The entry-level L trim has been dropped for the 2022 model year.
The refreshed Chevrolet Traverse was supposed to go on sale last year for the 2021 model year, but the disruption caused by the pandemic delayed the launch until 2022. The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox was also delayed for the same reason. When it goes on sale, there will be fewer trim options than last year.
Reports now suggest that the entry-level L trim will no longer be available for the 2022 Traverse, as is the case with the 2022 Blazer and Equinox. As a result, the LS trim will now serve as the entry-level version of Chevrolet's midsize crossover.
While the L trim offered the same equipment as the LS, it was not available with dealer-installed options and could only be finished in Summit White or Mosaic Black Metallic with a Jet Black interior. Crucially, the Traverse L started at $30,995, making it around $4,000 cheaper than the $34,395 Traverse LS, although the entry-level trim was usually excluded from rebates.
Pricing details for the 2022 Traverse haven't been announced yet, but with the entry-level L trim no longer available it will inevitably get a price hike. However, the 2022 Equinox LS is $600 cheaper than the equivalent 2021 trim, so the Traverse LS could also be cheaper than last year's model.
Like last year, the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse is only available with a 3.6-liter V6 producing 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
For 2022, the exterior has been refreshed to match the design direction of the new Tahoe and Suburban, featuring new LED headlights and taillights and a redesigned grille. Interior tech has also been upgraded with a new infotainment system featuring wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support and an eight-inch driver information display. Three new exterior colors are also available for the 2022 Chevy Traverse: Northsky Blue Metallic, Silver Sage Metallic, and Cherry Red Tintcoat, which replace Cajun Red Tintcoat, Graphite Metallic and Satin Steel Metallic.