Powering the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is a 3.6L V6 engine that makes a confident 281 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. When you opt for the premium LTZ trim, you’ll get a dual exhaust system that increases output to 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. All versions come with a six-speed automatic transmission, and you can choose between front-wheel and all-wheel drive. A properly equipped Traverse can tow up to 5200 pounds.
The Chevrolet Traverse has earned praise from some of the top critics in the industry.
- The Car Connection: “The Traverse remains one of the most spacious, passenger-friendly vehicles on the market, and it’s a great choice for those who have disowned minivans.”
- Edmunds: “The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse checks nearly all of the right boxes for a large crossover SUV and remains a worthy choice for consumers who need three rows of seating and expansive cargo room.”
- Kelley Blue Book: “The2016 Chevrolet Traverse 3-row crossover SUV blends the size, higher ride height and family-hauling abilities of a traditional SUV like the Chevy Tahoe with the ride quality and better fuel economy of a full-size sedan.”
Topping it off, buyers should look for new powertrains in the mix, which could come from a naturally aspirated V6 and a turbocharged V6. Stay in touch with Sunrise Chevrolet for the latest. For those looking for something smaller, it looks as though Chevrolet is currently at work on a midsize crossover SUV that’s larger than the Equinox but smaller than the Traverse.