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2024 Chevy Traverse Debuts As All-New Ford Explorer Rival

The Ford Explorer is set to receive a refresh for the 2024 model year, complete with revised exterior styling, an updated interior with a new and larger center touchscreen, and the addition of a new trim level – Active – to complement existing variants like the high-performance ST. However, the Explorer certainly won’t be alone in the popular three-row crossover space, as the all-new 2024 Chevy Traverse has just debuted, too.


Just two years after the debut of the second-generation 2022 Traverse, the 2024 model ushers in the third generation with a total redesign, starting on the outside with the brand’s “High Brow” design language, which takes inspiration from GM’s truck lineup. That includes a dual-tier headlight setup, a more aggressive stance, forward-leaning C-pillars, a true dual exhaust with standard chrome quad exhaust tips, and wheels as large as 22 inches on the sportier RS trim.


In addition to the RS, the 2024 Chevy Traverse can be had in LS, LT, and the new Z71 trim, as the luxurious High Country and Premier have been discontinued. The interior has received an overhaul as well, complete with the addition of a massive, standard 17.7-inch diagonal center touchscreen, a new steering wheel, improved ergonomics, and more space throughout, with room for seven or eight passengers and up to 98 cubic feet of cargo space, along with GM’s Super Cruise hands-free highway driving assist feature.


In terms of powertrains, 2024 Chevy Traverse customers get only one choice – the turbocharged 2.5L I4 LK0 powerplant, which generates 315 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque, giving it a max towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmissions that replaces the outgoing nine-speed gearbox, sending power to either the front or all four wheels. Production of the 2024 Chevy Traverse is expected to kick off in late December, with deliveries following shortly thereafter.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Roosterftw

    Beautiful vehicle.

  2. Nico

    Another “stolen moment” vehicle, rear quarter panel has that “kick” of the Chinese Edge, the rest is previous gen Explorer and new gen Honda Pilot…throw the designs in a blender and ta-da, meh! There are no free hand designers any longer it’s all CAD! So boring! IMHO

  3. kevin

    Meh but honestly i dont care for the upcoming explorer either so, gross on for both parties

  4. Mf

    GM really missed a big opportunity not upping the tow capacity. Pathfinder offers 6000lbs, explorer 5600, and 5000lbs is just standard. Traverse is already among the largest in its class, and not offering that extra capacity it a huge miss.

    Surprised they didn’t use the 2.7L turbo 4.

  5. Nautical-one345

    This seemed somewhat interesting until “all trims will come with 2.5L 4 cylinder. I like 4 cylinders – in a VW Golf or similar sized vehicle. But for a vehicle of this size and weight – NOPE!

  6. JerrB

    That C-Pillar. Ugh! It’s like that thingie on the China Edge L only it grew bigger.


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