General Motors revealed the all-new 2024 Chevy Traverse this past July, debuting the crossover’s latest third generation. As expected, the 2024 Chevy Traverse introduces a wide range of updates and changes, not the least of which is a new turbocharged engine. Now, GM Authority has learned that the 2024 Chevy Traverse will in fact offer more power and torque than was initially announced in July.
During an interview with GM Authority Executive Editor Alex Luft, Chevy engineers confirmed that the 2024 Chevy Traverse would in fact develop a maximum of 328 horsepower and 326 pound-feet of torque. GM previously estimated peak output figures of 315 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque.
For those readers who may be unaware, the 2024 Chevy Traverse is available with a single powerplant, namely the turbocharged 2.5L I4 LK0 gasoline engine, as GM Authority was the first to report. Prior to introduction of the new third generation, the second-gen Chevy Traverse was equipped with the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, rated at a maximum of 310 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm. As such, the third-gen Traverse’s new turbocharged 2.5L I4 LK0 gasoline engine doles out a hefty 22.5-percent increase in peak torque compared to the outgoing 3.6L V6 LFY.
To note, the all-new third-generation 2024 GMC Acadia, which just debuted at the 2023 Detroit Auto Show, is also equipped with the new turbocharged 2.5L I4 LK0 gasoline engine, and like the 2024 Chevy Traverse, produces a maximum of 328 horsepower and 326 pound-feet of torque.
The 2024 Chevy Traverse is equipped with the GM eight-speed automatic transmission as standard, with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive offered to put the power down. The new Traverse also has a maximum trailering rating of 5,000 pounds, matching that of the previous generation.