The new 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is a massive crossover SUV that can shuttle lots of people and cargo. And remaining comfortable and fun while doing so. Aside from its illustrious utility functions, it offers unparalleled value for the money in terms of standard accessories available. It’s definitely a top pick in its class considering its immense abilities.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse Release Date & Price
Chevy is yet to make its release date known yet, however, whispers within the large crossover SUV segment point to a possible release sometime in the second half of 2017. Pricing has been released and according to Chevy, the new model comes with a price starting from $28,000 – a reduction from the outgoing model which costs $31,205 thereby cementing further the Traverse value.
Three things have changed: both the Traverse LS and LT models have gained an additional 7 horsepower. The existing model is equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine hitched to a six-speed automatic transmission. While both the displacement and the transmission system remain the same, the power output has increased from 281 horsepower to 288 horsepower. However, the top-of-the-line model’s output have remained unchanged over the previous model. The other significant change has occurred on the trim lineup. The existing lineup consists of LS, LT, and LTZ, however, the LTZ gets replaced by Premier model/group. Lastly, the new model has seen a price drop or around $3,205.
Aside from the changes, the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse interior has also seen some improvements that Chevrolet is banking on to help it remain competitive in this segment awash with a plethora of alternatives. In addition to that, the Traverse comes with plenty of cargo space, top crash safety scores, a passenger seating capacity of up to eight passengers, and a smooth ride quality. Dimensions are as follows: length – 203.7”, height – 69.9”, and width – 78.5”. The maximum cargo capacity stands at 5,200 pounds – unchanged from the existing model.
On the flipside though, its massive size augmented by its curb weight of 4,713 pound, makes it quite a hustle to drive. And the overall interior refinement is starting to show some grey areas given the Traverse age relative to fresher and newer models thronging the segment for a share of the spoils.
In relation to GM’s crossover trio that also consists of 2017 GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave, the large Traverse could very well be seen as the blue-collar member. It comes with nearly the same set of standard features as its siblings, which therefore means it is well-equipped with fresh technologies. The Chevy Traverse interior has been reworked by GMC and now looks elegant and upscale than before. The ride quality is laudable, and while drivers may not feel as though they’re behind the wheel of a Mini Cooper, the unwieldy feel offered by the 40.4 ft. turning circle makes it easier to wheel around.
We could go on and on about how good the Chevrolet Traverse 2017 has become, however, other vehicles in the segment has also become better for the new model year. Some of these include Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot 2016, and 2016 Toyota Highlander.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse Spy photos for Exterior & Interior Redesigns
Depending on the available seating configuration, the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is available with a seating capacity for up to eight passengers. LS, LT, and the top-of-the-line Premier are the trim levels available.
Exterior Chevrolet Traverse colors: Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Champagne Silver Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Mosaic Black Metallic, Sable Metallic, Blue Velvet Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, and Siren Red Tintcoat. The contents of the palette may change slightly on its release date, as Chevrolet is still in the process of making the full specs known.
Some of the standard accessories available for the Chevy Traverse include a rearview camera, dual USB ports, an auxiliary audio jack, Bluetooth connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic wipers and headlights, seventeen-inch steel wheels, and a 6.5” touchscreen display.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is one engine – a 3.6L V6 engine – that offers an output of 288 horsepower and 270 lbs. ft. of torque. Fuel economy provided by the EPA stands at 18 mpg for combined city/highway cruising.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 10.9 in. (118.9 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 11.7 in. (203.7 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6.5 in. (78.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 24.4 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4,713 lbs
Top Speed: 112 mph
0-60: 7,3 sec
MPG: 17/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Champagne Silver Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Mosaic Black Metallic, Sable Metallic, Blue Velvet Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, and Siren Red Tintcoat
Towing Capacity: 5200 lbs
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