2017 Chevrolet Traverse
2017 Chevrolet Traverse is one of the top SUVs of Chevrolet. It has plenty of space for passengers as well as ample cargo storage. So, if you have a big family and looking to transport a boatload of cargo then this vehicle is perfect for you. Some of the key features are mentioned below;
|Seating Capacity||7-8 passengers|
|Fuel Economy||22 mpg Highway, 15 mpg city, and 18 mpg combined.|
|Transmission||6-speed shiftable automatic|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||22 Gallons|
|Cargo Capacity||24.4 cubic feet trunk space with all seats in place|
|Basic Warranty||3 years/ 36,000 miles|
What’s new for 2017?
Chevrolet made only a few slight changes in the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse. Other than that, a new Graphite package is now made available with the 2017 model. In addition to that, the LTZ trim model becomes Premier Trim.
The starting manufacturer’s selling price of this 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is $29,595 for the base model and goes up to $50,000 for the upper trim models. However, if you are buying a used version then it can cost you in a range of $20,999 to $31,999.
The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse has three main trim levels; including LS, LT and Premier. The LS trim level is further divided into Base (1SM). The LT is divided into further two trims; 1LT, and 2LT variants.
LS Base (1SM)
This trim level of 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is the entry-level base model and its standard features include automatic headlights, 17 inches steel wheels, a rear spoiler, roof rails, front and back air conditioning system, cruise control, 60 by 40 split-folding second and third row of seats to create more space for storing luggage, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone connectivity, an OnStar telematics system which has 4G LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hotspot, a 6.5 inches colorful touch screen display, auxiliary audio input jack, a six speakers audio system along with a CD player, USB audio Interface and two additional USB charge-only ports in 2017 model, etc. This base model is offered only with a front-wheel-drive option.
The other LS(1LS) subdivision of this trim has all the standard features of LS Base (1SM) with added satellite radio. The other extra-cost additions and All-wheel drive train option is offered with this trim unlike the Base (1SM).
Moving on to the upper trim level LT which has all the basic standard features of the 2017 Traverse base model and the added features include 18 inches alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, airbag protection between the front seats, heated mirrors, fog lights, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and so on.
The Chevrolet Traverse 2LT includes all the features mentioned in 1LT. The additional features include three zones of automatic climate change, automatic dimming rearview mirrors, rear-seat audio controls, headphone jacks for rear seats, a power liftgate, heated front seats, and captain’s chairs in the second row. The infotainment features include the MyLink interface which has internet radio application integration, Bluetooth audio connectivity, a 10 speakers Bose audio system, and voice controls.
This also comes with a Graphite Edition package which equips the 2LT trim with 20 inches wheels, a navigation system, and a special exterior trim.
The topmost trim level of this model is the Premier trim which comes with 20 inches wheels, and power closing and opening mirrors. The safety features include a blind spot monitoring system, a forward-collision warning system, rear-cross traffic alerts, and lane departure alerts. The interior of Premier gets leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a navigation system, driver memory settings, 8-way power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, a heated steering wheel, and so on. In this trim, the second-row captain’s chair is present.
Some of the features of upper-trim models are also available for the lower-trim models. Some of these include a panoramic sunroof, rear-seat entertainment system, a 10 speakers Bose audio system, and a towing package.
Under the Hood:
The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is equipped with a 3.6-Liter V6 engine that produces 281 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque in its LS and LT trim levels. However, the upper trim model that is the Premier model has dual exhaust outlets which increase the power up to 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. For all the trim models, a 6-speed automatic transmission is standard.
The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse Owner’s Manual provides an overview of the specifications, operations, and maintenance requirements of each vehicle. All other model years, covering all trim editions, of the Chevy Traverse Owners Manual are also available.
The interior of the 2017 Traverse is the best among its competitors. It has abundant headspace and legroom for the front row people. The second-row passengers also get ample headspace and legroom but because of the low height of the bottom cushion, the legroom for the second-row occupants is a little less. The space for third-row occupants is also decent.
For making access easier for the last-row passengers, rear doors are made larger in size. Additionally, the cabin is beautifully designed with fine material which gives it a luxurious look.
The most prominent and positive point of the interior is that it has plenty of storage space even with the third row of seats up which lacks in many three-row vehicles. It can carry a lot of luggage in its trunk space and even more with its second row and third row of seats folded.
The suspension system in the car provides a comfortable and non-bumpy ride and the structure is made such that it cancels the noise coming from outside. Also, the handling of this car is quite easy but not sporty.
This vehicle has many plus points including abundant cargo space and passenger capacity which is ideal for big families. As this vehicle is equipped with many incredible safety features, it is safe and smooth in driving. Moreover, it offers plenty of power and speed even when it is loaded with passengers. All of these features go in favor of this vehicle. So, if you are looking for a car with similar features as mentioned above, this car would be a perfect choice for you.