2017 Chevrolet Traverse

Original MSRP Range
$28,700 - $44,045
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
15 - 15 MPG City / 22 - 22 MPG Hwy
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2017 Chevrolet Traverse

What We Like

Abundant passenger and cargo space; carlike handling; impressive fuel economy; pleasing ride; comfortable interior

What We Don't

Less capable than a big SUV; too large for parking-lot maneuvering; poor rear visibility; lacking the latest driver-assist and collision-avoidance technology


Expert Rating

3.8/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.2/ 5


What's New in the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse?

The LTZ trim is renamed Premier, and a new, lower-priced, entry-level LS 1SM model is offered. Other than that, the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse sees no major changes. An all-new model based on the 2017 GMC Acadia is scheduled to debut in 2018. See the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse models for sale near you

Which Traverse is the Best?

The Traverse 2LT makes the most sense to us. It's well-equipped without going overboard on amenities. Its 18-in wheels are the perfect match for its chassis -- the Premier's 20-in wheels create a bit of a bouncy ride, especially for rear-seat passengers. We strongly suggest going with AWD to remain fully capable through all kinds of road conditions. Options like dual sunroofs, navigation and a rear-seat DVD player are must-haves for families who take frequent road trips. Find a Chevrolet Traverse for sale


How Much Does a 2017 Chevrolet Traverse Cost?

The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is available with five trim levels: Base LS 1SM, LS, 1LT, 2LT and Premier.

The base-level LS 1SM starts at $29,595 with shipping and is offered only with FWD. Standard features include power windows, power door locks, power mirrors, air conditioning, AM/FM/CD radio with a 6.5-inch color touchscreen and a USB port, OnStar, Bluetooth, 17-in steel wheels with covers, a 60/40-split folding second-row seat, a split folding third-row seat, a tilt-telescopic steering column, remote keyless entry, cruise control, automatic headlights, a rear wiper/washer and a rear backup camera.

The LS ($32,195 FWD, $34,195 AWD) adds 4G LTE with Wi-Fi, Sirius XM satellite radio, steering-wheel audio controls, upgraded cloth seats and the option of AWD.

The midlevel Traverse 1LT ($34,995 FWD, $36,995 AWD) adds alloy wheels, fog lights, rear park assist, a power driver's seat, wood interior trim and a remote starter.

Drivers who step up to the Traverse 2LT ($37,545 FWD, $39,545 AWD) get heated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, Bose audio and Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system, which boasts Bluetooth audio and smartphone-app integration.

Topping the Traverse line is the luxury-oriented Premier ($42,940 FWD, $44,940 AWD) which includes a blind spot monitoring system, 20-in alloy wheels, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, leather seats and second-row captain's chairs. Premier models also come standard with forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning.

Major options include a navigation system, a dual-pane sunroof and a rear-seat DVD player.

Traverse Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Traverse AWD 4dr LS$33,300 / N/A6 Cylinder28115 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse AWD 4dr LT w/1LT$36,100 / N/A6 Cylinder28115 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse AWD 4dr LT w/2LT$38,650 / N/A6 Cylinder28115 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse AWD 4dr Premier$44,045 / N/A6 Cylinder28815 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr LS w/1LS$31,300 / N/A6 Cylinder28115 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr LS w/1SM$28,700 / N/A6 Cylinder28115 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr LT w/1LT$34,100 / N/A6 Cylinder28115 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr LT w/2LT$36,650 / N/A6 Cylinder28115 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Traverse FWD 4dr Premier$42,045 / N/A6 Cylinder28815 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Chevrolet Traverse Safety

Is the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse a Safe Car?

The Traverse comes with six airbags, including head-curtain airbags for all three rows. A front center airbag (designed to keep the driver and passengers from colliding with each other in a side impact) is optional, as are a blind spot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert. The OnStar emergency telematics system is standard.

In government crash tests, the Traverse performed exceptionally well. The crossover earned a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with 5-star scores in the front- and side-impact tests and a 4-star rollover score. In testing carried out by the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Traverse scored a Good rating in all crash-test categories and a Basic rating in the crash-avoidance and mitigation tests.

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Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Corrosion3 Years/36,000 Miles
Rust-Through6 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Maintenance2 Years/24,000 Miles 2 visits

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Telematics
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Hit the Road Pkg


2017 Chevrolet Traverse vs the competition

2017 Honda Pilot -- The Pilot's design is newer than the Traverse's, and the Honda offers superior reliability and resale figures. It also offers features like Apple Car Play and collision mitigation with autonomous braking, but it can't match the Traverse's third-row seat size and cargo volume.

2017 Toyota Highlander -- The Highlander is smaller than the Traverse, so it doesn't offer as much space for passengers and cargo, but it still comes standard with 3-row seating, and its smaller size makes it easier to manage in tight spaces. Toyota makes autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning standard on every model.

2017 GMC Acadia -- All-new this year, the Acadia rides on a slightly smaller platform than the Traverse, but the GMC offers more interior features, better safety technology, a choice of 4- or 6-cylinder engines and a better AWD system. But the Traverse still offers more interior room.

Used Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban -- If you like the Traverse but need more room, consider a 2012-2015 Chevy Tahoe or Suburban. Both offer more interior space and bigger engines with more capabilities.

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