The current generation of Chevy’s large crossover has been around for five years and it will remain in production for some more time, especially if we consider the recent update. Also, the current model makes some pretty good sales numbers, so there is no need for GM to rush with changes. We expect to see a familiar layout, though we won’t exclude the possibility to see the 2023 Chevrolet Traverse with minor updates, such as new standard features and maybe new color options.
You may count on a familiar SUV, which offers familiar pros and cons. When it comes to the things we like, interior space is the first thing that comes to mind. Furthermore, we like the intuitive cargo area, as well as the pretty smooth ride. The engine is quite capable, while the biggest complaint goes to the interior quality, as most rivals look nicer from the inside.
Considering that no bigger changes are about to come, we presume that the 2023 Chevrolet Traverse will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Chevrolet Traverse Design
If we consider that the 2022 model year came with updates in various aspects, there is no doubt that the 2023 Chevrolet Traverse will be a typical carryover model. This update included styling changes as well, starting from a new front face that includes a more prominent grille, more aggressive bumper design etc. It’s easy to conclude that the best the next year’s model could bring are new color options.
The same thing goes for the mechanics. This model rides on a good-old C1 platform and offers a pretty smooth and relaxed ride. This is a typical family hauler with great cruising characteristics. Those who are looking for more athleticism should rather look for something else, for models like Mazda CX-9.
The interior design is both a strong and weak point of this SUV, depending on what buyers expect from it. If they are looking for a premium-looking SUV, they will probably be disappointed, considering that there is plenty of hard plastics and other low-rent materials.
On the other hand, if practicality and functionality are your top priority, then search no more. This is one of the biggest models in the class and, therefore, the amount of interior space is tremendous. This is one of the rare crossovers where all three rows of seats are functional and adult-friendly. Even the third row is comfortable on longer journeys.
When it comes to cargo capacity, you may count on about 23 cubic feet behind the third row, 57.8 cubic feet of space behind the second row and 98.2 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. Those are some of the best ratings in the class.
Once again, we don’t expect to see bigger changes but a couple of novelties in this aspect are always possible. So, base models should come standard with goodies like tri-zone climate control, push-button start, proximity keyless entry, a 7-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, six USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Among options, expect to find things like a panoramic sunroof, remote start, an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, wireless device charging, and a 10-speaker stereo.
When it comes to safety features, all models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, forward-collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, rear seat alert etc. Also, count on upgrades like parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, surround-view camera, adaptive cruise control and more.
2023 Chevrolet Traverse Engine
This aspect definitely won’t bring changes and the 2023 Chevrolet Traverse will continue with just one engine on the offer. Of course, we are talking about the well-known 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which is smooth and usually shifts in time.
The whole setup seems capable and refined, while the fuel economy is also pretty good. In numbers, that would be around 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which is quite typical for the segment.
2023 Chevrolet Traverse Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Chevrolet Traverse will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 34.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot etc.