Since its introduction back in 2009, the Chevrolet Traverse has been a huge success for General Motors. For the 2013 model year, GM gave the Chevrolet Traverse a small refresh. The Traverse’s exterior gets a new front fascia that includes headlights and grille. There are also new taillights. Inside, there is a new dash and revised center stack featuring a new 6.5-inch color touch radio and climate controls. Under the hood, the Traverse sticks with the 3.6L V6. On the LS and LT models, the V6 produces 281 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. On the LTZ model, the V6 is producing 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque thanks to dual exhausts. A six-speed automatic is the sole transmission.
You do have the choice between front-wheel and all-wheel drive. EPA rates the 2013 Traverse with front-wheel drive at 17 City/24 Highway/19 Combined and 16 City/23 Highway/19 Combined when equipped with all-wheel drive. The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse starts at $30,510 for the base LS and comes equipped with keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, rear view camera, Bluetooth, and a tire pressure monitor system. Next up is the Traverse 1LT which starts at $33,725 and adds a chrome grille, foglamps, eighteen-inch aluminum wheels, heated outside rearview mirrors, remote vehicle starter system, eight-way power driver seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Traverse 2LT starts at $36,580 and includes a driver-side auto-dimming outside mirror, power rear liftgate, heated front seats, seating for seven, Bose premium audio system, Chevrolet's MyLink Infotainment system, and a three zone climate control system. Finally there is the Traverse LTZ which starts at $40,575 and includes twenty-inch painted aluminum wheels, perforated leather seating, heated and cooled front seats, memory settings for driver seat, heated steering wheel, and Side Blind Zone Alert with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert.
There are a variety of options available for the Traverse. The Chevrolet Traverse competes with the Dodge Durango, Ford Flex, and Honda Pilot.