2013 Chevy Traverse gets new front fascia with minor revisions elsewhere


Chevrolet has just unwrapped its latest iteration of the 2013 Traverse crossover utility vehicle with a more luxurious design along with new safety features.

“The new Traverse is a family vehicle without compromise,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet Global Marketing and Strategy. “It is more capable than many sport-utility vehicles, with as much room as a minivan and better functionality than both. The Traverse is clever, capable and confident – and there when you need it most.”

The new 2013 Chevrolet Traverse is more aerodynamic than the previous version. While we wouldn’t classify the new 2013 Traverse as a crossover utility vehicle (CUV) due to its 8-passenger capacity, but Chevrolet is more inclined to classify as it anyway. 

The most obvious changes are the front and rear fascias. The front fascia gets a new grille design with three upper bars and two lower bars, new lamps, and chrome accents around the grille and fog lamps. While the rear end gets new taillights and a liftgate.

The interior of the 2013 Chevy Traverse gets minor changes in the technology side, which includes MyLink, new infotainment system with 6.5-inch LCD that supports Bluetooth voice and audio, and apps such as Pandora and Stitcher. Noticeable are the upgraded materials include soft-touch surfaces on the instrument panel and front door uppers, and contrasting stitching along with chrome and silver accents.

Power remains the same for the 2013 Chevy Traverse CUV, it gets the same direct-injected 3.6-liter V6 engine producing 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque as last year model. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The result is a towing capacity of up to 5,200 pound.

And rounding out the refinements for the 2013 Chevy Traverse CUV is the suspension system to improve handling and ride quality. It is equipped with new rebound springs in the front struts that increase roll control, and new shock adjustment for a smoother ride at lower speeds.