Whether you have a large family that requires plenty of seating or often need to transport bulky cargo, a three-row SUV like the 2024 Chevy Traverse can come in handy. And since it’s been fully redesigned from the ground up for the 2024 model year, the Traverse has plenty to offer beyond its cavernous interior. There are several new standard features, plus an all-new Z71 variant that lets you tackle the great outdoors.
All of the model’s trim levels are powered by a brand-new 2.5L turbocharged engine that brings 328 hp and 326 lb-ft of torque to the table, so you’ll have the power you need to tackle any situation. Not only does this let you accelerate with ease, even with a full load of heavy cargo onboard, but it also allows the Traverse to tow up to 5,000 lbs when properly equipped. Combine that raw power with a refined and comfortable interior and a comprehensive suite of safety features, and you’ve got a unique combination that’s sure to please drivers of all stripes.
Staying safe on the road is a priority for all drivers, especially parents driving with their most precious cargo in the back seats. While the Traverse has long been a secure vehicle with plenty of safety features, the 2024 model has more standard safety tech than ever before. That means you don’t have to pay extra to get a huge array of driver assistance features.
Chevy Safety Assist is a suite that provides the most important safety features. Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Front Pedestrian and Bicyclist Braking prevent you from hitting other vehicles, obstacles, or people in front of you. Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist prevent you from drifting out of your lane on the highway. IntelliBeam High Beam Assist helps you see clearly at night without dazzling oncoming traffic with your brights.
Beyond that, the 2024 model features even more standard features, letting you drive and park with confidence. Let’s take a look at the safety tech that is included across all trims of the new Traverse:
If you’re considering a three-row SUV, then the odds are good that having a spacious interior is important to you. So you’ll be happy to hear that not only does the Traverse have a cavernous cabin, but it’s also full of clever storage solutions that make it easy to stay organized on the road. The versatile interior can easily be transformed into different configurations, so you can always get the perfect balance between passenger and cargo space.
The third row of seating has a 60/40 split, so you can accommodate one, two, or three passengers in the back while folding away any empty seats to expand the cargo area in the back. For maximum cargo capacity, you can fold the second and third rows of seating completely flat to unlock the best-in-class 98 cu.ft. of cargo volume that the Traverse provides. The RS trim comes standard with a one-touch folding second row and power-folding third row, making it even easier to rearrange the interior to suit your needs.
Accessing the cargo area has never been easier since the 2024 model is the first Traverse to feature an available AutoSense Liftgate. Instead of manually opening the liftgate, digging out your keys, or searching for sensors, you can simply walk up to the back of the vehicle. The AutoSense Liftgate will sense your presence and open wide so you can put your luggage, groceries, or other cargo away without any fuss.
While the main cargo area is in the back, the Traverse also has plenty of storage up front for easy access. The electronic transmission shifter is located on the steering column, freeing up space between the driver and front passenger for console storage. A pass-through area under the storage gives you even more space, which is both easy to access and tucked out of sight, so the cabin won’t look cluttered, even when you’re bringing a lot of things along for the ride.
Off-road enthusiasts will be happy to hear that the 2024 Traverse is getting its own Z71 trim. Fans of the Silverado pickup will already be familiar with how a Z71 badge can transform a Chevy vehicle into an extra-rugged machine that’s ready to tackle the toughest of trails. Now, you can get that extra capability paired with the body of a spacious three-row SUV. Whether you like to bring plenty of equipment into the wilderness or want to take a big family camping trip, the Traverse Z71 is up to the task.
With the Z71 trim, the Traverse has extra ground clearance so that you can drive right over obstacles in your path. Its wider track gives the truck more stability on uneven terrain as well as increased capability. Of course, you can’t tackle off-road surfaces without tires that are purpose-built to handle rocky ground, which is why the Traverse Z71 comes standard with a set of all-terrain tires wrapped around its large 18-inch wheels.
Up front, the Z71 sports an exclusive front fascia design that not only gives it a bold look but also provides an improved angle of approach for climbing over steep inclines. Underneath, aluminum skid plates protect vital underbody components from damage. While the Traverse provides plenty of protective components, it also comes standard with red tow hooks that are easy to spot and connect to if you get into a situation where you find yourself in need of a rescue.
Not all of the off-road SUV’s special features are visible from the outside. For instance, a twin-clutch all-wheel drive system gives you the traction you need to get a good grip even when the ground is wet, icy, or constantly shifting like loose dirt or sand. The suspension system features dampers with hydraulic rebound to help keep your ride smooth even when things get bumpy.
Hill Descent Control makes it safer and easier to tackle steep downgrades, which can take you by surprise off-road. You can quickly adjust your settings to match your situation with the selectable drive modes, which include a specific terrain mode. And if you’re bringing a trailer along for the ride, you can rest assured that the Z71 trim comes standard with Chevy’s trailering package, helping you stay in control at all times, even if you’re dealing with inclement weather or a particularly heavy load.