Third-gen Traverse drops V6 engine
Big crossover goes for more rugged look
Chevrolet is updating its biggest crossover with a bigger screen and more driver assists. Plus the model will get a Z71 package, the first time Chevy has offered that kit on a crossover.
The changes to the 2024 Chevrolet Traverse are more than just a mild facelift. This is the third generation of the crossover, and Chevrolet tried to make it more like its big brother the Tahoe SUV. That includes more rugged looks and boxier styling. For some reason, it also includes a faux floating roof like GMC does on its models (and so many other automakers are these days).
Chevrolet is dropping the V6 from the Traverse in favour of a brand new 2.5L turbo-four. The new engine makes 315 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque, both of which eclips the V6’s figures. The truck gets an eight-speed auto and all-wheel drive is optional. The chassis lets it tow up to 5,000 lbs.
The cabin is tech-heavy, starting with the new standard 17.7-inch screen. It’s the biggest screen in the segment and double the size of the one in the old Traverse. Traverse will get a bigger driver screen, too.
Standard driver assists include automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, lane keeping, and pedestrian and cyclist braking. Parking assist, surround-view camera, adaptive cruise, and a load of other handy features are also part of the standard feature list. GM’s Super Cruise hands-off driver assistance is optional.
The 2024 Traverse will have a Z71 off-road trim for the first time. It comes with a one-inch lift and wider track, with all-terrain tires and Z71-spec wheels. The model will also get red tow hooks, a skid plate, and a twin-clutch AWD system.
Chevrolet said that the 2024 Traverse will be available in early 2024, with pricing to follow.