2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet Traverse Review: Crowd Pleaser

by Morgan Carter

Not every midsize crossover can seat up to eight passengers, and those that do generally don't do so in supreme luxury. In the USA, the Chevy Traverse stands out from the crowd in this regard, with more passenger and cargo space than the majority of its rivals, like the Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer. It's still quite new off the back of a redesign in 2018, so only minor changes have been made to keep it competitive in the segment. The only powertrain available now is the V6 that develops 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, matching the more potent engines on rivals. Both front- and all-wheel-drive are offered on all but the base model, and moving up the trim levels sees the SUV equipped with almost all the comforts and conveniences you could need from a large family hauler. Some competitors may offer more standard features and a higher-quality interior, but the Chevy does a good job when you consider it's starting price of $29,800.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse Changes: 🚙What’s the difference vs 2019 Traverse?

Chevrolet has dropped the standard four-cylinder engine from the Traverse SUV, making the previously optional V6 engine the new base offering. Every model gets the upgraded Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system and an HD rearview camera, while the RS upwards get an HD surround-view camera. Each model above the LS trim gets access to hitch guidance with hitch view as part of the trailering package. Black Cherry Metallic expands the palette for the Traverse, while the teen driver system now includes the industry-first buckle to drive feature.

Pros and Cons

  • Capable standard V6 engine
  • Spacious third-row seats
  • Cavernous cargo hold
  • Updated infotainment system is even easier to use
  • Comfortable ride quality
  • Safety features are reserved for the upper trim levels
  • Doesn't offer as many features as rivals
  • Middling material quality

2020 Chevrolet Traverse Trims

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
L
3.6-liter V6 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
$29,800
LS
3.6-liter V6 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$32,900
LT Cloth
3.6-liter V6 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$35,400
LT Leather
3.6-liter V6 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$39,100
RS
3.6-liter V6 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$43,600

2020 Chevy Traverse Exterior

Designed as a mild-mannered family hauler, the Chevrolet Traverse doesn't sport particularly bold styling. It's handsome, in a reserved manner, but won't draw attention to itself. The standard trim rides on 18-inch alloy wheels and comes equipped with automatic headlights and LED daytime running lights, while the LT models add fog lights. The standard grille is broad and black, with the golden bowtie mounted on a chrome horizontal bar. The LT upgrades to body-colored grille and mirror cap accents, while the top-tier High Country gets chrome accents and larger 20-inch alloy wheels. Set slightly apart from the rest of the range, the RS comes with black-accented wheels and grille. A manual liftgate is standard on the lower trims, while the mid-tier trims get a power liftgate, and the top trims get a hands-free feature. A dual-panel power sunroof is available from the LT upwards, while it comes standard on the top-of-the-range High Country.

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Dimensions

The midsize SUV boasts an impressive length of 204.3 inches in order to fit three rows of seats, while the 120.9-inch wheelbase means there is enough space inside the cabin for all the Chevy Traverse's eight passengers. But unlike a regular crossover or car, the Traverse isn't designed for small spaces; with its dimensions, it carries a commanding overall height of 70.7 inches and width of 78.6 inches. The Chevy weighs in a bit heavier than the average midsize crossover, ranging between 4,362 and 4,403 lbs, compared to segment leaders like the Honda Pilot, which weighs just 4,036 lbs.

  • Length 204.3 in
  • Wheelbase 120.9 in
  • Height 70.7 in
  • Max Width 78.6 in
  • Front Width 67.3 in
  • Rear Width 67.0 in

Exterior Colors

The color palette for the Traverse comprises ten choices, but the entry-level L can only be dressed in Summit White and Mosaic Black Metallic. A step up the trim levels, the LS adds Satin Steel Metallic and Silver Ice Metallic. The LT Cloth and Leather trims each get access to Stone Gray Metallic, Black Cherry Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, and Graphite Metallic, while Cajun Red Tintcoat ($395) and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat ($995) are available as premium options. While the Premier and High Country get the same color options, the RS can't be painted in Summit White, Black Cherry Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, and Stone Gray Metallic.

Traverse Performance

Chevy definitely prioritized utility and efficiency over straight-up performance when it came to the Traverse. The SUV may have enough power on tap, with 310 hp and 266 lb-ft produced by the standard V6 engine, but it doesn't make the best use of it. Sure, it will get you where you're going without a fuss, but it never seems overly eager to do so, and the nine-speed automatic transmission is tuned more for efficiency than anything else. That said, you can expect the midsize crossover to move from 0 to 60 mph in around seven seconds, according to test drives. That's nothing to be ashamed of, all things considered. Like most of its rivals, the Traverse offers two drivetrain options, either front- or all-wheel-drive. Right off the factory floor, the Chevrolet can tow a modest 1,500 lbs, but throw on a few add-ons tailored to increase this capacity, and the SUV can pull up to 5,000 lbs. That's par for the course in this segment, but some rivals like the Buick Enclave can manage more.

