Introduced for the 2009 model year, the Chevrolet Traverse is a crossover SUV with the upscale design, standard features and people- and cargo-hauling capability found in many larger SUVs. Offered in LS, LT and LTZ models, in both front- and all-wheel-drive configurations, the Traverse is carryover for 2010.
- USB port included with premium radios. Located in the center console, it connects portable music devices to the vehicle's audio system and charges batteries of some hand-held items
- OnStar 8.2
- One new exterior color
The Chevrolet Traverse, a large to midsize crossover SUV, made its dbut in the 2009 model year and is largely unchanged for 2010. It shares a platform with the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia. The Traverse can seat seven or eight passengers, can tow up to 5,200 lbs., and offers a maximum of about 166 cu. ft. of cargo space.
The 2010 Chevrolet Traverse is available in four trim levels: LS (base), 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ models. LS trim includes 17-inch wheels, seating for eight, split-folding bench seats in the second and third rows, full power accessories, a six-speaker sound system, and air conditioning. The 1LT trim has 18-inch wheels, trip computer, heated side mirrors, upgraded seats, and rear parking sensors. The 2LT trim adds tri-zone automatic climate control, plus an upgraded Bose sound system and a power liftgate. The 2LT also features captain's chairs in the second row, reducing seating capacity to seven.
Twenty-inch wheels and leather upholstery are featured on the LTZ trim, along with heated and ventilated power front seats, remote start, and Bluetooth capability. Many other options are available as stand-alone options or via option packages, at most trim levels. These include a towing package, a navigation system, dual sunroofs, and a rear-seat entertainment system.
The sole power plant for the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse is a 281-hp, 3.6-liter V6 engine. (In the LTZ trim, it produces 288 hp.) The transmission is a six-speed automatic, and two- or four-wheel drive is available. The EPA estimates that the two-wheel-drive Traverse delivers 17 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg combined. Safety features include anti-lock brakes, traction control, antiskid system, curtain-side airbags for all three rows, and front-side airbags.
Base MSRP for the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse is $29,224.