Serving as the sixth model year of the current-generation full-size crossover, the 2023 Chevy Traverse introduces just a few updates over the refreshed 2022 model. Now, Consumer Reports has given the 2023 Chevy Traverse a “recommended” rating.
This “recommended” rating is the result of a few different scores:
- Road test rating – 90/100
- Owner satisfaction rating – 3/5
- Predicated reliability rating – 3/5
These three sections result in an overall score of 78 points out of a maximum 100.
In the performance section, CR gave the Chevy Traverse a 5/5 for braking, a 4/5 for acceleration transmission, and a 3/5 for emergency handling. CR noted that the crossover’s engine feels smooth, and the transmission shifts effortlessly, resulting in an unstressed powertrain.
When it comes to Owner Satisfaction, owners rank the driving experience as 85/100, comfort with 84/100, and value at 55/100.
In regards to reliability, the Traverse was given a score of 47/100. When compared to other vehicles in its class, this places the Traverse towards the bottom half, beating out the likes of the Jeep Grand Cherokee L and Ford Explorer with scores of 26/100 and 16/100, respectively. Sitting atop the rankings is the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, with 87/100.
Overall, Chevy performed well in CR’s latest rankings. In addition to the Traverse, four other 2023 model-year Chevys received a recommended rating, including the Chevy C8 Corvette, Chevy Blazer, Chevy Trailblazer, and Chevy Equinox.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Traverse features the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, mated to the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. Riding on the long-wheelbase variant of the GM C1 platform, production takes place at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.