Loaded with an array of thoughtful features and featuring best-in-class cargo capacity, the 2016 Traverse delivers exceptional value. Automotive writers and reviewers have lots of good things to say about the new Traverse. Take, for example, Kirk Bell, Editor of TheCarConnection.com. Here’s what he has to say about Chevy’s versatile midsize SUV:
“The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is a large crossover that’s nearly as roomy as the truck-based Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs, but it offers friendlier driving traits thanks to its car-type platform,” notes Bell.
“The Traverse remains one of the most spacious, passenger-friendly vehicles on the market, and it’s a great choice for those who have disowned minivans. The Traverse’s primary mission is people-moving, so GM has made the most of the seating space. Over three rows, there’s space for up to eight occupants, with the seats divided into two front buckets and two 60/40-split benches,” he adds.
A smart, modern exterior gets plenty of admiring glances no matter what the angle. A bold front grille with horizontal chrome bands separates two rakish projector-beam headlight assemblies. The bold styling carries over to the rear end, which features an integrated rear spoiler, large liftgate, and angled taillights.
The new Traverse redefines the concept of go-anywhere versatility. The clever Smart Slide® second-row seat, for example, provides near effortless access to the SUV’s cavernous interior. An available push-button power liftgate makes loading and unloading the Traverse a breeze. With 116.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo space and 24.4 cubic feet behind the third-row seats, the Traverse outdoes the competition with best-in-class capacity.
With seating up to eight, the handsome and exceptionally roomy interior of the Traverse gives it a rich, upscale ambience. Premium materials, contrast stitching and available leather seating take the Traverse uptown. There are plenty of convenient “take-it-with-you” storage areas for everyone’s gear. Available creature comforts include heated/cooled seats, tri-zone climate control, and a sliding armrest with storage. An available rear-seat entertainment system is perfect for those long road trips or a short excursion to the local mall.
The new Traverse makes the latest technology practical and accessible. Three USB ports offer plenty of options to charge up and plug in. Available Bluetooth® wireless technology allows you to sync your smartphone or other compatible devices. And the parade of “infotainment” options doesn’t stop there. You can enjoy streaming music services like Pandora®, as well as SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. Chevrolet’s exclusive MyLink connectivity suite bundles these and other features, allowing you to integrate your compatible smartphone to make hands-free calls, play your music library, and access your contacts on the go. MyLinik also includes available full GPS turn-by-turn navigation, plus 2-D/3-D maps.
Additionally, Chevrolet is the only automaker to offer 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity for up to seven wireless devices through OnStar®. And you can also take advantage of the available RemoteLink® that allows you to remote start your vehicle, lock and unlock doors, and sound the horn to locate your Traverse, all from your smartphone.
Moving you down the road smoothly and efficiently is the Traverse’s powerful 3.6-liter direct-injection V6 that delivers 288 hp and 270 lb. ft. of torque. The engine gives the Traverse a rated towing capacity of 5,200 pounds. The V6 drives either the front or all wheels (when equipped with available All-Wheel Drive) through a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2016 Traverse stacks the deck in your favor when it comes to superior safety features. TheCarConnection.com’s Kirk Bell takes note of the Traverse’s long list of standard and available safety features:
“Safety is an important consideration for families, and the Traverse has earned some of the best crash-test scores of any vehicle on the market,” Bell states. “Together with the closely related Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, it’s one of the first vehicles on the market to offer a front center side airbag. Otherwise, standard safety features include parking sensors, a rearview camera system, hill start assist (to help you start safety on a steep incline), and head-curtain side bags with rollover mitigation technology.”
“On LTZ models,” Bell adds, “the Traverse includes Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert – all features that may help you avoid an accident completely.” These features, Bell notes, earn the Traverse an overall five-star crash safety rating from the NHTSA.
With its long list of standard and available features, best-in-class cargo capacity, and smart styling, the 2016 Chevy Traverse is a top contender in the crowded midsize SUV market. As Kirk Bell states, “For today’s biggest families who are concerned about image and features, yet also space, comfort, and safety, the Traverse adds up to a very smart pick.”
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