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2017 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

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The crossover SUV segment is one of the most crowded in the industry, but the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse manages to stand out from the crowd. This crossover’s interior is spacious with seating for up to eight passengers, while also offering an abundance of cargo space when the second- and third-row seats are folded down. The Chevrolet Traverse offers luxurious appointments on its upper trim levels, while also keeping things comfortable—and affordable—on the lower trims. No matter what your needs (or your budget), the Traverse crossover is a great option for your family.


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2017 Chevrolet Traverse

What’s New for the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse

For the 2017 model year, the Chevrolet Traverse hasn’t changed much since the 2016 model. The former LTZ trim level, which was formerly the top-of-the-line trim, is now called the Premier. Other than that, there are no changes.

The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse comes in five trims: Base LS, LS, 1LT, 2LT, and Premier.

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2017 Chevrolet Traverse Silhouette

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Exterior

When it comes to style, the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse doesn’t hold back. A sloping roofline and rounded edges add a small touch of elegance to the Traverse’s exterior, while its simple front-end design adds a punch of sophistication that isn’t typically found in the crossover market. The design itself is very characteristic of the Chevrolet lineup, combining standard 17-inch steel wheels and chrome accents to create a high-end look that is surprisingly affordable.

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Exterior available on the Base LS:

  • 17-inch steel wheels, Argent bodyside moldings, 17-inch all-season blackwall tires, Compact spare steel wheel and tire, Roof rail moldings, Rear spoiler, Halogen dual cavity headlamps, Automatic headlamp control, Black power-adjustable outside mirrors, Front and rear intermittent wipers with washers, Chrome door handles, Manual rear liftgate, Daytime Running Lamps

Exterior available on the LS:

  • 17-inch steel wheels, Argent bodyside moldings, 17-inch all-season blackwall tires, Compact spare steel wheel and tire, Roof rail moldings, Rear spoiler, Halogen dual cavity headlamps, Automatic headlamp control, Black power-adjustable outside mirrors, Front and rear intermittent wipers with washers, Chrome door handles, Manual rear liftgate, Daytime Running Lamps

Exterior available on the 1LT:

  • 18-inch machined aluminum wheels, Body-color bodyside moldings, 18-inch all-season blackwall tires, Fog lamps, Body-color heated outside power-adjustable mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators

Exterior available on the 2LT:

  • Power rear liftgate

Exterior available on the Premier:

  • 20-inch machined aluminum wheels, 20” H-rated blackwall tires, Body-color bodyside moldings with chrome accent

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2017 Chevrolet Traverse Driving

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Performance

No matter what trim level you choose, the Chevy Traverse comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine. This engine churns out 281 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque for the Base LS, LS,s and LT trim levels, while the Premier model bumps this power to 288 hp and 270 lb-ft thanks to its dual exhaust outlets. The only available transmission option is a six-speed automatic. Buyers can choose between a standard front-wheel drive and an available all-wheel drive option, except on the Base LS model, which only comes with front-wheel drive.

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2017 Chevrolet Traverse Rear End

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Efficiency

Because of its powerful V6 engine, the 2017 Traverse doesn’t get the greatest gas mileage, though it is average for its class. EPA-estimated fuel economy comes in at 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway for the front-wheel-drive models, which is a combined 18 mpg. The all-wheel-drive models get a slightly lower rate with 17 mpg combined.

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2017 Chevrolet Traverse Dashboard Design

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Interior

There are few competitors in the crossover segment that can keep up with the Traverse when it comes to interior space. This crossover has an abundance of head- and legroom for its passengers, even in the third row. Throughout the cabin, consumers will notice a simple, yet elegant design and good quality materials. A standard 6.5-inch touchscreen helps keeps the driver connected and displays images from the rearview camera. It also is the control center for Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system. Each trim level has a touch of sophistication, which makes it easy to find the right Traverse trim for your family.

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Interior available on the Base LS:

  • StabiliTrak®, 4-wheel antilock/4-wheel disc brakes, 8-passenger seating, Reclining front buckets, Acoustical package insulation, Premium Cloth seat trim, 4-way manual driver’s seat, 2-way manual front passenger’s seat, Third row split-folding bench seat, Front center console, Color-keyed carpeted floormats for all three rows, Tilt and telescopic steering column, Power windows with driver Express-Down, Remote Keyless Entry, Single-zone manual air conditioning, Rear window electric defogger, Painted Silver trim center stack and interior trim, Cargo storage tray, Air bag system
  • OnStar® with 4G LTE Wi-Fi, OnStar® Guidance Plan for 6 months, Bluetooth, Color Touch radio, Standard speaker system, USB port, Auxiliary input jack, Charge-only dual USB port located at rear of center console

Interior available on the LS:

  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

Interior available on the 1LT:

  • Rear Park Assist, Remote Vehicle Start, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Wood grain center stack and interior trim, Air bag system with front center air bag

Interior available on the 2LT:

  • 7-passenger seating, Heated front seats, Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror
  • Universal Home Remote, Chevrolet MyLink radio with CD player, Bose® premium 10-speaker system, Rear seat audio controls with headphone jacks

Interior available on the Premier:

  • Perforated leather-appointed seat trim, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory, Heated and cooled front seats, 8-way power-adjustable passenger’s seat, Memory Package, Heated steering wheel, Power windows with driver Express-Up/Express-Down
  • NavTraffic, Chevrolet MyLink radio with Navigation, Side Blind Zone alert, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning

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2017 Chevrolet Traverse Headlights

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Safety

When it comes to safety, the Chevrolet doesn’t scrimp—and this is apparent in the newest Traverse. Government crash tests have given the Traverse the highest five-star overall safety rating. It has a variety of available and standard safety features, including a blind-spot and rear cross-traffic monitoring system. It even has rear parking sensors to make it easier to park in the city.

A full list of standard safety features can be found below.

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Air bag system with front center airbag
  • OnStar Basic Plan for 5 years
  • OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months
  • Traction control
  • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Horn, dual-note
  • Front passenger air bag suppression

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