Take A Walkaround Tour Of The Updated 2022 Chevy Traverse: Video19
General Motors has released a new video providing a walkaround tour of the mid-cycle update (MCE) 2022 Chevy Traverse, enabling customers to familiarize themselves with the full-size crossover as it begins arriving at dealerships across the U.S.
This video goes over all the changes and differences that set the newly refreshed 2022 Chevy Traverse apart from the pre-update 2021 model. The most apparent change applied to the crossover for the 2022MY is the updated exterior styling, which includes a new front fascia with narrow LED headlamps, a different rear fascia with different taillights and new alloy wheel options. The video also runs down the available trim levels, which include the entry-level LS, mid-grade LT, sporty RS, well-appointed Premier and range-topping Premier Redline. The LS and LT trim levels will also be offered in conjunction with Midnight and Sport exterior styling packages.
Inside, the 2022 Chevy Traverse gets a mildly revamped interior with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other changes include the addition of an Automatic Start/Stop disable switch and Safety Alert Seat, along with a new standard Chevy Safety Assist package that brings more active safety tech to the vehicle. The walkaround video touches on some of these changes and highlights other aspects of the vehicle’s interior, including features like the Smart Slide outboard seats, available hands-free power liftgate, available eight-inch driver information center and OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
The 2022 Chevy Traverse sticks with its naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, which produces 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes paired with the GM nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available for a price premium.
As we reported previously, the MCE version of the Chevy Traverse was originally intended to launch for the 2021MY, but its arrival was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, 2022 will be the first model year for the updated model.
Learn more about the 2022 Chevy Traverse in the walkaround video embedded below. Production of the updated crossover began at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan on August 2nd.
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Meh. Not really competitive against a RWD Explorer or the new Grand Cherokee L. FWD garbage.
Competitive? Pretty much every comparison test the Explorer finishes last or near last, no one gives a lick about RWD and a more powerful engine when it is attached to the rest of the vehicle. 95% of the buyers of any of those vehicles have either no clue or don’t care what wheel drive they are and a RWD bias loses interior room. What they are most concerned about is room (which the Traverse has the most of compared to any 3 row CUV), value, options, layout and quality. The Traverse already gets reliability bonus points against the other two brands (one is Fiat and the other uses small turbo engines that don’t have the best track records). On top of that the GCL is shooting for a higher clientel (that still most doesn’t know the drive wheels or care) and is another 10k more than the Traverse with a more premium interior and 4wd system most owners will never use. So get out of here with your not competitive and calling them garbage when it is a better choice than both in most cases for a families use. Want to try and mimic a Range Rover on a budget or actually off road, then get the GCL, otherwise those listed the Traverse reigns king.
Agreed with what you’re saying. However at the end of the day ytd the explorer has a 35k advantage on units sold.
Ah, ladies and gentlemen I present to you what is internally referred to inside of GM as a Car Clown.
This subset of people inside of GM have, in their history, never produced a profitable car program since the 70s. Trucks have always generated the vast majority of profits at GM. To be fair though, the same has been true for Ford and Chrysler (Stellantis) but the Car Clowns for whatever reason have always had outsized political influence inside GM relative to their accomplishments (which are nonexistent).
Anyways, these are the type of people that are running GM, in their own words – “Consumers are too stupid to understand the difference between FWD + 2.0L engines vs. RWD + 3.6L engines. Consumers want reliability and cabin space.”
Really? Then why are you getting your ass kicked by Explorer, Grand Cherokee + Durango, and now with the Grand Cherokee L? Consumers have voted – and your offering sucks.
Stellantis will now happily kick your ass with the new Grand Cherokee + Grand Cherokee L. Your pricing power in the years to come with seven passenger vehicles is now cut off, which has historically been GM’s most profitable segment.
Remember when Barra laughed at Marchionne? Who is laughing now that Stellantis is within $20 billion of GM’s market cap? By the way, it was only $10 billion a few weeks ago, but it was recently jaw boned up with all the EV lies that Mary is using to try and prop up the stock. But reality will reassert itself – it always does.
Speaking of EVs – remember all the green EV nonsense in Europe? How are natural gas/energy prices in Europe these days? These are the same people advocating for green nonsense in California, which experienced blackouts in the summer.
Such misinformation with emotion, can you explain Highlander sales despite being down on power vs Traverse?, What company isn’t doing E/Vs by ’26?. FCA deal was trash and they still had to bed down with the French.
How much profit does Toyota make with Highlander vs. Stellantis with Grand Cherokee + Grand Cherokee L?
