Whatever you need a full-size SUV to do around Fort Walton Beach, Wright, Crestview, Destin, Navarre, Panama City Beach, or Pensacola, the 2023 Chevrolet Traverse has it covered. With its comfortable and flexible seating for up to eight people and almost every feature you could ask for standard or available, the Traverse could be one of the best all-rounders in the business.
Every version of the 2023 Chevrolet Traverse is front-wheel drive in its standard form, but they’re all available with all-wheel drive if you want or need that extra capability. There are six trim levels to choose from, and they cover a broad spectrum of specifications and appeal to an equally wide range of budgets. The lineup starts with the entry-level Traverse LS and then goes to the LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier, and range-topping High Country. And unlike some rivals where the entry model is undeniably fleet-focused, the Traverse LS is a model that’s well worth retail shoppers taking the time to check out and consider.
There’s no denying the fact the 2023 Chevrolet Traverse is a substantial vehicle, and this sizeable vehicle can gain an awful lot of weight when a full load of passengers and cargo is onboard. Therefore, a suitably capable powertrain is required, which is why all six versions of the 2023 Traverse come equipped with a 3.6-litre V-6 under the hood developing 310 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. The Traverse’s considerable power gets sent to the front or all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission.
This powertrain easily copes when the Traverse is fully loaded, but it can also make the Chevy SUV feel pretty lively when traveling light. And if towing is on your agenda for the Traverse, you’ll be delighted to learn the three-row Chevy is rated to tow up to a maximum of 5,000 pounds.
The spaciousness, versatility, and capability of the Traverse could almost let it get away with a less-than-generous standard specification, but that’s different from how the Traverse rolls. The Traverse LS looks sensational value for money with its standard 18-inch alloys, IntelliBeam auto high beams, LED lights, ten cupholders, six-speaker sound system, eight-seat capacity, an 8-way power driver seat, keyless open and start, a full set of powered features, a rear vision camera, tire pressure monitors, tri-zone automatic climate control and USB ports for all three rows of seats. The standard infotainment system is also worthy of note, as it’s the Chevrolet 3 System featuring a 7.0-inch colour touchscreen and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
A family-focused vehicle such as the Traverse must take safety seriously, which the Traverse does with every model featuring the Chevrolet Safety Assist suite of active safety features as part of the standard specification. The suite includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and those IntelliBeam auto high beams.
While the 2023 Chevrolet Traverse will inevitably appeal to large families in a big way, the versatility, flexibility, and capability of this outstanding three-row crossover SUV will appeal to many different types of shoppers. Discover what the Traverse can do for you with a test drive from Preston Hood Chevrolet at 212 Hollywood Blvd SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL, or call us at 850-664-7000 for more information, and we can schedule an appointment that’s suitable for you.