2020 Chevrolet Traverse L vs 2020 Chevrolet Traverse High Country

Chevrolet Traverse L

  • Standard Engine3.6L V6
  • Horsepower310 hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *18 / 27
  • Seats8

Chevrolet Traverse High Country

  • Standard Engine3.6L V6
  • Horsepower310 hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *18 / 27
  • Seats7

Specs at a Glance

The Chevrolet Traverse is a mid-size, three-row family hauler that boasts a larger interior than just about every competing model in its segment. With its V6 power and optional four-wheel drive, the Traverse can handle any type of roadway with ease, and it offers a very comfortable ride.

The 2020 Traverse base trim, designated as the L model, is anything but sparse when it comes to the features list and the range-topping High Country piles on the goodies. The V6 engine is now standard on both trims, with the four-cylinder engine being dropped for the current model year.

Performance

Both the L and High Country are powered by a 3.6L V6 engine that produces a total of 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The L trim is a front-wheel-drive, and the High Country can be purchased with either front- or all-wheel drive.

The 2020 Traverse promises rapid transmission shift, making this SUV ideal for low-speed arterial driving. Acceleration is average for this class, with the vehicle going from a full stop to 60 mph in just over seven seconds. There's plenty of steering assist at low speeds, and this increases driver confidence in the parking lot. At higher speeds, the steering is nicely weighted.

Appearance

Both the L and High Country trims have the same outward appearance. The roofline is tall and flat, and the big doors make for easy entry and exit. The rear window is wide and wraps around the rear corners, so rear visibility is excellent. The L trim rides on 18-inch wheels, and the High Country can be purchased with 20-inch wheels.

A sunroof is standard on the High Country, and although it's the panoramic style, it doesn't cut down on the interior roof height. The High Country also comes with a hands-free liftgate and a trailer hitch, although the latter can be eliminated if the buyer so wishes.

Features

The base L trim is quite affordable, but it doesn't skimp on the interior features. The cloth upholstery is of good quality, and there aren't many hard surfaces. A rearview camera, smartphone app integration, an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 7-inch screen display are standard features.

The L trim is generally ordered by the dealership as an entry-level choice, but many buyers may prefer the upgraded LS version. This is essentially the same model but gets a few extra features, including dedicated USB charging and second-row table mounts.

The High Country trim gets these extra features as standard. It also comes with leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, an upgraded stereo system, a top-down parking camera, and wireless device charging. It also boasts the entire suite of driver aids, including adaptive cruise control, side blind zone alert, and front collision warning with automatic braking.

The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse offers a comfortable ride, plenty of engine power, and a spacious, three-row interior with seating for seven. Contact Reliable Chevy Texas to schedule a personal inspection and test drive of the L trim and High Country trim.

All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

* Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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