2011 Chevrolet Traverse Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$29,370-$40,250
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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.

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.

Available Trims for the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LS (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29370.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name LT w/1LT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32010.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name LT w/2LT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34590.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name LTZ (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 38250.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name LS (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31370.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name LT w/1LT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34010.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name LT w/2LT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36590.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name LTZ (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 40250.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
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INTERIOR
  • Reclining front buckets
  • Seating, 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration) with 2nd and 3rd row 60/40 split flat-folding bench seat
  • Insulation, acoustical package
  • Premium Cloth Seat trim
  • Seat, 4-way manual driver with manual lumbar control
  • Seat, 2-way manual front passenger, included with Premium Cloth
  • Seat, third row manual 60/40 split-folding bench
  • Console, front center with 2 cup holders covered storage bin and sliding armrest with storage
  • Floormats, color-keyed carpeted front, second and third row, removable
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
  • Steering wheel, vinyl (Will be upgraded to (NP5) leather-wrapped steering wheel when (ZQ2) Fleet Driver Convenience Package or (PDC) Bluetooth Connectivity for Phone is ordered.)
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic with brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Instrumentation with Driver Information Center, speedometer, tachometer, outside temperature display, coolant temperature, odometer, low oil, fuel and coolant indicators, voltmeter, and trip odometer
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Remote Keyless Entry, programmable with 2 transmitters, panic button and extended range, no remote start provisions
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control
  • Air conditioning, rear manual
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Cupholders, 12 total 1st row, 2 center console, 2 bottle holders in doors 2nd row, 2 on door armrest, 2 in center seat armrest or center console, 2 bottle holders in doors, 3rd row, 2 on armrests
  • Visors, driver and front passenger padded with cloth trim, color-keyed and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Lighting, interior with theater dimming, cargo compartment, reading lights for front seats, second row reading lamps integrated into dome light, door-and tailgate-activated switches and illuminated entry and exit feature
  • Trim, interior painted center stack
  • Cargo storage, tray under rear floor
  • Seat, 8-way power driver with power lumbar
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with (UK3) Redundant Audio controls
  • Instrumentation, enhanced Driver Information Center with personalization features, speedometer, tachometer, outside temperature display, low oil, fuel and coolant indicators, odometer, trip odometer and trip computer with digital compass
  • Remote Keyless Entry, programmable with 2 transmitters, panic button and extended range, no remote start provisions (May be upgraded to (BTV) remote vehicle start if (PCL) Personal Connectivity Package is ordered.)
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control (Replaced by (CJ2) tri-zone automatic climate control when (PCN) rear entertainment system with USB port is ordered.)
  • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic
  • Seating, 7-passenger (2-2-3 seating configuration) with 2nd row flat-folding Captains Chair and third row 60/40 split flat folding bench seat (May be substituted with (ABC) 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration).)
  • Instrumentation, enhanced Driver Information Center with personalization features, speedometer, tachometer, outside temperature display, low oil, fuel and coolant indicators, odometer, trip odometer and trip computer with digital compass (When (PCJ) Navigation System with USB Port or (PDB) Navigation and Rear Entertainment System with USB Port is ordered compass is integrated into the navigation screen.)
  • Rearview camera system integrated into inside auto-dimming rearview mirror (Integrated into navigation screen when (PCJ) Navigation System with Rear Camera and USB Port or (PDB) Navigation and Rear Entertainment System with Rear Camera and USB Port is ordered.)
  • Air conditioning, tri-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and second/third row controls for second and third row passengers
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Seating, 7-passenger (2-2-3 seating configuration) with 2nd row flat-folding Captains Chair and third row 60/40 split flat folding bench seat
  • Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system includes (NP5) leather-wrapped steering wheel with redundant audio controls
  • Perforated leather-appointed seat trim
  • Seat, 8-way power driver with power recline and lumbar control and memory
  • Seat, 4-way power passenger with power recline and lumbar control
  • Seats, front, heated and cooled driver and passenger
  • Memory Package includes 2-position memory for driver's seat and outside rearview mirrors
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Up and -Down and passenger Express- Down
  • Remote vehicle start with extended range Remote Keyless Entry
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Trim, interior patterned center stack
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) steel
  • Tires, P245/70R17 all-season, blackwall
  • Roof rail moldings
  • Spoiler, rear
  • Moldings, Argent, body-side
  • Headlamps, dual cavity, halogen
  • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver and front passenger side glass)
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, Black, manual-folding
  • Wipers, front intermittent with washers
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Door handles, chrome
  • Liftgate, rear manual
  • Wheels, 4-18" x 7.5" (45.7 cm x 19.1 cm) machined aluminum (Replaced with (RCM) 4 - 20" x 7.5" (50.8 cm x 19.1 cm) polished aluminum wheels when (PDE) Black Granite LT Spring Special, (PDG) Red Jewel LT Spring Special or (PDM) White Diamond LT Spring Special is ordered.)
  • Tires, P255/65R18 all-season, blackwall (Replaced with (QQD) P255/55R20 H-rated, blackwall tires when (PDE) Black Granite LT Spring Special, (PDG) Red Jewel LT Spring Special or (PDM) White Diamond LT Spring Special is ordered.)
  • Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) compact steel spare wheel and tire
  • Moldings, body-color bodyside
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators and (DTM) integral spotter mirror
  • Mirrors, integral spotter for blind-zone
  • Liftgate, rear power
  • Wheels, 4-20" x 7.5" (50.8 cm x 19.1 cm) aluminum
  • Tires, P255/55R20 H-rated, blackwall
  • Moldings, body-color with chrome accent bodyside
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding body-color with integrated turn signal indicators and (DTM) integral spotter mirror
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI V6 (281 hp [210 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 266 lb-ft of torque @ 3400 rpm [359.1 N-m])
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive includes auto-grade braking and tap-shift manual shift control (Included and only available with CR14526 FWD models)
  • Axle, 3.16 ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, high capacity 660 cold-cranking amps
  • GVWR, 6411 lbs. (2908 kg) (CR14526 FWD models only.)
  • Suspension, Ride and Handling
  • Steering, power, constant effort
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, single outlet
  • Steering, power, variable effort
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI V6 (281 hp [210 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 266 lb-ft of torque @ 3400 rpm [359.1 N-m]) ((288 hp [214.7 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 270 lb-ft of torque @ 3400 rpm [364.5 N-m] with dual exhaust).)
  • Exhaust, dual with bright tips
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive includes auto-grade braking and tap-shift manual shift control (Included and only available with CV14526 AWD models.)
  • All wheel drive
  • GVWR, 6459 lbs. (2930 kg) (CV14526 AWD models only.)
PACKAGE
  • Personal Connectivity Package includes (UPF) Bluetooth for phone, (BTV) remote vehicle start with extended range remote keyless entry and (UG1) 3-channel programmable Universal Home Remote with garage door opener
SAFETY
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system
  • Traction control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, frontal and side-impact for driver and front passenger and head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat outboard occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Air bags, front passenger air bag suppression (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Does not monitor spare)
  • Horn, dual-note
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD player seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, TheftLock, auxiliary input jack and 6-speaker system
  • XM Radio is standard on nearly all 2011 GM models and includes 3 months of trial service. Get over 170 channels, including: commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, entertainment, comedy, family and kids' channels, and much more. With XM's incredible range of programming, everything worth listening to is on XM (Requires a subscription sold separately by XM after the first 90 days. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia. Visit gm.xmradio.com for details.)
  • Audio system with USB Port, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD player seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, TheftLock, auxiliary input jack and (UQA) Bose 10-speaker premium sound system (May be upgraded to (PCJ) Navigation System with USB Port, (PCN) Rear Entertainment System with USB Port or (PDB) Navigation and Rear Entertainment System with Rear Camera and USB Port. USB port located in upper I/P storage bin.)

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