Although seating that extends beyond five passengers tends to be tight in the mid-size SUV class, space is the name of the game in the Traverse, and the all-new SUV offers up chairs (and plenty of leg room) for as many as eight passengers, making it a great option for bigger families or those who haul half the team to practice each week. Depending on your preference, there is flexibility in the second row which offers a bench seat or captain’s chairs. And when seats aren’t needed, they can easily be folded down to open the inside of the Traverse up to 98 cubic feet of space, rivaling many full-size SUVs on the market.
One of the most welcome new additions to the redesigned Traverse can be found humming under the hood. That, of course, is an all-new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that comes turbocharged, meaning it can deliver just as much power as a V6 (which was previously standard in the Traverse), as well as the higher fuel economy ratings of a smaller four-cylinder. While numbers have yet to be finalized, GM is estimating that the turbo four will shell out as much as 315 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque.
Beyond space and power, the 2024 comes loaded with several class-leading features, including the 17.7-inch diagonal color touchscreen that stretches across the dashboard, giving you full access to the full suite of technology and safety features found inside, such as Chevy Safety Assist, Blind Zone Steering Assist, Front Pedestrian Braking with Bicycle Mitigation and more. But of them all, perhaps the most exciting driver assistance feature in the Traverse will be the Super Cruise technology, which gives you the ability to drive completely hands free on more than 200,000 miles of compatible roads.