The Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave all used to have a similar size and features. With the latest Chevy Traverse model GM has separated this mid-sized utilities into a unique space. As GM made the Acadia smaller, the Traverse is now the larger offering for those that put a premium on space.
The Traverse is sold with two engines, a base 3.6L V6 with 306hp, the second engine is a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder 255hp but more torque at 295lb ft. The Traverse is equipped with a 9-speed automatic to the front wheels or AWD Towing capacity is 5000lbs
The Traverse with the base V6 is rated at 12.9L/100km in the city and 8.7L on the highway.
Standard safety features including front, side and curtain air bags along with traction and stability control. Advanced forward collision warning and autonomous braking is available but as a package on all trims.
The Expedition is sold with room for up to 8-pasngers over three rows of seats. The second row can be equipped with captain’s chairs or a bench seat. One area GM excels compared to much of the competition is in dash technology. The Traverse, like all other GM products comes with standard 4g LTE connection, OnStar , android auto and apple car play plus easy to use centre screens that double as a backup camera. The simplicity of use is a high point for GM
The Traverse starts at roughly $35,000 for a base FWD, the first AWD is $38,000 and tops out at just under $60,000
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General Motors is doing a lot of things very well in its new products and this Traverse is a good example. The design is modern, the cabin is filled with easy to use tech and GM is scoring well in dependability studies. The Traverse is a great all around three-row utility, for something slightly smaller the GMC Acadia is an option.