After a nearly of decade on the roads, Chevy’s large crossover SUV, the Traverse experienced a full redesign. The second-generation model made the premiere at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Unlike the closely related GMC Acadia which returned with smaller proportions after the 2017 redesign, the new Traverse gained slightly longer wheelbase and expanded the interior space. Thanks to the new platform, despite slightly larger, this eight-seater weight less than previous generation version and also gained more power and the latest technologies. Chevy also made the styling of this model more SUV-like and extended the trim range.
When we are speaking about the next version of the Traverse, major changes, of course, are not expected. To the second model year, the second-generation Traverse will enter with some changes in equipment groups and probably with new color options. The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse should also make some advanced safety systems accessible in the lower trims.
2019 Chevrolet Traverse: Styling
The second-generation Traverse arrived on the new platform, on the two inches longer wheelbase and with more SUV-like styling. The newest Traverse is 0.2 inches longer in overall length and more spacious inside but thanks to the lightweight C1XX platform it also lost about 111 pounds of the overall weight.
Styling wise, the second-generation Traverse is both more SUV-like and truckish from the distance. Up front, it has sharper corporate grille version, like the sedan models, but more sculpted profile lines also add to model’s appearance. All Traverse models are also equipped with the LED daytime running lights and ride on 18-inch wheels.
As for the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse, the model will return with no major styling modifications. Chevy will likely offer new color options and new wheel design for the upcoming model year.
Inside, the second-generation Traverse offers improved passenger and cargo room. The model also comes with updated tech and convenience features. The quality of materials is also good as well as the seat comfort and sound insulation. The second row is very comfortable and rearmost row is also generous. The Traverse also offers the class-leading cargo capacity of 98.5 cubes.
We again expect the new Traverse in seven trim options. All model will get LED DRLs, heated mirrors, keyless ignition, an infotainment system with smartphone compatibility features, three-zone climate control, etc.
Upgrades will include larger center screen, premium sound system, driver information display, navigation, etc. Buyers will also have a chance to get heated and ventilated front seats, heated middle row, power steering wheel, driver memory setting, leather upholstery, etc.
As for the safety, all now common driver assistance systems are available in the Traverse but we expect most of them to become accessible in the lower trims.
2019 Chevrolet Traverse: Powertrain, MPG
The same engine options like in the current version will power the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse . The standard engine on the Traverse will be a 3.6-liter V-6 unit combined with the quick 9-speed automatic transmission. This engine will provide 310 hp and torque of 266 pound-feet. This combination will allow up to 5, 000 pounds of the towing capacity. On the other hand, the fuel economy will be about 21 mpg combined with either front- or all-wheel drive.
An option will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This engine will manage 255 hp and torque of 295 lb-ft. The fuel economy will be around 23 mpg highway.
2019 Chevrolet Traverse: Release date, Price
The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse will arrive in the last quarter of 2018. The price range will fluctuate minimally. The current version starts from $29, 930.