The 3.6-liter V6 provides 281-horsepower, and a 6-speed automatic transmission offers solid power, and the design is optimized for smoother operation and simpler handling than larger SUVs. Big wheels take bumps well without tossing passengers around. Steering is very responsive, more so than the competition, and the sleek engineering gives the feel of a smaller vehicle.
The wheel base is spread at 119 inches, and at a total length of 205 inches, there is capacity comparable to larger models, while losing 600 pounds of weight found on full-size SUVs. As a result, the Chevrolet Traverse SUV Crossover has many of the benefits of bigger truck-based vehicles, but better braking in emergencies and greater fuel economy.
The Chevrolet Traverse SUV Crossover has seven exterior color options, including black granite metallic, crystal red tint coat, dark blue metallic, gold mist metallic, silver ice metallic white and white diamond tri-coat. Basic interior cloth colors include ebony and dark gray, and for an extra cost, you can select from ebony leather, light gray leather, light cashmere leather, light gray perforated leather, and light cashmere-color perforated leather appointments.
Other standard features include a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, air conditioning, manually adjustable lumbar support on the driver's seat, power mirrors, windows, and door locks, automatic headlights, cruise control, and remote keyless entry. The sound system offers six speakers for listening to AM/FM radio, CD player, and MP3 player and XM satellite radio, which is also standard. Features that can be purchased for an additional cost are a DVD rear entertainment system, navigation system, and a sunroof.
There are a number of standard safety features to include airbags designed for head and torso protection, anti-lock brakes, traction control and electronic stability control with rollover mitigation, On-Star with six months of trial service, and tire-pressure monitor. For additional security, select the optional rearview camera and rear park assist, helpful for such a large vehicle.