Chevrolet introduced the Traverse in 2009 as a mid-size crossover to slot in between its compact Equinox and the full-size Tahoe SUV. It’s one of the most substantial vehicles in its class and is aimed at families who need practical day-to-day transportation.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
There are no noteworthy changes to the Traverse for the 2023 model year.
Chevrolet offers the Traverse in LS, LT, True North, RS, Premier and High Country trim levels. Every Traverse is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine, a nine-speed transmission, and all-wheel drive.
LS trim starts out with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights/taillights, six-speaker audio, a power driver’s seat, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, passive keyless entry, and three-zone A/C. LS also includes forward collision mitigation, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist/departure warning, and automatic high beams.
LT adds an 8.0-inch touchscreen, heated front seats, a garage door remote, remote engine start, a power tailgate, blind spot monitoring, lane change alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear park assist.
RS models get 20-inch wheels, a dual-panel sunroof, a power front passenger seat, adaptive cruise control, an upgraded stereo, navigation, surround-view cameras, a heated steering wheel, rear pedestrian alert, a 120-volt power outlet, and a camera-based rearview mirror. True North’s additions include all-weather floor liners and leather upholstery.
Premier models get chrome exterior trim, a hands-free tailgate, power-folding side mirrors with driver’s side auto dimming, a digital gauge display, heated rear seats, power steering wheel adjustments, and ventilated front seats.
Finally, High Country trim brings a power-folding third-row seat, polished wheels, and trim-specific interior elements.
Chevrolet’s options for the Traverse centre around various cosmetic add-ons, plus a package that bundles roof rails and side steps, and another that brings a cargo shade and cargo net.
Chevrolet’s fuel consumption estimates for the Traverse are 13.6/9.6 L/100 km (city/highway).
You’ll find plenty of competitors against which to cross-shop the Traverse, including the Toyota Highlander, Kia Telluride, Volkswagen Atlas, Ford Explorer, Buick Enclave, Mazda CX-9, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Palisade, Dodge Durango, and GMC Acadia.