The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse ranks 8 out of 23 Affordable Midsize SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Chevrolet Traverse, as well as reliability and safety data.
The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is ranked:
#8 in Affordable Midsize SUVs
#10 in Affordable SUVs with 3 Rows
#13 in Affordable Crossover SUVs
Reviewers are impressed with the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse’s incredibly spacious interior, which features an abundance of cargo space and an adult-friendly third row.
Some reviewers say that the 2021 Chevy Traverse’s V6 engine generally has plenty of power, though others say it feels sluggish when attempting to pass slower traffic. A few also mention that the Traverse’s six-speed automatic transmission could be quicker to downshift when more power is needed. At 17/24 mpg city/highway, the Traverse’s fuel economy is just a bit lower than that of similar rivals. Test drivers mention that the Traverse has a comfortable, balanced ride, and most agree that it isn’t especially sporty but nonetheless offers stable handling.
Reviewers report that the 2021 Traverse’s cabin is incredibly spacious and constructed with top-notch materials, adding that higher trims appear quite upscale. The Traverse garners praise for its adult-friendly third row and outstanding cargo space for the class. Standard features on the Traverse include a rear-view camera, a USB port, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a touch-screen audio system with a 6.5-inch display. Navigation, the My-Link infotainment system (which includes Bluetooth audio streaming and Siri Eyes Free iPhone integration), a 10-speaker Bose stereo system, a rear-seat entertainment system, leather seats, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring are optional. Some critics complain that the display screen on the center stack is mounted a bit too low and others mention that the controls for the My-Link system are occasionally slow to respond.