The 2022 Chevy Traverse introduces a mid-cycle enhancement (otherwise known as a refresh) for the full-size four-door crossover utility vehicle (CUV), debuting a number of changes and updates. Now, Consumer Reports has identified the 2022 Chevy Traverse as a top performer in the organization’s road tests.
The Consumer Reports road tests incorporate more than 50 individual assessments, with the final road test score wrapped into the vehicle’s Overall Score. Each vehicle that undergoes the Consumer Reports road tests is given a score out of 100 possible points, with a higher score indicating a better performance.
The 2022 Chevy Traverse was given a road test score of 95 out of 100, placing it between the Kia Telluride (97 points) and the Porsche 718 Boxster (95 points) with regard to Consumer Reports’ best road test results. At the top of the list was BMW 7 Series with 99 points. Notably, the the C8 Corvette was ranked third with 97 points.
Consumer Reports awarded the 2022 Chevy Traverse with a score of four out of five with regard to acceleration performance, four out of five with regard to transmission performance, and five out of five with regard to braking. Emergency Handling was scored at three out of five.
Consumer Reports was particularly impressed by the 2022 Chevy Traverse’s comfortable ride, quiet interior, easy-to-use infotainment, and rear seat reminder system. Critiques include relegation of advanced safety features to higher trims, lack of additional support adjustments for the driver seat, and the manual sunshade for the optional sunroof.
As a reminder, the Chevy Traverse nameplate was originally slated to receive a mid-cycle enhancement for the 2021 model year, but due to complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the model refreshed was pushed back to the 2022 model year.
Under the hood, the 2022 Chevy Traverse features the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm, and connecting to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are offered. Under the skin, the 2022 Chevy Traverse rides on the GM C1 platform. Production takes place at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.