2019 Chevy Traverse
Whether you’re looking to hold a large family or just your big personality, Traverse is ready for anything. There is plenty of space and thoughtful details, like available leather-appointed seating surfaces and premium stitching. The 2019 Traverse is available in 6 different trims, L, LS, LT, RS, Premier and High Country with a total of 10 configurations. Here’s what they have to offer.
3.6L V6 Engine
Avail. Engine Type
The L, LS, LT, Premier and High Country have a 3.6L V6 engine. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available on the LS, 1LT, 3LT, RS, 3.6L V6 and on The Premier. Most Traverse trims feature a 310-horsepower V6 engine; the RS trim offers a Turbocharged 4-Cylinder 255-horsepower engine. Both engine options are mated to a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission.
Driving and Handling
The 3.6-liter V-6 pulls strongly and the Traverse is on the quicker side of its class. The cabin is so quiet that you need to steal a glance at the tachometer to ensure the engine is running. The Traverse features what is perhaps the most seamless automatic stop/start.
A turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is also available but it’s only offered on the front-wheel-drive RS variant and is slower than the V-6. When parking or maneuvering at low speed, the Traverse feels every bit its size. Pick up the pace, and the big Chevy feels smaller. Steering effort is low, but the system is precise and makes aiming the big SUV easy. The Traverse’s suspension is turned for a good balance between handling and ride comfort.
On the outside, the 2019 Chevy Traverse gets the new Premier badge on the liftgate as well as new bright roof-rack cross rails on the Premier (1LZ) and High Country (2LZ) models when those are ordered with the Hit The Road Package. For the prior model year, the roof-rack cross rails were black, and the black units are now only available on LT, RS, and Redline Edition Models.
The Traverse seats seven or eight people, depending on whether you opt for a trim with second-row captain’s chairs. There are two full sets of LATCH car-seat connectors on the second-row outboard seats. The back of the vehicle also offers plenty of space.
When it comes to cargo space, you get 23 cubic feet of space with all seats in use. Fold the second- and third-row seats down, and you get over 98 cubic feet of space. The most notable change on the 2019 Traverse is the user-activated heated steering wheel, which automatically turns on when selectable automatic activation enabled.
The remaining are changes to packages. First, the Cargo Package no longer includes an LPO-level integrated cargo liner, which will not be included in the Floor Liner Package. And second, the Premium Carpet Mat Package is now only available on High Country (2LZ) models.
The MyLink infotainment system comes standard in the Traverse and includes a 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, six USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Available features include a wireless device charging, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, a rear-seat entertainment system, and an upgraded MyLink system with an 8-inch touch screen and navigation.
The MyLink infotainment system gives you an easy way to control the Traverse’s tech features. Its touch screen has sharp graphics and easy-to-learn menu layouts. The physical controls around the touch screen are well organized.
Safety Features and Warranty
Standard safety features include a rearview camera and Chevy’s Teen Driver system, which allows you to limit speed and volume limits for secondary drivers. Available active safety features include a surround-vision camera, forward collision warning, forward automatic braking, front pedestrian braking, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, and a rear camera mirror, which displays a live video feed of the area behind the SUV on the rearview mirror.
Powertrain Limited Warranty: for new 2019 Chevrolet vehicles, coverage is for the first 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Qualified commercial fleet/ government vehicles purchased are covered for 5 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Included is also bumper-to-bumper for 3 years or 36,000 miles, any vehicle defect repairs are covered. Original tires are covered too but are prorated after 12,000 miles. The response, security, and convenience of 24-hour Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation for 5 years or 60,000 miles. For Bolt EV and Volt owners, courtesy transportation is extended to 8 years or 100,000 miles.