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A red 2023 Chevy Traverse RS is shown from the front at an angle while driving.

The New 2023 Chevy Traverse

It is getting to be that time of year again! With the summer coming to an end and fall just around the corner, many car manufacturers are starting to unveil their 2023 lineups. One of those manufacturers is the American classic, Chevrolet. It is busy unveiling new vehicles that are mere months from hitting dealership lots. People with large families should be on the lookout for the 2023 Chevy Traverse, which is one of the new vehicles that will soon be released.

Chevy largely took the approach, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” with this updated model. The 2023 Traverse remains close to last year’s model, yet it still comes with a few new features. Chevy understands that sometimes you don’t need to reinvent the wheel, especially if the previous iteration of the wheel was well received. This spacious midsize SUV has plenty to offer for anybody that is looking for a versatile yet family-friendly vehicle. What makes the 2023 Chevy Traverse so effective at what it does? Let’s find out!

A Roomy Family Vehicle

When it comes to the Chevy Traverse, nothing stands out more than its size! It is a midsize SUV that has plenty of room. The Traverse makes for a spacious family vehicle that can carry everyone comfortably! The standard model holds eight people, with enough legroom for everyone. The driver’s row has 41 inches of legroom. However, it’s never really the front row that has to worry about space. Fortunately, with the Traverse, it is safe to say that neither do the second and third rows.

The second row has 38 inches of legroom, which is nearly as much as the first row! This is enough for the driver and front seat passenger to recline as much as they want, and the second row will still have plenty of room to spare. The third row has 33 inches of legroom. While not as much as the other rows, it still makes for comfortable accommodations. Maybe don’t stuff all the tall people in the third row, though.

A white 2023 Chevy Traverse is shown from the front while parked in a driveway.

Space for All Your Cargo

Legroom isn’t the only thing the interior of the 2023 Chevy Traverse offers. The cargo space for the Traverse is quite grand, with the trunk offering a roomy 23 cu.ft. It has enough room to transport eight people and hold all their luggage at once. This spacious interior makes for a vehicle that is great for family vacations to pretty much anywhere.

Thanks to the wonders of engineering, the second and third-row seats fold down easily. With the third row down, the cargo space more than doubles! From 23 cu.ft., the cargo space goes to 58 cu.ft. This is enough to fit large items like a refrigerator while still transporting up to five people. The Traverse can even serve as a pseudo work truck, carrying large tools and workers.

Are 58 cu.ft. still too few? Well, with the second-row seats down, the cargo space maxes out at a roomy 98 cu.ft. If you call out, you might be able to hear an echo inside the car. Jokes aside, having such a large cargo space increases the Traverse’s versatility. In this mode, it effectively becomes a storage shed on wheels! When moving, this midsize SUV will greatly reduce the number of trips back and forth to your new house and can fit all of your largest furniture.

Solid Performance

Checking underneath the hood is a good start when looking at any vehicle. Under the hood of the 2023 Chevy Traverse lies a 3.6L V6 engine. It produces a forceful 310 hp that you can really feel behind the wheel. While popular amongst families, the Traverse has no problem being sporty. This SUV goes from 0-60 mph in about 6.5 seconds. Considering the fact that the Traverse isn’t a high-performance turbocharged sports car, that is actually pretty fast. You will be able to zoom on the highway with ease.

One of the unfortunate drawbacks of larger vehicles like midsize SUVs is that the fuel efficiency dips. Larger vehicles tend to be worse off when it comes to gas consumption. However, the 2023 Chevy Traverse‘s V6 engine does not have such a flaw. For an SUV that can hold up to eight people, it boasts an impressive 18 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway. This vehicle will save you money on the road by requiring less frequent pit stops. With the way gas prices have been looking, a little fuel efficiency goes a long way.

Another extraordinary feat of the Chevy Traverse’s 3.6L V6 engine is its towing capacity. It can haul up to 5,000 lbs. This is more than enough to tow a small camper for a family trip. It is also enough to tow a family member’s car in a pinch. These feats highlight the family-friendly reputation that the Traverse has built for itself.

For an additional cost, you can even add some off-road and bad-weather capability to the 2023 Traverse. Every trim has an available all-wheel drive system that gives the Traverse a major boost in handling. Coming in at about $2,000 to upgrade, this option is well worth it. The front-wheel drive model might not want to find itself in the mud or a snowstorm, but all-wheel drive will ensure that the Traverse is ready for it all! Ultimately, this option gives the SUV a much-needed boost with off-roading, making it a vehicle built for any part of the road.

Safe Driving

There is a distinct difference between driving a compact car and an SUV. Drivers who are used to smaller cars may sometimes feel as though they can’t make the switch to a larger car, lest they put some dents in their vehicle. Driving anxiety is a real thing, but the Traverse has standard equipment designed to reduce the fear of maneuvering a larger car. The 2023 Traverse has the Chevy Safety Assist suite standard, which bundles in many features, including Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Front Pedestrian Braking. Other features include Lane Keep Assist, Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam automatic high beams. Not only do these features make driving safe, but they also make it less tedious!

What really stands out with the selection of driver-assist features is that the Traverse also has Teen Driver Mode. This SUV is popular amongst families, after all. It is almost as though the manufacturers know that there will come a time when the kids are going to be asking to drive the car. While learning how to drive for the first time is daunting, Teen Driver Mode will make bridging the gap easier. Chevy knows that you can’t put a price on safety when it comes to driving. So it doesn’t.

A white 2023 Chevy Traverse is shown from the side on a city street.

The 2023 Traverse Is Almost Here

Anyone who is looking for an SUV that can transport the whole family, fit all of your gear, has more horses under its hood than a stable, and comes with standard driver-assist features that will make driving a breeze, should consider the 2023 Chevy Traverse! The new model year is set to be on the market come early fall. In fact, some models have already been delivered to dealerships for review.