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2020 Chevrolet Traverse AWD High Country Review, Trims and Specs

When I was reviewing the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse AWD High Country here is one thought that was always going in my mind. This midsize 3-row SUV is longer than it seems and can easily replace a Honda Odyssey or Toyota Sienna because of its impressive specs.

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If you are looking for an SUV with enough space for the whole family the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse is one of the ideal SUV you can find in the market.

Lets immediately get to the basics and the fundamentals of the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse AWD High Country.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse AWD High Country cajun red tintcoat color rear viewThe Mileage

The mileage of the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse AWD High Country is good for a new 3-row SUV. This car gets 17 city and 25 highway MPG and 20 MPG combined city/highway. The EPA annual estimated cost is $2,000 dollars and you will likely spend $2,500 more in fuel costs over 5 years compared to the average new vehicle. Obviously you will spend more on gas on an SUV than on average sedan, unless you buy a Toyota RAV4 Prime Hybrid Plug-in.

The Price

The price of the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse AWD High Country is also reasonable compared to other expensive SUVs we have reviewed at Torque News. This vehicle is priced at about $53,200 dollars. But I am talking about the High Country trim. The L trim of the 2020 Traverse starts at 29,800 and builds itself up to 53,000 dollars for the AWD High Country Trim with all options included. Add to each trim about 1,100 dollars for for a destination charge.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse Trims

The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse comes in 7 trims. Those trims are L, LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier and the High Country.

These are the 5 things that the High Country Traverse has and the previous six trims don't. 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels. Power-folding third-row 60/40 split-bench seat. IntelliBeam automatic high beam assist. SkyScape power tilt-sliding sunroof and fixed rear skylight with sunscreen. Adaptive Cruise Control and Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse AWD High Country first row driver sideWhy Is the 2020 Traverse a Good Car

Beyond the capacity for 8 passengers in three rows, storage in the rear is also ample, and reaching it is easy with the hands-free rear hatch, available with a knock on the projection of the Chevrolet emblem just below the rear fender. As if that were not enough, the seats in the third row can be folded down from the rear of the vehicle electrically.

The 2020 Traverse is longer than its predecessor and is redesigned by Chevy with a 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine. Its 310 horsepower is achieved thanks to a standard 9-speed automatic transmission that features a 170 amp alternator, which makes driving almost imperceptible.

The Exterior of the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

Chevrolet has added the Four-Wheel-Drive to so the 2020 Traverse can handle the adverse situations better. There are also anti-lock discs. The High Country version also comes with built-in towing equipment, electronic stability control system and standard handling suspension.

The aluminum wheels in the exterior are painted in bright silver. The wheels are 20-inch with a rim of the same size. This SUV comes with many good attributes: cameras with 360-degree vision, heated outdoor mirrors with electronic function and integrated flashing indicator lights, LED daytime running lamps, molded stirrups and intermittent rear windshield wipers, as well as side rails on the ceiling and exploratory lights , in the lower part, which serve to cut the fog. I think these are amazingly useful features.

But I was more surprised by the behavior of the suspension. The suspension of the 2020 Traverse High Country trim is very flexible. When you try to avoid rigorous driving situations you will see how the suspension makes that point, mentioned in the previous sentence.

The Interior of the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet Traverse AWD High Country infotainment system

If you have a large family, looking to make long trips, the 2020 AWD Chevrolet Traverse is a very suitable SUV for this purpose.

In the interior it will provide comfort thanks to its three-zone air conditioning system (micro perforated in the front chairs) and the adjustable steering wheel with docile seam from where you can maneuver electro-assisted steering, frontal collision alert, cruise control system, autonomous braking and involuntary lane departure alert (and the high definition player with 10 speakers generates a dream sound). The interior is very quiet and the driving experience very responsive.

All this coupled with the eight-inch multimedia screen, compatible with the two Android Auto and Car Play operating systems, which is mounted in a hidden sliding space with a USB port for charging mobile devices (in total the Traverse has 10 USB ports ).

2020 Chevrolet Traverse AWD High Country 2nd rowIs The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse AWD High Country a Reliable Car?

Apparently, in structural safety issues, the 2020 Traverse has the best ratings, thanks to its proximity and automatic stop alerts, but also for the seven airbags and its three-point seat belts with pretensioner and limitation of forces, as well as anchors for child seats.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the 2020 Traverse and an Overall Vehicle Score of 5, Frontal Crash score is 5 for the driver and 4 for the passenger, Side Crash score is 5 and the Rollover score is 4.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse AWD High Country 2nd and 3rd row

I find the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse a good alternative to Honda and Toyota vans, Honda Pilot, the Mazda CSX-9 and the Nissan Pathfinder. If you own a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse, please comment below and let us know if you agree with this review. What do you particularly like about the 2020 Traverse?

Also, if you are interested in a used Chevy Traverse, here Torque News reporter Patrick Rall's 2018 Chevrolet Traverse review, which you may find interesting as well.

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.

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Larry (not verified)    August 27, 2020 - 7:43PM

I own the 2020 High Country Traverse and couldn’t be more pleased with my choice of vehicle. I have 24,000 miles on it and have taken two 850 mile trips to Florida. We have a family of 4 and felt very safe and comfortable in our travels. My wife has a new fully loaded Van and my 11 and 14 years old kids insist on taking my SUV wherever we go. Oh, and they love the unlimited wireless data from OnStar.