The Chevrolet Traverse is an important player among three-row midsize crossovers. While the roomy SUV doesn’t pretend to be a performance vehicle, it has one of the most powerful base engines in its class. Its most important attributes are dependability, interior size, and value. The Traverse fits into the Chevy crossover lineup between the compact Chevrolet Equinox and the full-size Chevrolet Tahoe.
The Traverse enjoys a substantial advantage in length versus key competitors, and that pays off in added interior space. The Traverse is significantly longer than the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, and Toyota Highlander. The Jeep Grand Cherokee L is the only midsize crossover that is close to the Chevy in length. The Traverse also features an easy-to-use infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Several of the upscale Traverse trims include adaptive cruise control. Buyers looking for a family vehicle should test-drive the Chevrolet Traverse.
The 2023 Chevrolet Traverse is available in six trim levels: LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier, and High Country. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available on every trim.
The LS is the entry-level model priced at $35,315 (including a $1,395 destination charge). It comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, a backup camera, tinted glass, LED headlights, heated power-adjustable exterior mirrors, proximity keyless unlock, keyless start, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and USB ports in all three rows.
The LT Cloth ($37,840) adds an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar control, second-row captain’s chairs, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, roof rails, and the availability of a sunroof and a power-operated liftgate. The standard safety package includes rear park assist, lane-change alert with side blind-spot alert, and rear cross-traffic alert.
The LT Leather starts at $41,535 and has the best combination of features for the price. Not only does it have leather seats, it has an 8-inch touchscreen, a programmable rear liftgate, a six-way power-adjustable passenger seat, a universal home remote, wireless phone charging, and a 4.2-inch driver information display.
Shoppers looking to add sportiness should consider the RS model, priced from $45,840. The RS adds blacked-out exterior accents, including 20-inch dark aluminum wheels, black trim, and active aero shutters. It also has a standard power liftgate, 120-volt power outlet, adaptive cruise control, and a 10-speaker Bose premium audio system.
The Premier ($47,995) trades the sporty appearance of the RS for more luxury. Dual exhaust outlets and 20-inch machined aluminum wheels are among the exterior highlights. The Premier has soft, perforated leather seating in the first and second rows. An 8-inch color driver information center highlights the interior upgrades. Auto-dimming mirrors, chrome body accents, a motion-activated rear liftgate, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a surround-view camera, and navigation are also offered.
The top-of-the-line High Country ($52,795) is filled with upgrades. Included are perforated-leather seats, 20-inch polished wheels, a Bose premium audio system, a panoramic sunroof, and power-folding third-row seats. A surround-view monitor, heavy-duty cooling, hitch guidance with hitch view, and a trailering package are standard.