Chevrolet Traverse Overview
This full sized crossover SUV seats up to eight passengers and was built on the GM Lambda platform from GMC. It made its debut in the year 2008 during the Chicago Auto Show, later that year the Traverse SUV became available to all dealerships. Much more stylish than a minivan and far more fuel efficient than a SUV, the Traverse is an excellent family vehicle. Families come in many shapes and sizes, which is makes the Traverse perfect for carrying everything you care about. The Traverse lives up to its name with finely turned suspension and tight, exact steering. It comes standard with a direct injection 3.6 liter V6 engine, delivering 281 horsepower and 266lb.-ft. of torque. With an EPA-estimated 24 MPG on the highway, it has an impressive fuel economy for an eight-passenger crossover. The RemoteLink app from OnStar allows you to start your engine and lock your doors remotely. You can also check your fuel range and your remaining oil life. Safety features such as StabiliTrak and traction control help you stay on course. Other features like four-wheel antilock disk brakes, daytime running lights and blind spot mirrors are just some of the things that help you avoid trouble on the road. The Traverse earned an honorable 5-star overall vehicle score from NHTSA. For years, buyers have sacrificed fuel economy and driving pleasure for size, ride height, and cargo capacity. Now, you can have it all, or at least most of it.
2012 Chevrolet Traverse:
One of the best modern family vehicles to come out in the last few years, the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse is a large crossover that features a superior ride. Other advantages of the Traverse include a huge interior layout, decent fuel economy and a comfortable ride. It continues to be a top choice among many consumers in the market for a new vehicle. This large crossover is offered in three different trim level packages: LS, LT and LTZ. Standard amenities in the LS package consist of 17-inch steel wheels, OnStar, split-folding bench seats, tilt steering, full power accessories and a six-speaker system with a CD player, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio port. The next trim level comes in two different trim levels: 1LT and 2LT. The 1LT package offers 18-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, heated mirrors, power seating and Bluetooth. If you select the 2LT you'll get all everything mentioned above plus a power lift gate, tri-zone climate control, remote ignition, a review view camera and a 10-speaker Bose sound system with a USB port and rear audio system. The Traverse LTZ is the most luxurious package which features 20-inch wheels, heated leather upholstery and venerated front seats with memory functions. Features such as a navigation system, dual sunroof and entertainment system can be added to lower trim levels. Standard safety equipment on all trim levels includes antilock disk brakes, traction control, stability control, OnStar and front side-impact airbags. The 2012 Chevy Traverse earned a top five out of five star rating for overall performance and aced crash tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. An attractive design and spacious interior will surely keep your passengers happy. The 2012 Traverse provides a nice balance between control and a comfy ride. Although there were few changes made to the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse it continues to blow its competition out of the water.
2011 Chevrolet Traverse:
The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse is a large crossover that combines the roomy and cargo aspects of an SUV with the car-like ride and practicality of a minivan. Benefits presented by crossovers like the Traverse make them a beneficial choice for many divers and situations. Some of the features that make the Traverse so appealing to consumers include its spacious interior and comfortable seating for up to eight passengers. The Traverse comes with a 3.6-liter V6 that makes 281 horsepower and pairs with a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel is also available and helps improve stability in rough conditions. New to the 2011 Traverse are new color options, relocated USB port and new storage bin. Heated cloth seats are also offered. There are three different trim level packages obtainable with the 2011 Traverse. LS, LT and LTZ are the trim levels. The LS comes with features like 17-inch steel wheels, tilt/telescoping steering, full power accessories, OnStar and a six-speaker CD/MP3 player that includes an auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio. The midrange LT trim package consists of two sub-trims: the 1LT and the more upscale 2LT. In the 1LT you will find features such as heated side view mirrors, a trip computer and rear packing sensors. If you choose the 2LT package features such as tri-zone auto climate control, a power lift gate, rear audio system, rear view camera and a 10-speaker Bose system with USB port. Last we have the LTZ which comes standard with 20-inch wheels, leather upholstery, heated upholstery, Bluetooth, and remote ignition. Another option is to add upper trim level features to lower trim level packages. These features include trailer-towing package, a navigation system, dual sunroofs and a rear entertainment system. Antilock brakes, stability control, traction control and side impact airbags all come standard on all Traverse models. The Chevy Traverse earned a five-star rating for side-impact protection and also earned the highest rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests. In short, the Traverse is surprisingly nimble with plenty of space and handling more like that of a big family SUV.
2010 Chevrolet Traverse:
Thanks to gas prices many consumers have reconsidered large, truck-based SUVs. Instead consumers are turning to the large crossover SUV as an alternative. The 2010 Chevrolet Traverse is affordable, roomy and comfortable all rolled into one stylish package. It shares many of its trendy features with the Chevrolet Malibu. Some of these features include a similar dual-cockpit dash and split mesh grille. The Traverse has tons of cargo space and passenger space with superior fuel economy. The 2010 Chevrolet Traverse is available in three different trim levels: LS, LT, and LTZ. The LS trim level comes standard with eight-passenger seating, full power accessories, OnStar, 17-inch steel wheels and a six-speaker CD/MP3 player with an auxiliary audio port and satellite radio. The LT trim level is split into two different levels: 1LT and 2LT. In the 1LT models you will find 18-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, trip computer and rear parking sensors. In the 2LT package you get auto climate control, a 10-speaker Bose system, rear audio controls, power lift gate and a rear view camera built into the rearview mirror. The LTZ ups the luxury ante with 20-inch wheels, leather seating, heated seating, Bluetooth and remote engine start. Many of the features can be added to the lower trim levels. You can also add features such as a navigation system, dual sun roofs and a rear-seat entertainment system. Safety attributes such as antilock brakes, traction control and stability control all comes standard on 2010 models. The Traverse received a perfect five-star rating in both frontal and side impact crash tests by the NHTSA. Like other large GM crossovers, the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse hits a happy medium between secure handling and a comfortable ride.