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2013 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

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2013 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

What’s New for the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse

The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse gets several new updates including an exterior facelift, upgraded interior materials, new safety features, and a new electronic interface.

2013 Chevrolet Traverse Exterior

The Traverse is Chevrolet’s large crossover SUV and looks almost completely redesigned for 2013. However, just a few moderate changes have done the trick. The signature split grille on the front is long-gone, a more slimming nose taking its place. Similarly, the rear has new defined taillights and angled lights.

Standard exterior features on the base model LS include standard 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, and roof rails.

2013 Chevrolet Traverse Performance

Most 2013 Chevrolet Traverse models are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 281 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. The LTZ trim has twin exhaust outlets, increasing output to 288 hp and 270 lb-ft.

2013 Chevrolet Traverse Efficiency

The EPA estimates fuel economy for the front-wheel-drive Traverse to be 19 mpg combined driving and 19 mpg for the all-wheel-drive model, making it average for its class.

2013 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

2013 Chevrolet Traverse Interior

The Traverse’s interior has been updated, including a new electronic interface, upgraded materials, and a more sculpted design carried over from the exterior. Also standard is a rearview camera, Bluetooth, OnStar, USB/auxiliary audio inputs, and satellite radio.

Space inside the traverse is generous. Even with the third row of seats in, the back has room for 24.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Folding the third row seats flat reveals 70.3 cubic feet of storage, and folding the second row of seats creates an impressive 116.3 cubic feet of space!

2013 Chevrolet Traverse Safety

Standard safety features include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, OnStar, rear-view camera, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Additional features available – depending on trim – include an in-board driver-seat airbag to keep the driver and passenger form colliding, as well as a blind spot and rear cross-traffic monitoring system.

In government crash tests, the Traverse earns the highest rating of five stars, and earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s top rating of “Good” in their tests.