2013 Chevrolet Traverse Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$30,510-$42,575
$29,290-$40,021
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What's New for 2013:

  • Restyled exterior
  • Updated interior
  • Re-tuned suspension
  • Standard front-seat center air bag

Exterior Features
The 2013 Traverse is sold in LS, 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ trim levels. Chevrolet says the Traverse's new front styling will set the trend for all future Chevy crossover SUVs. Also, new rear liftgate and taillight designs debut for 2013.

Interior Features
Chevrolet emphasizes the 8-passenger Traverse's interior space, comparing the crossover SUV to a minivan. With the second- and third-row seats folded down, the Traverse can handle up to 116.3 cubic feet of cargo, more than a Chevy Tahoe. For 2013, the Traverse's interior gains ambient lighting, soft-touch materials on the dashboard and upper door panels, articulating headrests, and redesigned controls for the climate system and stereo.

Optional Features
Among the options offered on the new 2013 Traverse, depending on trim level, are leather seats, an 8-way power front-passenger seat, second-row captain's chairs, and a rear-seat entertainment system. Optional is Chevrolet MyLink infotainment technology, including a color touch screen, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and music streaming, Pandora and Stitcher radio compatibility, and more. Additionally, the Traverse is available with a navigation system, side blind-zone alert system, and a rear cross-traffic alert system.

Under the Hood
Every 2013 Traverse is equipped with a direct-injection, 3.6-liter V-6 engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission, and can tow up to 5,200 pounds. Horsepower and torque ratings are dependent on the exhaust system. Traverse LS and LT trims have a single exhaust outlet, allowing the V-6 to produce 281 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. The dual exhaust system on the Traverse LTZ increases those ratings to 288 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard, with an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system optional.

Fuel Economy
The EPA has not yet provided fuel-economy estimates for 2013 Traverse models. However,  Chevrolet makes the following estimates for the 2013 Traverse:
  • Traverse FWD: 17/24/19 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Traverse AWD: 16/23/19 mpg

Safety
Chevrolet installs 6 air bags in the Traverse, including side curtain air bags, for all three rows of seats. Also standard are traction control, stability control, and 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with hill-start assist, as well as a reversing camera and 6 months of free OnStar service including Automatic Crash Response. The Traverse LTZ includes side blind-zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert systems.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had performed crash tests of the updated 2013 Traverse as this overview was written.

What's New for 2013:

  • Restyled exterior
  • Updated interior
  • Re-tuned suspension
  • Standard front-seat center air bag

Exterior Features
The 2013 Traverse is sold in LS, 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ trim levels. Chevrolet says the Traverse's new front styling will set the trend for all future Chevy crossover SUVs. Also, new rear liftgate and taillight designs debut for 2013.

Interior Features
Chevrolet emphasizes the 8-passenger Traverse's interior space, comparing the crossover SUV to a minivan. With the second- and third-row seats folded down, the Traverse can handle up to 116.3 cubic feet of cargo, more than a Chevy Tahoe. For 2013, the Traverse's interior gains ambient lighting, soft-touch materials on the dashboard and upper door panels, articulating headrests, and redesigned controls for the climate system and stereo.

Optional Features
Among the options offered on the new 2013 Traverse, depending on trim level, are leather seats, an 8-way power front-passenger seat, second-row captain's chairs, and a rear-seat entertainment system. Optional is Chevrolet MyLink infotainment technology, including a color touch screen, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and music streaming, Pandora and Stitcher radio compatibility, and more. Additionally, the Traverse is available with a navigation system, side blind-zone alert system, and a rear cross-traffic alert system.

Under the Hood
Every 2013 Traverse is equipped with a direct-injection, 3.6-liter V-6 engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission, and can tow up to 5,200 pounds. Horsepower and torque ratings are dependent on the exhaust system. Traverse LS and LT trims have a single exhaust outlet, allowing the V-6 to produce 281 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. The dual exhaust system on the Traverse LTZ increases those ratings to 288 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard, with an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system optional.

Fuel Economy
The EPA has not yet provided fuel-economy estimates for 2013 Traverse models. However,  Chevrolet makes the following estimates for the 2013 Traverse:
  • Traverse FWD: 17/24/19 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Traverse AWD: 16/23/19 mpg

Safety
Chevrolet installs 6 air bags in the Traverse, including side curtain air bags, for all three rows of seats. Also standard are traction control, stability control, and 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with hill-start assist, as well as a reversing camera and 6 months of free OnStar service including Automatic Crash Response. The Traverse LTZ includes side blind-zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert systems.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had performed crash tests of the updated 2013 Traverse as this overview was written.

