2017 Chevrolet Traverse Release Date and Specs

The Chevrolet Traverse for 2017 nearly checks all the right boxes when it comes to the market needs.
It is highly recommended for buyers looking for a three-row SUV that offers expansive cargo room. Its release date is set for next year.

Some of its highlights include top crash-test scores, improves rearview visibility, a compliant ride quality, a seating configuration for up to eight passengers, and a spacious cargo room. For 2017, the Traverse gains a faster 4G LTE connectivity, ad Wi-Fi capability.

Not long ago, anyone shopping for a vehicle with a generous cargo space and an eight-passenger seating capacity would only have a choice of either getting a big SUV or a minivan. Fortunately with the advent of so many brands offering large SUVs, shoppers now have a wider scope to choose from, and the new 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is definitely one of them.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse exterior, silver color, alloy wheels

The Traverse could be easily viewed as the brand’s leader in everything that defines a proper SUV. Despite GM offering a plethora of SUVs like GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave, among others, the Traverse remains the best choice for anyone looking for a serious SUV profile.

It rides impressively and boasts of top crash test-scores. There are, however, certain areas that need some relooking despite the efforts that have been employed by GM to make the Traverse the best SUV for the market. The downsides include a cumbersome riding quality, a finicky infotainment system, and small climate and antiquated climate and audio controls.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse black color, alloy wheels

Some alternatives to check out include 2017 Honda Pilot, 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, and 2017 Toyota Highlander.

Available Trims – Chevrolet Traverse

Depending on the second-row seating configuration, the seating configuration choices are limited to either seven or eight. Basically, there are three trims: base LS, LT, and the top-of-the-range LTZ. Both the LS and LT are further subdivided into sub-trims (detailed below).

Exterior Changes & Interior Reviews- 2017 Chevrolet Traverse

The redesigned base LS comes standard with a 60/40-split folding second-and third row-seats, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, front and rear air conditioning, 17” steel wheels, OnStar telematics system, cruise control, a rear spoiler, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, a CD player, smartphone app integration, a 6.5” touchscreen display, a six-speaker premium sound system, and two additional USB ports.
The 1LS further adds a satellite and HD radio.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse gear shift knob, dashboard and lcd screen

Opting for the 1LT trim gets you a leather wrapped steering wheel, rear parking sensors, an eight-way power driver seat, foglights, 18” alloy wheels, exterior heated mirrors, an airbag occupant protection, and tilt-only steering wheel.

The Traverse 2LT comes bundled with front heated seats, LED headlights, an auto-dimming aftview mirrors, rear-seat audio controls, headphone jacks, Bluetooth audio connectivity, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, and second-row captain’s chairs.

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The top-of-the-line 2017 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ comes bundled with a rear cross traffic alert, 20” alloy wheels, leather upholstery, second-row captain’s chairs, a navigation system, a heated steering wheel, forward collision warning system, driver seat memory functions, a blind-spot warning system, power folding mirrors, lane departure alert, and ventilated front seats.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse interior, leather seats and steering wheel

Some of the features and technologies available on the upper trims are also available for the lower trims as options. Some of the options include a rear seat entertainment system, a 10-speaker Bose sound system, a panoramic sunroof, unique exterior colors, a towing package, and a household-style power outlet.

Engine Specs – 2017 Chevrolet Traverse

Both the LS and LT trims come fitted with a 3.6L V6 engine under their hoods. The engine is rated at 266 pounds of torque and 281 horsepower. As for the top-of-the-line 2017 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ, buyers should expect 288 horsepower and 270 pounds of torque due to the dual exhaust outlets.

A choice of either the front wheel drive or the all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission system are available. However, the LS comes with the front wheel drive as the only drive mode.

2013 GM 3.6L V-6 VVT DI (LFX) for Cadillac ATS
2013 GM 3.6L V-6 VVT DI (LFX) for Cadillac ATS

During our own testing, the AWD 2017 Chevrolet Traverse was able to clinch 60 mph in just 8.1 seconds.

When properly equipped, expect a maximum towing capacity of up to 5,200 pounds. EPA ratings stand at 17/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the front-wheel-drive, and 16/23/19 mpg with the AWD system.

Price & 2017 Chevrolet Traverse Release Date

The redesigned 2017 Chevrolet Traverse goes for sale for an MSRP starting from $31,205. As for its release date, buyers should expect it in dealerships sometime early next year, according to very reliable sources.

