The mid-cycle refresh for the three-row SUV originally debuted as a 2021 model year vehicle, however GM pushed it back to the 2022 model year shortly after in April. Customers looking to get themselves in the updated 2022 Chevrolet Traverse can expect the vehicle to begin arriving at dealerships this fall, shortly after the updated 2022 Chevrolet Equinox begins shipping out in the summer.
The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse features revised exterior styling with different front and rear fasciae, new standard LED headlamps, different wheel designs, new interior seating options, a new available eight-inch infotainment display and standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All versions of the vehicle will feature the same naturally-aspirated 3.6 V6 LFY engine, which produces 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. A GM 9-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, while all-wheel drive is available as an option.
Another important change made to the Traverse for the 2022 model year was the addition of six new standard safety features: Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Following Distance Indicator. Furthermore, a new Adaptive Cruise Control – Advanced system will be available on the 3LT, RS and Premier trims, while GM’s Safety Alert Seat comes as standard on Premier and High Country models.
GM released two new special edition versions of the 2021 Traverse to help keep the vehicle fresh while the mid-cycle refresh was put on the backburner. These included the new Sport Edition and Midnight Edition packages, which are set apart by their black exterior trim and black-painted wheels.
Pricing for the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse will be announced closer to its launch in Q3 of this year. For reference, the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse starts at $30,995 including destination.