The Chevy Traverse: Where Family Comfort Meets Practicality

By: Carolyn Hall | October 27, 2023
Family walking to a blue chevy traverse

The 2023 Chevy Traverse has something for everyone – your everyday commuters, out-of-town travelers, community enthusiasts, and your family going on the next outing. With a new Traverse, keeping up with the daily to-dos has never been easier. This SUV makes school drop-offs, soccer practice carpooling, and grocery runs a breeze. A weekend getaway or cross-country road trip? It has you covered for those too. No matter your next destination, the journey you take in your Chevy Traverse will be more comfortable, more enjoyable, and easier on your busy schedule. 

The Need for Space: Third-Row Seating

With third-row seating, the Traverse can definitely handle hauling your family around. For the models with 7 seats, there is a 2-2-3 configuration with folding captain’s chairs in the second row. With this style, one second-row chair features SmartSlide, which allows for quick and easy access to the back row with the pull of a lever, and the third row has a 60/40 split flat-folding passenger bench seat, with optional power folding1

Another great option is the 8-seater2, with a 2-3-3 configuration, which is excellent for optimum passenger capacity and comfort. Both the second and third rows have 60/40 split benches and one second-row seat features SmartSlide.

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With either seating arrangement, you’ll be able to accommodate the whole family or take carpooling duty to the next level. 

8 people sitting in a chevy traverse
The Traverse is built for families of all sizes.

Stay Connected: Built-In Wi-Fi and USB Ports

Whether you’re traveling 20 miles or 200, you can stay connected with the Traverse. With wireless phone charging3 and Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities4, running out of power should never be a concern. There are 6 USB ports5 available, with 2 in each row. No matter where you are seated, you’ll be able to access a port to charge your device.

iPhone wirelessly charging by the console of the traverse
Keep your devices charged and ready to go.

Versatile Cargo Space: Pack Everything You Need

Even when you have a full vehicle, you don’t have to compromise all of your cargo space. With all passenger seats in use, there is still 23 cubic feet of cargo room. That increases to 57 cu. ft. if the third row is down, and a maximum available, best-in-class, cargo volume of 98.2 cu. ft.6 with the second and third rows down. These versatile options are great for packing for a large family trip or a quick getaway for two. Another great feature is the available cargo package, which includes a vertical cargo net and retractable cargo shade. These options keep your items secure and hidden from view. One built-in hidden storage compartment that is under the rear cargo floor can also keep items concealed. Whether you’re hauling sports equipment, picnic baskets, or strollers, the Traverse has room to bring along anything you may need for your next outing.

Chevy Traverse has up to 98.2 cu. ft. of cargo space available
Pack everything you need with extensive cargo space.

Safety First: Advanced Safety Features

Safety is of the utmost importance when you’re carrying your most precious cargo – family. Features from Chevy Safety Assist7 like Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, and Lane Keep Assist can all help give you peace of mind when you’re on the road. If you have littles, the LATCH system makes it easy to install and secure children’s car seats. And when it’s time for your teen to take the wheel of your Traverse, Chevy has you covered with the Teen Driver feature. This advanced safety feature lets you customize vehicle settings for your teen all through the key fob they use. It can create a limit on volume levels, set speed alerts, create an in-vehicle report card, and includes Buckle-to-Drive, which prevents the driver from shifting from Park if the driver’s seat belt is not fastened.

Traverse backup camera view from infotainment screen
Multiple camera views are available.

Everyone’s Comfort Zone: Advanced Climate Control

No matter the time of year, your Chevy Traverse can have you riding around comfortably. With Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, selected temperatures can be automatically maintained for the driver, front passenger, and rear passengers. There are controls in the rear of the cabin to change the air delivery mode and temperature for your passengers to adjust as well. 

Infotainment center with focus on climate control
Stay comfortable with a push of a button.

Entertainment on the Go: Infotainment System

Driving can be effortless no matter the destination. With the Infotainment 3 System8, enjoy using Wireless Apple CarPlay™9 and Android Auto™10 while you’re on the go through a color touchscreen. You can choose to stream audio through BluetoothⓇ11 and use voice commands through your phone to keep your hands free. Keep up with navigation, music, and more while you’re heading out.

Infotainment 3 System with Apple CarPlay
Navigate seamlessly while listening to your tunes.

Convenience and Utility: Additional Features

With a busy day and packed vehicle, convenience is key. Remote Start will have your vehicle cooled or warmed depending on the weather and your preferences, all from your key fob. Keyless open and start is also a plus, making it easy to get up and go! If your hands are full, the Hands-Free Programmable Liftgate can open or close when the key fob is near and the driver uses a kicking motion under the rear bumper. This also has a memory height function where you can program how high the gate opens in order to suit you. Another feature is the number of cupholders in the Traverse. With 10 available, passengers should be able to claim one to store their beverage of choice and leave multiple still available. Snacking on the go has never been easier!

Hidden storage compartment behind the infotainment center
Find a hidden storage compartment behind the Infotainment 3 System.

Whether you’re thinking of taking a drive to a new playground or a weekend trip around the state, know your Traverse will have you comfortable and at ease. Regardless of the destination, the Chevy Traverse will have you prepared for any adventure your family decides to take and enjoying the journey along the way. One thing is for sure, Chevy Traverse fits your life and everything that comes with it.

1Power-folding third-row seat feature is subject to limited availability.

2Standard on LS; available on LT with second-row bench seat. RS, Premier and High Country seat seven.

3Uses induction technology for portable electronic devices. 

4Terms and limitations apply. See or dealer for details. 

5Not compatible with all devices. 

6With second- and third-row seats folded flat. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

7Standard on all Traverse trims: Chevy Safety Assist includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, IntelliBeam and Following Distance Indicator. Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

8Chevrolet Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. 

9Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple, and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone®, and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay, Siri, iPhone and Music are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

10Vehicle user interface is a product of Google, and its terms and privacy statements apply. To use Android Auto on your car display, you’ll need an Android phone running Android 6 or higher, an active data plan, and the Android Auto app. Google, Android, and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC. 

11Go to to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle. Full Bluetooth feature functionality varies by device, model, and software version.