A red 2024 Chevy Traverse is shown parked near a garage.

A Breath of Fresh Air for the Chevy Traverse

Have you been considering your New Year’s Resolutions yet? You may want to lose weight or take more vacations. If you are someone like me, who loves to travel but has a fear of planes and boats and would prefer to stay on the ground, you know you have to have a dependable car to get you to those far away places. Imagine the perfect way to travel on the road by yourself, with your significant other, or with the whole family, and still have enough space for luggage and towing capabilities. How about towing up to 5,000 pounds and having eight available seats so you do not have to take a second car? If this sounds like a dream, don’t worry. You are awake, and I’m not pulling your tail, either. Chevy has designed the vehicle I have described that will expand your horizons and raise your standards of what you look for in a car.

The 2024 Chevy Traverse has left its checkered history of reliability issues far behind since its introduction in 2009. The newest Traverse is hitting the streets with a surplus of confidence, leading the way for valiant travelers and their families. It is no secret why the all-new Traverse is a marshal for road trips and long commutes. With a turbocharged 2.5L engine replacing the previous less reliable V6, you will get more than ever before. So, put your eyes on cruise control and let’s dive into the practical features that make this car an excellent buy.

The cargo area of a red 2024 Chevy Traverse is shown.

The Ultimate Family Vehicle

The Chevy Traverse is the ultimate family vehicle for any adventure, as well as being practical. Some of the features that make this car so practical come in the form of space and seating. Seating is available for eight, and you can fold down the seats for 98 cu.ft. of storage space. The second-row seats is available as either a bench seat or two captain’s chairs. Being able to tow up to 5,000 lbs will allow for more space for the things you are hauling along with you without using the inside cargo hold. Now, that is what I call practicality.

The 2024 Chevy Traverse 2.5L turbo I-4 engine produces 328 horsepower and 326 lb-ft of torque, even more power than the previous model’s V6. Inside, you will find a 17.7-inch infotainment display to keep you informed and entertained along the way. It is also connected with OnStar, so you will never have to worry if you find yourself trouble along the way. It is essential, especially for new drivers or solo travelers.

The 2024 Traverse offers two greatly suited trim levels for this model: Z71 and RS. The Z71 has a resilient look and is perfect for those looking to get onto a path less traveled. This offers an exciting chance for drivers to get out and explore, so it really is more than just another car. It is able to get over that bumpy, rocky terrain with ease, especially paired with that turbocharged engine. The Z71 is backed with Hill Descent Control, skid plates, and off-road suspension to ensure accuracy in what you do. Matched with tow hooks, towing equipment, all-wheel drive with twin clutch, and glossy black 18-inch wheels all-terrain tires, you will not have to wonder if everything is staying with you on the drive. This will allow you to be able to sit higher and have a better view of the road ahead, while still feeling protected.

Another familiar Chevy trim is the RS. Typically reserved for more sporty models like the Camaro, the RS is also coming to the Traverse for the first time. This adds 22-inch high-gloss black aluminum wheels and black leather seats with red accents making this a stylish ride that will give you a luxurious feel. Its roof rails will secure your storage, bikes, kayaks, and anything else you need on your journey. If you have nothing above you, then pull back the sunroof, enjoy the sun shining down on your face, and feel the wind in your hair. These two additions to the 2024 Chevy Traverse lineup are sure to excite and impress.

These trim options come with a bold exterior design, built for active families. It is admittedly a fresh look for an SUV that gives the ruggedness of a full size truck, yet remains curved and detailed to turn heads with its sporty design. Plus, with a variety of colors to choose from, your new Chevy will look unstoppable on the road. Some more practical options are Summit White and Mosaic Black Metallic; however, if you are looking for something a bit more exotic there are exciting colors like Radiate Red Tintcoat, Harvest Bronze Metallic, and Stardust Metallic. This is sure to catch the attention of families everywhere. While this is all great information and seems like a dream car, allow me to put the icing on the cake and tell you about the extensive steps and care put into the 2024 Traverse that will keep you and your passengers safe on and off the road.

The taillight and badge of a red 2024 Chevy Traverse is shown.

Safety and Technology

Nowadays, safety and technology go hand-in-hand. This is also true for the 2024 Traverse. Some of the coolest and most practical safety features on this new car are the OnStar call center connections, and the HD surround vision to keep you in the know. Plus, an outstanding 17.7-inch color touchscreen comes standard to add a bit of entertainment and connectivity to your drive. It is also packed with Chevy Safety Assist features like emergency braking, sensors to detect objects on the road, lane keeping assistance, Blind Zone Safety Assist, and more. The Traverse even includes a unique safety feature called Safety Alert Seat that can help identify who or which side of the vehicle will be most affected in a potential crash. Of course, these features never make you less responsible for what happens while you are driving, but they sure can help in daily travel, and prevent the occasional honest mistake.

Technology also helps with more simple tasks, like the Smart Sense liftgate that needs no key or sensor to sense you coming. Plus, instead of a traditional gauge cluster, there is an 11-inch driver information center to keep you informed of tire pressure, following distance, etc. in addition to the usual displays like a speedometer and fuel gauge. It is impressive just how far society has come in technology advancements and how it has been integrated into the cars we drive every day. Safety should not be something that comes with upgrades. With even the standard Chevy Traverse you will be protected.

A Good Resolution

With all of the updated safety and reconstructed design, there is no better car than the 2024 Chevy Traverse to consider if you are looking to travel with confidence and style. Do what every SUV owner can do and more with the new Traverse. Plus, with a new powerful engine to gawk at, there is no questioning whether or not you will make it to your next destination. For those end-of-the-year thoughts about your next chapter in the coming year, make sure you check out the vehicle that has everyone talking.