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2665 Farrs Bridge Road, Easley SC 29640
2016 Chevrolet Traverse
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Edmunds' Expert Review
- Smooth ride even when the road isn't
- can accommodate up to eight passengers
- plenty of cargo space behind the third row
- peace of mind that comes with top safety scores.
- As cumbersome to drive as its size suggests
- infotainment and climate controls are behind the times in terms of design and functionality.
For the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, the OnStar system gets faster connectivity (4G LTE) with in-car WiFi hot spot capability. There is also a new entry-level model, the Base LS.
Do you need a big SUV that can shuttle lots of people and cargo? The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is made for you. Besides its utilitarian abilities, it's also pleasant to drive and will make the most of your money with its abundant features. Keep reading to find out why it's one of our top picks in the segment.
A decade ago, if you wanted a vehicle with eight seats and a giant cargo bay, your choices were either a minivan or an SUV big enough to require its own ZIP code. Today, though, there are several large crossover SUVs that give you generous interior space in a reasonably sized package, and the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse remains one of our favorites.
The Traverse could be viewed as the blue-collar member of GM's large crossover trio, which also includes the upscale Buick Enclave and the "Professional Grade" GMC Acadia. But the Chevrolet is quite nice in its own right and can be equipped with nearly the same set of upscale luxury features as its siblings. The Traverse offers a cavernous interior, and while drivers are unlikely to feel like they're at the wheel of a Mini -- the 40.4-foot turning circle makes for a rather unwieldy feel in tight parking lots -- it's certainly easier to wheel around town than bulky body-on-frame SUVs like Chevy's own Suburban. Additionally, the Traverse rides comfortably and boasts enviable crash test scores.
If you're shopping in this segment, there are some fresher rivals to check out. Honda's Pilot is redesigned for 2016, with a new look and a roomier third-row seat. The face-lifted Ford Explorer isn't as roomy in back, but it offers upgraded engines that provide either improved fuel economy or more power. Other recommended options include the handsome and well-equipped Hyundai Santa Fe and the Toyota Highlander, which is one of the great all-rounders. Among these tough competitors, though, the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse holds its own with a nice blend of comfort, space and value.
Standard safety features on all 2016 Chevy Traverse models include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, a rearview camera, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. OnStar is also standard and includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.
A unique center airbag between the front seats, which is designed to protect occupants from colliding with one another in the event of a side impact, is an option on the 1LS trim level and standard on LT and LTZ. Rear parking sensors are also standard on the LT and LTZ. A blind-spot and rear cross-traffic monitoring system is standard on the LTZ, as are forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning systems. The latter two are optional on 2LT models.
In Edmunds brake testing, an all-wheel-drive LTZ required 119 feet to stop from 60 mph, a better-than-average result for a large three-row crossover SUV.
In government crash tests, the Traverse earned a top five-star (out of five) rating for overall performance, with five stars for overall front-impact protection and five stars for overall side-impact protection. The Traverse also fared well in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, in which it received the highest rating of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests. The Traverse's seat/head restraint design was also rated "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.
Runs & drives great.
Perfect first car.
Looks & runs great.
Driver Air Bag
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag
Power Door Locks
Tire Pressure Monitoring
Electronic Stability Control
Dual Zone AC
Power Driver Mirror
Steering wheel controls
Child Safety Lock
Power Driver Seat
Rear Window Defroster
Engine, 3.6L SIDI V6 (281 hp [210 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 266 lb-ft of torque @ 3400 rpm [359.1 N-m])
Axle, 3.16 ratio
Front wheel drive
Battery, high capacity 660 cold-cranking amps
GVWR, 6411 lbs. (2908 kg) (CR14526 FWD models only.)
Suspension, Ride and Handling
Steering, power, constant effort
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
Exhaust, single outlet
Wheels, 4 - 18" X 7.5" (45.7 cm x 19.1 cm) machined aluminum
Tires, P255/65R18 all-season, blackwall
Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) compact steel spare wheel and tire
Roof rail moldings
Moldings, body-color bodyside
Headlamps, dual cavity, halogen
Headlamp control, automatic on and off
Fog lamps, front
Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver and front passenger side glass)
Wipers, front intermittent with washers
Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
Door handles, chrome
Liftgate, rear power
Audio system controls, rear with headphone jacks
Insulation, acoustical package
Seat, 2-way manual front passenger, included with Premium Cloth
Seats, heated driver and front passenger
Console, front center with 2 cup holders, covered storage bin and sliding armrest with storage
Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
Steering column, tilt and telescopic with brake/transmission shift interlock
Instrumentation, enhanced Driver Information Center with personalization features, speedometer, tachometer, outside temperature display, low oil, fuel and coolant indicators, odometer, trip odometer and trip computer with digital compass
Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
Defogger, rear-window electric
Rear Park Assist
Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
Cup holders 10 with (ABB) 7-passenger (2-2-3 seating configuration) and 12 with (ABC) 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration)
Visors, driver and front passenger padded with cloth trim, color-keyed and illuminated vanity mirrors
Lighting, interior with theater dimming, cargo compartment, reading lights for front seats, second row reading lamps integrated into dome light, door-and tailgate-activated switches and illuminated entry and exit feature
Trim, interior, wood grain center stack and interior trim
Cargo storage, tray under rear floor
Daytime Running Lamps
Air bags, frontal and side-impact for driver and front passenger, driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact and head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Air bags, front passenger air bag suppression (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Rear Vision Camera display integrated into Color Touch Radio
Door locks, rear child security
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Does not monitor spare)
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