(This was originally posted in Jan. 2021) The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is a family-friendly mid-size SUV that seats up to 8 passengers at a time and is renowned for both its style and functionality. Many three-row SUVs that are primarily designed as family cars aren’t very stylish, so the new Chevy Traverse has gotten a lot of attention for its sleek style inside and out. 

The eye-catching exterior and interior design of the Chevy Traverse definitely contribute to its popularity in the mainstream auto market. The 2021 Traverse has a modern exterior design with a bold front fascia, bold accents, and a dynamically contoured body that gives this mid-size SUV a unique look on the road in the best way possible. 

Chevrolet’s 2021 Traverse is also available in a variety of special editions and with several different appearance-focused packages such as the Redline Edition, which adds bold red and black accents to the exterior of the Traverse. 

As for the interior style of Chevy’s Traverse, all of the materials inside the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse are premium and upscale in order to give this mid-size SUV a more luxurious look and feel than its relatively affordable price would suggest. 

Beyond its appearance, however, the all-new Chevrolet Traverse has a lot to offer. From best-in-class cargo space to smooth drive performance to top-of-the-line tech and advanced safety features, the new 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is worth buying for a wide variety of reasons. Keep reading to learn more about 5 features of the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse that make this mid-size SUV stand out among other models within its vehicle segment. 

  1. Smooth Drive Performance 

The 2021 Chevy Traverse is a powerful SUV—it can tow up to 5,000 pounds at one time—and it also provides a smooth and quiet driving experience on the road. This mid-size SUV comes equipped with a standard 3.6-L V6 engine that delivers 310 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. 

Its engine pairs with a 9-speed automatic transmission, and this powertrain ensures a smooth and comfortable ride for both drivers and passengers and maximizes the quietness of the Traverse’s cabin.

  1. Best-in-Class Cargo Space 

Offering best-in-class cargo space, the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse delivers up to 98.2 cubic feet of available cargo volume. A power-folding 3rd row, two available hidden storage compartments, and an available hands-free power liftgate make it simple to store—and organize—anything you and your family might need at any time inside your Traverse. 

New Chevy Traverse: More Than Eye Catching Design

New Chevy Traverse: More Than Eye Catching Design

The cabin of the 2021 Traverse is also very spacious and offers plenty of leg and headroom for all passengers. Plus, Smart Slide seating in the 2nd row allows 3rd-row passengers to easily reach their seats—no more squeezing or climbing past the 2nd row to reach the backseat. 

  1. Intuitive Infotainment Tech 

Chevrolet’s 2021 Traverse is available with the state-of-the-art Chevrolet infotainment 3 System with a built-in 8.0-inch diagonal color touchscreen. The interface of this infotainment system is very user-friendly—even for less tech-savvy drivers. 

The 2021 Traverse is also available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and it features USB ports in every row of seats in order to allow both drivers and passengers to keep their mobile devices charged up and ready to go while on the go. 

  1. Advanced Safety and Driver-Assist Features 

The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse received a 5-star rating—on a 5-star scale—from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This federal agency performs a variety of crash tests on new vehicles and examines their advanced safety and driver-assist features to determine how they measure up to other models within their vehicle class. The NHTSA is renowned as one of the top organizations for determining how safe a vehicle is, so their 5-star rating of the 2021 Traverse should not be taken lightly. 

Equipped with an impressive array of advanced safety and driver-assist features, the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is designed to keep drivers and passengers safe on the road—which is part of what makes this mid-size SUV so family-friendly. 

Standard and available safety and driver-assist features include a rear vision camera, forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, rear cross-traffic alert, rear park assist, adaptive cruise control, teen driver technology, and much more.

  1. Impressive Fuel Efficiency 

Three-row SUVs do not generally excel in the area of fuel efficiency, but the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse offers impressive fuel economy on both the highway and city streets. 

It reaches up to 18 MPG on city streets and up to 27 MPG on the highway for an average combined gas mileage of approximately 23 MPG—which allows the 2021 Traverse to hold its own among other models in its vehicle segment when it comes to fuel efficiency.