The Traverse is loaded with new optional tech and safety features and there are a vast number of choices and options available. Trim levels include L, LS, LT, RS, Premier and High Country. Standard features include 3-zone automatic climate control, keyless start, LED "bi-optic" headlights, active aero shutters that direct air through the front grille of the vehicle, USB ports and OnStar.
High Country trim offers luxurious styling and enhanced tech features that include unique interior trim with leather and suede microfiber seats, wireless device charging, adaptive cruise control, 20-inch polished wheels, standard twin-clutch all-wheel drive and power-folding third row seats.
A Redline Edition package, available on the Premier trim level, offers unique styling with black wheels accented in red, custom black Traverse badging with red outlines and darkened tail lamps. It also includes the Dual Skyscape 2-panel power sunroof and a trailering package. LED tail lights and chrome accents are now standard equipment with D-optic LED headlamps available on LT models and above.
All Traverse models include frontal and side-impact air bags as well as side curtain airbags for all rows. Of course, GM's OnStar is included. Available advanced safety technologies include a lane departure warning and frontal collision warning with emergency braking. GM's new Teen Driver mode will muting audio until front seat occupants are buckled and can automatically turn on available active safety technologies such as Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert and Front Automatic Braking. The in-vehicle report card shows how your teen performs so you can identify potential problem areas and coach your new driver on improvements.
The Chevrolet Traverse is a roomy and feature-rich three-row family crossover. The Traverse nameplate debuted in 2008, and for the 2018 model year an all-new, second-generation version debuted. With a long list of family-friendly tech features to equip it with and seating for up to eight people, the Traverse is an able contender in a packed segment.
The Traverse offers two engines, both of which are backed up by a nine-speed automatic transmission and have fuel-saving stop-start technology. The first choice is a 3.6-liter V6, rated for a class-competitive 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. When equipped with front-wheel drive, it returns 18 miles per gallon city and 27 mpg highway, while all-wheel-drive versions turn in EPA scores of 17/25 mpg. Also available is a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four with 257 horsepower and 295 pound-feet -- though it's limited to the sporty-ish RS trim level. The engine is only offered with front-wheel drive and is much more efficient than the V6, with EPA ratings of 20/26 mpg.
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