2016 Chevrolet Traverse Release Date, Review, Specs, Colors – The expected brand new 2016 Chevrolet Traverse will be coming as a full size crossover that will have 3 rows of seating for up to seven passengers, V6 power, 116.3 cubic feet of cargo room and all kinds of creature comfort. This updated vehicle will nether strain your gas budget nor set you back a lot with its price tag.
The vehicle will once again be provided in three trim version which will include the base LS, mid-level LT and the flagship LTZ model. The automaker also went into great lengths to subdivide the LT’s model into two variants which will include the 1LT and 2LT.
Moreover, all the trim models stated above will come fitted with a standard front wheel drive system and an optional full time AWD system configuration especially for those hard-hitting northern winters.
The new vehicle will come with a robust capability and well-thought out craftsmanship. Its exterior will be streamlined, its fuel consumption reduced and its interior revamped to compete favourably with its rivals.
Convenience and Safety Features of New 2016 Chevrolet Traverse
Several sources have hinted to some slew of upgrades and enhancements that buyers should be looking forward to. Some tweaks will be effected on the OnStar Directions and Connections Service, 4G LTE MyLink Wi-Fi capable technology , several upgrades to the LTZ’s standard 20” alloy wheels and several exterior colours.
Furthermore, there will be the new Leather & Driver Confidence package. This package takes pride in providing blind spot warnings and rear cross traffic alert, enabling heated power folding mirrors, and aiding in drivers auto-dimming function which will be offered as an option on the 2LT iteration.
The upcoming new model has already earned the top five star safety rating conducted by NHTSA. It scored a five star in the front and side crash test and a four star in the rollover crash test.
The said rating applies to FWD and AWD drive system configurations that will be provided by the new Traverse. However, according to Lesley Rajewski, who is Chevrolet’s spokesperson, the new vehicle will majorly be a carryover from the previous model with no substantive modifications done.
Engine – 2016 Chevrolet Traverse
The previous model’s 3.6L V6 will make a comeback under the hood of the new vehicle. It will be paired to a ubiquitous six-speed shiftable auto transmission system which will be able to provide 281 horsepower and 266 pounds of torque.
The aforesaid engine configurations will be exclusive for the LS and LT variants only. For the premium LTZ model version, which comes with a dual exhaust setup, you will be able to get an extra 7 hp and 4 pounds of torque from the same powerplant.
The mileage you should expect will be around 17/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined in the front wheel drive set-up. As for the AWD system, you should expect a fuel return of around 16/23/19 mpg.
Interior redesign & Exterior Pics of the New 2016 Chevrolet Traverse
For the interior of the new vehicle, expect it to tot either a cloth or leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, reclining rear seats and full power accessories. Also returning in the new model will be the telescopic tilt-wheel steering, Cruise Control features and Rear view camera for all the trim models.
For the higher trim level – LTZ, you should expect rear parking sensors, and remote garage door opener, three-zone automatic climate control, heated steering wheel and other standard features.
Again, the new model will also come with all the standard features which include the OnStar/Bluetooth Directions and Connections Technology, MyLink system incorporated with 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability and others.
In light of the above developments in the new vehicle, there have been several complaints as regards the 2015 Traverse. Others argued that the vehicle’s third row of seat is only suitable for children, while others noted the disappointing lack of power and mileage returns.
However, the new 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is set to override its predecessor’s faults and become one of the most sought after SUV’s in the market.
2016 Chevrolet Traverse Price & Release Date
The new vehicle is expected to make a debut in the market towards the fall of this year, and is set to challenge traditional competitors such as, the Mazda CX-9, Highlander, and the Ford Flex.
As regards the price, the new Chevy Traverse redesign will cost you around 32,000 USD for the base model.