The Chevy Traverse is a versatile vehicle that melds strong style with practical functionality. Offering seating for seven or eight, the Traverse is built on the General Motors Lambda platform and entered the scene for the 2009 model year, replacing the Chevrolet Uplander and Chevy TrailBlazer EXT.
The Traverse got its name from a concept car that was showcased at the 2003 North American International Auto Show, but inspiration for the production model Traverse came from the 2005 Chevrolet Sequel concept.
Critics continue to show love for the Traverse, and this SUV continues receiving exemplary industry safety ratings model year after model year, assuring us that we’re likely to keep seeing the outstanding Traverse for many more years to come.
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The 2017 Chevy Traverse is a functional yet elegant mid-size crossover SUV that provides seating for up to eight passengers as well as best-in-class maximum cargo room of 116.3 cubic feet behind the first row. A standard split-folding bench seat in the third row and an available power liftgate provide convenient access to all that space.
The Traverse is chockfull of premium amenities, like an available rear-seat entertainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, rear vision camera, available automatic tri-zone climate control, available heated and cooled front seats, and much more. Add in impressive towing capability of up to 5,200 pounds and the versatile Traverse becomes the ultimate vacationing machine, family vehicle, and powerhouse workhorse all rolled into one.
It’s only natural that the team at Biggers Chevrolet finds the Chevy Traverse to be one of the most functional, capable, and feature-rich SUVs on the market—but rest assured, we aren’t the only ones who think so.
Check out what the experts have to say about the impressive Traverse:
Kelley Blue Book: “If you need room for up to eight passengers, as well as ample cargo room, the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse crossover SUV still offers one of the roomiest cabins in this field. Its $30,000 entry price is also quite appealing, as is the option of all-wheel drive.”
TrueCar: “If you are looking for a large vehicle to transport plenty of people and things, the Chevrolet Traverse is definitely worth taking for a test drive. It’s large but not overly so, and it certainly does not drive like it. Body roll through turns is minimal and the crossover’s steering and handling in general is very smooth and reliable. Space inside the vehicle is good enough to take it on the open road for long trips and the cargo space is ample enough you might not have to opt for a rooftop carrier.”
Edmunds.com: “Smooth ride even when the road isn’t; can accommodate up to eight passengers; plenty of cargo space behind the third row; peace of mind that comes with top safety scores.”
Image is of 2017 model.
Spy shots captured in spring 2016 revealed a 2018 Chevy Traverse that will, for the very first time, sit on a longer wheelbase than the GMC Acadia, which it has previously shared underpinnings with.
It is said the new Traverse will trade in its Lambda platform for the new C1 architecture in 2018 and will also drop some weight for the new model year. Whatever changes do occur onboard the Traverse in its next incarnation, we can rest assured this vehicle’s high quality standards will remain intact and its high-caliber offerings will be as cutting-edge as ever.