The Chevy Traverse is among the the most prolific three-row household crossovers on the road and there is rarely a cul-de-sac or suburban shopping heart with no just one. 

It is recognition is a blessing and a curse. The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse finds new bends in its sheet steel this yr for a much more distinctive seem.

It is a excellent seem, and our early impressions peg it at a 6.4 general when factoring in all the 2021 upgrades. Our rating may perhaps improve at the time we get guiding the wheel and at the time official protection knowledge rolls in. (Read much more about how we level cars and trucks.)

Overview carries on under

The massive improve for the Traverse this yr is a new nose and tail, each of which crib the Tahoe and Suburban’s excellent appears to be like. The presently upright Traverse now has a small much more starch in its shirt and its grille and decrease front bumper seem sharper and sleeker. Alongside the overall body sides, there is a deeper crease beneath the windows. Around again, Chevy has a horizontal strip throughout the liftgate and revised taillights that are narrower. 

Less than the hood, the Traverse is largely the exact. A three.6-liter V-6 that will make 310 horsepower is mated to a 9-speed computerized transmission and front- or all-wheel drive. The combo is confident, but the all-wheel-drive program isn’t automatic—drivers have to switch in and out of all-wheel drive for traction. 

The Traverse steers nicely and tracks down the middle of the road with consolation thanks to a four-wheel independent suspension that soaks up road imperfections nicely. 

Up to eight can healthy into the 2021 Traverse’s three rows of seats, whilst seven-passenger configurations are out there (and much more comfortable for grownups). 

The 2nd row will get 38 inches of leg home, which is a lot of space for lengthy legs, and the third row riders get 33 inches. Behind all three rows of seats, the Traverse offers 23 cubic feet of cargo storage that can develop to nearly a hundred cubic feet with rows No. 2 and three folded. 

Formal crash-take a look at knowledge for the Traverse isn’t nonetheless out there, but normal machines on the 2021 Traverse contains computerized crisis braking with pedestrian detection, lively lane control, and computerized large beams. Adaptive cruise control is out there as a expend-up solution. 

Chevy has not nonetheless mentioned how substantially the Traverse will expense when it goes on sale later on this yr, or what trims it’ll be out there in, but we’ll update this space at the time that rolls in.