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Engine and Transmission

With the turbo four-cylinder that was previously available to the RS dropped from this year's production cycle, only a single powertrain configuration remains. Under the hood of every Traverse is the same 3.6-liter V6 engine that develops 310 hp and 266 lb-ft. These outputs are regulated by a nine-speed automatic transmission that directs the power to the front wheels, while every trim above the standard L can be optioned with an all-wheel drivetrain. Luckily, Chevy kept the stronger of the two engines. The V6 doesn't struggle to move the hefty SUV, considering how much power it lets loose, keeping momentum around town and picking up speed well enough to pass on the highway and reaching top speeds without too much fuss. However, it does lose some steam when hauling heavier loads. But, once it gets rolling, the Traverse will happily chug along without complaint. The nine-speed gearbox is capable, but it's reticence to downshift when extra power is required can be a downer for those who want a bit more athleticism from their crossover.

  • Engine
    3.6-liter V6 Gas
  • Transmission
    9-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrains
    AWD, FWD

Handling and Driving Impressions

The Traverse is a gentle giant, not made for athletic handling but able to hold itself relatively well on the road. Like many midsize SUVs, steering is light and precise, making it an ideal vehicle for cruising around town. The on-center feel is pretty good when traveling at speed on the highway, too, but there is never much communication with the tires.

Handling is what you'd expect from a crossover in this weight range. Try to take a turn too fast, and you'll notice the body starting to roll, but there are systems in place to control this, and they do so quite well. Besides, nothing about the Chevy makes you think it should be driven like a sportier SUV, so this is unlikely to be a problem for most buyers.

Where the Traverse does shine, though, is ride comfort. Everything about the crossover seems designed to this end, from the comfortable seats to the capable suspension and ponderous acceleration. Few bumps will ever upset the hefty SUV as it cruises down the road, and adding more cargo and passengers only serves to make the ride that much more stable.

While it certainly doesn't look that rugged, and it hasn't got the greatest ground clearance for an SUV, the Chevrolet Traverse actually makes a valiant effort when it comes to off-roading. It will never compete with rivals designed to this end, but when equipped with the all-wheel drivetrain, the Chevy gives you that extra sense of security. But it's not really worth the extra price if you're certain you'll never drive over anything rougher than a gravel driveway.

Traverse Gas Mileage

With the four-cylinder engine no longer available, the Traverse can't offer quite as impressive fuel economy as it did last year. The standard V6 engine can be paired with two drivetrains, though. In its front-wheel spec, the Chevy can get 18/27/21 mpg across the city/highway/combined cycles, while switching out for the all-wheel drivetrain sees these figures drop to 17/25/20 mpg. Each drivetrain also comes with its own fuel tank - the FWD models get a 19.4-gallon fuel tank that gives the Traverse a maximum range of 407 miles, while the 21.7-gallon tank on the AWD models increases this to 434 miles. The Ford Explorer beats this best range by 30 miles with its better 21/28/24 mpg when equipped with the more efficient rear-wheel drivetrain, while the Honda Pilot falls short by just one mpg across each cycle.

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    19.4 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 18/27 mpg
* 2020 Chevrolet Traverse L FWD

2020 Chevrolet Traverse Interior

With seven trim levels on offer, the Traverse's interior can vary quite a bit. Three different upholsteries are offered with a growing list of features, depending on your budget and taste. However, even the top-tier High Country doesn't use the quality of materials you'd expect for the price. Still, there is space for up to eight in the cabin, with even the third-row seats supplying enough room for some adults. The controls for the various features are laid out for easy access, and the infotainment system is responsive and user-friendly, although its ergonomic placement on the dash is questionable. The more budget-friendly models keep things simple, with only the essentials being offered, but if you're willing to pay, you can get heated front and rear seats and even a rear-seat entertainment system.

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Seating and Interior Space

Many three-row crossovers have a hard time supplying enough space for all their passengers, but the Traverse is among the segment leaders in this regard. With seating appointments for up to eight, even the Chevy Traverse's 3rd-row seats can accommodate adult-sized passengers. Getting in is also pretty easy, and can be made even easier if the second-row bench is swapped out for captain's chairs, although this reduces overall capacity by one. Eight-way power front seats are available on the upper trims, along with heated and ventilated front seats as well as heated rear seats. Getting in and out of the SUV is pretty easy, despite the Traverse's height, but visibility is hindered by the crossover's length and the chunky design of the rear pillars. Luckily, there are advanced driver-assistance features available to the higher trims to remedy any shortcomings.

