2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Find Another Chevrolet Traverse
16 CITY / 23 HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability


Introduced for the 2009 model year, the Chevrolet Traverse is a crossover SUV with the upscale design, standard features and people- and cargo-hauling capability found in many larger SUVs. Offered in LS, LT and LTZ models, in both front- and all-wheel-drive configurations, the Traverse is carryover for 2010.
  • USB port included with premium radios. Located in the center console, it connects portable music devices to the vehicle's audio system and charges batteries of some hand-held items
  • OnStar 8.2
  • One new exterior color

The Chevrolet Traverse, a large to midsize crossover SUV, made its dbut in the 2009 model year and is largely unchanged for 2010. It shares a platform with the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia. The Traverse can seat seven or eight passengers, can tow up to 5,200 lbs., and offers a maximum of about 166 cu. ft. of cargo space.

The 2010 Chevrolet Traverse is available in four trim levels: LS (base), 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ models. LS trim includes 17-inch wheels, seating for eight, split-folding bench seats in the second and third rows, full power accessories, a six-speaker sound system, and air conditioning. The 1LT trim has 18-inch wheels, trip computer, heated side mirrors, upgraded seats, and rear parking sensors. The 2LT trim adds tri-zone automatic climate control, plus an upgraded Bose sound system and a power liftgate. The 2LT also features captain's chairs in the second row, reducing seating capacity to seven.

Twenty-inch wheels and leather upholstery are featured on the LTZ trim, along with heated and ventilated power front seats, remote start, and Bluetooth capability. Many other options are available as stand-alone options or via option packages, at most trim levels. These include a towing package, a navigation system, dual sunroofs, and a rear-seat entertainment system.

The sole power plant for the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse is a 281-hp, 3.6-liter V6 engine. (In the LTZ trim, it produces 288 hp.) The transmission is a six-speed automatic, and two- or four-wheel drive is available. The EPA estimates that the two-wheel-drive Traverse delivers 17 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg combined. Safety features include anti-lock brakes, traction control, antiskid system, curtain-side airbags for all three rows, and front-side airbags.

Base MSRP for the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse is $29,224.


J.D. Power Ratings

Initial Quality Study
Overall Quality - Design?
Body & Interior Quality - Mechanical?
Body & Interior Quality - Design?
Overall Quality - Mechanical?
Powertrain Quality - Design?
Features & Accessories Quality - Design?
Powertrain Quality - Mechanical?
Overall Quality?
Features & Accessories Quality - Mechanical?
Automotive Performance Execution and Layout
Overall Performance and Design?
Features and Instrument Panel?
Vehicle Dependability Study
Powertrain Dependability?
Body and Interior Dependability?
Overall Dependability?
Feature and Accessory Dependability?

Power Circle Scoring Legend:

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest
*Please note that JDPower.com Power Circle Ratings may not include all information used to determine J.D. Power awards. Learn more about how J.D. Power Ratings are calculated.

The Latest Chevrolet Articles:

Chevrolet redesigns two critical crossover SUVs for 2018. The compact Equinox and family-sized Traverse are all-new, and significantly improved over the previous versions.
From the “no news is good news” department, Chevrolet makes almost no changes to its lineup of passenger cars. Only the enthusiast-oriented Camaro and Corvette see significant updates.
Chevrolet will offer its Redline special-edition package on nine of its models, the automaker announced at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.
Detailed changes for each 2017 Chevrolet truck, SUV, and van model are shown on the pages that follow.
Chevrolet emphasizes two different kinds of performance in 2017. First, the Bolt EV debuts, delivering significant range at an affordable price. Second, the Camaro lineup expands with new 1LE and ZL1 variants and the Corvette Grand Sport arrives.
Chevrolet has announced that it will expand its popular special-ddition model variants that feature bolder, more aggressive looks to include the Equinox and Traverse SUVs because of the popularity of the Midnight Edition Trax small crossover.
Electrifying the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, General Motors kicked off 2016 with more than just a flash of brilliance, officially unwrapping the new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and demonstrating industry leadership in affordable electric vehicles.
Chevrolet’s roster of trucks and SUVs remains the same for 2016, but there are new exterior colors, enhanced safety features, and new wheel options.
Though the names have remained the same, most everything else related to Chevrolet’s lineup of cars has changed for 2016. Get the critical details on every 2016 Chevy model...
With the Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept, which General Motors introduced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the automaker signals its intent to develop an affordable electric vehicle with significant driving range.