If you need a three-row crossover SUV designed to give you the space and room of a full-size SUV but with the maneuverability and performance of a mid-size SUV, the 2023 Chevy Traverse is the crossover for you. The new model year brings some new updates, new features, and new content that is bound to entice those looking for an SUV for the whole family that combines loads of interior space, functionality, and great style into one affordable package. The 2023 Chevy Traverse doesn't shortchange drivers on the kind of experience you can expect from a large travel vehicle, and it's the likely choice for those who want the best that the segment has to offer without draining your finances dry.
Each new year Chevy manages to up the ante for many of its nameplates, and the Traverse is no exception to this rule. Even if some of the changes are minor or tweaks to existing features, there's always something new and unique to look forward to with many of Chevy's vehicles. In this case, new for 2023, the Chevy Traverse has received an all-new offering in the premium exterior color front with Radiant Red Tintcoat, along with a brand new basic exterior color in the form of Sterling Grey Metallic. Additionally, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a shift knob are also standard on select trims.
On the subject of trims and colors, you can get the 2023 Chevy Traverse in six different trim formats, starting with the base LS trim, followed by the LT Cloth, the LT Leather, the performance-oriented RS trim, the Premier trim, and finally the luxury-oriented High Country. Each trim comes with its own selection of features and amenities. Additionally, you can get the Traverse in six different exterior colors and three different interior cabin materials.
The 2023 Chevy Traverse rides on a 3.6-liter V6, which delivers 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. The V6 is paired up to a 9-speed automatic transmission. You can also get the Traverse in standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive. There is also a Driver Mode Selector with the all-wheel drive option, where you can choose the drive mode best suited for the road and weather conditions you're dealing with. The five drive modes include front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, off-road, tow/haul, and snow mode.
No matter where or when you drive, the Traverse is always kept stable and on steady ground, even when the ground itself is uneven. This is thanks to the stability management system known as StabiliTrak. Standard on all trim models, StabiliTrak gives the Traverse added stability and traction control even over the roughest surfaces or in the most unpredictable weather. If there's one thing any driver of a three-row SUV wants, in addition to great power and performance on the road, is responsive and stable handling; with StabiliTrak, you get that and then some with the Traverse.
Additionally, all Traverse SUVs come with automatic start/stop to help with fuel conservation, along with electric power steering and available trailering equipment. Added hitch guidance with hitch view on select trims also improves the ability to tow more effectively. On the subject of towing, how much can you tow with the Traverse? It can tow up to a maximum of 5,000 lbs. This means small campers and boats are easily attachable via the hitch on the 2023 Traverse. Plus, the added availability of a heavy-duty cooling system means you won't have to worry about the SUV struggling to handle the load.
The Traverse comes in a very modest design scheme, highlighting refined lines and functionality over extravagant form factors. Both inside and out, the three-row SUV offers a lot to appreciate. This includes a multitude of options in which to customize the appearance of the exterior and interior alike. You can get the Traverse in a variety of different color schemes, including Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Summit White, Mosaic Black Metallic, Black Cherry Metallic, and the all-new Radiant Red Tintcoat, and Sterling Gray Metallic.
Up to 20-inch chrome aluminum wheels can help give the Traverse a bolder stance, while standard active aero shutters provide additional aerodynamic prestige and performance during travel. Automatic on/off headlamps, heated power-adjustable outside mirrors, and an available Dual SkyScape 2-panel power sunroof for the LT Leather, Premier, and High Country trims help add a lot of luster to the Traverse's appeal. With a standard hands-free power liftgate on select trims and full LED exterior lighting standard for every trim, even the darkest pathways can be illuminated while traveling in the Traverse.
The cabin of the crossover SUV is just as engaging as the exterior, which includes seating for up to 8 people across three rows. The interior is available in jet black perforated appointed leather, jet black and chai perforated appointed leather, and jet black and maple sugar perforated appointed leather. You can further indulge in the comforts of the interior thanks to active noise cancellation, illuminated mirrors for the driver and front passenger, as well as an 8-way power driver seat, and a 6-way power front passenger seat. With heated and ventilated driver and front passenger seats, the Traverse makes every trip as relaxing and comfortable as possible.
At the heart of every 2023 Chevy Traverse is a stack of great tech, from performance and handling to safety and infotainment. Every single Traverse model comes standard with the Chevy Safety Assist, an assortment of features designed to help assist you while driving on the road. This includes automatic emergency braking with forward collision alert, so you can stop immediately whenever there's an object in front of you to prevent a potential collision. The standard inclusion of front pedestrian braking limits accidents in residential zones where kids and families are prone to cross the street. And with the following distance indicator, you can make full use of adaptive cruise control without worrying about crowding the bumper of someone in front of you.
Other added safety features include IntelliBeam with automatic high beams, as well as lane-keeping assistance and lane departure warnings. With HD Surround Vision, you can get a clear view of the surroundings of the Traverse whether you're driving or parking, thanks to the 360-degree birdseye view created by multiple cameras surrounding the vehicle. And with an integrated airbag system and LATCH system for child seating, you're given all of the necessary safety accouterments you need in case of collision. But with features such as Buckle To Drive and Teen Driver, it means that even the most novice drivers are guided and kept safe on the road, thanks to seat belt reminders and report cards for parents to look over that grade their teen driver's ability on the road.
It's not all serious business inside of the Traverse, though. There are a lot of entertainment aspects to be explored through the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System. This 8-inch HD digital color touchscreen has a variety of connectivity features such as GPS navigation with 2D and 3D layout displays, wireless integration for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with smartphone app usage and media access. With Bluetooth wireless support, you can also make full use of voice commands for hands-free phone calls and text messaging, as well as enhanced voice recognition for in-vehicle apps, cloud personalization settings, and vehicle health reports.
A separate 8-inch diagonal color driver information display also helps offer all sorts of telematics, including digital temperature gauges, a built-in compass, battery life, speedometer, tachometer, and trip odometer. You can also fully customize the information display based on your driving preferences and receive warnings and vehicle health information to give you a heads-up on when the Traverse needs to be serviced, along with other useful monitoring tips. With added features like driver memory settings, tri-zone automatic climate control, and power doors and windows, there's a wide assortment of tech available in the Traverse that makes it both relaxing and entertaining. It's the complete experience that demonstrates this refined style, functional design, and great tech, all into one large SUV experience.