  • Seating capacity
    8-seater
  • Front Leg Room 41.0 in
  • Front Head Room 41.3 in
  • Rear Leg Room 38.4 in
  • Rear Head Room 40.0 in

Interior Colors and Materials

The starter trim and LS come upholstered in Jet Black cloth, with the color palette expanded on the LT Cloth to include Dark Atmosphere/Medium Ash Gray. Naturally, the LT leather upgrades to leather upholstery, carrying over the same color options as the lower trims but also adding Jet Black/Dark Galvanized. With its overall darker appearance, the RS only offers Jet Black leather upholstery. The top-of-the-range High Country gets slightly higher-quality perforated leather in a choice of two styles: Jet Black or Jet Black/Loft Brown. Overall, the build quality of the cabin is pretty decent, but the materials aren't as upscale as many buyers might like. There are plenty of hard plastics on display, but the upper trims try to hide these by layering some softer leather surfaces over the dash and door panels.

Traverse Trunk and Cargo Space

The Traverse is definitely near the top of the segment with its impressive cargo capacity. Even with all the seats in place, there are 23 cubic feet of trunk space on offer, more than enough for daily usage, and even enough to stow luggage for a smaller family. This area can be increased to 57.8 cubic feet by folding down the third row in a 60/40-split, freeing up enough space for twice as much luggage, but you'll have to sacrifice seating for three. Fold down both rows of seats, and you'll have a whopping 98.2 cubic feet available to transport even particularly large items. Leading competitors fall a bit short, with the Ford Explorer providing 18.2/47.9/87.8 cubic feet, while the Honda Pilot supplies 16.5/46.8/83.9 cubic feet.

With space for up to eight inside the cabin, it's no surprise that there's plenty of small-item storage on offer. Each row gets its own set of cupholders, while the front two rows get access to door pockets capable of accommodating water bottles. There is a standard glove compartment, a pretty spacious center armrest cubby, and several smaller storage bins spread around the cabin for all to use.

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Traverse Infotainment and Features

Features

While it may be modestly priced, even the base-level Traverse, the L, comes with its fair share of standard features. The front seats may be manually adjustable at the start, but tri-zone climate control, cruise control, a rearview camera, and a teen driver system are included. The upper trims gain access to power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats with memory settings, heated rear seats, as well as upgraded leather upholstery. From the LT Leather upwards, advanced driver-assistance features start becoming standard, including lane change alert, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear sonar, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection. An HD surround-view camera is added on the RS, and the High Country gets enhanced automatic emergency braking. Standard on the top trim, too, are power-folding third-row seats, and a dual-panel power sunroof. The standard manual liftgate gets upgraded to a programmable power liftgate at mid-tier level, while the upper trims get a hands-free power version.

Infotainment

Every model in the Traverse range comes standard with Chevrolet Infotainment 3, but the lower-tier trims don't get all the features available to this suite. The standard seven-inch touchscreen interface comes equipped with Bluetooth functions, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Two USB ports are provided to every row for device charging, while the Premier and High Country add a wireless charging pad. From the all-wheel-drive LT Cloth upwards, the infotainment screen is replaced with the larger eight-inch model for even clearer images, while navigation is added on the RS alongside the upgraded ten-speaker Bose premium sound system. Any trim above the base L can be equipped with the optional rear-seat entertainment system, which comprises dual eight-inch screens with USB and HDMI inputs, two-channel wireless headphones, and an available DVD player.

Chevrolet Traverse Common Problems and Reliability

The midsize SUV enjoys a pretty high dependability rating of 84 out of 100 awarded to it by J.D. Power. This reliability is well-earned, with only two recalls issued since the all-new generation Traverse entered the market. In 2018, it was recalled for faulty airbag deployment and again in 2020 for the possibility that the right-hand frame rail may be cracked. Chevrolet offers a 36,000-mile/three-year limited warranty on new purchases, while the powertrain and roadside assistance are valid for 60,000 miles or five years. A single free maintenance visit is also included.

Warranty

  • Warranty Note:
    Preliminary 2020 Warranty Note \ 
  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Note:
    Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Rust-Through:
    6 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance Note:
    Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Maintenance Note:
    1 Year \ 1 Visit

Chevrolet Traverse Safety

The Chevy Traverse's five-star ratings from the NHTSA are maintained for the new year, but the IIHS hasn't yet subjected the 2020 Chevy Traverse to review, at least not as extensively as in the past. Only moderate overlap front and side crash tests have been conducted - for this review the Chevrolet Traverse received a high score of Good.

