If you need a lot of space to haul big kids and all their stuff, the interior of the 2019 Chevy Traverse promises cargo space, seating room, and a roomier approach to the midsize SUV. Edmunds special correspondent Elana Scherr asks in her review of the Traverse if there are any midsize SUVs that feel a little more grown-up.

About the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse
Chevrolet redesigned the Traverse crossover SUV last year. It is now lighter and offers an additional 3 inches of legroom for second-row passengers, not to mention more third-row legroom than the Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander. The Traverse is one of the roomiest three-row crossovers available. For more room, you'll have to look at a minivan or a full-size SUV like the Chevrolet Suburban.

The Traverse uses a 310-horsepower V6 that's paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, a combination that helps achieve up to 21 mpg combined (18 city/27 highway). There's also a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but it's only available on the sport-styled RS trim.

The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse boasts seven trim levels: L, LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier and High Country. These trims run the gamut from reasonably well-equipped to luxury SUV competitor. Most trims are fitted with a V6, with the sport-styled RS an exception.

The range-topping Chevy Traverse High Country comes with all the goodies from the Premier trim and adds an all-wheel-drive system with an auto-locking rear differential, along with automatic high beams, the panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, a power-folding third-row seat, and unique interior leather upholstery. It can only be had with all-wheel drive.

See our Chevy Traverse review: www.edmunds.com/chevrolet/traverse/2019/

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    • Miesha McDade
      Miesha McDade

      I loved this review. I'm looking at the Traverse and Palisade. I'm loving the Traverse. I wish there was a comparison for those two models. Thanks for the great review. To the point, funny and informative.

      about 1 day ago
    • George Costanza
      George Costanza

      The secret storage is so "pimp"! Plus, I don't fault them for not offering adaptive cruise as standard. The brands that do are just going above and beyond... it's even optional on Mercedes. But, not having sensors on the front is a deal breaker as far as I'm concerned.

      about 1 day ago
    • Jason

      Improve the interior and infotainment system and I’ll trade my Pilot in for the High Country.

      about 9 days ago
    • Harlock2day

      Is parking sensors at the front for blind drivers ? 😆

      about 10 days ago
    • Jolly Green
      Jolly Green

      Which trim offers the 360 camera? Lt? Or premier?

      about 12 days ago
    • bfee20021

      No front sensors? What the what?

      about 23 days ago
    • JavaFloof

      :o is that south dakota?
      Ive been there

      about 24 days ago
    • John Branski
      John Branski


      about 1 month ago
    • Mircea A
      Mircea A

      The Traverse is 90% the price of a Honda Pilot. I would stretch and invest in a Pilot - yes, invest because in 5 years you would have to pay someone to take your Traverse from you - not the same with a Pilot.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jose Hernandez
      Jose Hernandez In reply to Mircea A

      Your still living in the 90s son, Honda ain’t what it used to be. I take my gm vehicles to Gm dealers and they’re worth every penny to them and to us. Can’t say that for the rest.

      about 16 days ago
    • Nate T
      Nate T


      about 1 month ago
    • Travis Ramage
      Travis Ramage

      I own a 2011. Complete garbage. I wouldn't risk a new one. My advice.. buy a Suburban.

      about 1 month ago
    • Heidi Snyder
      Heidi Snyder

      I’m about to pull the trigger on purchasing this year. You mentioned the Kia? Do you like that one better?? I am a mom to three teenagers, so I’m not sure what to do
      Help! Should I get the Kia?

      about 1 month ago
    • Abul Shifat
      Abul Shifat

      is it better choice than Hyundai palisade?

      about 1 month ago
    • Heidi Snyder
      Heidi Snyder In reply to Abul Shifat

      Abul Shifat excellent question

      about 1 month ago
    • john doe
      john doe

      It looks nice it does. But don’t buy it. I got mine a few months ago. It was making so much metal noise and they could not fix it. Do they rigged the seat. They have the auto for a total time of 14 days. Now that was fixed. To have more noise from it. And now the back lift gate won’t lock. Also the auto brake stop is a joke you can’t turn it off. And if it is idling it will shit off. The dealer won’t tell you that. I’ve have nothing but problems with this auto. And now it’s going back to the dealer for more work on it. Don’t buy this auto. It is a huge problem. At least mine is the worst 2019 traverse so far to date. The worst.

