The 2022 Chevy Traverse is getting a major update. Although this facelift was planned for the 2021 model year, GM eventually decided to delay this launch, due to the Coronavirus pandemics. Therefore, we already know most of the updates, despite that the new model is still far from the launch. At this point, we know for sure that some visual changes, a couple of interior tweaks and some nice additions in terms of standard and available equipment. On the other side, the overall layout is about to remain the same.
You may count on a crossover that offers plenty of space on the inside. There are three spacious rows of seats, as well as generous cargo volume. The ride is comfortable, while we certainly like Chevy’s intuitive infotainment system. Unfortunately, the updated 2022 Chevy Traverse will carry on with same drawbacks, which include things like lower interior quality compared to most rivals, while driving dynamics aren’t particularly great. The release date and price are yet to be announced.
2022 Chevy Traverse Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2022 Chevy Traverse will remain the same. It will continue to ride on a familiar C1 architecture and feature the same dimensions. The overall layout also remains the same, but there are also some nice updates to come. This particularly refers to the front end, where we are about to see the same front face.
The thing you’ll probably notice first are new headlights, which are narrower and feature full LED technology. Furthermore, the new grille features a slightly different shape, which doesn’t just look more attractive, but also allows more space for a bigger and bolder bumper. The new bumper features a bigger lower area, which has been blacked in order to provide a more attractive look. We count on new color options in the offer too.
On the inside, we are about to see a couple of interesting novelties too. First of all, count on new upholstery and new color schemes. Also, the infotainment system has been updated, so you may count on wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connection. Furthermore, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster is now available.
Those would be the biggest interior novelties for the 2022 Chevy Traverse. Other than that, things are about to remain pretty much the same. This means you may count on a familiar layout, which is really fantastic in terms of interior space. With more than 120 inches in wheelbase, it’s no wonder that all three rows are pretty generous in terms of space. The cargo area also offers some pretty respectable numbers. You may count on about 23 cubic feet of room behind the third row of seats, 57.8 cubic feet with the third-row seats folded, and 98.2 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded.
Big novelties are coming in terms of features as well, and that particularly refers to safety systems. In this aspect, we are about to see a lot of upgrades. The list of standard equipment will include goodies like automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beam headlamps, and a following-distance indicator with forward collision alert. Adaptive cruise control will be available as an option.
2022 Chevy Traverse Engines
The 2022 Chevy Traverse is coming with a lot of changes but the powertrain lineup is about to remain the same. Therefore, you may count on just one powertrain option in the offer, considering that the turbo-four has been discontinued last year. Therefore, the only engine option is a well-known 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 310 horsepower. It is a quite capable engine that ensures solid dynamics and a convenient ride. The engine comes coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which does the job pretty well.
When ti comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Those are quite typical ratings for the class. AWD models are slightly thirstier.
2022 Chevy Traverse Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2022 Chevy Traverse sometime in the summer. Base models should go around 32.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, some of the key rivals are models like Ford Explorer, VW Atlas, Kia Telluride etc.