2009 Chevrolet Traverse

February 6, 2008
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Buyers hoping for a Chevy Malibu SUV rejoice! Chevrolet has unveiled its long-awaited Traverse SUV at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show.
Built on the same Lambda platform as its older Buick Enclave/GMC Acadia/Saturn Outlook siblings, the 2009 Traverse is the first of the lot to be powered by a direct-injection 3.6-liter V-6 (other Lambdas are also expected to receive the same 286-hp engine). Sporting a front fascia clearly inspired by the 2008 Malibu's, the Traverse also inherits projector-style headlights available on its kin, but not on Chevy's mid-size sedan.
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In addition to wearing Chevrolet's new face, the Traverse has many of the same interior and exterior features available on the Enclave/Acadia/Outlook, such as third-row seating, a rear-seat entertainment system with second-row controls, turn-by-turn navigation, a rear-view camera and optional 20-inch wheels.
"Many of the SUV's details are typical on higher-priced vehicles," says Michael Burton, the Traverse's exterior design director. "But the Traverse brings them to a level that is accessible to more customers."
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For those waiting for a lower-priced Enclave/Acadia/Outlook, the Traverse should be available by Fall 2008.
Click the link below for high-resolution Traverse images.




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2009 Chevrolet Traverse

LS FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6
starting at (MSRP)
$29,215
Engine
3.6L V6
Fuel Economy
17 City 24 Hwy
2009 Chevrolet Traverse