The 2023 Chevrolet Traverse sees minimal change following last year's cosmetic refresh. Chevy's largest crossover will receive a full design for 2024.
Choosing Your Chevrolet Traverse
The Traverse continues in six levels: LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier, and High Country. Pricing starts at $35,615 including destination and reaches $53,095 for the luxurious High Country.
Every Traverse is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels. The Traverse is EPA-rated at 18 miles per gallon city, 27 mpg highway, and 21 combined.
All-wheel drive is optional on all trims at an average cost of $2,000. With either front- or all-wheel drive, the Traverse can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Traverse is a full-size, three-row crossover with plenty of space for passengers and cargo. The LS offers seating for eight, while the others come with second-row captain's chairs for a seven-passenger capacity.
Cargo space has always been the Traverse's strong suit. Buyers get 32 cubic feet of it behind the third row and 57.9 cubic feet with it folded. With the second row down as well, the Traverse can handle up to 98.2 cubic feet of family gear. Only a van or the very largest SUVs can carry more.
Every Traverse comes equipped with lane-keeping assist, automatic high beams, a following distance indicator, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. The Safety Package for the LS ($790) adds rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and turn signals in the side mirrors. These items are standard starting with the LT Cloth.
The LT Premium Package for the LT Leather ($3,795) includes adaptive cruise control, surround-view cameras, a rearview camera mirror, a rear camera washer, sonar-enhanced automatic emergency braking, and rear pedestrian alert. These features are standard on the RS, Premier, and High Country. A vibrating safety alert in the driver seat is exclusive to the high country.
The standard infotainment system includes a seven-inch touchscreen, six speakers, six USB ports, Bluetooth for two active phones, satellite radio, wi-fi capability, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Navigation and an eight-inch touchscreen are included in the LT Cloth's available Convenience and Driver Confidence Package ($1,295). These upgrades are part of the LT Premium Package for the LT Leather, along with a 10-speaker Bose system and a household-style power outlet.
All of the above and a second power outlet are standard starting with the RS. The Premier and High Country also get wireless phone charging.
2023 Chevrolet Traverse LS – MSRP From $35,615
The LS offers tri-zone automatic climate control, heated power side mirrors, proximity keyless access, LED headlights, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. The Midnight/Sport Edition ($1,145) wears gloss black wheels, exterior trim, roof rails, and badging. The $895 Blackout Package adds just the black trim and badging.
2023 Chevrolet Traverse LT Cloth – MSRP From $38,140
The first LT model picks up fog lamps, an eight-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, body-color side mirrors, chrome exterior accents, and standard roof rails.
In addition to its infotainment upgrades, the Convenience and Driver Confidence Package contains heated front seats, remote start, a power liftgate, and a universal home remote.
2023 Chevrolet Traverse LT Leather – MSRP From $41,835
The LT Leather gets a leather interior with a power passenger seat and everything in the Cloth LT's Convenience and Driver Confidence Package. Models equipped with the LT Premium Package come with 20-inch machined-finish wheels. A panoramic sunroof can be added to the bundle for $1,500.
2023 Chevrolet Traverse RS – MSRP From $46,140
The sport-flavored RS receives unique black body trim, 20-inch dark wheels, and all of the LT Premium features as standard. The sunroof, however, isn't available.
2023 Chevrolet Traverse Premier – MSRP From $48,295
The Premier piles on the luxury trappings: perforated leather upholstery, ventilated front seats with driver memory, heated second-row seats, and a power-adjustable steering wheel. The exterior receives additional chrome trim, adaptive LED headlights, auto-dimming side mirrors, and bright-finish 20-inch wheels. The sunroof remains optional.
The Premier Redline Edition ($2,495) comes with gloss black trim and wheels with red accents, plus the sunroof and a Trailering Equipment Package.
2023 Chevrolet Traverse High Country – MSRP From $53,095
The High Country adds a power-folding third row, suede interior accents, and high-polish 20-inch wheels. The sunroof and Trailering Equipment Package are also standard.
Compare Traverse Trims Side-By-Side
The 2023 Chevrolet Traverse LT Leather provides the best balance of price to equipment. With the Premium Package and sunroof installed, it's a surprisingly plush and accommodating family cruiser for the money.