Did you know that power and efficiency are no longer mutually exclusive in the midsize SUV segment? The 2021 Chevy Traverse proves as much by offering exceptional power and capability without sacrificing efficiency. The novelty of an SUV that can quickly accelerate, tow a trailer, and comfortably haul passengers is no longer a dream, but a reality, and we have Chevy to thank.
Whether you’re looking for a spacious three-row SUV that can haul up to eight passengers or you’re looking for an SUV that gives you plenty of room to haul your gear, the 2021 Traverse can handle all of life’s demands. Its impressive features don’t stop under the hood but extend from its best-in-class cargo volume, and its special edition trims to its connectivity and safety features that give you confidence when you’re behind the wheel. Here’s a closer look at everything you’ll love about the Traverse and why it’s one of Chevy’s top sellers!
#1 – It’s a Midsize, 3-Row SUV with Heart
When you think of midsize SUVs, you don’t always think of towing capability, but Chevy is set to change that with the 2021 Traverse. The Traverse offers a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, which makes the three-row SUV even more versatile since you can haul passengers and tow a moderate-sized load with ease. For some, this capability means hauling the kids and a boat to the lake for the weekend, while, for others, it might mean hauling a trailer full of mulch for that landscaping project around the house.
#2 – Room for People… and Stuff!
Who doesn’t overpack from time to time? Well, the good news is that Chevy makes overpacking perfectly acceptable when you’re driving the Traverse, thanks to its best-in-class cargo volume. Offering seating for up to eight across three rows, you’ll have plenty of room for both passengers and gear with an available cargo volume of 98.2 cubic feet. You can opt for a 60-40 split-folding or power-folding third-row, which makes accessing the rear area easy. So go ahead and pack that extra suitcase or splurge on your shopping spree because the Traverse can easily tote it all!
#3 – Safety is Chevy’s Top Priority
The Traverse earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and, when you see its suite of safety features, you’ll know exactly why. Equipped with advanced airbags and a rear vision camera on every trim, the Traverse also offers several enhanced safety and driver-assist tools to minimize the potential for collision and enhance your visibility when you’re on the road. These features include:
Automatic Emergency Braking, which can bring the Traverse to a complete stop when a collision is imminent.
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, to keep you safely in your lane.
Following Distance Indicator, which will warn you if you are tailgating.
Forward Collision Alert, to alert you to an impending collision.
IntelliBeam headlamps, which automatically brighten and dim depending on ambient light and traffic.
You can even add advanced tools like HD Surround Vision or a Rear Camera Mirror that extend your safety and visibility.
#4 – Power for Every Adventure
Many midsize SUVs are sluggish to accelerate and cumbersome to handle, but that is far from the case with the 2021 Chevy Traverse. Equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission, the Traverse delivers 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. This power doesn’t come at the cost of efficiency either, with front-wheel drive models averaging 18 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway, while all-wheel drive models see a slight decrease to 17 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway. Either way, the Traverse’s efficiency is impressive and will save you money at the pump!
#5 – Make It Extra Special
Embrace your “extra” by making the 2021 Traverse extra special when you opt for a special edition or trim package. The RS trim gives the Traverse a sporty aesthetic with signature black accents that extend from its bowtie emblems and front grille to its window trim and roof rails. It also sits on 20-inch dark-painted aluminum wheels, adds a touch of luxury with heated front seats, and includes the HD Surround Vision and Rear Camera Mirror. The Redline special edition brings more sophistication to the SUV, including 20-inch high gloss black wheels with red accents, black bowtie emblems, and exclusive black and red badging. The front features a black ice grille with fog lamp bezels, while the rear is equipped with dark tail lamps.
#6 – Taking It to the High Country
If you’re looking for a Traverse that offers it all, then you’ll love the High Country. The trim is so luxurious that it deserves its own place on our list. Sitting on 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, the High Country is instantly recognizable with its unique chrome grille. Inside, you’ll find premium leather seating with suede inserts, a power-folding third-row seat, and a SkyScape dual-panel power sunroof. The High Country also offers a hands-free power liftgate as well as the premium Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system with navigation.
#7 – Hey, Alexa!
Chevy wants you to keep your focus on the road, but the automaker also knows that your life doesn’t stop when you’re in the driver’s seat. This is why you can easily stay connected by syncing your smartphone with the Traverse using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The Traverse is even equipped with a standard 4G LTE WiFi hotspot that transforms the SUV into a mobile office or entertainment venue. But what truly sets the SUV apart is Alexa Built-In. With a simple voice command, you can stream your favorite music, listen to a podcast, add items to your Amazon shopping list, and connect with your smart-home devices.
#8 – Confidence in the Chevy Brand
Chevy’s outstanding reputation in the automotive industry gives you confidence when you’re shopping for an SUV like the 2021 Traverse. When you add in Chevy’s warranty coverage, that confidence flourishes as Chevy backs their product long after you drive off the lot. This coverage includes a three-year or 36,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty that requires no deductible for eligible repairs. You can extend this coverage to five years or 60,000 miles with the Extended Limited Warranty.
Your new Traverse will also come with a Powertrain Limited Warranty, which is good for five years or 60,000 miles and covers powertrain components that can be expensive to repair without coverage. Along with this coverage, new Chevy models receive a complimentary first maintenance visit within one year or 12,000-miles, a tire rotation, and a multi-point vehicle inspection. As a Traverse owner, you can take advantage of Chevy’s Roadside Assistance Program that provides emergency towing, flat tire change, lockout service, emergency fuel delivery, and jump-starts for those emergencies that leave you stranded and in dire need of help.
There’s Plenty to Love
It’s safe to say that there’s plenty to love on the 2021 Chevy Traverse. Unlike most midsize SUVs, you’ll find the Traverse offers nimble handling and quick acceleration thanks to the power Chevy delivers under the hood. This power isn’t mutually exclusive with efficiency, which means even more long-term savings since you won’t have to stop for fuel as much. What you save on fuel is money for your next adventure, and as you can see, the 2021 Traverse is ready for whatever adventure you have in mind!