2017 Chevy Traverse

The 2017 Chevy Traverse is in the final year of this generation, and a new one will be unveiled for 2018. The Traverse is a SUV, but feels like a minivan in some cases. It has room for eight people, and plenty of cargo space behind the third row. The seats also fold in various configurations to give you a lot of options. The vehicle is rather utilitarian, but if you need to haul a bunch of people or cargo, this SUV is more than adequate. It is one of the most roomy SUV's on the market. Reviewers say the steering is responsive and it offers a nice comfortable and quiet ride, but they criticize the fact that it does not have a lot of pep and does not get the best gas mileage. Read on to learn more about the new Chevrolet Traverse.

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  1. What is new for the 2017 Traverse?
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    Since this is the final year of this generation, not much has changed. What was called the LTZ trim is now the Premier trim. There is a new Graphite package available with some nice touches from an appearance standpoint.

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  2. What are the trim levels for the Traverse?
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    There are three trim levels, the LS, the LT and the Premier. However, both the LS and LT have two options, The LS has a Base and LS, and the LT is divided into 1LT and 2LT.

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  3. What are the highlights of the trim packages?
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    Even the base package comes with some good options, like rear air conditioning, folding second and third rows and a WiFi hot spit. The second level of the LS adds all wheel drive and satellite radio. The LT versions add heated front seats, rear seat audio controls, and the MyLink infotainment center. Heated seats are another option at this level. The top of the line Premier, has everything Chevy can offer, with things like 20-inch wheels, and more technology. Some of the standard features of the higher trim levels are available as options on the lower trim levels.

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  4. What are some of the technology related safety features?
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    The Traverse starts with a front end collision alert but does not offer automatic braking. It has a lane departure warning system, and a blind zone alert for both sides of the vehicle. There is a rear vision camera that helps with alerting you to rear cross traffic. The camera also serves as a rear parking assistant. The infotainment center operates with touch control or voice commands, and offers three USB ports to hook up your phone.

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  5. What can the MyChevrolet Moble App do?
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    You can control much of your Traverse from your phone with this app. It will do a remote start, or remote shutdown from anywhere. You can raise and lower the windows, or lock and unlock the doors from anywhere. You may also view diagnostic information, access your owners manual, and set parking reminders.

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  6. How does the Traverse perform?
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    The Traverse is available in either all wheel drive or front wheel drive, which effects gas mileage. A fully equipped Premier will go from zero to 60 in 8.1 seconds, The front wheel drive Traverse is rated at a combined 18 miles per gallon, and the all wheel drive is rated at a combined 17 miles per gallon. It will tow 5,200 pounds. It took 119 feet to get to a dead stop at 60 miles per hour.

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  7. How does the Traverse do in safety tests?
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    The Traverse got the highest possible ratings in both government and insurance industry tests for safety. Front impact protection and side impact protection were both given the highest rating. It also had a good rating for protection against whiplash in rear end collisions.

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  8. What is the power train for the Traverse?
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    This SUV comes with just one engine, a 3.6 liter V6 that can crank out 281 horsepower and 266 foot pounds of torque. The Premier version uses the same engine but it can put out 288 horsepower and 270 pounds of torque. All Traverse have a six-speed automatic transmission, regardless of trim level.

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