US NHTSA crash test result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

Chevrolet Traverse Key Safety Features

Every Chevy Traverse model comes equipped with ABS, traction and stability control, an HD rearview camera, and seven airbags: dual front, front side, driver inboard side, and side curtain. The standard Teen Driver system now comes with a 'Buckle to Drive' feature that prevents shifting out of park mode when the seatbelts are not fastened. Advanced driver-assistance features are only added from the LT leather trim upwards, with the first enhancements including blind-side monitoring, lane change alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear sonar. The RS expands this offering with a following distance indicator, forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, auto high beam assist, and an HD surround-view camera. The top-of-the-range High Country finishes things off with enhanced automatic emergency braking.

Verdict: 🏁Is the Chevrolet Traverse a good SUV?

Where once the eight-seater midsize SUV segment was a niche market, it is quickly becoming populated as manufacturers scurry to fill the gap. The Chevrolet is just one of GM's offerings, competing alongside the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, as well as the Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer. Competition is stiff, but the Chevy remains popular in the US market, and for good reason.

Not as flashy as more luxury-minded brands like Buick, and not as high performance as Honda's SUV, the Traverse makes up for these shortcomings by being eminently practical. Despite cramming three rows of seats into a body that stands only 204 inches long, the 8-passenger Chevy Traverse manages to supply ample room for passengers in every row, where many rivals wouldn't dare to seat an adult in their rear-most rows. On top of that, the Traverse has an impressive maximum cargo capacity of 98.2 cubic feet, while even the standard 23 cubic feet is more than what rivals offer. Paired with a competent V6 engine that allows the SUV to tow up to 5,000 lbs, the Chevy manages to cover all the bases.

Yes, that same engine won't deliver driving thrills, but the Traverse is designed for comfort, and that's where it shines. It also does well in safety - at least on the upper trims - and it doesn't lack for features with its comprehensive infotainment suite, both standard and optional. Naturally, if you want everything the Chevrolet Traverse has to offer, you're going to have to pay for it. But, you can get most of the essentials at a very reasonable price. Few eight-seater midsize SUVs can offer the same at a price that the average Joe can afford, and that makes the Traverse a good vehicle, in our opinion.

🚘What’s the Price of 2020 Chevrolet Traverse?

Starting things off rather affordably is the base-level L, with a base price of $29,800. The LS doesn't change too much and only adds $3,100 to the bill, while the LT costs $35,400 in its Cloth guise. Swap to Leather, and the price rises to $39,100. The RS breaks the $40k mark at an MSRP of $43,600, while the penultimate Premier will set you back $45,800. Surprisingly expensive, though, is the High Country, which requires an investment of $50,900. All-wheel-drive can be optioned onto all but the base L trim with the additional cost varying between $1,990 and $3,300. These Chevrolet traverse prices exclude tax, licensing, registration, and Chevy's $1,195 destination charge.

Chevrolet Traverse Models

An extensive line-up of seven trims comprises the Chevrolet Traverse range. However, the L, LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier, and High Country are all powered by the same 3.6-liter V6 engine. This powertrain develops 310 hp and 266 lb-ft for the front wheels as standard, while all but the L have access to an optional all-wheel drivetrain. Rowing the gears for all Chevy Traverse models is a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The L is the entry-point into the range, riding on 18-inch alloys and equipped with automatic xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights. It comes with two rear benches and a maximum capacity of eight. The interior is upholstered in cloth, and standard features comprise manual front seats, a manual tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a rearview camera, cruise control, tri-zone climate control, and a teen driver system. It does get the upgraded Infotainment 3 suite, though, which includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, all accessed via the seven-inch touchscreen.

The LS will likely be the first model buyers really look at, since it's a standard option and not a build-to-order model. It gets access to the all-wheel drivetrain and tablet-mounting platforms with USB charging points, along with a host of extra packages. It is essentially the same as the L, but offers greater customizability.

Swapping out the second-row bench for captain's chairs, the LT Cloth takes a step towards greater passenger comfort. An eight-way power driver's seat comes standard at this level, along with fog lights and SiriusXM.

The LT Leather upgrades to leather upholstery and installs a few driver-assistance features, such as blind-spot monitoring, lane change alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear sonar. It also gets the upgraded eight-inch touchscreen interface. Heated front seats and remote engine start are also added.

