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2011 Chevrolet Traverse Review and Price

About 2011 Chevrolet Traverse

Most auto consumers prefer a vehicle that is big enough to load up the entire family, such as for a trip out of town over the weekend and suitable enough even for use as daily transportation. To fill this need, GM has responded to the demands of the market by introducing an all-new 2011 Chevrolet Traverse model into the market. But this is unlike any vehicle you’ve seen before since this is technically a crossover that combines a minivan and SUV both in exterior style and functionality.

Having said that, the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse will combine the sheet metal body of an SUV and the multi passenger load and cargo capacity of a minivan. In order to do that, this vehicle therefore does not skimp on the interior space. In comparison to Honda Odyssey, this one has got a longer body comprising of up to three rows to accommodate a maximum of 8 adult passengers comfortably. Even the cargo space is large enough that measures up to an impressive 118 cubic feet!

Do not be deceived by its size though since the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse performs smoothly on the road, which is a surprise for a vehicle of its kind. It is designed in the same platform as three other GM models: Buick Enclave, Saturn Outlook, and the GMC Acadia. However, this one stands out due to the fact that it is the most inexpensive model in the bunch. And because of that, a few compromise had to be made when it comes to vehicle refinement and speed of performance.

There are three main trim levels to choose from for the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse: LS, LT, and LTZ. The standard engine choice is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. You can also use the manual shift control if you like. This engine is capable of producing up to 281 horsepower and 253 lb-ft torque. The fuel economy rating for this vehicle is currently unavailable by the time of this review.

Pro’s of 2011 Chevrolet Traverse

*Stylish exterior and color schemes;

*Large interior and cargo space;

*Ease of access into and out of the vehicle;

*Reliable engine power;

*Smooth ride quality.

Con’s of 2011 Chevrolet Traverse

*Console is awash in buttons;

*Transmission can be quite slow.

Pricing Details

Specific pricing details on the different models within the range has yet to be released. However, the manufacturers have given information on the expected price range for this year’s edition. The starting price for the model is at $28,770, with the most expensive model in the lineup looking to be sold at around $39,352.

The Bottom Line

Although admittedly not the most flawless offering from GM, the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse manages to improve on the key aspects such as handling, interior quality, and the space on the inside. Despite of a few squabbles that this vehicle model has met, it managed to uphold its redeeming qualities well enough to make it a potent option in the market albeit the tremendous amount of competition today.

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