse L ($29,800) includes a V6 engine and some amenities such as tri-zone automatic climate control, six USB ports and MyLink infotainment system with 7-in touchscreen display and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration. The LS ($32,900, FWD; $34,900, AWD) adds a traction-mode select, deep-tinted rear windows and high-intensity headlights. The LT Cloth ($35,400, FWD; $39,200, AWD) builds on the LS with second-row captain's chair seating (a bench is optional), power-adjustable driver's seat and heated outside mirrors. The Convenience and Driver Confidence package is optional on the FWD LT and standard on the AWD model. The package adds an 8-in color touchscreen, navigation, driver information display, heated front seats, remote start, power rear lift gate, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and rear park assist. We highly recommend adding the Driver Confidence II package that adds important safety features like automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist. The LT Leather ($39,100, FWD; $41,100, AWD) adds The LT Leather has leather interior, blind spot monitoring, power tailgate and 8-in touchscreen display. You'll still have to pay extra for safety features like automatic emergency braking. The RS ($43,600, FWD; $45,700, AWD) builds on the LT Leather and boasts a sportier look. It has 20-in dark painted wheels plus signature black accents, including roof fails, a grille bow tie badge and window trim. The RS also gets the contents of the LT Premium package, which includes 10-speaker Bose audio, navigation, rear camera mirror and HD Surround Vision. The RS includes the LT's optional Driver Confidence II package that bundles automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, follow distance indicator, automatic high beams and automatic heated steering wheel. The Premier ($45,800, FWD; $48,400, AWD) comes with a hands-free lift gate, LED headlights, power adjustable steering column, heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, wireless phone charger and heated second-row seats. A Redline Edition is available that adds blackout trim and a panoramic sunroof. The High Country ($50,900, FWD: $53,200, AWD) adds all the optional features of the Premier plus panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control with enhanced emergency braking, a power folding third-row seat and upgraded leather interior.

Traverse Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Traverse AWD 4dr High Country$53,400 / $50,9436 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse AWD 4dr LS w/1FL$35,900 / $34,2486 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse AWD 4dr LS w/1LS$35,200 / $33,5806 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT$39,500 / $37,6836 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse AWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL$38,300 / $36,5386 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse AWD 4dr LT Leather$41,400 / $39,4956 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse AWD 4dr Premier$48,700 / $46,4596 Cylinder31017 / 259-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse AWD 4dr RS$46,100 / $43,9794 Cylinder Turbo31017 / 259-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr High Country$51,200 / $48,8446 Cylinder31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr L$29,800 / $29,7706 Cylinder31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticFWD
Traverse FWD 4dr LS w/1FL$33,900 / $32,3406 Cylinder31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr LS w/1LS$33,200 / $31,6726 Cylinder31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/1LT$35,700 / $34,0576 Cylinder31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr LT Cloth w/2FL$36,300 / $34,6306 Cylinder31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr LT Leather$39,400 / $37,5876 Cylinder31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr Premier$46,100 / $43,9796 Cylinder31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr RS$44,000 / $41,9764 Cylinder Turbo31018 / 279-Speed AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Chevrolet Traverse Safety

Is the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse a Safe Car?

The Traverse includes a full complement of airbags across all three rows and the mandated vehicle stability and traction control systems. Active safety features such as forward-collision warning with automatic braking and lane-keeping assist are available but cost extra. They require at least an LT Cloth trim level. If you want adaptive cruise control, it's only available on the High Country model. In government crash testing, last year's Traverse scored a perfect 5-star rating. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave that model its top score of Good in crashworthiness.
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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Corrosion3 Years/36,000 Miles
Rust-Through6 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Maintenance1 Year/1 Visit

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
Packages
  • Blind-Zone Alert
  • Premium Pkg
  • Safety Assist Pkg

Competition

2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs the competition

2021 Kia Telluride – The Telluride is one of the freshest and most impressive 3-row SUVs available. It has almost as much room as the Traverse and includes a strong set of safety and driver-assistance features as standard. It also has a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. 2021 Hyundai Palisade – Another newcomer and corporate cousin to the Telluride, the Palisade also has a V6 standard, full complement of safety systems, roomy interior and the same class-leading warranty. 2021 Honda Pilot – The Pilot comes with a V6, versatile interior, full roster of standard safety systems and history of high reliability and resale value. 2021 Toyota Highlander – The Highlander offers good interior room, excellent fuel economy from its hybrid powertrain option and outstanding marks for resale and reliability. The Highlander matches the Traverse for towing but not rear cargo space. Used Chevrolet Tahoe – A 2014 to 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe offers more power for towing and hauling, a robust V8 and better performance off-road. However, it's thirstier at the gas pump, and its third-row seat and cargo volume are not as generous as the Traverse.

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