The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse debuted just last month, dropping in with a fresh mid-cycle enhancement (MCE, otherwise known as a facelift) for the crossover’s second generation. There’s a new look, new cabin options, and new tech. Of course, that still leaves one question unanswered – is the 2021 Traverse Hot, or Not?
The first thing to catch our eye about the 2021 Traverse has to be the new exterior styling, where we see a brand-new fascia up front. Drawing inspiration from the new 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and 2021 Tahoe, the look incorporates restyled lighting elements and a new grille, with the former utilizing LED lighting elements, new daytime running lamps, and integrated LED turn signals, and the latter using broad horizontal styling lines that add to the model’s aggressive new demeanor. There’s also four new wheel designs on offer.
The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse also gains a brand-new rear fascia treatment. The tail lamps utilize a “Dual Spear” inner graphic treatment, which is becoming more prevalent throughout the Chevy stable, as well as LED lighting elements as standard equipment.
Inside, the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse offers new seating options, while an available eight-inch display handles infotainment duties. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto keep users connected on the move.
Under the hood, we find the familiar naturally aspirated 3.6L LFY V6 engine, which produces 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Output is touted through the GM nine-speed automatic transmission, while either FWD or AWD put it to the pavement.
The tech front is replete with modern safety features, including standards like Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Lane Keep Assist. Buyers who spring for higher trims like the 3LT, RS, or Premier will have access to upgrades like a new Adaptive Cruise Control – Advanced system.
To note, rollout of the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse has been pushed back to the 2022 model year, along with several other General Motors vehicles under the 2021 model year.
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