2019 Chevy Traverse Review, RS, High Country

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The upcoming 2019 Chevy Traverse is a midsize 3-row crossover SUV that comes with great driving manners and with new upgrades. What Chevy did with new Traverse model is stunning.

The company manages to upgrade things that already looked great. The new 2019 Traverse is 350 pounds lighter, comes with even more power. Furthermore, the exterior looks sharper and the interior includes latest modern features. By the website kbb, the last year model has been gained a score 9 of 10. However, the updated version will definitely score better because it will get more advanced features.

2019 Chevy Traverse front

2019 Chevy Traverse Exterior is improved

The all-new 2019 Chevy Traverse looks sharp. It reminds us of Chevy Tahoe but with more muscles. On the other hand, Traverse is longer than Tahoe model. The design is recognizable and it carries classic Chevy’s signature stylings. This midsize SUV looks wide thanks to body-colored C-pillar and its wide track.

The high Country model adds LED headlights and some other trim levels include all-black schemes with red accents. Up front, new grille is the same, however, some strong lines around fog lights and chrome trim boosted the appearance even more. To the sides, more chrome materials can be found around the windows, and the rear is also refined with new handsome taillights and exhaust tips.

2019 Chevy Traverse Interior features a big infotainment system

Inside the 2019 Chevy Traverse, a big infotainment screen is added and is supported by a full-color display between the two main gauges. The interior is comfortable and first and second rows are including generous legroom and headroom. The third row is tighter and is recommendable only for kids. Cargo space behind the third row is great.

However, if you feel cargo area is not large enough, Traverse offers a hidden storage under the cargo floor. A list of standard features includes six USB ports, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a rearview camera. The list goes on with keyless ignition, three-zone automatic climate control, and multiple airbags. The interior will get color options like dark atmosphere/medium ash gray, jet black, jet black/dark galvanized and jet black/loft brown.

Trim Options

The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse will like its predecessor offers five trims L, LS, LT, Premier and top of the offer High Country. As we already mention some features in the interior section we must add 7-inch Chevy MyLink touchscreen, Teen Driver monitoring, eight seats and a long list of safety features. The LS, LT, Premier and High country trims will be available with the all-wheel-drive system. However, the LS trim will get blacked windows and much more additional colors like graphite metallic, mosaic black metallic, satin steel metallic, silver ice and summit white.

The LT trim that is recommended by the company comes with bigger 8-inch touch screen, attractive wheels, roof rails, leather seats and fog lamps. This trim will also add to the safety parking assist, cross-traffic alerts, surround-view 360 camera and blind-spot monitoring.

The high level trims Premier and High Country are the most expensive thanks to features like Bose audio system, navigation, hands-free rear tailgate, telescoping steering wheel and LED headlights. The High Country trim will get adaptive cruise control, dual-clutch rear differential and remote start controlling system.

2019 Chevy Traverse RS model

This line up of the trims will be salted with the model RS. The newest 2019 Chevy Traverse RS model will get redesigned front fascia. It is now sportier, more fun-to-drive and will possess a unique look. However, like the standard version, this one also comes with a 3-row seating. The changes are evident and the RS model will get attractive 20 inch blacked wheels, the logo on the front fascia that is recognized and other dark elements.

2019 Chevy Traverse RS

The 2019 Chevy Traverse RS is able to accumulate 7 passengers in 3-row seating. However, the cabin of this model will also get leather seating, power tailgate, mighty Bose premium audio system with 10-speakers, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto phone integration and 8-inch infotainment system with navigation that is also present in higher trims Premium and High Country.

Under the hood, the RS model will get a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. This engine gives an output of 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

2019 Chevy Traverse interior

2019 Chevy Traverse will be offered with two engine choices

The new 2019 Chevy Traverse will arrive with two drivetrain options. The standard engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit. It is capable of producing up to 255 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque. This mil comes with front-wheel drive setup and it uses a 9-speed automatic gearbox.

The optional and more recommended engine is a 3.6-liter V6 that cranks 310 HP and 266 lb-ft of torque. A V6 engine comes with front or an all-wheel-drive setup through a 9-speed automatic transmission.

Towing Capacity and Fuel Economy

With the first one 2.0 liter engine the tow rating is 1500 pounds. However, with the stronger one 3.6 liters, the model 2019 Traverse can tow up to 5000 pounds.

Furthermore, both engines are using a start/stop technology that shuts down the engine at idle in order to save more fuel. With the turbocharged four-cylinder that is only available with front-wheel drive one will get EPA city/highway fuel economy of 20/26 mpg. However, the V6 engine that comes with FWD and AWD as optional will provide EPA city/highway fuel economy of 18/27 mpg and 17/25 mpg for the AWD.

2019 Chevy Traverse rear

2019 Chevy Traverse Price and Release Date

The price of an all-new 2019 Chevy Traverse starts at $30,000. LS trim cost 33,000 and LT models about $36,000. Top-range High Country model will cost $52,500.

Those prices are competitive and in line with rivals such as Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota Highlander. This 2019 Chevy Traverse midsize 3-row SUV will go on sale in the second half of 2018 as a 2019 model.

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