News has it that GMC has been recalling its SUVs due to faulty mechanical issues, we are still gathering all the details and we’ll update soon on the same.

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2017 Chevrolet Traverse exterior, rear angle, taillights

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Release Date and Specs

Although the new 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe compares better than any other there has ever been, its competitors offer better mechanical sophistication and interior space.

Additionally, bigger SUVs are more efficient and easier to drive. Its release date should be expected sometime early next year.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe red color, alloy wheels

The vehicle comes with several highlights including an impressive interior quality, a stout towing capacity, a serene highway ride, and an available seating configuration for up to nine people. for 2017, the Tahoe gains a new 8” standard color touchscreen system, an improved Chevrolet MyLink system, a heads-up display with digital readouts, several new safety technologies, and updated OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability, and a plethora of new standard features for its base model.

The 2017 Tahoe will give its competitors a hard time with its improved truck-based design, and cutting-edge amenities, which have brought a whole new design perspective. This is one vehicle that carefully blends traditional and contemporary features together.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe white color, alloy wheels

2015 saw the Tahoe undergo a major surgery that gave it a lease for life. The benefits of the design included a much higher-quality interior, interior ambience, and a significant chunk of new standard features which had been sadly missing over the years.

Under the hood, buyers should anticipate a V8 power able to crank out a whopping 355 horsepower.

Combine that with a low-range gearing and an all-wheel-drive and you’ve gotten yourself a real SUV always ready at your beck and call. When fully equipped, the 2017 Tahoe is capable of a healthy 8,600 pounds towing capacity.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe front angle, grille and headlights

With so much effort put into aiding the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe up its feet, there are, however, several detriments still clinging on its tail. They include a high load height and cargo floor, a bumpy truck-like ride, a lazy gas pedal response, missing telescopic steering wheel, and a cramped kids-exclusive third row seat.

Available Trims – Chevrolet Tahoe

The Chevy Tahoe for 2017 is available in only three trims: base LS, mid-trims LT and the Plush LTZ.

The default seating capacity is eight, however, there are two options up for grab: an available 40/20/40-split front bench seat that increases the capacity to nine, and a second-row captain chair that drop it to seven.

Exterior Review & Interior Colors – 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

The base LS comes equipped with remote ignition, roof rails, 18” alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, a blind-spot monitor, heated mirrors, cloth upholstery, a 50/50-split fold-flat third-row seat, cruise control, power front seats, climate control, a four-way passenger seat, side and assist steps.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe interior, steering, wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

Standard technology details include smartphone app integration, a 110-V power outlet, Apple CarPlay connectivity, a rearview camera, an 8” touchscreen interface, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, MAP enabled smartphone connectivity, HD and satellite radio, a media player interface, an SD card slot, a CD player, a six-speaker premium sound system, and voice control.

Opting for the LS model gets you a nine-passenger seating capacity plus automatic high-beam control, an optional 40/20/40-split front bench seat, forward collision warning, vibrating safety-alert seat, lane departure intervention, power adjustable pedals, and enhanced Driver Alert package.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

The LT model adds a power liftgate, an eight-way power front passenger seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, premium sound system, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, driver memory functions, heated front seats, a locking rear differential, leather upholstery, and a standard Enhanced Driver Alert package.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe interior, trunk

Those opting for the LT also have an option of getting the second-row captain’s chairs. Other features include a rear-seat entertainment system, Blue-ray DVD player, a sunroof, and a navigation system. The Luxury package bundles a power folding and reclining third-row seats, wireless charging, and keyless ignition and entry.

Engine Specs – 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

All 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe come fitted with a 5.3L V8 engine rated at 355 horsepower and 383 lbs. of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission system and a choice of either a FWD or an AWD are available.

As already mentioned above, when the new 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is fully equipped, we should expect a maximum towing capacity of up to 8,400 pounds.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe engine

During our own testing, the all-wheel-drive 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe was able to hit 60 mph in just 7.3 seconds. Its EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 16/23/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined regardless of the drive type.

Price & 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Release Date

Buyers should expect the new 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe to set them back by an MSRP starting from $47,000. Its release date is expected early next year.

