August 5

2022 Chevy Traverse: Fuel Efficiency & Engine Specs


The 2022 Chevy Traverse is a mid-size SUV that delivers on safety, performance, and comfort. A great car for families and solo drivers alike, the Traverse offers seating for eight, ample cargo room, and convenience-focused technology, such as a power liftgate and helpful driver assist features. The SUV performs well on fuel efficiency for its size and delivers on power, making it an impressive vehicle for towing and long adventures. Here, we take a closer look at the Traverse’s fuel efficiency, engine performance, and more:

Fuel Efficiency

2022 Chevy Traverse

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Front-wheel-drive (FWD) 2022 Traverses help maximize fuel efficiency. With FWD models or drive modes, the Traverse achieves 27 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in the city for a combined rating of 21 mpg. Fuel efficiency is slightly lower in all-wheel-drive (AWD) modes. The AWD traverse achieves 25 mpg on the highway and 17 mpg in the city for a combined 20 mpg. 

Engine Specs

The Traverse’s 3.6-liter V6 engine and nine-speed transmission deliver a smooth ride with impressive power. The SUV can tow up to 5,000 pounds with available packages, meaning you can take it all with you. The engine uses direct injection for slightly more power and better fuel economy. Drivers can start their vehicles using push-start engine technology. Dual-overhead camshafts, continuously variable valve timing, and four-valve cylinders further enhance the performance and capability of the 2022 Chevy Traverse.

The V6 engine offers drivers 310 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. It handles well and drives efficiently on many types of terrain. You can opt for drive mode selection with both FWD and AWD models, which offer their own drive modes. In these modes, you can choose from conditions ranging from snow to tough terrain to add more power to the rear wheels or increase performance in slippery conditions.


Beyond fuel economy and engine performance, safety is another important aspect of the 2022 Chevy Traverse. Most safety features are top of the line and standard on the crossover, so you can feel safe driving your vehicle while knowing your passengers are protected. New in the 2022 models are six protective safety features and standard Chevy Safety Assist. All Traverse models feature automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, following distance indicators, and forward collision alerts.

A rear-vision camera and teen driver technology are additional standard features. Teen driver technology promotes safe driving habits, even when you can’t be there in the passenger seat with the new driver. You can set volume limits and speed alerts on your vehicle, and the car conducts an assessment that allows you to see how the vehicle is being driven. Those wanting additional features can further opt for available safety options such as the safety alert seat, rear cross-traffic alerts, blind zone, and lane change alerts, and a rear camera mirror.


The Chevy Traverse offers family-friendly comfort and accessibility without sacrificing style. The SUV comes in six exterior color options. It features a sleek and executive exterior and is available in Midnight Edition, Sport Edition, RS, or Redline Edition. Opt for the Midnight Edition to look refined and executive-level in an all-black SUV with a black grill, nameplate badge, roof rails, and wheels. The Sport Edition features the same black grill and nameplate badge, with slightly sportier features and AWD capability.

Black accents on the RS and red accents on the Redline further maximize the Traverse’s versatility and customizable style. All trim levels of the 2022 Chevy Traverse, the LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier, and High Country feature updated grills, wheel designs, and lighting elements. These elements create a striking and handsome appearance that communicates class and luxury. Cosmetic updates to previous models make the 2022 Traverse an appealing option for drivers looking for a stylish vehicle.


Passenger safety and comfort are two major priorities for the 2022 Traverse. The SUV can seat up to eight and offers an impressive 98.2 cubic feet of cargo volume. Third-row seating with seat folding versatility ensures you have space to pack everything you need for your adventures. A power-folding third row is available with select models for increased convenience. The Chevy uses Smart Slide seating that allows you to access the third row or cargo space with ease.

Hidden floor compartments add to your comfort and security, while a hands-free liftgate ensures your SUV is in tune with your needs. The Traverse has tri-zone automatic climate controls with individual customization options for drivers and passengers. If you opt for the LT trim, you can choose between cloth and leather seats to maximize comfort and style.


Premier safety technology is not all the 2022 Traverse offers. Other comfort-focused features have been included to elevate your driving experience. The SUV delivers wireless connectivity, allowing drivers and passengers to connect their mobile devices. Also available is an eight-inch color touchscreen with connected navigation for enhanced convenience, while Chevy’s Infotainment 3-Plus System further connects you with your devices. USB ports in every row make charging easy for all passengers, increasing comfort, efficiency, and convenience.

When equipped, drivers can use the drive mode selector technology to maximize the Traverse’s performance in various road conditions. This dial is available on FWD and AWD vehicles, though the dial options differ between models. Some dials even offer trailering for increased performance when towing, while others feature off-road settings or provide increased traction on hazardous roads.

If you’re looking for a safe, high-performance vehicle with lots of interior room, the 2022 Chevy Traverse might be for you. Its wide range of standard features is complemented by a host of additional elements with the SUV. Its engine delivers performance while maximizing fuel efficiency so you can spend more time on the road and less time stopping at gas stations along the way.

If you have any questions about the new Traverse’s availability or functionality, contact us. Our dedicated team is happy to answer your questions and help you compare vehicles to find the best fit for you and your family.


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