Chevy is streamlining the Traverse’s trim lineup by dropping the Premier and High Country, leaving the LS, LT, Z71, and RS. Gone is the previous generation’s V6: the new powertrain will consist of a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. GM estimates that this powerplant will produce up to 328 horsepower and 326 lb.-ft. of torque, leading to a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds (when it’s properly equipped). Front-wheel drive (FWD) will be the default, with all-wheel drive (AWD) available on every trim but the all-new Traverse Z71, which will be distinguished by a standard twin-clutch AWD system, an off-road suspension with hydraulic rebound control, hill descent control, a Terrain Mode within the drive-mode selector, and a standard trailering package.
The 2024 Chevrolet Traverse offers an array of flexible interior seating options to cater to varying passenger needs. The LS trim comes standard with eight-passenger seating that consists of second- and third-row bench seats. The LT, Z71, and RS, on the other hand, will get a standard seven-passenger seating configuration with second-row captain’s chairs featuring SmartSlide. This innovative feature ensures easy access to the third row—even when a child seat is installed—making family outings more convenient and accommodating. For those who desire additional seating capacity, the eight-passenger configuration is also available on the LT.
Although details about the SUV’s interior and exterior are limited as of this writing, Chevy has released a core set of features for each trim level. As mentioned, all trims will now come standard with a huge 17.7-inch infotainment display, along with an 11-inch diagonal driver information center. With more truck-like proportions, the redesigned exterior will also have LED headlights and taillights and a dual-exhaust system with bright-chrome quad tips. The LT will add roof rails and a power liftgate, while the inside will have a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power driver seat with 4-way power lumbar support, and wireless smartphone charging.
The Traverse-first Z71 trim will show off exterior upgrades that contribute to both appearance and performance, including 18-inch high-gloss black machined-face wheels with all-terrain tires, an aluminum skid plate, red tow hooks, trim-exclusive badging, suspension dampers, an increased track width for a sportier stance, and a front fascia designed for an improved approach angle. Inside the cabin, you’ll find premium Evotex seating surfaces with contrast stitching and trim-exclusive embroidery.
The RS will have a dark design concept that begins on the outside with 22-inch high-gloss black aluminum wheels, blackout accents on the grille and moldings, gloss-black roof rails, and trim-specific badging. It will also have a walk-up lighting feature, which automatically illuminates a pathway for drivers as they approach the vehicle. Inside, the black leather-appointed seats with red accents will set a sporty tone, as will the panoramic dual-glass sunroof with power sunshade, three-spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel, and headrest detailing.
From the base LS to the top-of-the-line RS, every 2024 Traverse will come equipped with standard Chevy Safety Assist technologies, including IntelliBeam automatic high beams, an HD surround vision camera, and a safety alert seat, which applies vibrations on the left or right side (or both) of the driver seat, depending on the identified direction of a potential collision. As another set of eyes to each side, all trims will have lane change alert with side blind zone alert, blind zone steering assist, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, lateral impact avoidance, side collision assist, and side bicyclist alert. Guarding the backside will be a host of technologies, including rear cross-traffic alert with braking, rear pedestrian alert, reverse automatic braking, and rear park assist.
In front, protection will come courtesy of forward collision alert, intersection automatic emergency braking, and front pedestrian braking with bicycle mitigation. Other announced features include traffic sign recognition, speed limit assist, adaptive cruise control, and following distance indicator. Also, for the first time ever, the Traverse (trims LT and above) can be equipped with the available Super Cruise, a semi-autonomous drive mode that allows for hands-free driving on compatible roadways.
Although Chevy has yet to announce a complete list of technology features for the ‘24 Traverse, there are a few things we know for sure. Every trim level will come with a best-in-class 17.7-inch standard diagonal touchscreen and six USB ports. While the Traverse LT will be outfitted with more convenience features like wireless device charging, the RS will be geared toward multimedia with a premium Bose audio system.