Just because the 2022 Chevy Traverse is technically considered a mid-size SUV, don’t let the size category fool you. Chevy’s roomy Traverse seats up to eight passengers comfortably and features the most cargo space in its class. Standard advanced safety features make this roomy SUV a great choice for growing families.
If you’re looking for an SUV that delivers much of the family-friendly utility of a minivan without the sacrifice in styling and curb appeal, the 2022 Traverse is for you. Featuring bold exterior lines with an athletic vibe, the Traverse is equally at home in the carpool line or pulling up to the valet at your favorite urban eatery. The trim range offers plenty of available luxury and high-tech connected features so that long road trips are enjoyable for all occupants.
With a refreshed exterior, including a new LED tail light feature and a slick roof rail design, the Traverse is better than ever for the new 2022 model year. If a new SUV is in your future, do yourself a favor and test drive the 2022 Chevy Traverse. You’ll be glad you did!
The 2022 Traverse offers plenty of acceleration when it's needed, and the available all-wheel drive system is perfect for driving in inclement weather or for added peace of mind during any driving conditions. The standard 310 horsepower V6 engine relies on a direct fuel injection system to provide rapid acceleration for easy transitions onto the highway. The 266 lb-ft of torque helps make towing up to 5,000 pounds not only possible but also effortless.
All Traverse trims pair the standard V6 engine with a smooth-shifting 9-speed transmission, and all-wheel drive is available on every trim except the base L. Otherwise, buyers can choose a front-wheel drive powertrain. As for fuel economy, the Traverse can get up to 27 MPG on the highway and 18 MPG in the city with front-wheel drive models; all-wheel drive models will get up to 25 MPG on the highway and 17 MPG in the city.
If you plan on towing, you’ll want the available Hitch Guidance and Hitch View features. Standard on the High Country and available on other trims, these features display guidelines on the backup camera to make the hitching process precise and error-free. You can also use this feature to briefly check the status of your trailer while on the road. Hitch View adds a zoomed-in view of the hitch itself for even more trailering support.
Like most Chevy vehicles, the Traverse incorporates StabiliTrak, an electronic stability control system that utilizes traction control to adjust the brakes and available torque for optimal control. It works especially well whenever performing emergency driving, utilizing a series of sensors that detect a change in vehicle direction that isn’t aligned with the intended path. It uses feedback like tire slippage to adjust for better traction. StabiliTrak offers additional peace of mind when traveling on wet, slippery road surfaces or when there’s snow or ice on the ground, which is perfect for long Ohio winters.
Every 2022 Chevy Traverse includes Chevy Safety Assist, a comprehensive suite of advanced active driver-assist safety systems designed to keep occupants safer while on the go and help drivers stay focused and alert. The suite includes six different systems, including Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam automatic high beams.
How do these systems work? Various cameras and sensors are strategically located around the vehicle and constantly scan the environment around the vehicle for potential hazards or driving behavior that indicates the driver might be unfocused. The systems also rely on radar to determine distance and gauge whether a safety alert is necessary.
Forward Collision Alert relies on camera and radar to recognize slowing vehicles ahead and alert the driver that it’s time to slow down. The Following Distance Indicator function helps drivers avoid tailgating by utilizing the same cameras and radar. Automatic Emergency Braking takes it a step further by intervening with powerful emergency braking if it senses the vehicle is approaching traffic ahead without appropriately slowing down.
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning monitors the vehicle’s location on the road and notifies the driver when it senses the car is drifting unintentionally into another lane (and the turn signal isn’t engaged). The system also sends physical feedback via subtle steering nudges to help ease the vehicle back into its lane. It’s especially helpful during long highway drives when boredom tends to set in.
Drivers will love Chevy’s IntelliBeam automatic high beam control system. This traditionally manual exercise – toggling back-and-forth from low beams to high beams – often results in unintentionally shining bright headlights into oncoming traffic (something we’ve all been guilty of doing). The system senses headlights approaching and automatically switches to the low beam setting. When no oncoming traffic is present, it reverts to high beams.
If you’re considering a 7 or 8-passenger SUV, chances are pretty good that you have kids. While they may not be teenagers or new drivers, that day is coming. All parents want to ensure their teen drivers stay safe and make good decisions whenever they’re behind the wheel. Chevy’s Teen Driver Technology helps facilitate that with in-vehicle technology that tracks driving habits, location, and gives mom and dad real-time monitoring ability.
The system helps mitigate risk with Chevy’s unique Buckle to Drive function, which displays a “Buckle Seat Belt” reminder on the gauge cluster and prevents teens from shifting to drive for 20 seconds, enough time to help them remember what they’ve forgotten. Additionally, the system automatically mutes the audio system until front occupants have fastened their seat belts, teaching new drivers that safety comes before entertainment and fun.
With Teen Driver, parents remain in control of their teen’s driving behavior, specifically when it comes to speed. Easily set audible and visual in-vehicle speed alerts to warn kids that they’re traveling over acceptable speed limits. Parents can also govern max speed by activating the speed limiter function and dial in an audio volume limit to help young drivers stay focused on the road instead of their streaming playlist.
Best of all, the system keeps track of teen driving habits and captures data in a report card that parents can review and share. The system monitors total distance driven, maximum speed, and the number of times the overspeed warning went off. In addition, Teen Driver lists the quantity of forward collision alerts your teen accumulated while on the road, a data point that can indicate instances of tailgating or drifting attention. Traction control and stability control systems are also tracked to help parents gauge the overall level of control their new driver is exhibiting while behind the wheel.
The Traverse features an assortment of infotainment and connected services technology to keep drivers entertained and in the know on important vehicle diagnostics and other driving data. All Traverse models feature a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that drivers can activate with a data plan via Chevy’s app-based connected services. Chevy built Active Noise Cancellation into the Traverse’s architecture, affording occupants a quieter cabin in which to enjoy entertainment, like streaming podcasts or accessing music stored on a smartphone.
A 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity is standard that also offers Bluetooth audio streaming for up to two devices. The system also includes enhanced voice recognition and a selection of in-vehicle apps. Chevy’s connected services are available as a subscription-based add-on to the onboard system, which runs on the latest Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System.
The Premier and High Country trims receive an upgraded 8-inch HD touchscreen. The navigation system is available as an option on the LT Leather as part of the LT Premium Package. Upper-level trims also feature an HD Surround Vision camera, which utilizes multiple cameras to show a bird’s eye view of the vehicle and surrounding area. The camera view works at low speeds to aid with parking.
Chevy’s Connected Services are a great way to integrate your smartphone and Amazon Alexa home devices with your new Traverse. The system works via a smartphone app called myChevrolet and turns your phone into a remote key and data hub for everything from vehicle diagnostics to Wi-Fi hotspot data plan management. The vehicle’s connected services require a monthly subscription to activate.
Once the subscription is active, you’ll be able to lock and unlock your car, toot the horn, and perform a vehicle location command right from within the app. You can also remote start your car and preset the climate control, which is handy, especially on cold winter mornings. Chevy offers tiered subscription access to this functionality via four plans: Connected Vehicle, Remote Access, Essentials, or Premium.