Base LS Front-wheel Drive
2016 Chevrolet Traverse

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2016 Traverse Overview

The Chevrolet Traverse is a large crossover SUV with big interior space, quiet comfort, and an easygoing ride.Traverse can be loaded with safety and convenience features.Seating either seven or eight occupants, this crossover has changed little since its 2009 debut, apart from a mild facelift for 2013.

Little is new for 2016, except for the addition of OnStar 4G LTE connectivity, which can provide a mobile wi-fi hotspot.A Leather and Driver Confidence package now is available for the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse LT.

For many owners, the Traverse serves as a practical alternative to a minivan.Built on a car-type unitbody platform, it delivers a more friendly driving character than does a full-size SUV built on a truck-type chassis.A Tahoe, for example.

Structurally related to the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, the Traverse is among the roomiest vehicles in its class.Passengers enjoy plenty of space, actually approaching that of a big, truck-based Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban.

In the rear are two 60/40-split benches for eight-passenger capacity, or captain's chairs may be installed in the second row.In that case, capacity drops to seven.

One dilemma, though, involves the Traverse's long rear doors.In contrast to a minivan's sliding side doors, theses biggies open wide, which may prove challenging when facing a tight parking-lot space, or trying to slip into a modest-sized garage.

Under the hood, a smooth-running 3.6-liter V6 with direct injection delivers 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, driving a 6-speed automatic transmission.Properly equipped, a Traverse can tow up to 5,200 pounds, though frequent towing calls for a Tahoe or Suburban.

Partly because the Traverse is a heavyweight, throttle response sets no records; and acceleration gets even lazier if all-wheel drive is installed.Fuel economy isn't a strong point, either.

On the safety front, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2015 Traverse a five-star rating overall.That included five-stars on all tests except for rollover, which earned four stars.Three trim levels are offered, and the top one (LTZ) includes Blind Zone and Forward Collision alerts, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Front center side airbags are available, built right into the driver's seat.Siri Eyes Free also is available, letting the driver keep eyes on the road, not the iPhone.
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2016 Traverse Overview

The Chevrolet Traverse is a large crossover SUV with big interior space, quiet comfort, and an easygoing ride.Traverse can be loaded with safety and convenience features.Seating either seven or eight occupants, this crossover has changed little since its 2009 debut, apart from a mild facelift for 2013.

Little is new for 2016, except for the addition of OnStar 4G LTE connectivity, which can provide a mobile wi-fi hotspot.A Leather and Driver Confidence package now is available for the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse LT.

For many owners, the Traverse serves as a practical alternative to a minivan.Built on a car-type unitbody platform, it delivers a more friendly driving character than does a full-size SUV built on a truck-type chassis.A Tahoe, for example.

Structurally related to the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, the Traverse is among the roomiest vehicles in its class.Passengers enjoy plenty of space, actually approaching that of a big, truck-based Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban.

In the rear are two 60/40-split benches for eight-passenger capacity, or captain's chairs may be installed in the second row.In that case, capacity drops to seven.

One dilemma, though, involves the Traverse's long rear doors.In contrast to a minivan's sliding side doors, theses biggies open wide, which may prove challenging when facing a tight parking-lot space, or trying to slip into a modest-sized garage.

Under the hood, a smooth-running 3.6-liter V6 with direct injection delivers 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, driving a 6-speed automatic transmission.Properly equipped, a Traverse can tow up to 5,200 pounds, though frequent towing calls for a Tahoe or Suburban.

Partly because the Traverse is a heavyweight, throttle response sets no records; and acceleration gets even lazier if all-wheel drive is installed.Fuel economy isn't a strong point, either.

On the safety front, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2015 Traverse a five-star rating overall.That included five-stars on all tests except for rollover, which earned four stars.Three trim levels are offered, and the top one (LTZ) includes Blind Zone and Forward Collision alerts, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Front center side airbags are available, built right into the driver's seat.Siri Eyes Free also is available, letting the driver keep eyes on the road, not the iPhone.Hide Full Review