2012 Chevrolet Traverse

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse
2012 Chevrolet Traverse
In both size and capability, the Traverse bridges the gap between the Tahoe and the Equinox. It has a standard split-folding third row -- only suitable for children or small adults -- and, when fitted with the second-row bench, can seat up to eight people. A second row with captain's chairs divided by a storage bin drops seating to seven. In terms of capability, the Traverse will likely satisfy the needs of most people. One area where the Traverse comes up short in comparison with the larger body-on-frame Tahoe and Suburban is in towing, but for most people the more fuel-efficient Traverse is the better bet and nicer to drive as well. It is available with the same amenities as those big SUVs, such as a power liftgate, a rearview camera, a Bose stereo, and navigation, plus it can be similarly dressed up with optional eighteen- or twenty-inch wheels or chrome dual-exhaust pipes. The dual exhaust has the added benefit of increasing the output of the 3.6-liter V-6 to 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The Traverse's cabin has the same dual-cockpit layout as the smaller Equinox, with a sweeping dash, rich material color choices, and cool blue accent lighting. Its siblings, the GMC Acadia and the Buick Enclave, are trimmed in nicer materials and have more stylized exteriors, but the Traverse undercuts the prices of those vehicles by thousands of dollars with comparable standard equipment. Even when compared with fresher competitors, such as the Ford Explorer or the Honda Pilot, the Traverse holds up well in terms of style, quality, and value.
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With the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently upgrading its crash testing and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration thinking of doing the same, crash test results are on people's minds. With more than 60 crossovers already on sale – and at least another half dozen coming in the next twelve months – the not-an-SUV, not-a-car, not-a-wagon segment is being closely watched by customers and manufacturers alike.
2012 Chevrolet Traverse Front Three Quarter
General Motors is recalling some 2011-2012 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave crossovers for a potential failure of the windshield wiper arm in snow belt states.
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For 2013, Chevrolet has give its Traverse crossover an extensive aesthetic update. The wide rectangular grille replaces the old car's big smile, and helps to herald in the brand's updates new face. A revised lower air intake integrates larger turn signals and new projector-beam foglights. Around back, Camaro-esque taillights and a new liftgate with license plate cove is attractive and shows clear ties to the Chevrolet family. The mechanicals under the skin of the 2013 Traverse remain the same from the pre-facelifted car – that means that the same six-speed automatic transmission, 281-hp 3.6-liter direct-inject V-6, and optional all-wheel drive remain. The biggest news for the Traverse lies beneath its refreshed sheetmetal -- for 2013, Chevy bestows the eight-person people-mover with an all-new interior. The new digs eliminate hard, poorly-grained plastics that plagued the old interior. Now, buyers will find the Traverse's cabin abounding with soft-touch materials on almost every surface, premium cloth and leather coverings, and tasteful wood and chrome trim. The instrument panel and front door uppers are now decked out in contrasting stitching and cool blue ambient interior lighting is available as an option. Cloth seat coverings are standard, while leather is optional -- with either covering, there are three new interior color choices: Ebony and Mojave (black and tan), Light Titanium and Dark Titanium (grey), and Ebony (all black). The 2013 Traverse also gets updated gauges and a new center stack. The center stack now houses more straightforward climate controls and a standard 6.5-inch color touchscreen with backup camera, which can be optioned with Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system. Adding a premium touch to the Traverse's dashboard is all-new wood trim that cascades down the center stack onto the console, which is standard on LT and LTZ trim levels. The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse will go on sale later this year in LS, LT, and LTZ trim levels. Chevy has yet to announce pricing, but the 2012 Traverse started at $32,335 including destination charges. For more on the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, check out our First Look here. 2012 New York International Auto Show, including videos, the latest photos, and more information, click here to visit our New York Show homepage.
2013 Chevy Traverse And GMC Acadia
The 2013 GMC Acadia and 2013 Chevy Traverse are nearly identical save for a few visual differences and equipment choices—so why might one go for the pricier Acadia? With the two GM crossovers set to arrive in showrooms soon, some shoppers will likely make their decision based on style. Some may hunt for differences in the spec sheet, which is what we’ve done for you below.
2013 Chevrolet Traverse Teaser
These teaser photos are our first look at two new vehicles that will grace the Chevrolet stand at the New York auto show next month: the new 2014 Impala sedan and the updated 2013 Traverse crossover.

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LS FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6
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2012 Chevrolet Traverse Specifications

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3.6L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
17 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
24 MPG
281 hp @ 6300rpm
266 ft lb of torque @ 3400rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation

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