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Chevrolet Traverse

Summarization of Chevrolet Traverse:

Chevrolet Traverse have only one modification of doors quantity:4.
Minimum width of this car is 78.4 mm. in LS 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2011), and maximum is 78.5 in LT 4dr SUV AWD w/2LT (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2014)
Option LT 4dr SUV AWD w/2LT (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2014) have min height 69.9. Option LS 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2011) have max height 72.8mm.
Length min of Chevrolet Traverse:203.7 in LT 4dr SUV AWD w/2LT (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2014). Max length: 205.0.
Years production:2009 - 2014
Price deppend on modification from 29215$ (LS 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2009)) to 43255$ (LTZ 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2014))
Chevrolet Traverse was equipped with only one option of the engine with 6 cylinders.
clearance of this car is 7.2 mm.

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Chevrolet Traverse information:

Introduction

Chevrolet vehicles, colloquially known as the Chevy, are popular worldwide. Chevrolet Division of General Motors LLC is an automobile section of General Motors, America. As per statistics from 2010, Chevrolet is operating in 140 countries and in 2011, sold about 4.76 million vehicles worldwide1. In 2013, a sale of about ninety six thousand, Chevrolet Traverse was recorded in the USA alone.

The Chevrolet Traverse is a surprise package. It has almost all the desirable features with many more to be added every year. With a seating space of seven to eight people, the Chevrolet Traverse is a comfortable and spacious family vehicle. It leads the crossover SUV segment with maximum passenger and luggage space. The cargo room provides a voluminous space of 116.3 cu. ft.

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Models and Features

Chevrolet Traverse was launched in 2009. It is sold in LS, LT and LTZ level trims. All models are available in all wheel drive and forward wheel drive options. The Chevrolet Traverse has received different updates and facelifts across its various models, in the years 2010, 2013 and 2014. Another update is expected in 2015.

Changes over the Years

In the year 2010, changes were made on the sides of the front doors by doing away with the Traverse badges. In the year 2013, the front grille and fascia change slightly, the rear lift gate and tail lights were redesigned, changes in the transmission has enhanced shift quality and timing. The new color touch screen and satellite radio was made standard along with wood interior trim. Cloth and leather seat covers were made available depending on the model. New wheels were made available. A premium audio system was made standard on 2LT and LTZ. In 2014, no superficial changes were made. Features like forward collision alert and lane departure warning was added to the existing features. A USB port was added to the rear of the center console.

Features

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Some standard features of Chevrolet Traverse are a Direct Injection 3.6L V6 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, seating for 8+, steel wheels of 17 inch with cover, 6.5 inch touch screen in color with free trial of satellite radio for three months, Camera for rear view, wireless technology with Bluetooth, cruise and audio controls mounted on steering wheel.

Model wise features are as follows:

·         Traverse LS: It has all the standard features.

·         Traverse 1LT: This model has all the standard features with a few additions and variations. It has chrome beltline moulding, bodyside moulding being color keyed, Upper bars of grille are chrome, power steering with variable-assist, assistance for rear parking, 8-way power driver seat, vehicle starter is available with remote function, rearview mirrors are integrated with blind spot mirrors and side indicators, leather cover on steering wheel, leather or cloth seat covers and ambient lighting for the interiors.

·         Traverse 2LT: This model also contains all standard features and all that 1LT has to offer with few additions. This models is 7-seater, comes with a premium audio system, satellite radio, automatic climate control system, power-remote liftgate, front seat with heating and driver side auto-dimming rearview mirror.

·         Traverse LTZ: This model contains all that 2LT offers with some more additions to it. It has 20-inch aluminium wheels, side windows and lower grille bars are chrome, the rear bumper pas is chrome too, memory setting from driver seat, blind zone alert for sides and cross traffic alert for the rear, twin exhaust outlets are bright, steering wheel can be heated, forward collision alert and lane departure warning, auto dimming in inside and driver side rearview mirrors.

