2021 Chevrolet Traverse
The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is an SUV to be reckoned with, as it wows us with its V6 engine, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, roomy interior, and overall competitive price for its segment. This 3-row car will prove to be quite pleasurable to both drivers and passengers and will allow all of those on board to ride in style.
Avail. Engine Type
All Traverse models are powered by the standard 3.6-liter V6 engine with an energetic 310 horsepower and 266 torque. This motor is also paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The overall fuel economy for all trims is 18/27 mpg (city/highway) for a FWD and 17/25 mpg for an AWD.
Driving and Handling
Although the Traverse only has one engine, that’s all that it needs, as the mighty V6 engine and transmission make riding in the SUV quite fun and ideal to drive for the daily commute. It's also been fitted with Traction Mode Select, which enables drivers to adjust the vehicle’s performance on testy road surfaces.
Additionally, it’s just as idyllic for passengers as it is for drivers since there is an extensive range of infotainment as well as safety features like Apple CarPlay and Blind-Spot Monitoring. Inhouse, it’s quite spacious, there is also great quality and much comfort in all 8 seats.
The Traverse SUV has a large yet ritzy appearance, its original detail and crafting is quite alluring, and becomes more captivating with each advancement on various trims. There are also a bunch of exterior colors at your disposal, such as Black Cherry Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Mosaic Black Metallic, Stone Gray Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Graphite Metallic, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, and Cajun Red Tintcoat.
Exterior features on the base L trim encompass 18-inch aluminum wheels, a compact spare tire, capless fuel fill, automatic headlights, and heated side mirrors. The LS trim is quite comparable to the L trim, besides that it includes dark-tinted rear privacy glass.
One should consider upgrading at least an LT Cloth trim, as the base and LS trim don’t have all exterior colors. Drivers will revel with more exterior features like fog lights, automatic high-beam headlights, rear-camera mirror, chrome door handles, auto-dimming side-mirror glass, a hands-free power rear liftgate, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, dual-pane glass sunroof, and bright front sill plates.
For the cabin, the Jet Black color is standard but most trims have an available Dark Galvanized/ dark grey or a Medium Ash Grey over Dark Atmosphere/brown. Standard features starting on the introductory L trim include 8 passenger seats with premium-cloth upholstery, triple-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, and a rear-seat reminder system.
Bonuses on higher trims include 8-way-power driver’s seat with lumbar support, second-row captain’s chairs, leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote engine starting, 4.2-inch color driver-information display, universal programmable home-remote control, Bose premium sound system, ventilated front seats, memory settings for the driver’s settings, Hitch Guidance with Hitch-View technology, power-folding 3rd-row seats and an advanced version of automatic emergency braking that performs at higher vehicle speeds.
Each model has a considerable amount of features that are specific for that trim and fitting for drivers and passengers alike. To start, the L trim has an array of safety as well as infotainment features. One of the best features for parents of teens is the Teen Driver technology, which is a system that aids in monitoring a teen’s driving performance, such as their amount of speed through their trip. The infotainment feature is certainly a plus, as the base trim has Apple CarPlay and Android a part of the infotainment system, as well as a 7-inch touch screen, Wi-Fi hotspot, and OnStar Chevrolet Connected Access services...and that’s just scratching the surface!
Other comforts found on different trims include SiriusXM satellite radio, heated front seats, surround-view camera system, a blind-spot-monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert and lane-change assist, rear parking sensors, a connected navigation system, wireless smartphone charger, and adaptive cruise control.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2021 Traverse scored serious brownie points with its five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The optional forward-collision warning system and lane-keeping assist can also prove to be great assets while keeping safe on the road.
The Powertrain Warranty for 5 years/60,000 miles as well as equally incredible Roadside Assistance Program and Available Courtesy Transportation for the same amount of time as the Powertrain.