Refreshed 2021 Chevrolet Traverse Makes Official Debut32
The refreshed 2021 Chevrolet Traverse has made its official debut ahead of its arrival at U.S. dealers in late 2020.
The updated Traverse has received revised front and rear fascias, which General Motors says were inspired by the new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. A new grille, thin LED headlights and new daytime running lights with integrated LED turn signals make up the restyled front end, while different LED taillights give the rear fascia a more up-to-date appearance. GM says both the LED headlights and taillights will be standard equipment. The crossover will also have four new wheel designs on offer, as well.
“The new Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban has received an overwhelmingly positive response from consumers,” said Chevrolet’s exterior design director, Holt Ware. “The new design of the 2021 Traverse gains this new commanding appearance and presence we know Traverse owners will appreciate.”
Cabin updates on the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse include new interior seating options, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a new available eight-inch infotainment display.
Following a recent commitment from GM to offer more standard safety equipment on its vehicles, the updated Traverse will come standard with Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, IntelliBeam auto high beams and a Following Distance Indicator. A new Adaptive Cruise Control – Advanced system will also be offered on the well-equipped 3LT, RS and Premier trims, while GM’s Safety Alert Seat will now be standard on Premier and High Country models.
“With this refreshed Traverse, Chevy will have one of the freshest SUV lineups in the market,” said Chevrolet marketing boss, Steve Majoros. “But it’s more than just looks. Traverse already offers a long list of safety features and will now offer more standard safety features across all trims, in addition to the functionality and style Traverse owners have come to appreciate.”
The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse will continue with the same powertrain: a naturally-aspirated 3.6 V6 LFY engine, good for 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, and a GM 9-speed automatic transmission. Just like before, front-wheel drive will be standard, while all-wheel drive is available for extra.
Pricing for the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse has not yet been announced, but we’re not expecting any major deviations from the 2020 model.
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A nice and evolutionary MCE. Hope to see more pics in the future.
I really like how they gave the front fascia a more “truck-like” look, like they did with the Acadia refresh. Looks great.
I’m happy to see the auto stop override button, finally. This had been a show stopper for me.
The exterior refresh looks good, but the interior can’t touch the level of luxury and style of the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade. Chevy’s stratospheric pricing makes matters worse. Premier and High Country trims are priced way above the Koreans’ top trims.
Really nice update. Can’t wait to see the Enclave MCE.
Looks great! I always viewed the current Traverse as a bit awkward in regard to the front end and the MCE completely changes that. Rear looks good too
Finally a Traverse that I like. It is the first front end that I like. The side and back of the current one looks good, but the nose is too “puffed” out looking. They fixed the 2021 Terrain and Equinox as well. It is the first Equinox front end that I like (though not sure about the RS grill).
I like how they changed it , but not to much. Looks great.
It’s beautiful, though I start to see the Escalade DNA in the front.
Stop stop defat switch spotted!
I approve of this update.
Exterior looks good, now back to interior, i wonder what changes they have done there ? most of the traverse complaints were cheap interior.
Is there any other power train than 3.6 ? say Voltec powertrain ? As this is uni-body crossover, they should have a lot space to hide batteries and make a hybrid and a plugin-hybrid versions with e-awd.
Traverse EV may be also a good one because most competitors are have 5 seat EVS and the 6/7 adult seat EV crossovers are not there now.
Voltec is dead. GM isn’t making hybrids anymore either.
Take the lead photo….Photoshop / Remove the “Bow Tie” and replace it with a “Cadillac Crest”.
It looks almost identical to the XT6.
As far as I’m concerned, you could put just about any badge on just about any of the crossovers out there and I probably wouldn’t notice.
This isn’t a bad looking car really, but they just all kind of look the same to me.
Add the 2.7 turbo! maybe its that the new 9t65 cant handle 350ftlbs, but the 4L65e transmissions with the 6.0 were almost bullet proof! I understand that the “65” at the end doesn’t translate directly to torque rating, as its vehicle weight rating, but surely it would be advantageous to drop in the new 2.7
The big question is whether the 2.7 will even fit, packaging wise. I agree, it would be great engine for the Traverse if it fits.
2.0 turbo fit in as an I4, 2.7 isn’t much larger.
The 3.6 is ok, I’d love to see the 5.3 available.
I like the new Chevy design for the front clip . A very modern look to it . The rear looks a bit like the Lincoln Navigator to me !?!
Can’t wait to see the Enclaves refresh , might it be close to the new Buick Encore GX . GM must think they have a hit with both models as they have added a 3rd shift for the Delta plant where they are built .
Still making 4 versions of the same basic 3.6 engine. Only at genius GM. Surely it would be cheaper to make the one newest design, aka the LGX and tune it according to which platform it’s in.
Yeah, this is good! Sharp!
Yes, this is a very nice mid-cycle makeover, most of the time a mid-cycle make-over is so minimum that it is hard to see the changes. You can easy see the changes here and they add a lots to the Traverse.
Wow! The Traverse looks great! I love that GM avoided the “iPad taped to the dash look”. When it hits the dealer’s lot I’m going to have to take a look!
They add the auto stop star override switch for 2021 model. It a game changer!!!!
The refreshed 2021 Chevrolet Traverse looks if the design team borrowed a page from the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer with it’s Camaro-ish looking headlamps; one has wonder whether any of design team were on the team that worked on the current 2020 Chevrolet Blazer.
If I didn’t know any better I’d swear they were made by the same company.
Side by side comparison 2021 vs 2020, the front looks better with a bumper, which gives the grill a more proportional clean look. The rear also has an added sculpted horizontal line below the licence plate area, which gives the rear much greater appeal.
I just wish the towing capacity was a smidge higher. 5500-6000 and I would forget about the Tahoe.
Update looks good