Crossover & Midsize

You Could Do a Lot Worse Than the 2021 Chevy Traverse If You Want a Quiet Ride

There are many different kinds of SUVs on the market these days, and every automaker is trying to one-up each other with their SUVs. In Chevy’s case, the Traverse isn’t the best SUV in its class, but it does do really well in certain areas. Here’s a look at why the 2021 Chevy Traverse has a very quiet and comfortable ride. 

A look at the 2021 Chevy Traverse 

When it comes to SUVs, the Traverse doesn’t look very special from the outside. Like U.S. News wrote, the Traverse only has an overall score of 8.0 out of 10, which is pretty good but ultimately not very remarkable. Many of its midsize peers like the Hyundai Palisade or the Kia Telluride have higher scores, and it’s the same story in other SUV segments. 

The main reason for this relatively average score is because of the Traverse’s engine. It comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 that gets 310 hp, and for an SUV of its size, this engine is good enough when it comes to power, according to U.S. News. With that said, when it comes to acceleration, the Traverse’s standard engine was, according to Edmunds, “decidedly average.” 

This was the same story for many other aspects about the Traverse. With its standard engine, the Traverse gets 18 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on highways, which is again, about average. Similarly, the Traverse had a pretty average reliability rating, according to U.S. News. 

The 2021 Chevy Traverse has a pretty quiet ride

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Something that the Traverse does do quite well, however, is provide its passengers with a comfortable and quiet ride. Technically speaking, the 2021 Traverse is a bit louder than before, since in the past, it came standard with a smaller four-cylinder engine. However, the current standard V6 isn’t actually that much noisier than before. 

On top of that, Chevy has put an active noise cancellation system into the Traverse, and that helps make the cabin very quiet, according to U.S. News. This system helps make the engine sound quieter, and it also makes road and wind noise quieter too. U.S. News wrote that the cabin of the Traverse is so quiet that anyone can easily have a conversation with the other passengers while they’re in the Traverse

This exceptionally quiet cabin is one of the Traverse’s strong points. While the rest of the car had about average scores, U.S. News gave the Traverse’s interior a rating of 8.9 out of 10, which is the Traverse’s highest rating. The Traverse’s cabin is very quiet, but it’s also equipped with other features that helped give it that high of a score. 

A look at the 2021 model’s interior

Since the Chevy Traverse is a midsize SUV with third-row seating, it naturally has a lot of space. U.S. News wrote that the Traverse’s interior was roomy and that its seats were comfortable too. In terms of its interior design, it’s also not hard on the eyes, which is a bonus. Obviously, though, the more expensive trims will make the interior fancier than usual.

Furthermore, Chevy’s equipped the Traverse with plenty of standard features. For example, a tri-zone automatic climate control system is standard, as is a 7-inch touchscreen display that’s equipped with Chevy’s infotainment system. Plus, the Traverse is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

There are also a few great standard safety systems. U.S. News said that the Traverse comes with Chevy’s Teen Driver system, which allows parents to customize their Traverse so that it’s safer for their children to drive around in. Furthermore, the Traverse also comes with a rear-seat reminder system, which can be helpful in preventing hot car deaths.