2017 Chevrolet Traverse Review

2017 Chevrolet Traverse photo
  1. Original MSRP$28,700 - $44,045
  2. Fuel Economy (MPG)15/22 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesSUV

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Review

  • Overview
  • Specs
  • Safety
2017 Chevrolet Traverse photo
  1. Original MSRP$28,700 - $44,045
  2. Fuel Economy (MPG)15/22 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesSUV


By Warren Clarke (Last Updated 12/6/2017)

Value and three-row passenger capacity are part of the package with the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse. The Traverse also impresses with its pleasant road manners, and it surpasses most of its rivals when it comes to cargo space.

The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is a midsize crossover SUV that may be configured to seat seven or eight passengers. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are offered.

For 2017, the Traverse changes the name of its range-topping trim from LTZ to Premier. The Traverse’s complete trim range includes LS Base, LS, 1LT, 2LT and Premier models.


The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse features sheet metal with fluid lines and a sculpted appearance. Character lines adorn the hood, and the front fascia is home to a broad grille and slanting halogen headlights. All models come with roof-rail moldings, and 17-inch wheels keep the Traverse grounded to the pavement.

Base models come with bodyside moldings, a rear spoiler and power-adjustable side mirrors. Upgrades include 18- or 20-inch wheels, chrome-accented bodyside moldings, fog lamps, a power rear liftgate, a roof rack and heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals.


Spaciousness is the name of the game within the Traverse’s cabin. Both rows provide impressive amounts of headroom and legroom. Cargo capacity is this SUV’s strong point. The Traverse offers 24.4 cubic feet of storage space behind the third row and a whopping 70.3 cubic feet with the third row folded. Fold the second row, and cargo capacity swells to 116.3 cubic feet.

Standard interior features include cloth upholstery, air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a third-row split-folding bench seat. Upgrades include leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable front seats, heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, automatic tri-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and second-row captain’s chairs.


The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse provides a quiet and smooth ride. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available.

All models are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that generates 281 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The dual exhaust on Premier models boosts this engine’s output to 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The Traverse has an EPA rating of 15/22 mpg city/highway, and it can tow up to 5,200 pounds.


The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse comes equipped with standard technology features such as OnStar telematics, USB connectivity, an auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth, a six-speaker sound system, a CD player, a 6.5-inch touch screen, a rearview camera and a Wi-Fi hot spot with 4G LTE connectivity. The list of upgrades includes satellite radio, rear-seat audio controls with headphone jacks, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, rear park assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot warning, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, navigation and a premium Bose sound system.

Specs & Features


  • Available colors

  • Summit White
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Body style

  • Suv
  • Wheel and tire type

  • Wheel Diameter: 17.0 X 7.5 Inches
  • Tire Type: P245/70r17
  • Available exterior features

  • Rear Bumper Color: Body-color
  • Mirror Color: Black
  • Rear Spoiler: Roofline
  • Exhaust Tip Color: Stainless-steel
  • Rear Spoiler Color: Body-color
  • Grille Color: Black With Chrome Accents
  • Window Trim: Black
  • Body Side Moldings: Black
  • Front Bumper Color: Body-color
  • Door Handle Color: Chrome
  • Dimensions

  • Width Without Mirrors: 78.5 Inches
  • Ground Clearance: 7.2 Inches
  • Width: 78.5 Inches
  • Length: 203.7 Inches
  • Height: 69.9 Inches
  • Wheelbase: 118.9 Inches
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 6411 Pounds
  • Rear Track Width: 67.1 Inches
  • Curb Weight: 4713 Pounds
  • Front Track Width: 67.3 Inches


  • Comfort/convenience features

  • Rear Air Conditioning Zones: Single
  • Air Filtration
  • Floor Mats: Front/Rear/Third Row
  • Power Locks: Auto-locking
  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Steering Wheel Trim: Urethane
  • Center Console Trim: Metallic
  • Interior Accents: Metallic-tone
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones: Single
  • Floor Material: Carpet
  • Floor Mat Material: Carpet
  • Telematics systems

