People have long turned to Chevrolet for family vehicles that offer exceptional value without breaking the family budget. The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse crossover delivers full-size room with seating for up to eight and up to 24 mpg in highway driving, the best of any eight-passenger crossover. In other words, Chevrolet comes through for families again.
The Traverse offers seven- or eight-passenger seating and available all-wheel drive, along with much more cargo room than key competitors like the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. Its direct-injection 3.6-liter V6 engine provides ample power and impressive fuel economy.
Like all 2011 Chevrolet models, the Traverse comes with the peace of mind of standard OnStar® with a complimentary one-year subscription to the Directions and Connections Plan. There’s also a class-leading five-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and standard StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control. Yet, perhaps the ultimate feature for peace of mind is the ‘Top Safety Pick’ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS.)
With 33.2 inches of third-row legroom, Traverse passengers will find more comfort than in the Highlander, which offers 29.9 inches. The “way back” seat in a Traverse offers room for adults, not just kids. The Traverse also beats the Honda Pilot in that dimension. The Traverse takes its three-row capability seriously, offering standard front and rear air conditioning and head curtain side-impact airbags for all three rows in outboard seating positions.
Passengers of all ages will enjoy the standard SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio and the available Rear Seat Entertainment system, which includes dual DVD players and dual seven-inch LCD displays built into the back of the front seat headrests. The Smart Slide® second row seat makes it easy to get into and out of the third row.
If you plan to use a family vehicle to go on a family vacation, or to help your grown-up children move out of the house or go off to college, you know the true value of cargo room. The Traverse delivers much more storage space than its competitors with 24.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats and 68.8 cubic feet behind the second-row seats with the third row folded down. Fold down the second and third rows, and the Traverse cargo area opens up to a cavernous 116.4 cubic feet. A Honda Pilot offers 87 cubic feet maximum with second- and third-row seats down, and just 18 cubic feet behind the third row. The Ford Explorer offers just 80.7 cubic feet in total.
If you need to take a lot of toys on vacation such as a pair of watercraft, for example, the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse can tow a trailer up to 5,200 pounds when equipped with the available Tow Package. In comparison, the Honda Pilot can tow up to 4,500 pounds.
Impressive power for towing and every day driving in the Chevrolet Traverse comes from the standard 3.6-liter V6 with direct fuel injection. This world-class engine produces 281 hp and 266 lb/ft of torque in the LS and LT models, and 288 hp and 270 lb/ft of torque in the dual-exhaust-equipped LTZ models. A six-speed automatic transmission provides an ideal blend of performance, smoothness and efficiency. The finely tuned four-wheel independent suspension ensures both a smooth ride and the agility of a smaller vehicle, making the Traverse a pleasure to drive every day. For all-weather confidence, the available intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD) system is specifically designed to enhance traction on slippery roads and improve traction and handling on all others.
All of this capability starts at an MSRP of just $29,370 for the well-equipped 2011 Traverse LS. You can also choose the LT or the LTZ trims, which both include standard blind-spot mirrors and Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist. Available amenities include perforated leather upholstery, extended range remote start, a Bose 10-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, heated front seats, a power liftgate, a rearview camera and tri-zone automatic climate control, plus a Dual SkyScape® sunroof.
Looking for exceptional room and peace of mind in a family vehicle? Come in and see how the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse combines both of those with great value and a great driving experience.