GM's venerable 3.6L V6 comes on all Traverse trims, making 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. It's mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission, intended to maximize fuel economy.
The LS also includes a Chevrolet Infotainment 3 stereo that offers Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 6 USB ports and in-vehicle Wi-Fi. Standard equipment also includes forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, active lane departure, following distance alert, keyless entry, deep tinted windows, 3-zone climate control, 18-inch aluminum wheels, and heated/power-adjustable mirrors.
Stepping up to the LT means the addition of fog lamps, cargo roof rails, wireless phone charging, SiriusXM satellite radio, second-row captain's chairs and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Heated Leather seat trim with power passenger is available as an upgrade to the LT trim.
RS-trimmed Traverses come with unique black wheels and accents as well as heated leather front seats, power passenger seat, 2nd and 3rd row leather seats, auto-dimming rearview mirror with video-feed camera with washer, voice activated navigation with real-time traffic display, surround view camera, remote engine start, a power liftgate and 20" wheels. Safety features at this level include blind-zone monitoring and Rear Park Assist.
The Premier upgrades the Traverse with a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, 10 premium speakers with amplifiers, a hands-free power liftgate, dual driver memory for seat/mirror/steering wheel, chrome door handles, power mirrors with reverse tilt down, and auto-dimming driver mirror.
At the top of the lineup, the High Country offers luxurious styling and enhanced tech features, including unique interior trim, power-folding third-row seats, an enhanced twin-clutch all-wheel drive system, panoramic sunroof, and heavy-duty trailering equipment with trailer back up visual assist.
All Traverse models include frontal and side-impact for driver and front passenger, side-impact and head curtain airbags. Available Teen Driver mode works to improve safety while younger drivers are behind the wheel. The system can mute the audio until front seat occupants are buckled as well as limiting the top volume, display a speed warning at preset limits and automatically turn on available active safety technologies. An available 'report card' can display information about the teens' driving habits such as maximum speed, distance travelled and whether the antilock brakes or emergency braking systems were engaged.