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2017 Chevrolet Tahoe exterior, alloy wheels

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Release Date and Info

With its feature-laden interior, and refined interior, the fresh 2017 Chevrolet Colorado promises to be a very appealing option to a full-size truck or a mid-size pickup. Some of its strengths include plenty of high-tech features, comfortable ride, maneuverable size, and fuel-efficient engines. Its release date is set for this fall.

A first for the 2017 Colorado include an upgraded driver information display for both the Z71 and LT models, and an optional diesel four-cylinder engine. Also, the Apple CarPlay is now supported by the MyLink touchscreen display.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado front angle, headlights and grille

Many rejoiced when the current generation model debuted two years ago. It was appealing in comparison with older rivals in its class; offered a thriftier cabin that came chock full of upscale technologies; and had fuel-sipping engines. For 2017, things have gotten even better. For instance, the 2017 model comes with a diesel engine that not only promises performance, but also saves you some bucks at the pump.

The engine tidbits might not sound so impressive. After all, the output stands at 181 hp. What sweetens the deal, though, is the amazing 369 pounds of torque, which is far more the output you can get with the petrol V6. For starters, that torque means that you handle more towing jobs with your Colorado while still enjoying a stronger and smoother experience.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado exterior front, badges

Another upgrade worth a second mention is the Apple CarPlay smartphone integration that now features the MyLink infotainment interface. This, according to Chevy, should make any tech-savvy user excited. The full-size Silverado is also set to get the connectivity for 2017.

If you’ve been shopping in this segment, you’ll probably come across other alternatives. Chief among them is the Toyota Tacoma 2017, it comes with a superior approach angle, higher ground clearance, and a real-mountain goat. Also, its technology offerings have gone a bit higher. Other options include the Dodge’s RAM 1500, and 2017 Nissan Frontier. However, most people should find the street-based Colorado pleasing and enjoyable with its diverse talent galore.

Chevrolet Colorado – Available Trims

Offered in both two- and four-seat five-seat crew cab and extended-cab body styles, the new 2017 Chevrolet Colorado comes in a whopping four trims: Base, Work Truck, LT, and Z71. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax is reviewed separately.

Exterior Review & Interior Configurations – 2017 Chevrolet Colorado

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Interior leather seats, lcd screen, steering wheel

The Base comes equipped with vinyl upholstery, 16” steel wheels, adjustable steering wheel, automatic headlights, rear-seat delete, power windows, a six-speaker FM/AM audio system, auxiliary audio jack, a 4.2” touchscreen display, a tilt-only steering wheel, daytime running lights, air-conditioning, and a rearview camera.

Stepping up to the Work Truck trim which is available in both the crew cab and extended cab body styles gets you floor mats and carpeting, cloth upholstery, and fold-up rear jump seats. It also comes with a desirable list of options including remote keyless entry, enhanced visibility, 16” alloy wheels, a driver side convex “spotter” mirror, theft-deterrent system, body-color exterior trim, and chrome beltline trim.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado silver color

The upgraded audio package adds Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a spray-on beadliner, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, a 4.2” display, and an automatic locking rear differential.

Opting for the LT gets you 17” alloy wheels, an 8” touchscreen display, satellite radio, smartphone app integration, four USB ports, illuminated visor mirrors, adjustable leather-wrapped steering wheel, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, voice and steering wheel controls, and an overhead console.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado interior steering wheel and dashboard

The plush 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 adds hill-descent control, LED daytime running lights, an off-road-oriented suspension system, leatherette/cloth upholstery, grille surround, locking rear differential, and dark-tinted 17” alloy wheels. Several packages are offered for the Z71 including but not limited to the Trail Boss, Safety, and Truck Appearance packages.

Engine Specs – 2017 Chevrolet Colorado

The Base and WT models come equipped with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine rated at 200 horsepower and 191 pounds of torque. Towing capacity stands at 3,500 pounds.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado engine

A 3.6L V6 good for 305 hp and 269 pounds of torque is also available as an option. Its maximum towing capacity stands at 7,000 pounds. EPA ratings stand at 18/26/21mpg in the city/highway/combined for the two wheel drive, and 17/24/20 mpg for the 4WD.

The Z71 and LT models are offered with a 2.8L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at an impressive 369 pounds of torque and 181 hp. When properly equipped, the diesel Chevy can achieve a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 pounds.

Price & 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Release Date

Expect to pay an MSRP starting from $20,100 for the Base model, and up to $28,155 for the Z71 trim. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado release date should be expected this fall.

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