In Chevrolet’s long list of SUVs and crossovers, there is one model that is mainly passengers-oriented. It is a model called Traverse. It came in 2008, as a successor of Uplander and TrailBlazer. The original model is still in production and according to the latest reports, this will be the last year-model of current generation. Already next year, we expect to see a second-generation model. For 2016 Chevy Traverse, company prepared few novelties. Most of them are about interior and trims, but we will also see some minor exterior modifications.
2016 Chevy Traverse design and changes
The 2016 Chevy Traverse comes as pretty much same deal as last-year model. The base characteristics are same. It is a mid-size crossover that in mainly passenger-oriented. Although it features the same design language as traditional truck-based SUVs like Tahoe or even Suburban, it rides on the car-like, unibody platform. It has many characteristics of a minivan, but it is also characterized by much higher ground clearance, so it is basically a crossover. Simply, it is company’s attempt to create a versatile family car and we can say that company’s engineers did a great job.
The 2016 Chevy Traverse comes with several novelties. The most important one is definitely about trims. It now comes with less trim levels – LS, LT1, LT2, and LTZ. There are new things like OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot, Iridescent Pearl and Mosaic Black Metallic as color palettes. There are also Leather and Driver Confidence Packages for higher trims. When it is about exterior, it is worth to mention that 2016 Traverse comes with new 20-inch alloy wheels.
Safety is an important part of this model. Standard features for 2016 Chevy Traverse are systems like parking sensors, a rearview camera system or hill start assist. On higher trims, there are also a features like Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
2016 Chevy Traverse engine and pricing
There are no changes for 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, when it is about engines. It comes with 3.6 liter V6 gasoline engine, which has max output of 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Transmission is six-speed automatic and you can choose between front- and all-wheel-drive configurations. When it is about price, standard 2016 Chevy Traverse costs around 31.000, while top models are priced over 42.000 dollars.