A burgundy 2019 Chevy Traverse is driving out of the city.

A look at the 2019 Chevy Traverse


Buying the right vehicle is often one of the biggest decisions a driver can make, not just financially but also as far as finding a vehicle that best suits your driving needs and matches your personality. There’s a car for everyone, from small hatchbacks for those that just need to get around town to the luxury sedans for the rat racers burning up the highway on their daily commute. But what about those who need some space? Better yet, what about those who need a lot of space? Those people need to look no further than the 2019 Chevy Traverse, an SUV big enough for anything. Beyond having tons of cargo room, the Traverse is designed to keep every passenger safe, comfortable, and entertained while also being a statement of style and power in its own right.

Big On Space

If you’re looking for some extra room, the Traverse provides a cavernous 98.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo. For reference, the next most spacious SUV Chevy provides is the Blazer at 64.2 cubic feet. The Traverse comes with three rows that seat up to eight passengers. The Enhanced Smart Slide Second Row Seat allows for a little extra leg room when you don’t have to worry about squishing anyone in the way back. There’s also a Hidden Storage Compartment underneath a rear floor panel for anything you want to be kept out of sight or the sun. The available Hands-Free Lift Gate also allows you to load up your four-wheeled freighter without having to pause to put anything down.

The white and tan interior of the 2019 Chevy Traverse is shown.

Big on Tech

Driving a car that’s larger than life means having all the bells and whistles, which these days means having all the best technology you can fit. Each model Traverse is equipped with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System on either a 7” (in the L and LT) or 8” (in the Premier) diagonal touch screen. Make your phone part of the car with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility. Your texts can be read to you, your calls can be played over the onboard sound system, and your favorite navigational apps become your extra-large map to your next destination. Never miss a thing without having to take your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road. The Infotainment System also has the option to add 4G LTE Wifi to your vehicle, giving all your passengers full access to their devices on the go.

Chevy has also added some features to make parenting on the road a lot easier. The Traverse has available Teen Driver Technology, allowing parents to ease their young drivers into the world of operators. You can limit certain vehicle features, such as muting the audio until everyone in the front seats is buckled up and ready to go. Parents can also receive a report card detailing their child’s habits and actions during their trip. Nothing like a little peace of mind when you have someone starting out on the road for the first time. The 2019 model also comes with a Rear Seat Reminder if it senses the rear doors were opened and closed. This is a helpful reminder for anyone who’s had a busy day that needs reminding they put the groceries back there or your child has been resting quietly for the whole trip.

Big on Safety

A big SUV is most commonly associated with having a big family and therefore has to be as safe as possible. The Traverse earned an NHTSA 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Score, and in 2018 was voted one of the ten best family cars by Edmunds.com. The 2019 Traverse models carry on that tradition by providing industry-leading safety systems and programs to ensure you’re operating the safest vehicle on the road.

The Forward Collision Alert helps you maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you to avoid potential fender benders by letting you know when you’re getting a little too close to brake safely in case of an emergency stop. There’s also Front Pedestrian Braking that detects anybody walking in front of your vehicle while in motion and Low-Speed Forward Auto Breaking for surprises in parking lots and crowded streets. Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning keeps you safely between the lines and warns you if you start to drift. The Lane Change Alert with Blind Spot Detector keeps an extra eye on your hard to see spots while you attempt to move over. The Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps warn you about oncoming cars when you’re trying to back out, and the Rear Parking Assistant with a backup camera helps you back in safely. The Premiere model also has an available Surround Vision option, which creates a virtual birds-eye view image of your vehicle while trying to fit it into a space. Your Chevy Traverse has you covered from all angles.

Big on Style

From presidential motorcades to kindergarten pick-up lanes, there aren’t a whole lot of situations in which the 2019 Chevy Traverse looks out of place. It’s hard not to turn as this hulk of an SUV rolls past. Understated edges in the bodywork reflect the musculature of a mighty beast with the elegance of a royal steed. The interior begs for your constant attendance with a comfort-focused layout and available leather seating resembling more of a throne room than the cabin of an SUV. There’s also an option to add a Dual SkyScape 2-Panel Power sunroof, giving you a full view of the world around you on your journeys. To add to the luxury, each row has an available USB port to ensure everyone’s devices stay charged on trips of any length.

A red 2019 Chevy Traverse is at an intersection at night.

Big on Power

It’s all well and good to have the most prominent SUV on the street, but how well does it get around? The 2019 Chevy Traverse comes with 310 horsepower at 6800 revolutions per minute and 266 torque at 2800 revolutions per minute. So despite its size, it’ll really move. For those looking to hook a trailer up to the back, each model has Maximum Conventional Trailering for up to 1500 pounds, but if you need to haul more, the High Country Edition goes all the way up to 5000 pounds. You’re not sacrificing much fuel efficiency for power either. The Front-Wheel Drive models get an estimated 18/27 city/highway miles per gallon while the All-Wheel Drive Premier model gets 17/25 miles per gallon.

The Big Picture

When looking for the perfect vehicle, it can be hard to get everything you’re looking for in one place. Chevy has tried to make the search easier with the 2019 Traverse. Unbelievable technology and safety systems join together to keep your family safe and entertained. Elegant styling and a powerful engine will keep heads turning from the highway to the high school parking lot. Most astonishingly, they’ve produced a vehicle with so much storage and passenger space that it dares you to try and find its limits. Why risk not having enough of anything? This is a big SUV, but it’s also so much more than that. It’s the choice for big personalities, big ideas, and big plans. This is the SUV for all the biggest moments in your life.