Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,039 - $41,975
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
281-288
Seats
7-8
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,039 - $41,975
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
281-288
Seats
7-8

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse If...

If you're looking for a big family vehicle with excellent safety ratings, the ability to tow 5,200 pounds and reasonably good fuel economy for its size, the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse may b...

Chevrolet Traverse Models & Trims

LS $8,292 - $9,819*
Horsepower: 281 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Not Available
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT w/1LT $7,039 - $8,644*
Horsepower: 281 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Not Available
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5, 20 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT w/2LT $34,465 - $36,465
Horsepower: 281 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Not Available
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5, 20 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LTZ $39,975 - $41,975
Horsepower: 288 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Not Available
Standard Wheels: 20 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

3.94

132 Reviews

33% 42% 16% 7% 3%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Has had several recalls, but the manufacturer has serviced them promptly without issues and at no cost to me.

My Traverse is wonderful. It drives smoothly, is very dependable and comfortable. It has tons of room for a family of 5. It has dual TV /DVD players in the back of the front seat headrest allowing two different videos to play for each TV. Great for kids of different ages or preferences. Gets good gas mileage, and has a great sensor system for everything to let you know of issues right away. Also love the electronic hatch open and remote start.

- Kember K

Rides wonderfully, drives well and great gas mileage.

Love the vehicle and has held up well. Has approximately 213,000 miles on it. I am now having issues where the heat does not work, the Bluetooth working with the speakers intermittently works then sounds like it is a million miles away. The radio speaker in upper left front intermittently works and lastly the check engine light is on and will not go off despite the dealership saying nothing it wrong and they are unable to get it to go off.

- Donna M

Family vehicle, very reliable and lots of space.

I have the Chevy traverse. I updated from a dodge stratus after having my two children due to not having enough room. I didn't really have a certain model when I went looking but I found the traverse and it ran smooth and a great price. I have had the car for about 5 months and still running great. It is a great family car. I love that the seats fold down and make it nice when I have to haul things or need extra room for strollers and etc.

- Tessa W

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front angle view.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$8,292 - $9,819
$7,039 - $8,644

Horsepower

Horsepower
281 hp
281 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L SIDI V6 (281 hp [210 kW] @ 6300 rpm 266 lb
3.6L SIDI V6
3.6L SIDI V6 (281 hp [210 kW] @ 6300 rpm 266 lb
3.6L SIDI V6
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 in.
40.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.8 in.
36.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
7 - 8
7 - 8

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/70R17
P255/55R20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
118.9 in.
118.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.4 ft.
40.4 ft.

Length

Length
205 in.
205 in.

Width

Width
78.4 in.
78.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4790 - 5066 .lbs
4790 - 5066 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
281 hp
288 hp

Torque

Torque
266 ft. lbs.
270 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 .lbs
500 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
22 gal.
22 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 mpg
21 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 mpg
24 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Not Available
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Standard

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings