What we expected, it is happening. The 2021 Chevy Traverse is refreshed. Its bigger siblings are stealing the show with huge updates and some almost forgot about the mid-size model. The upcoming changes are cosmetic and these are not going to affect the overall look or performance. Well, we are expecting to hear further news.
The facelift will make the 2021 Chevy Traverse more attractive. It is one of the largest mid-size models. The vehicle can take up to eight passengers. Thanks to the enhancement of equipment, you will be safer inside. Outside, the SUV is more aggressive with the change of front and rear lights. Also, fascias are suffering updates as well. Of course, the top of the line High Country edition is going to bring the most modifications.
Changes For the 2021 YM
These are not so special, but the refresh is always welcome. The current generation debuted in 2018 and ever since the company is adding something each year. This time, the inspiration for the update is found on the larger siblings. The front grille is very similar to Tahoe and Suburban. We see LED lamps on headlights. Also, the DRLs became a new option. Also, taillights are taking the same technology. Interior is offering more options, including wireless smartphone integration, both for Androids or iPhones. The center of the infotainment system is an eight-inch touchscreen display.
Safety is on a higher level. Buyers of the 2021 Traverse will find automatic emergency braking and front collision alert. Also, standard features are lane keep assist and intelligent high beams. On the higher trim level, you can get advanced systems. One of the best features is the Safety Alert Seat.
2021 Chevy Traverse Specs
A 3.6-liter V6 engine remained the only option for the current edition of the Traverse SUV. However, we expect further upgrades. Some of the options are turbo-four, hybrid, and even larger V8.
The base configuration includes a V6 with 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. It is good for 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. The engine returns 21 mpg if you choose the front-wheel drive. Optionally, buyers can choose a nine-speed automatic transmission to send power to all wheels. Better traction is paid with slightly increased fuel consumption.
The company dropped a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine for the new edition. Well, the drivetrain might come back, since it offers slightly less power, but better fuel economy. An all-wheel drive is standard and it returns 255 hp and 23 mpg.
One of the most probable upgrades is a hybrid engine. General Motors is not in the market in this segment, and the company takes a lot of damage because of it. The mid-size class is expanding the hybrid lineup and GM could start with Traverse. Combined with a V6, the hybrid system will improve the fuel economy and probably the power outputs.
Finally, engineers could go after a larger powertrain. A V8 is going to make the 2021 Chevy Traverse competitive with Jeep Grand Cherokee. Well, it is not going after the Trackhawk edition with 707 hp. Still, a V8 with the 5.3-liter engine is a choice for enthusiasts seeking more power.
2021 Chevy Traverse Trim Levels
Currently, there are six trim levels available for the Traverse SUV. Nevertheless, the new season could bring a new edition. We still don’t know what does the GM prepares. Until then, let’s stick to the existing lineup. the L model is an entry-level version. Automatic headlights, 18-inch wheels, 8-seater interior, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are there right from the start.
The LS brings a few upgrades to make the SUV more aggressive. However, the bonus comes with additional packages and options. Buyer can tune their ride according to their preferences. The LT edition is available with cloth or leather interior. Fog lights and roof rails are notable upgrades for this bundle. Besides the leather upholstery, the higher trim also gets heated front seats.
The 2021 Chevy Traverse RS is one of the best buys. With 20-inch wheels and premium upgrades, its price is not as high as for the Premier or High Country edition. You will get the Bose audio, huge infotainment screen, and navigation. Plus, we expect to see the new engine available on this trim. Premier is the premium version with a hands-free power liftgate, ventilated seats, and wireless charger. High Country is top of the class SUV. The new edition will be similar to Suburban and Tahoe. Full-size SUVs are getting this package for the first time.
2021 Chevy Traverse Prices
The upcoming 2021 Chevy Traverse will cost slightly higher than before thanks to the upgrades. Currently, the base offer is just under $31,000 with the destination fee. Higher trim levels will get a bigger boost and MSRP increases. The High Country version is in the luxurious waters with the price tag over $52,000. The new one could go up for a few grands.