      about 1 month ago
    • n Mo
      n Mo

      She put a Miata and a corvette in the same category. She shouldn’t be doing car reviews just for that comment alone.

      about 2 months ago
    • Fernando Dinero
      Fernando Dinero

      Why didn’t you say anything about the heated steering wheel? I’m guessing it doesn’t have one ?

      about 2 months ago

      Good review 👍!!

      about 2 months ago
    • The New Minority
      The New Minority

      I bought a brand new Traverse in 2012. MSRP was $56 grand. It was a little overpriced, but still a great vehicle. Loaded right up with tons of power and all-wheel drive. Never any issues. I'll be keeping it for a few more years.

      about 2 months ago
    • Zyvon Katche
      Zyvon Katche

      Oh it’s just a another crappy overrated piece of crap from the
      Garbage Making Corporation
      It’s a Grotesquely Malfunctioning Contraption
      Get Mechanics Coming

      about 2 months ago
    • Zyvon Katche
      Zyvon Katche In reply to Zyvon Katche

      Indwell // Samurai
      Yeah it’s all shit.

      about 2 months ago
    • Indwell // Samurai
      Indwell // Samurai In reply to Zyvon Katche

      Ahem, it's GM, not GMC. GMC is owned by GM and this is a Chevy, not a GMC. And GMC's and Chevy's aren't bad.

      about 2 months ago
    • W Cutter
      W Cutter

      It was ridiculous that she was pulling up to the cone/marker things and could clearly see them in the screen, but said no front sensors. Her eyes were the sensors. #SMH

      about 2 months ago
    • Indwell // Samurai
      Indwell // Samurai In reply to W Cutter

      @W Cutter its ok

      about 2 months ago
    • W Cutter
      W Cutter In reply to W Cutter

      @Indwell // Samurai ok, thanks for clarifying, I thought otherwise, but now I understand. Makes perfect sense. My bad.... 🙄

      about 2 months ago
    • Indwell // Samurai
      Indwell // Samurai In reply to W Cutter

      No, she's just testing out all the safety features so in case a parent had issues with the kids, the Traverse could give in a little bit of help.

      about 2 months ago
    • Angela Armstrong
      Angela Armstrong

      Buying white 2013 this week. I don’t have children at home anymore but I have 2 dogs and 5 grandchildren. I hope it’s everything I’m hoping for.❤️

      about 2 months ago
    • Lloyd Collins
      Lloyd Collins

      This chick was basically hating on the vehicle throughout the entire review, lol!

      about 2 months ago
    • Rich

      After looking at other cars in this class the interior/dash of American cars is embarrassing..

      about 2 months ago
    • haze1123

      Chevy loves to use that toothpaste-blue color for the gauge and dash lights. Yuck

      about 2 months ago
    • IL Scrapple
      IL Scrapple

      Not a great review and the interior looks like diarrhea.

      about 3 months ago
    • Ken Harlan
      Ken Harlan

      This supposedly replaced the Trailblazer back in 2009. Bad move Chevy! The TB was a body on frame real 4x4 SUV. with lots of options and off road capabilities . You could even get an SS version with a Corvette power-plant. Say what you want about them but there are millions of them still on the road w/high miles and still running great. The new Blazer is nice if you want a Rav4 with a Camaro grill. No 4x4 , only AWD as an option. Same with this grocery getter. If this new design was body on frame and had a 4x4 drive train with a 4Low available with the Atlas 4200 Vortec I would purchase one right now. So I'll keep my Trailblazer till it falls on it's face . By the way the "new" Trailblazer will be out next year . A total disappointment in my opinion. Just another Rav4 clone. No 4x4, only AWD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omNJ5JUhsXo

      about 3 months ago
    • Indwell // Samurai
      Indwell // Samurai

      The Chevrolet Traverse is actually a full-sized SUV. The Chevy Tahoe is 204 inches long and is considered a full-size. The Chevy Traverse is 204 inches long too.

      about 3 months ago
    • Joel Bondorowsky
      Joel Bondorowsky

      Did she just say, “Corvette or Miata?”

      about 3 months ago
    • MathiasEbbesen

      5:45 "when you didnt studie for the exam, and get a bad grade"

      about 3 months ago
    • Rob Price
      Rob Price

      Love it!!!

      about 3 months ago