Have the midlevel SE trim. The SE has a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be worried about a stiff ride, though the SE is still relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can also be a good bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE can be acquired with a wide range of options, in order to pick and choose those are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs could be all of the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2019 Chevrolet Traverses. Coming off a redesign just last year, the 2019 Chevrolet Traverses is just a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with lots of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to select from.
As has been the case for some time, you can get the 2019 Chevrolet Traverses with a four-cylinder engine or a better V6, or you may get the miserly 2019 Chevrolet Traverses Hybrid. On the highway, the 2019 Chevrolet Traverses is comfortable and compliant. 2019 Chevrolet Traverses also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2019 Chevrolet Traverses with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2019 Chevrolet Traverses provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you choose among the upper trim levels. There are lots of options to choose from over the way.
The 2019 Chevrolet Traverses is as competent because they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely simple to drive. If you’re looking for something with a bit more class and space than a small sedan, the 2019 Chevrolet Traverses might just be the sedan for you.
The 2019 Chevrolet Traverses is the beds base trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2019 Chevrolet Traverses Safety Sense, which really is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a vehicle alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Lots of the features on the upper trim levels may be put into the low trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL sound system combined with an integrated navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2019 Chevrolet Traverses stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is easy to fold down to suit longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to make a lot of people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and you can find modest door pockets in leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The 2019 Chevrolet Traverses includes a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles make it an easy task to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and readily available lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough room so the front seat need not be scooted completely forward.