The 2022 Chevy Traverse will no longer be available in the base L trim level, GM Authority has learned.
Following in the footsteps of other 2022 model year Chevy products like the Blazer, Equinox and Malibu, the Chevy Traverse will shed its base L trim level, with the LS now the cheapest available version of the full-size crossover.
The L trim level for the 2021 model year Chevy Traverse essentially offered the same equipment as the LS, but was not available with the various LPO/dealer-installed options. Additionally, the Traverse L could only be ordered in Summit White and Mosaic Black Metallic with a Jet Black interior. Prices for the 2021 Chevy Traverse L started at $30,995, nearly four grand cheaper than the $34,395 Traverse LS, but the L trim was typically excluded from manufacturer rebates and incentives, as well other promotions like lower interest rates.
The Chevy Traverse is one of a handful of GM models that was scheduled to receive a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) for the 2021 model year, only for the rollout to be delayed due to complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, the 2022 Chevy Traverse will now introduce the MCE, bringing revisions to the exterior styling and minor interior changes. Just as with the current model, the only engine available for the 2022 model year is the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline motor, which produces 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The six-cylinder engine pairs with the GM nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive, while all-wheel-drive is available for extra.
Another small change applied to the 2022 Chevy Traverse is the introduction of three new exterior colors: Northsky Blue Metallic, Silver Sage Metallic and Cherry Red Tintcoat. These new colors will replace Cajun Red Tintcoat, Graphite Metallic and Satin Steel Metallic on the vehicle’s color palette.