2017 Chevrolet Traverse Release Date and Specs

The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is an appealing large SUV especially for people often tasked with shuttling lots of cargo and people. Some of the highlights that underpin its relevance in its class include a smooth ride quality, advanced safety features, and a seating of up to eight passengers. The Chevrolet Traverse 2017 release date should be expected in early 2017, and will probably termed the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, according to various recent reports. 

2017 Chevrolet Traverse exterior, front view, alloy wheels and headlights

Once change that has already been made public by the automaker is the replacement of the Traverse LTZ with the Traverse Premier, with the latter now taking the reigns as the top-of-the-line model. Besides that, the new Chevrolet Traverse returns almost unchanged apart from the subtle updates done on the interior and additional technology niceties.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse siver color, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

For starters, the Traverse joins a growing list of models available with a giant cargo bay and eight-seating capacity. It is an appealing option because of its long-standing reliability in its class. However this is being challenged by newer and fresher models that make up for their lack of reliability with their plenty of functionality and ample list of standard technologies and options.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse front angle, headlights and grille

The Chevrolet Traverse is among a trio of GM’s blue-collar members: 2017 Buick Enclave, and 2017 GMC Acadia. The Traverse is still its own man when it comes to interior appointments and performance. The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse interior is cavernous and chock full of admirable standard technologies even for the bae model as we shall later see. The passenger space is copious enough, although the third-row would be better left to elementary-school-going kids.

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2017 Chevrolet Traverse rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Compromises have to be made at the end of the day, however. Gripes you’ll have to contend with include an unwieldy feel in tight parking lots, dated infotainment and climate controls, and a cramped third-row bench.

That said, it’d be prudent to check what the segment offers before making a decision. Some of the alternatives here include the Honda Pilot 2017, Toyota Highlander for 2017, and the Hyundai Santa Fe.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse exterior, grille

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe redesign brings forth a number of impressive specs. Price starts from $30,800. Some of the highlights to expect from the Hyundai Santa Fe 2017 include a strong V6 engine, a generous warranty coverage, classy interior design and easy-to-use technology interface, and plenty of standard features for the money. Four trims are available for the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe: Ultimate, Limited, SE Ultimate, and SE.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse exterior, rear view, taillights, alloy wheels

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Review of Trims

Three main trims, as of this writing, are available for the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse: LS, LT, and the top-of-the-line Premier.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse white color, grille and headlights

Exterior Chevrolet Traverse colors: Summit White, Blue Velvet Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, and Silver Ice Metallic. Of course you can expect mild changes on the palette on its release date.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Interior & Exterior Changes

Some of the standard features available for the entry level Traverse LS model include Bluetooth connectivity, automatic headlights, seventeen-inch steel wheels, a 6.5” touchscreen display, an auxiliary audio jack, cruise control, roof rails, two additional USB ports, a CD player, cruise control, a rearview camera, foglights, an eight-way power driver seat, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote start, heated exterior mirrors, folding and reclining third row seats, a rear spoiler, and a six-speaker audio system.

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2017 Chevrolet Traverse steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

The top-of-the-line 2017 Chevrolet Traverse Premier trim model gets all the above standard features plus twenty-inch alloy wheels, a navigation system, an eight-way power front passenger seat, lane-departure alert, rear-cross traffic alert, blind-spot monitor, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control, adaptive xenon headlights, LED taillights, and driver and front passenger memory settings.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Engine Specs

One engine is offered under the hood of the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse – a 3.6L V6 engine. When fitted under the hoods of the LS and LT trim models, expect an output of around 281 hp and 266 lbs. ft. of torque. But when fitted on the top-of-the-line Chevrolet Traverse 2017 Premier, expect an output rated at 288 horsepower and 270 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse engine

Maximum towing capacity stands at 5,200 lbs. for a properly equipped Traverse. The EPA puts its fuel economy ratings at 16/23/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the AWD, and 17/24/19 mpg with the 2WD.


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 10.9 in. (118.9 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 11.7 in. (203.7 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6.5 in. (78.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 24.4 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4,713 lbs
Top Speed: 112 mph
0-60: 7,3 sec
MPG: 17/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Velvet Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Tungsten Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 5200 lbs

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Price & Release Date

2017 Chevrolet Traverse release date

Rumors say the new vehicle will probably go for sale sometime in early 2017. The base MSRP starts from $$28,700 while the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse Premier price is set from $44,045. Leasing will also be available. An owners-manual can be acquired from Chevy online forums.

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2017 Chevrolet Traverse black color, front view, alloy wheels, grille and headlights

2017 Chevrolet Traverse front view, red color, alloy wheels, headlights and grille

2017 Chevrolet Traverse rear view, taillights, tailpipe, alloy wheels

2017 Chevrolet Traverse side view, alloy wheels, headlights

2017 Chevrolet Traverse dashboard, lcd screen adn steering wheel

2017 Chevrolet Traverse interior, front and rear leather seats

2017 Chevrolet Traverse red color, trunk

2017 Chevrolet Traverse interior, trunk