Let me answer that for you – very little. Stellantis mints money with Grand Cherokee, and they’ll mint even more money with Grand Cherokee L.
Toyota is the Android of automotive – high market share, low profits. Stellantis was ahead of the curve with respect to giving up marketshare, yet they capture the lions share of profits for a segment.
Same is true with GM with the Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon/Escalade (the one vehicle line that literally keeps GM afloat) but we will see what damage the Wagoneer will due in the long run. Due the supply constraints, I doubt Wagoneer dents GM very much in the first two years, but it will be interesting to see how Wagoneer compresses GM’s margins in year 3/4.
Probably still more with Highlander since Toyota is more profitable than a company that had to merge with another European company. Jeep won’t bring in as much money as Chevy, plain and simple as Cherokee sales vs T1 sales alone in America proves that.
Where’s FCA with car and CUV sales compared to Toyota?, what innovative measures that FCA made vs GM?, even Ford had some innovation over the past few years. Rusty made over Dodges and merging with failed Euro companies isn’t a business model nor the future.
Sorry, but your info is old. The 2020 Explorer got dinged for being overpriced and some initial quality issues. If you get the XLT fake leather option, the seats are quite cheap vs higher trims that use real leather. They dropped the price and added a few features in 21+
I drove and looked at both. Life long GMer. Traverse was outclassed and outgunned in every single aspect except being bigger. The Traverse is in need of a real update for the interior because the explorer felt like 10k more vehicle at the same price.
I test drove all domestic and foreign in this class and ended up a 2019 Premier. The only ones close, Cadillac, too much $$, Explorer Eco Boost, too much $$ and is cop vehicle, Buick, too much $$. Everything was smaller or under powered. Test drove each with sales guys in 2nd and 3rd row, all failed in power and driveability, meaning steering except the ones listed above.
All of the safety features and then some over the others,
You’re right about the cost. I’m actually looking at the Mercedes Metris, it take using their “build site” a few times to learn how to navigate their website. The Metris and the former Chevy Astro are about the same size which is just right for us. So far a passenger model (going back for another round) with all the usual bells an whistles sells for under $40 grand, about the same as the Traverse, less than a Tahoe. Their website is hard to navigate as you’ll find their “packages” do offer greater value over buying/selecting one option over another. Hadn’t ever considered myself a Mercedes owner before, but so far the initial cost is getting too dern close to not consider the Metris.
Agreed, room, being reliable an fuel economy are all paramount issues today. I’d like to see GM off the navigation system on ALL trim levels. Also … room. My wife suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and being able to easily haul her wheel chair is a must … can the 3rd row seating be full removed? This would allow hauling her chain standing up (can fabricate a bracket) and not lose any real luggage space. We used to drive the Astro all the time, eventually it wore out, I like the Traverse and see it as a prime replacement.
Kind of have to agree with maurelius. The interiors that GM has used in the past just looks dated. All the bumps, materials, angles, etc just look terrible.
Exterior is nice. But, that infotainment is dated. They’re just using the old Denali dash. I wanted to buy one last year. But, because it didn’t have an auto start/stop deactivation button; I got a Ford instead.
It’s comedic that a Traverse High Country costs nearly $10k more than the vastly more luxurious Kia Telluride or Hyundai Palisade.
When I bought my Premier Traverse, the twins failed carrying the load and struggled with power and driveability, steering. I had sales guys sit in the 2nd and 3rd rows of each, including Toyota and Nissan, each couldn’t handle the full weight as advertised without suffering steering and the lack of torque to carry the 160lbs to 220lbs sales guys. The Traverse, Enclave Cadillac and Eco Boost Explorer all managed the weight very well.
If you tow a small trail or boat and carry people, you’re going to feel that 10k difference…
It looks like it has the same transmission as the 2019. My 2019 trans shutters on almost every gear change. The dealer service manager told me it was normal and all they all have the same problem and can’t be fixed. I would buy a new one if they knew how to fix the one I already have.
pjs, that’s bs… Find another dealer. 99% of the dealers will change ATF under warranty and 95% of them eliminate the shudder. If you’re in the 5% they will change it again.
Don’t think gm is alone, Honda has the same problem, look on their forum. And CVTs are crap.
I’ve got 43k miles on my 19 and no issues. I changed my own at 23k miles and the ATF was already a dark cherry. The OEM ATF was crap from factory, causing the shudder.
If you are a DIYer, go to the Traverse fourm and it’s actually easier than changing the motor oil and filter… otherwise have it changed.
Thanks for the advice. My problem is the dealer service manager say it is normal and there is nothing they can do to fix it. Gjovik in Sandwich il. Does anyone know how it get GM involved ?