The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse: Which Trim Is Best for You?
The 2017 Chevy Traverse is a midsize SUV that’s the perfect size for a lot of families, but just because you’ve picked out the right vehicle doesn’t mean you know which of its four trim levels is the perfect one for you. Each trim comes with a long list of options and features, so it can help to see a quick list of what each one has to offer.
The LS is the least expensive of the four trims, with an MSRP that starts at around $3000 less than the 1LT whether you prefer the front- or all-wheel drive. This makes it the obvious pick if you’re budget-conscious. Plus, even with the lower price, the LS still comes with features like eight-passenger seating, a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio, and six months of the OnStar Guidance Plan.
You’ll also get basic features like the 3.6-liter engine, the 116.3 cubic feet of storage you can get with both back rows folded, and the maximum 5200-pound towing capacity that comes with the optional trailering package.
The advantage of the 1LT trim is that it comes with the longest list of packages and optional features, which gives you the power to balance what you want from your vehicle with what your budget can manage. For instance, some of the optional features on the 1LT is the seven-passenger seating arrangement, which replaces the second-row bench with a pair of comfortable captain’s chairs which still fold flat for easy cargo loading. Other options include the Chevrolet MyLink radio, a rear-seat entertainment system with 5.1 surround sound audio, and tri-zone automatic climate control.
If the 1LT is a midsize SUV which lets you pick your toppings, the 2LT is the one with everything. It still doesn’t come with the pure luxury features reserved for the Premier trim, but 2LT standard features include the seven-passenger seating, the MyLink radio, and a Bose-brand 10-speaker premium audio system that you won’t find even as an option on the 1LT trim. The 2LT also comes with options of its own, like leather seats, and a side blind zone alert.
The Premier comes with a big jump in price but also a big jump in quality. Standard on the Premier is a Chevrolet MyLink system with integrated navigation, leather-appointed seats, and chrome accents on the exterior that let everyone know just how exclusive your vehicle really is. The Premier also comes with advanced safety features like the side blind zone alert, the forward collision alert, and the lane departure warning. However, some features are still optional since not all drivers could use them, such as the rear seat entertainment system and the Dual SkyScape sunroof.
The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse has plenty to offer no matter which trim level you choose, but you can get a lot more bang for your buck by choosing the one that fits your budget and your needs. With the right trim and the right payment plan, you won’t have any regrets in the years ahead.