Chevrolet Traverse 0-60 Times
|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2011 Chevrolet Traverse
|LTZ||3.6L V6||AWD||6A||7.7 sec||16.0 sec @ 86.9 mph||16/23/13.8 mpg||Motor Trend|
2010 Chevrolet Traverse
|2LT||3.6L V6||FWD||6A||7.3 sec||15.8 sec @ 91 mph||17/24/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
2009 Chevrolet Traverse
|2LT||3.6L V6||AWD||6A||7.6 sec||15.9 sec @ 88 mph||16/23/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
|LTZ||3.6L V6||AWD||6A||7.9 sec||16.1 sec @ 86.2 mph||16/23/12.1 mpg||Motor Trend|
|LTZ||3.6L V6||FWD||6A||7.8 sec||16.2 sec @ 89 mph||17/24/21 mpg||Motor Week|
About Chevrolet Traverse
The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse is first and foremost a family crossover, and while it’s not the flashiest ride in town, it provides stability and comfort, plus it has several practical features that a family will find useful. In other words, this vehicle was built with practicality in mind.
The Traverse is the biggest crossover in the GM line. Unlike the Suburban and Tahoe, which are trucked-based, the 2015 Traverse is a car-based wagon so it’s not meant for off-road adventures or heavy towing. But as far as being a family ride is concerned the Traverse definitely excels.
The interior is very spacious and very accommodating for passengers. As a family carrier, GM knew there would be a lot of movement inside so it’s no surprise that the seating space is very convenient. Spanning three rows, the Traverse has room for eight people, with seating divided into a couple of 60/40 split benches and front buckets.
The second row offers captain’s chairs or bench arrangements, and the cargo floor is just the right height and easy to load. When you fold the second and third rows you get 117.5 cubic feet, very spacious indeed.
Overall, the aesthetics hasn’t changed much from the previous models, although the front and rear have been touched up, giving it a more athletic look. With this change, it makes the 2015 Traverse look fresh, and the tail lamps are just attractive. As you might expect, the inside is fully functional and comes with silver and wood accents as well as contrast stitching. The 2015 Traverse also has ambient lighting, soft touch materials and climate controls.
All available Traverse models have the Chevrolet MyLink system which includes an 8 inch color touchscreen with mobile phone support. In addition, the system supports Pandora streaming and other web-based entertainment programs. Other options are also available as add-ons depending on the trim you choose.
Safety is of paramount importance in family vehicles, and the 2015 Traverse doesn’t disappoint as it has consistently earned high scores in crash tests. As testament to its safety commitment, the Traverse is one of the first to provide a front center side airbag.
In addition you also get parking sensors, hill start assistance (ideal for starting when on a steep slope) and a rearview camera system. Head curtain side bags are also built-in with rollover mitigation technology, and the LTZ models are equipped with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning and alerts for collisions and blind zones. In other words, the Traverse is packed with features to prevent an accident.
The engineering design is directly aimed at families looking for a convenient, large family vehicle. There are some aspects similar to the GM SUVs, but at heart the Traverse is more an oversized station wagon. If your objective is a spacious vehicle that provides comfort and safety, then this is as good a bet as any.
Some of the safety features on the Traverse are not new, and in fact they’ve been around in previous editions. However, most have been upgraded and perform better than the previous releases.
The Traverse is surprisingly nimble for a family vehicle, and while it tips the scales at 5,000 lbs., isn’t difficult to drive. Steering is smooth, and the V6 direct injection 3.6 liter engine delivers as expected. With 270 pound-feet and 288 HP, the Traverse offers quick shifts and more passing power. As mentioned earlier, this isn’t for heavy duty towing, but it can haul weights up to 5,200 lbs., so it’s no pushover.
The Traverse is available in an all-wheel drive or front-wheel and either configuration runs fine. Three trim levels are available, the LTZ, LT and LS, and in terms of features and performance, the LS is the base model, although it is still fully equipped as a family vehicle. If you’re looking for the top of the line, get one of the LTZ models.
The Traverse is designed for driving on regular roads and on these surfaces steering won’t be an issue. The suspension works fine and the brakes are very responsive as can be expected in a family vehicle. The cabin is also well insulated from outside noise so even if you’re in traffic, the passengers won’t have to worry about the noise pollution getting inside.
- Fuel economy: 17/24 mpg (city/highway)
- Engine type: gas
- Total seating: 8
- Cylinders: V6
- Transmission: 6-speed Shiftable Automatic
- Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
- Basic Warranty: 3 Yr./ 36000 Mi.
- Heated Seats: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Navigation: No
The 2015 Traverse is a classic example of substance over style. It’s definitely not a bad looking ride, but it doesn’t have the bells and whistles that other crossovers have. Even so, the Traverse is very serviceable and does what it’s supposed to do, provide the family with a dependable vehicle.
To learn more about Chevrolet Traverse, visit the official Chevrolet website.