2011 Chevrolet Traverse

Find Another Chevrolet Traverse
16 CITY / 23 HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability


The Chevrolet Traverse is a full-size crossover SUV that was introduced for the 2009 model year. Sharing platforms with the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave, the Traverse offers seating for up to 8 passengers within its 4-door cabin. Built on a carlike unibody platform, the Traverse replaced both the TrailBlazer and Uplander in Chevrolet's lineup. Other than minor equipment changes, the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse remains mostly unchanged.

The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse is offered in four trim levels: LS, 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ. Standard Traverse LS models arrive with 8-passenger seating, air conditioning, cloth upholstery, cruise control, 6-speaker audio system, split-folding second- and third-row seating, 17-inch steel wheels, and more. The Traverse 1LT is upgraded with heated side-view mirrors, 8-way power driver seat, trip computer, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear parking sensors, and 18-inch alloy wheels. The upscale Traverse 2LT adds tri-zone climate control, captain's chair seating for 7 passengers, power liftgate, rear backup camera, 10-speaker Bose audio system with USB port, rear audio controls, and more. The range-topping Traverse LTZ is equipped with leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, Bluetooth phone connectivity, 20-inch alloy wheels, and more. Options include a navigation system, towing package, sunroofs, and a rear-seat DVD-based entertainment system.

The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse is offered with only one engine choice, but with two different horsepower ratings. The standard power plant is a 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 281 horsepower in the LS and LT models, but 288 horsepower in the LTZ model with dual exhaust. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, with an all-wheel-drive system optional for those seeking more traction in inclement weather. Properly equipped, the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse is rated to tow up to 5200 pounds. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse between 16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, depending on powertrain.

The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS FWD starts at a base price of around $30,000, and the model range tops out with the Traverse LTZ AWD, which starts at around $39,500.


J.D. Power Ratings

Automotive Performance Execution and Layout
Overall Performance and Design?
Features and Instrument Panel?
Initial Quality Study
Body & Interior Quality - Mechanical?
Overall Quality - Design?
Body & Interior Quality - Design?
Overall Quality - Mechanical?
Powertrain Quality - Design?
Features & Accessories Quality - Design?
Powertrain Quality - Mechanical?
Overall Quality?
Features & Accessories Quality - Mechanical?
Vehicle Dependability Study
Powertrain Dependability?
Body and Interior Dependability?
Overall Dependability?
Feature and Accessory Dependability?

Power Circle Scoring Legend:

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest
*Please note that JDPower.com Power Circle Ratings may not include all information used to determine J.D. Power awards. Learn more about how J.D. Power Ratings are calculated.

The Latest Chevrolet Articles:

Chevrolet redesigns two critical crossover SUVs for 2018. The compact Equinox and family-sized Traverse are all-new, and significantly improved over the previous versions.
From the “no news is good news” department, Chevrolet makes almost no changes to its lineup of passenger cars. Only the enthusiast-oriented Camaro and Corvette see significant updates.
Chevrolet will offer its Redline special-edition package on nine of its models, the automaker announced at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.
Detailed changes for each 2017 Chevrolet truck, SUV, and van model are shown on the pages that follow.
Chevrolet emphasizes two different kinds of performance in 2017. First, the Bolt EV debuts, delivering significant range at an affordable price. Second, the Camaro lineup expands with new 1LE and ZL1 variants and the Corvette Grand Sport arrives.
Chevrolet has announced that it will expand its popular special-ddition model variants that feature bolder, more aggressive looks to include the Equinox and Traverse SUVs because of the popularity of the Midnight Edition Trax small crossover.
Electrifying the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, General Motors kicked off 2016 with more than just a flash of brilliance, officially unwrapping the new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and demonstrating industry leadership in affordable electric vehicles.
Chevrolet’s roster of trucks and SUVs remains the same for 2016, but there are new exterior colors, enhanced safety features, and new wheel options.
Though the names have remained the same, most everything else related to Chevrolet’s lineup of cars has changed for 2016. Get the critical details on every 2016 Chevy model...
With the Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept, which General Motors introduced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the automaker signals its intent to develop an affordable electric vehicle with significant driving range.