After a lot of teases, we are finally getting some confirmation regarding the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse model. The model will be officially showcased at the upcoming New York Auto show, which is going to come soon and will present us the entre vehicle and how it actually looks. The release date is still a bit far but luckily there is sufficient information available which helps us devise our review and represent to you the latest Traverse model.
Thos design is already had five years on the market and it was due for a refresh and a redesign. The car still does not seem dated but this is a regular time when cars such as this one need to be updated a bit in order to be kept fresh and suitable for the public and face the competition. There are slight touches made to the exterior of the car, while the interior adds more changes and shrifts things a bit more. This new model is certainly going to be something that your whole family is going to enjoy and will greatly appreciate.
The segment where the Chevrolet Traverse 2017 is going to compete in is pretty crowded and has such vehicles as Honda Pilot and the Ford Explorer which have also gone through their respective redesigned. Being that the car has been kept unchanged for a time this gives the competition an advantage so the Traverse needs to do a lot with this update to catch up and represent itself in better light.
Basically, the style and the look of the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse are going to be almost the same. There is not going to be a big body style changes made this time and only a few parts are modified and redesigned. But the changes that have been given are well worthy here. The new grille design, for instance, is good and the new three bar one replaces the old honeycomb grille design. Gracing the very center of the front part of the car is a Chevy Bowtie emblem and it is going to combine with the chrome elements that are left in the upper grille part that were used before, but the lower grille part now comes with more chrome which was a change compared to before.
The headlights have also been restyled and are now a bit edgier looking nit the fog lights now feature some thinner models and are going to be incorporated with the newly designed hood which is perhaps the most noticeable change for the newest 2017 Traverse car. The rear end sees a great change as the old headlights have been exchanged with the more stylized ones and with a new step-style bumper which comes with chrome trim elements we get a truly beautiful car. These elements are beneficial for the model and are certainly going to result in added sales for the 2017 Chevy Traverse.
The innovations for the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse are most visible on the inside of the car. Chevy decided to expand the spacing of the car and also added a new seating arrangement which is very beneficial for this model. If we remove the third row of seats and fold the second one, we get a total of 116.3 cubic feet of cargo space, the removal of the third row grants you 70.3 cubic-feet of space while with the seats in an upward position we get 24.4 cubic feet of space.
The interior feels much more different compared to the previous model. This means that the inside has been upgraded with an expanded range of high-end materials and soft touch surfaces, which you can see on the instrument panel and also the top side of the door panels as well. With the removal of the cheap looking plastic inserts the car makes for a very premium look and the contrasting stitching add a lot of style to it now.
The front seats have been updated daped with the articulating headrests which you can slide up for more comfort and the passenger seats are now eight-way power adjustable. The LT and LTZ models add standard wood trim elements. Technological upgrades include a 6.5-inch LCD touch screen, Chevrolet’s MyLink system and an updated climate control and navigation. There are additionally three different interior colors to chose from, ebony, Mojave, light titanium, and dark titanium.
There are no changes under the hood of the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse as this new redesign is going to keep the one seen before. The 3.6-liter V-6 direct-injected engine pumps out out 281 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 3,400 rpm, which are the specs for a single exhaust unit while the double exhaust one makes 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque but provides them at the same rpm numbers. The shifter is going to be the same six-speed automatic transmission unit but is going to be slightly modified so as to provide easier shifting ability. It is also going to make the fuel specs better as the FWD models make 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg, and the EPA rating of the AWD is set at 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg.
Release date and price
The latest news states that the car is going to receive an early release date and we are in for the model appearing in late 2016 even though it is labeled as a 2017 Chevrolet Traverse model. The price ranges are still not officially announced, but unofficially they are fluctuating at around 30.000 USD.