Available Trims for the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LS (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30510.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name LT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33725.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name LT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36580.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name LTZ (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 40575.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name LS (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32510.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name LT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35725.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name LT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 38580.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name LTZ (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 42575.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
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INTERIOR
  • Reclining front buckets
  • Seating, 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration) with 2nd and 3rd row 60/40 split flat-folding bench seat
  • Insulation, acoustical package
  • Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system (Not available with (UE0) OnStar delete.)
  • Premium Cloth Seat trim
  • Seat, 4-way manual driver with manual lumbar control
  • Seat, 2-way manual front passenger, included with Premium Cloth
  • Seat, third row manual 60/40 split-folding bench
  • Console, front center with 2 cup holders, covered storage bin and sliding armrest with storage
  • Floormats, color-keyed carpeted front, second and third row, removable
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
  • Steering wheel, urethane comfort grip with mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic with brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Instrumentation, enhanced Driver Information Center with personalization features, speedometer, tachometer, outside temperature display, low oil, fuel and coolant indicators, odometer, trip odometer and trip computer with digital compass
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Remote Keyless Entry, programmable with 2 transmitters, panic button and extended range
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Rear Vision Camera display integrated into Color Touch Radio (Not available with (UUI) Audio System with USB Port on Fleet and Government order types.)
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control
  • Air conditioning, rear manual
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Cup holders 10 with (ABB) 7-passenger (2-2-3 seating configuration) and 12 with (ABC) 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration)
  • Visors, driver and front passenger padded with cloth trim, color-keyed and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Lighting, interior with theater dimming, cargo compartment, reading lights for front seats, second row reading lamps integrated into dome light, door-and tailgate-activated switches and illuminated entry and exit feature
  • Trim, interior painted Silver trim center stack and interior trim
  • Cargo storage, tray under rear floor
  • Seating, 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration) with 2nd and 3rd row 60/40 split flat-folding bench seat (Not available with (622) Ebony/Mojave.)
  • Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system
  • Seat, 8-way power driver with power lumbar
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with (UK3) Redundant Audio controls
  • Remote vehicle start with extended range Remote Keyless Entry
  • Rear Vision Camera display integrated into Color Touch Radio
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control (Replaced by (CJ2) tri-zone automatic climate control when (U42) rear seat entertainment system is ordered.)
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Trim, interior wood grain center stack and interior trim
  • Seating, 7-passenger (2-2-3 seating configuration) with 2nd row flat-folding Captains Chair and third row 60/40 split flat folding bench seat (May be substituted with (ABC) 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration).)
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Air conditioning, tri-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and second/third row controls for second and third row passengers
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Seating, 7-passenger (2-2-3 seating configuration) with 2nd row flat-folding Captains Chair and third row 60/40 split flat folding bench seat
  • Perforated leather-appointed seat trim
  • Seat, 8-way power driver with power recline and lumbar control and memory
  • Seats, front, heated and cooled driver and passenger
  • Seat adjuster, passenger 8-way power
  • Memory Package includes 2-position memory for driver's seat and outside rearview mirrors
  • Steering wheel, heated (Not available at the start of production.)
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Up and -Down and passenger Express- Down
  • Trim, interior wood grain center stack and interior trim (Includes wood grain passenger door trim.)
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) steel
  • Tires, P245/70R17 all-season, blackwall
  • Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) compact steel spare wheel and tire
  • Roof rail moldings
  • Spoiler, rear
  • Moldings, Argent, body-side
  • Headlamps, dual cavity, halogen
  • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver and front passenger side glass)
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, Black, manual-folding
  • Mirrors, integral spotter
  • Wipers, front intermittent with washers
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Door handles, chrome
  • Liftgate, rear manual
  • Wheels, 4 - 18" x 7.5" (45.7 cm x 19.1 cm) aluminum
  • Tires, P255/65R18 all-season, blackwall
  • Moldings, body-color bodyside
  • Fog lamps, front
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators and (DTM) integral spotter mirror
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, manual-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color with integrated turn signal indicators
  • Liftgate, rear power
  • Wheels, 4-20" x 7.5" (50.8 cm x 19.1 cm) aluminum
  • Tires, P255/55R20 H-rated, blackwall
  • Moldings, body-color with chrome accent bodyside
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color with integrated turn signal indicators and driver-side memory
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI V6 (281 hp [210 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 266 lb-ft of torque @ 3400 rpm [359.1 N-m])
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic (Included and only available with CR14526 FWD models.)
  • Axle, 3.16 ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, high capacity 660 cold-cranking amps
  • GVWR, 6411 lbs. (2908 kg) (CR14526 FWD models only.)
  • Suspension, Ride and Handling
  • Steering, power, constant effort
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, single outlet
  • Steering, power, variable effort
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI V6 (281 hp [210 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 266 lb-ft of torque @ 3400 rpm [359.1 N-m]) ((288 hp [214.7 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 270 lb-ft of torque @ 3400 rpm [364.5 N-m] with dual exhaust).)
  • Exhaust, dual with bright tips
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic (Included and only available with CV14526 AWD models.)
  • All wheel drive
  • GVWR, 6459 lbs. (2930 kg) (CV14526 AWD models only.)
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system
    • Traction control
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • Air bags, frontal and side-impact for driver and front passenger and head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bags, front passenger air bag suppression (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, Destination Download (requires navigation radio), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
    • Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
    • Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
    • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
    • Door locks, rear child security
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Does not monitor spare)
    • Horn, dual-note
    • Air bags, frontal and side-impact for driver and front passenger, driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact and head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions (Included and only available with (AH5) 8-way power driver seat with lumbar. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Automatic Crash Response
    • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
    • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
    • Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Audio system, Color Touch AM/FM/SiriusXM/HD Radio with CD player 6.5" diagonal touch-screen display, USB port and auxiliary input jack
    • Audio system feature, standard speaker system
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2013 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM Premier package, with over 140 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (If you subscribe after your trial period, subscriptions are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change.)
    • Audio system, Color Touch AM/FM/SiriusXM/HD Radio with CD player MyLink, 6.5" diagonal touch-screen display
    • Audio system feature, Bose premium 10-speaker system (Upgraded to (UQS) Bose 5.1 surround sound 10-speaker system when (U42) rear seat entertainment system is ordered.)
    • Audio system controls, rear with headphone jacks
    • Chevrolet MyLink Touch includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; Hands-Free smartphone integration with Pandora and Stitcher smartphone compatible; voice-activated technology for radio and phone

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