Chevy Reviews: 2017 Chevrolet Traverse Premier, 1LT, 2LT, LTZ

The utilitarian 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is actually the continuation of the first generation, which was launched in 2009. However, 2017 will be the last year that the crossover will be continued. Chevrolet Traverse has the appearance of an SUV but it wouldn’t be wrong to call it a luxurious minivan. So, if you are looking for an SUV that can transport several people and lots of cargo, the 8 passenger Chevrolet Traverse is the right one for you. Let’s explore what the SUV has in store for us this time round. The facelift version is expected to be launched later this year.

The 2017 Chevy Traverse models are without the signature Chevrolet grille which is fitted into other models like Malibu, Orlando, and Trailblazer, the air intake is accommodated with an innovative fender design.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse front

Changes:

A major change that the 20117 Chevrolet Traverse has undertaken is renaming the LTZ as Premier. The Chevrolet has taken this initiative to supplant all the previous top of the line LTZ trim levels with the top notch Premier. Apart from this change, the vehicle is pretty much the same as before. The “all-new” second generation Chevrolet is all set to be launched in 2018.

Chevy Traverse Reviews: – Specifications:

Colors:

The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is available in the following colors:

  • Blue velvet metallic
  • Tungsten metallic
  • Champagne silver metallic
  • Mosaic black metallic
  • Silver ice metallic
  • Summit white

Two additional colors are available at an extra cost

  • Siren red tint coat ($395)
  • Iridescent peat tricot ($995)

Trim Levels:

  • LS base which has the starting price of $28,700
  • LS which has the starting price of $31,300
  • 1LT which has the starting price of $34,100
  • 2LT which has the starting price of $36,650
  • Premier which has the starting price of $42,045

The great jump in the price of the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse comes along with exceptional quality. It has got additional futuristic safety features like side blind spot warning, forward collision warning, and lane departure alerts. There are also extra features that the shoppers may add on like dual sunroofs and an entertainment system at the rear seat. The sophisticated MyLink system of Chevrolet is also integrated with the navigation application in the Premier trim. The 1LT and 2LT have 7-passenger seating whilst LS and Premier has 8-passenger seats available.

The functionality of MyLink varies by the different trim levels. For a complete functionality, smartphone and Bluetooth compatibility are also made available in new 2017 Chevrolet Traverse. LS Base trim level is also equipped with telematics, USB input audio system, satellite radio and a rear view camera.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse seats

Chevy Traverse Reviews: – Finest Design:

2017 Chevy Traverse Interior:

The interior of the latest 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is different from the previous models —it exceeds expectations. The upgraded soft-touch surfaces make the SUV appear more stylish than ever before. The expanded lavish seating is an absolute treat. The versatile 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is spacious enough to go on a ride with your family. The interior design right away indicates that it has been done purposefully with family and friends friendly features. It is facilitated with side airbags along with standard airbags to offer greater protection to the occupants. The comfortable interior is equipped with advanced technological features. The seating configurations are adjustable according to the requirements of the passengers. The cargo carrying capability is also flexible in nature. Removing the third row will give access to 116.3 cubic feet of luggage space. It can be aptly said that 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is a perfect blend of efficiency and utility.

The interior is available in the following colors:

  • Light and dark titanium
  • Mojave
  • Ebony

2017 Chevy Traverse Dimensions and Weight:

The length of the body has been decreased a bit in 2017 Chevrolet Traverse but the width and the height remain unmodified. Having the dimensions 5173 mm (L) x 991 mm (W) x 11770 mm (H), the 2017 models have a ground clearance of 183 mm. The weight is determined by the number of seats in the SUV but it varies from 691 L to 3290 L.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse interior

2017 Chevy Traverse Exterior:

The style is similar to the previous Traverse models. However, there are minor changes to the design of the headlight which have been made more stylish. Fog lights are also implements within the new design of the hood. The step-style bumper is also quite attractive and it can come with chrome colored trims. The new 2017 Chevy Traverse is equipped with both front windshield and rear lift gate wipers. The 17” wheels and the all-season tires P245/70R17 are best for retaining the grip of the car in different weather conditions.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse rear

2017 Chevrolet Traverse – Under the Hood:

Under the hood, the 2017 Chevy Traverse engine specifications have not changed either. There is a 3.6-liter V6 cylinders engine that is connected to a 6 speed shift able automatic/manual transmission control. The engine has the capacity to produce 286 hp and a torque of 270 pound/feet.

Both All-wheel Drive (AWD) and Front Wheel Drive (FWD) trim levels are available.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse side

Driving:

The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse can go from 0 mph to 60 mph within a span of 7.3 seconds and the top speed is 112 mph. The biggest pro of this particular SUV is that even if the road is bumpy, the ride is still extremely smooth, thanks to the comfortable suspension. Yet, the acceleration is underwhelming, especially if the car is overloaded with people. Therefore, if you are someone who loves to drive at high speeds, the car may not be what you are looking for. The gear shifting has to be calibrated in order to attain a more refined riding experience. The fuel specification of the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse has improved both the AWD and FWD models. The SUV can achieve 23 mpg on the highway and 16 mpg in the city with AWD. It attains 24 mpg in on the highway and 17 mpg in the city.

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