You know a Traverse is a great car, but should you go with the newest one or save some money and get a 2016 model? Here's a look at the differences.


Discover the differences between Chevy Traverse models

Discover the differences between Chevy Traverse models

Find out which features you can get with each of the latest Traverse offerings from Chevrolet so you can narrow down your list and find the perfect car for you and your family.


Cargo space

Both the 2017 and 2016 Chevrolet Traverse are designed to be the ideal family car and are roomy enough to accommodate your entire family. Each model boasts copious amounts of space to suit your every need. They all offer 116.4 cubic feet of cargo space and can fit and additional 24.5 cubic feet behind the car’s third row. All models seat eight passengers and feature an intelligent, smart slide technology on the second-row seats to allow easy access to the last row. The 2016 Chevy Traverse features LTZ amenities such as sliding arms with storage and climate control. In all models, the second and third-row seats fold to give you extra cargo space when you need it. Each back seat is independently foldable, so you can stow your items in the most convenient manner.



Both the 2016 and 2017 Chevrolet Traverse models are geared toward family life, and they feature inbuilt 4G LTE Wi-Fi that can be enjoyed by the seven passengers the car can accommodate. On both models, you can stream internet radio on Pandora or access SiriusXM satellite radio to make the journey more entertaining. Voice command functions provide hands-free access to your favorite music and media. Bluetooth wireless technology and USB 3.0 ports enable you to charge your phone and other compatible devices. There are two USB ports at the back and one in the front console, so a charger is always within reach. In both the 2016 and 2017 Chevy Traverse, you can opt for an entertainment system for all the rear seats in the car.


Safety features

Safety features

The 2016 and 2017 models are both designed to deliver a comfortable driving experience with safety in mind. Both models include innovative safety features including Lane Departure Warning, Rear Park Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Vision Camera. Other safety features include Forward Collision Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert. Both 2017 and 2016 Chevy Traverse models include the innovative front center airbag that keeps the front seat passenger and the driver from colliding in the event of a side collision. Both Chevrolet Traverse 2017 and 2016 models boast a low anchor system for children’s seatbelts in addition to the standard six airbags, including side-mounted airbags.


Under the hood

A robust 3.6-liter V6 engine capable of generating 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque powers the Chevrolet Traverse 2017 and 2016 models. The direct injection and variable valve timing on the aluminum block and cylinder headed engines offers an impressive 22 miles per gallon on the highway. With proper trailering equipment, both the 2017 and 2016 Chevrolet Traverse offerings are capable of towing an impressive 5,200 pounds.



The comprehensive benefit programs for all Chevy Traverse owners give you access to Chevrolet Complete Care. Owners are entitled to two free maintenance visits. Both models carry a 5-year/60,000-mile round-the-clock road assistance service and courtesy transportation. Owners are also enrolled in the five-year OnStar Basic Plan and six-month OnStar Guidance plan.


The graphite edition

The graphite version is only available in the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse, specifically the 2LT model. It boasts a stunning graphite color that makes a bold statement on the road and in the driveway. The new edition features dual exhaust and rides on 20-inch dark charcoal wheels. It is also available in Tungsten Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, and Siren Red Tintcoat. The new edition is perfect for those who want their car to stand out from the crowd.


Technological integration of the Chevrolet Traverse 2016 and 2017

Technological integration

With the myChevrolet Mobile App, you can turn your smartphone into a command center and run the Chevrolet Traverse 2016 and 2017. With a simple tap of your finger, you can unlock and lock the doors of the Traverse. The start and stop engine features are especially handy when warming up the car in the morning. This application also allows you to send destinations to any navigation systems so you can reach your destination with minimum hassle. You’ll also have access to the diagnostic information of both the 2016 and 2017 Chevy Traverse vehicles so you can ensure they remain in top condition. Similarly, you can opt for the OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation system to improve your driving experience and confidence. The optional Chevrolet Mylink system allows you to handle calls, access contacts, and play music using voice commands.



The Chevrolet Traverse 2017 features five trims - LS Base, LS, 1LT, 2LT and Premier- with the price and features increasing sequentially. The Chevrolet Traverse 2016, on the other hand, features only four trims: LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ.


2017 Chevy Traverse Pricing

With an MSRP price of $28,700, the LS Base is the most affordable version of the Chevy Traverse, closely followed by the LS version at $31,300. A small difference in price exists between the 1LT and 2LT models, which sell for $34,100 and $36,650 respectively. At $42,045, the premier models carry the highest base tags. At $31,205 the LS is the cheapest trim for the 2016 models, followed closely by the 1LT and 2LT with MSRPs of $34,005 and $36,505 respectively. With a base asking price of $42,145, the LTZ is the most expensive one. However, it important to note that shipping charges and other factors can affect the final price.