Is the Chevy Traverse a full-size SUV?

I know the Chevy Traverse has three rows of seats. I’d argue that makes it a full-size SUV, but my boyfriend says that it’s a mid-size SUV. Who’s right?

Cassandra Hamilton · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
While the number of seating rows is usually a good marker for whether or not an SUV is full-size, you can’t rely on this factor alone. The Chevy Traverse is not a full-size SUV, but the Chevrolet Tahoe is—if that’s what you’re looking for.
So what makes the Tahoe a full-size and the Traverse a midsize?
  • The Tahoe has an additional 11 cubic feet of total passenger space over the Traverse
  • There is an extra 1.5 inches of legroom for the driver and front passenger in the Tahoe
  • If you have a lot to haul, the Tahoe has an extra 24.7 cubic feet of storage—122.9 cubic feet vs. 98.2 in the Traverse
  • There are better and extra technology options in the Traverse
  • You’ll get more engine options and sizes with the Tahoe
Even though the Traverse has three rows of seating, it’s dwarfed by the full-size Tahoe.
Chevrolet Traverse insurance costs
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Chevrolet Tahoe insurance costs
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