Famous for the impressive amount of space, Chevy’s biggest crossover has just received a facelift. We saw updates in various aspects, starting from new styling. We also saw more standard equipment and further revisions on the inside. Considering all these updates, it’s easy to conclude that the 2023 Chevy Traverse will continue in the same way, without more important changes. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see minor tweaks, such as new color options and more standard equipment.
In any case, you may count on familiar design characteristics and features. This crossover has so many great things to offer, starting from the very generous amount of passenger and cargo space. Furthermore, the powertrain is pretty capable, while the ride is smooth and comfortable. On the other hand, the main complaints go to the subpar interior quality and the lack of athleticism.
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Chevy Traverse will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Chevy Traverse Design
We expect that the 2023 Chevy Traverse will be a typical carryover model, considering the recent update. That update has brought a lot of new things, starting from the updated styling. The new model features a new front end, with narrower headlights, a more aggressive bumper design, larger air intakes etc.
The mechanical aspect of the vehicle won’t change either. This aspect is pretty much the same as it was at the time of the initial launch. The Traverse rides on a familiar C1 platform and features nearly 121 inches in wheelbase, which makes it one of the biggest models in the class. It is a front-wheel-drive car, though you can get an AWD version as well. In both cases, the ride is very smooth and comfortable, while the optional AWD adds extra grip. However, the vehicle feels large and isn’t as fun to drive as some rival models.
The cabin of this crossover has a lot of things to offer. We particularly like the fact that this is one of the biggest models in the class, which reflects in plenty of passenger space. All three rows of seats are spacious and comfortable. To give you a better picture, the third row features 33.5 inches of legroom, which is enough to accommodate adults pretty easily. Furthermore, the cargo area offers 23 cubic feet behind the third-row seats, 57.8 cubic feet of space behind the second row and 98.2 cubic feet of the total volume. Those are some of the highest numbers in the segment.
However, not all things about this interior are great. While the cabin is spacious, it doesn’t feature a spectacular build quality. Most rivals look nicer from the inside and feature better materials.
We don’t expect to see too many changes in this aspect. Most things should remain the same as in the current model, which comes standard with goodies like a 7-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, six USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, tri-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, and push-button start. Among options, you can find things like remote start, panoramic rood, 120V power outlet, an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, wireless device charging, and a 10-speaker stereo.
We don’t expect anything different in terms of safety either. So, all models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, rear-seat alert etc. There is also a generous list of available safety features, which includes rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, surround-view camera, rearview mirror, safety alert seat, adaptive cruise control etc.
2023 Chevy Traverse Engine
Things under the hood won’t change and the 2023 Chevy Traverse will continue with the well-known 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 310 horsepower. It comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission and the whole system works well. Driving dynamics are good, while the ride feels smooth and refined.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which is about average for the segment. Of course, models with all-wheel drive are slightly thirstier.