  • Driver Assistance App: Roadside Assistance
  • Satellite Communications: OnStar/Voice Guided Directions
  • Wifi: Hotspot
  • Wireless Data Link: Bluetooth
  • Entertainment

  • Antenna Type: Mast
  • Auxiliary Audio Input: USB/Jack
  • In-Dash CD: Single Disc
  • Radio: AM/FM/Touch Screen Display
  • Radio Data System
  • Speed Sensitive Volume Control
  • Total Speakers: 6
  • Seats

  • Bucket Front Seats
  • Upholstery: Premium Cloth
  • Third Row Seat Folding: Flat
  • 60-40 Split Rear Seat
  • Flat-Folding Rear Seat
  • 4-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
  • Third Row Seat Type: 40-60 Split Bench
  • 2-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustments
  • Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume: 150.8 Cubic Feet
  • Max Seating: 8
  • Front Hip Room: 58 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 61.5 Inches
  • Rear Hip Room: 57.8 Inches
  • Cargo Volume Third Row Down Only: 70.3 Cubic Feet
  • Interior Volume: 175.2 Cubic Feet
  • Hip Room 3rd Row: 48.3
  • Leg Room 3rd Row: 33.2
  • Rear Legroom: 36.8 Inches
  • Cargo Volume All Rear Seats Down: 116.3 Cubic Feet
  • Front Legroom: 41.3 Inches
  • Front Headroom: 40.4 Inches
  • Rear Headroom: 39.4 Inches
  • Head Room 3rd Row: 37.8
  • Shoulder Room 3rd Row: 57.6
  • Standard Seating: 8
  • Seating Rows: 3
  • Cargo Volume: 24.4 Cubic Feet
  • Rear Shoulder Room: 61 Inches


  • Drivetrain

  • Axle Ratio: 3.16
  • Fuel Economy

  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • City (MPG): 15
  • Highway (MPG): 22
  • Combined (MPG): 18
  • Transmission

  • Transmission Type: 6-speed Shiftable Automatic
  • Type: A
  • Gears: 6
  • Engine

  • Engine Type: 6 Cylinders
  • Displacement(liters): 3.6
  • Horsepower: 281
  • Torque: 266
  • Towing Capacity

  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 5200 Pounds
  • Performance Specifications

  • Turning Circle: 40.4
  • Suspension

  • Rear Suspension Type: Multi-link
  • Front Suspension Type: Lower Control Arms
  • Rear Suspension Classification: Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
  • Front Shock Type: Gas
  • Rear Spring Type: Coil
  • Front Suspension Classification: Independent
  • Rear Shock Type: Twin-tube Gas
  • Front Spring Type: Coil
  • Front Struts: MacPherson


  • Warranty information

  • Transferable Powertrain Limited Warranty: Drivetrain/Powertrain: 72 Months/72,000 Miles
  • Corrosion: Rust: 36 Months/36,000 Miles
  • Corrosion Perforation: Rust: 72 Months/100,000 Miles


NHTSA Ratings

  1. Overall Rating

  2. Frontal Crash

  3. Side Crash

  4. Rollover

Safety Features

  1. Child Safety Door Locks
  2. Electronic Stability Control: Standard
  3. Rearview Monitor: in Dash
  4. Side Impact Airbags: Standard
  5. Child Seat Anchors: LATCH System
  6. Camera System: Rearview
  7. Body Side Reinforcements: Side Impact Door Beams
  8. Anti-lock Brakes Four Wheel: Standard
  9. Front Driver Airbags: Standard
  10. Daytime Running Lights: Standard
  11. Rollover Stability Control: Standard
  12. Front Passenger Airbags: Standard
  13. Anti-lock Brakes Two Wheel: Not Available
  14. Brake Assist: Standard
  15. Side Curtain Airbags: Standard

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