The Z71 Model Adds Adventure to the 2024 Chevy Traverse

Since the first three-row crossover, the Chevy Traverse, came out 15 years ago, the huge three-row crossover market has grown by more than twice as much. A few of the new cars are the Hyundai Palisade, Kia Telluride, and Volkswagen Atlas. Some models have grown because people want them to. In that time, there have been two versions of Traverses, with the most recent one coming out in 2017. The 2024 Chevrolet Traverse will be a totally new car when it comes out early in the new year.

Chevrolet’s new Traverse was introduced at a ceremony at the company’s Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant in Michigan, just like the Buick Envoy. It’s safe to say that for the past decade, the vast majority of crossovers (of all sizes) have looked very similar to one another.

Redesigned with Larger Displays

However, in recent years we have seen certain automakers alter the visual presentation of certain models, transforming them to look more like cars or more like trucks, thereby making them resemble conventional SUVs. For this purpose, Ford produced the compact SUV Escape, as well as the new Bronco Sport. The 2017 Traverse, especially in its trucker Z71 model, is a clear step in the right direction.

The 2024 Traverse retains the crossover’s boxy shape, high-mounted LED running lights (with the main headlamps underneath), and squared-off grille. The 2024 model has a more athletic posture, a wider grille, and L-shaped LED tail lights like the 2024 Trax. Chevy told Car & Driver the 120.9-inch wheelbase is unchanged.

A new 17.7-inch touchscreen replaces the Traverse’s 7.0- and 8.0-inch units in the cabin. The Traverse’s volume and climate controls are still physical. The digital gauge cluster has an 11.0-inch screen, there are six USB ports and a WiFi hotspot, and you can charge your phone wirelessly. A pass-through under the center console provides extra storage.

The Traverse Z71 is ideal for thrill-seeking hikers with families and gear. Off-road features are standard:

  • All-terrain tires and Z71-specific 18-inch wheels boost capability.
  • More than a 1-inch ground clearance and track width for safety, handling, and capability.
  • A special front fascia with an aluminum skid plate and Z71 red tow hooks improve the approach angle.
  • Twin-clutch AWD optimizes off-road traction and handling.
  • Hydraulic rebound dampers boost off-road capabilities
  • Driver-selectable Terrain Mode
  • Hill Descent Control Trailering standard.

More Standard Safety and Driver Assistance Features

The 2024 Chevy Traverse comes equipped with a comprehensive portfolio of safety features and driver-aid technologies as standard, beginning with Chevy Safety Assist.

  • Automatic brakes for emergencies
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Alert
  • Assists Bicycle and Pedestrian Braking in Front

Coming in Early 2024

The 2024 Traverse will go on sale early next year. It will be made at GM’s plant in Lansing Delta Township, Michigan. We anticipate that prices will begin at $39,000, which is a little increase over the base price of the outgoing model when production begins. The RS is currently the most expensive model, although a high-end High Country variant may be introduced in the near future.

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