The 2023 Chevy Traverse ranks among the quieter midsize crossovers currently available on the U.S. market, new research by Consumer Reports shows.
The organization used multiple factors to evaluate the 2023 Chevy Traverse and other midsize crossover models for their objective and subjective quietness, in addition to each vehicle’s overall rating on a scale of 1 to 100 points.
Consumer Reports notes that SUVs often have relatively noisy interiors. Reasons for a loud cabin include taller, blockier body shapes that tend to cut into the wind noisily rather than allowing quieter aerodynamic flow over the exterior, and greater space between the road and the undercarriage allowing highway and engine noise to resonate there.
The 2023 Chevy Traverse received an overall 78 out of 100 score, putting it at fifth place among the 20 models in the “three-row mid-size SUV” category. It slightly outperformed the 2023 Chevy Blazer found in the midsize two-row category, while the 2023 GMC Acadia scored 66 out of 100. Regarding the Traverse’s quietness, Consumer Reports said wind and road noise are “barely noticeable,” while the engine has a quieter, more pleasant note than is typical on crossovers.
Consumer Reports also gave the 2023 Chevy Traverse a Recommended rating in January 2023. A smooth engine feel, effortless shifting, and good acceleration are among the factors contributing.
While receiving positive ratings, the 2023 Chevy Traverse currently has multiple options unavailable to order. These include both standalone features and options packages. Inventories of the crossover’s 2023 model year began to run short in March 2023, with approximately 21 days supply remaining. Dealerships had 14,200 units either on their lots or in transit at that time.
The nameplate’s next generation will debut with the release of the 2024 Chevy Traverse, expected to arrive in 2023. GM Authority has exclusively learned start of regular production (SORP) is scheduled for December of the 2023 calendar year, later than is typical for a new model year launch.
GM Authority also spied the 2024 Chevy Traverse prototype testing in March. The upcoming next generation may drop the High Country trim from its lineup, while possibly adding a new Activ trim level. This trim would be a rugged variant with beefier suspension, General Grabber AT tires, a tucked-under exhaust system, and a modified rear fascia for greater ground clearance.
Probable confirmation came in March 2023 when GMA spy photographers captured a likely Activ trim 2024 Chevy Traverse road testing. We have also brought you exclusive photos of an LT trim prototype of the upcoming model year undergoing tests.
The 2023 Chevy Traverse is powered by the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque and paired with the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. The 2024 Traverse may continue to use the same engine, but could feature an all-new powertrain as well.
Under the body panels, the Traverse rides on the long-wheelbase variant of the GM C1 platform. Production takes place at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan. The 2024 Traverse will begin production in December 2023, while the next-gen 2024 GMC Acadia and 2025 Buick Enclave, produced at the same facility, are set to follow at a later date.