The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse is an insanely large crossover that manages to be startlingly efficient. In 2010, Consumers Digest named the Chevrolet Traverse as a “Best Buy,” and this year, the Traverse is trying to build on its past success. The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse is, in fact, off to a very good start. At 24 EPA estimated miles per gallon on the highway, the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse is the most efficient crossover that can seat eight passengers.
At this point, you might be wondering how the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse does it all: 24 MPG and eight passengers? It’s an unexpected combination! When we take a look under the hood, we’ll find that the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse has a 3.6L V6 engine that features Variable Valve Timing for efficiency. In spite of its angle toward efficiency, the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse still produces a highly respectable 281 horsepower and 266 pound feet of torque. Another key feature that keeps the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse traveling efficiently, even if you bring along the whole family and a bed for them to sleep on, is the fact that its transmission has six separate speeds.
It’s important to note that in spite of its efficiency, the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse does not compromise the safety and comfort of its passengers in any way. With six standard air bags, including two side curtain air bags that protect the passengers situated along all three rows, safety is most definitely a priority. The comfort of the third row of seats has also been heralded as a triumph, since it’s comfortable even for adults.