Not much changes on the RS aside from black-accented exterior styling elements such as the grille and wheels. However, it does come standard with navigation and the ten-speaker Bose premium sound system. It also gets a number of safety improvements, including lane keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, a rear camera mirror, an HD surround-view camera, and a following distance indicator.

One level below the top, the Premier upgrades to LED headlights and gives the power liftgate hands-free gesture interactions. Inside, the heated front seats gain ventilation, while the rear seats get heating as standard. The driver's seat receives memory functions, the steering column is upgraded with power adjustability, and a wireless charging pad is added.

The top-of-the-range High Country gets upgraded perforated leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control, and enhanced automatic emergency braking. It is the only trim to come with standard power-folding third-row seats and a dual-panel power sunroof. The top-most trim also gets access to a unique all-wheel drivetrain that includes an auto-locking rear differential.

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Chevrolet Traverse Additional Packages

Each trim level in the Traverse range represents a rather specific offering, but they do offer at least some degree of customization. However, the base-level L is exempt from this as a build-to-order model. The LS offers primarily aesthetic packages such as the Black Accent Package ($615) and Blackout Package ($885), which each does as its names suggest. The Convenience and Driver Confidence Package ($1,795) is available to the LT Cloth, and adds Sirius XM, remote engine start, heated front seats, a power liftgate, and an eight-inch touchscreen with navigation. This package also adds rear cross-traffic alert, rear sonar, lane change alert, and blind-spot monitoring. Exclusive to the Premier is the Redline Edition ($2,495), which equips it with a dual-panel power sunroof, Redline badging, trailering equipment, 20-inch Gloss Black wheels and an array of black and red accented exterior features.

🚗What Chevrolet Traverse Model Should I Buy?

While the Traverse doesn't change much between the L and LS, these highly affordable trim levels are a little too bare for most buyers. On the other hand, the top tier High Country is just a bit too expensive for what it actually offers, so most shoppers will be looking for the middle ground, where value and price meet on equal footing. Lop off $5k from the High Country, and you're left with the Premier. This trim comes with most of the same comforts as its more expensive brother, including leather upholstery, heated and ventilated power front seats, heated rear seats and a hands-free power liftgate. It also comes with a complete safety suite, minus enhanced automatic braking. If you want to add some extra style to the mix, the Premier gets exclusive access to the Redline Edition, which adds the dual-panel sunroof and black/red exterior accents. This still keeps the price below $50k, even if you opt for the pricier all-wheel drivetrain.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse Comparisons

Ford Explorer Ford
GMC Acadia GMC
CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Chevrolet Traverse310 hp18/27 mpg$29,800
Ford Explorer 300 hp21/28 mpg$32,765
GMC Acadia 193 hp21/27 mpg$29,800

2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs Ford Explorer

Like the Traverse of yesteryear, the Ford Explorer offers buyers a choice of powertrains. The standard turbo four-cylinder engine develops 300 hp, while the available twin-turbo V6 develops 365 hp, and the hybrid V6 engine develops only 285 hp. Naturally, the turbo four-pot easily bests the new Chevrolet Traverse in mileage figures, but even the twin-turbo V6 is almost a perfect match to the Chevy in comparison, despite putting out a lot more power. However, where the Explorer falls short is straight-up utility. Measuring in quite a few inches shorter than the Traverse, it can't compete in terms of passenger or cargo capacity, delivering only 18.2 cubic feet of standard trunk space. The Ford also only offers a maximum capacity of seven passengers, with less overall room than the Chevy boasts. True, the Explorer is a stronger performer, with a slightly more engaging driving experience, and it also looks better inside, with higher quality materials. However, most buyers looking at this price bracket want the best bang for their buck, and at the Chevy Traverse's cost, it's hard to place the more expensive Ford above the Chevrolet Traverse in that regard.

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2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs GMC Acadia

While the GMC Acadia may share some heritage with the Chevy Traverse, with both vehicles manufactured by GM, they are still quite distinctly different. Both draw attention for their relatively low starting price, with only about $1,000 difference between them, but the Traverse is a bit bigger than the Acadia and can seat an extra person as standard. The Chevrolet also manages to provide more passenger and cargo space, with the GMC maxing out at only 79 cubic feet. Smaller in every way, the Acadia also comes with a much weaker standard engine, a 193 hp four-cylinder. However, it can be optioned with a similar V6 to the Chevy's, developing 310 hp and 271 lb-ft. Thus, the base GMC is a bit more affordable, both in price and fuel, but it can't match the Traverse in terms of performance or utility. Considering the small gap in price, it's clear which is the better value-for-money crossover here.

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