Options and Packages

Packages 

The Chevrolet Traverse is a functional vehicle. Not many people are happy with its looks, but there is no compromise in comfort and safety. Added features in 2014 add to the safety aspects. Taking care of the vehicle has now been made easy by packages like Chevrolet Complete Care. This comes with oil and oil filter changes, 4 wheel-tyre rotation and 27-point vehicle inspection. With this new complete care package that comes with all 2014 vehicles, Chevrolet has moved a step ahead in ensuring customer satisfactions and loyalty. The price of Traverse models starts from $29,755 and goes up to $43,935.

Options

Options and choices are provided by factory as well as dealers. Additional features like all-wheel drive, a 5,200 pound towing package and engine block heater.

The LS model can be upgraded with power driver’s seat and air bag. The LT models can have premium colors for the body, fabric choice, rear seat entertainment system, surround sound and much more. Satellite TV and Radio options are available for 1LT and 2LT can be have front collision alert, lane-departure warning and leather for the interiors. For the LTZ navigation, surround sound, rear seat entertainment systems are available along with premium colors.

Under the Hood

As mentioned earlier, the 3.6 litre V-6 engine with its direct injection technology send power to the front wheel with the help of 6-speed automatic transmission. For Traverse LS and LT, it generates 281 horsepower and for LTZ the figure in 288 horsepower since it has dual exhaust system.

Fuel Economy

The front-wheel drive gives a mileage of 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. With all-wheel drive the numbers stand at 16 and 23 mpg, respectively.

Engine with is direct injection technology allows better compression ratio giving better fuel economy. Also lighter material like aluminum, plastic and magnesium reduce workload on engine, in turn improving efficiency. The rolling resistance of the tires is low, reducing friction thus reducing energy required to counter this friction. This saves a lot of fuel.

Safety Ratings and Technology

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated the Chevrolet Traverse good in crashworthiness. TheNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given it the highest rating in crash-test.

Six standard air bags and an added driver seat center air bag keep the passenger and driver safe in case of a mishap. Technology has been used to enhance the safety measures and is available as a part of the standard features.

Conclusion

The Chevrolet Traverse is becoming popular as a family vehicle due to its spacious interiors. It is considered extremely passenger friendly and safe, loaded with appropriate features and technology. It is not a very agile vehicle at 5000 pounds. The interiors provide comfort with ambient lighting, soft touch material, choicest material for seats, up to twelve cup holders, optional rear seat entertainment system and much more. One feels almost at home.

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Chevrolet Traverse modifications:

All Chevrolet Traverse years
modification price cylinder wheels doors width x length x height clearance

LS 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2009 - 2014)

30,795$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.5 x 203.7 x 69.9 7.2

LT 4dr SUV AWD w/1LT (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2012 - 2014)

36,010$ 6 all wheel drive 4 78.5 x 203.7 x 69.9 7.2

LT 4dr SUV w/2LT (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2012 - 2014)

36,865$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.5 x 203.7 x 69.9 7.2

LS 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2009 - 2014)

32,795$ 6 all wheel drive 4 78.5 x 203.7 x 69.9 7.2

LT 4dr SUV w/1LT (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2012 - 2014)

34,010$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.5 x 203.7 x 69.9 7.2

LTZ 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2009 - 2014)

43,255$ 6 all wheel drive 4 78.5 x 203.7 x 69.9 7.2

LT 4dr SUV AWD w/2LT (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2012 - 2014)

38,865$ 6 all wheel drive 4 78.5 x 203.7 x 69.9 7.2

LTZ 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2009 - 2014)

41,255$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.5 x 203.7 x 69.9 7.2

LT2 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2009 - 2011)

34,590$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.4 x 205.0 x 72.8 7.2

LT2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2009 - 2011)

36,590$ 6 all wheel drive 4 78.4 x 205.0 x 72.8 7.2

LT1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2009 - 2011)

32,010$ 6 front wheel drive 4 78.4 x 205.0 x 72.8 7.2

LT1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A) (2009 - 2011)

34,010$ 6 all wheel drive 4 78.4 x 205.0 x 72.8 7.2