With upcoming July/August/September/October road trips, we felt it was time to step into a new Traverse after nine and a half years and 135K miles. Nearly a month in with our 2019 Premier AWD and we're extremely happy with it.
The 3.6 has noticeable improvement in low end torque, but we've only driven in FWD mode so far. AWD behavior may be different, but I'm really enjoying the better fuel mileage since we can use FWD mode most of the year in Colorado.
The interior seems to have quite a bit more headroom and is at least as comfortable as our previous Traverse. I like the seat bottom cushioning much better already. The dash is laid out well, but it took a few drives to get used to where everything is. I had to read the manual for some other settings, but we've got things dialed in the way we like.
The only nit for me to pick is the suspension. Our 2010 LTZ was a little "sportier" in how it handled bumps (but was never a rough ride) while the 2019 (also with 20" wheels) is a bit softer. In some cases the back end gets a bit lighter than I would like when crossing familiar road imperfections. Perhaps the shocks/springs/struts were spec'd different (lighter duty) with the 700 pound (or so) weight reduction in the new generation. I'll mention it to my dealer when I go in for the free oil change/tire rotation to see what they tell me, but I suspect we'll just have to approach bumps in the road with a bit more caution.
All that said, our 2010 LTZ NEVER left us stranded driving through all weather extremes and road conditions. Sure, it had some items that needed attention, but the dealer and GM always took care of us. Buying a new one was an easy decision for us.
2019 Traverse Premier, Born 3/19, Satin Steel Metallic, Jet Black/Dark Galvanized Leather, Black Bowties. Just drive it.
Retired at 135,000 miles--2010 Traverse LTZ AWD, Born 11/09, Silver Ice Metallic, Titanium Leather, DVD, Nav, Sunroof, Towing.