Finding the right SUV for your family is getting tougher and tougher. Not because there are less vehicles to choose from, but because there are more SUVs on the market than ever before.
This is why the 2016 Chevy Traverse was created. For many families, a small SUV just won’t cut it; for others, a full-size SUV comes at too high of a premium. But for Cincinnati families that need an SUV that fits them just right, the 2016 Traverse should be the first vehicle you test drive.
Below, McCluskey Chevrolet will step you through what makes the new Traverse such a standout vehicle for Cincinnati, and how it outdoes its competition!
If you're looking for an SUV in 2016, there's never been a better time. Today there are more options for small or large-size SUVs than ever before. You don't have to choose between the smallest and the largest vehicles on the market any longer; you can find the vehicle that fits you and your family without breaking the bank or making sacrifices.
Filling the gaps between small crossovers and large SUVs is the 2016 Chevy Traverse.
This mid-size SUV is one of the largest in its class, allowing for third-row seating and class-leading head and leg room. It's made for families that want the most comfortable ride possible from a larger SUV without upgrading to a vehicle like the Tahoe or Suburban. Overall, this allows buyers to get the most for their money and maintain good fuel economy levels.
At the heart of the 2016 Traverse is its value. For a three-row SUV, it starts at $31,205. This puts it in competitive territory with its closest competitors, the 2016 Highlander and 2016 Explorer; however, the Traverse ends up shining thanks to its overall value.
For Cincinnati, OH families, this means you can save money and still have enough room to haul hockey gear, soccer gear, baseball gear, outfit changes, and a million other things for kids' after-school activities. It also means that there's plenty of room in the back for the kids to relax while travelling and enough room for you and your spouse to have all of the legroom you need up front.
Thanks to its design, the Traverse makes great use of its space. Compared to the competition, it simply can't be matched in terms of overall cargo room. With the seat area, 2016 Traverse owners have access to 116.3 cubic feet of storage. Looking at the 2016 Ford Explorer and 2016 Toyota Highlander side by side the Traverse, it's hard to imagine that the Traverse could really have that much more space.
But the 2016 Explorer only has 80.7 cubic feet with the seat area, and the 2016 Highlander is limited to a maximum of 83.7 cubic feet. When it comes to storage capacity, there's just no beating the Traverse. It's designed to be the absolute best, and that's exactly what it does.
It's hard to be class-exclusive nowadays when it comes to in-car technology. If it hasn't been done by one manufacturer, it's probably been done by another. But Chevy has been on a rampage against manufacturers that are behind the times and have been able to offer plenty of unique bits of technology to 2016 Traverse owners.
One of the most important for families is the onboard 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity. This exclusive technology allows passengers to utilize an independent data connection on all types of devices, from phones to tablets to laptops. Provided through OnStar, this is the only way to allow the whole family to access the internet on-the-go without individual data plans. So you'll save money and keep everyone happy. A win-win situation for all families!
Families know better than anyone else that everyone wants to be in control while in the car. They want their music at their volume, and the kids certainly won't stand mom or dad putting on anything other than recent hits.
Thanks to Bluetooth, you don't have to fight to find a station that the kids all agree on; you can give them control of the sound system. So you can concentrate on getting everyone safely to afterschool activities and they can be kids.
At the same time, however, you can still take control when there's an incoming call to your smartphone. This immediately mutes the sound system and allows you to safely answer your call and talk hands-free. Just another one of the million ways that Chevy has engineered the Traverse to be the safest SUV in its class.
Available on select 2016 Traverse models, Chevrolet's MyLink is a 6.5-inch touchscreen system that gives you access to your contacts, music, and navigation while on the go. With an OnStar subscription, you'll have access to vehicle security and safety features, as well as on-demand turn-by-turn directions that can be sent straight to your MyLink system.
Using OnStar's mobile app, you can remotely lock or unlock your Traverse, start it up if equipped with a remote start system, and activate the horn and lights to help you find it. So whether you want to be sure you locked up, want to warm it up before leaving the office on a cold Cincinnati night, or need help locating it in a parking lot, OnStar always has your back.
In addition to these cool features, OnStar provides crash assistance, vehicle finder services, and more to help you stay safe and protect your vehicle. This exclusive technology is only available on GM vehicles, making the Traverse just that much better than its competition!
We all know Cincinnati is a one-of-a-kind city. Full of hills and questionable winters, you need a vehicle that can perform all year round if you want to have the best driving experience in The Queen City. Luckily, the Traverse not only manages to be one of the best family vehicles in its class, but it also doubles as a great performance SUV as well.
The Traverse was made for big jobs, so it needs an engine that can perform at a higher level than most small and mid-size SUVs being released in 2016. That's why the Traverse comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that achieves 281 horsepower and 266 lb-ft. of torque.
If that engine sounds familiar, it's because it's features a similar displacement to that of the Camaro, Chevy's long-running muscle car. And while the 2016 Traverse can't quite match the full power and performance of the Camaro, it's made to accelerate quickly and smoothly to give you balanced power when you need it most.
Compared to the competition, the Traverse's power and performance is at the upper-end of the spectrum. The 2016 Toyota Highlander, for instance, starts out at just 170 hp with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. Ford's 2016 Explorer starts at 280 hp and can be upgraded to 365 hp, but the Traverse maintains the lead when it comes to the powerful base engine.
In order to tackle Cincinnati winters, many drivers prefer to rely on all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicles. Available in the 2016 Traverse is Chevy's reliable, auto-activated AWD system, which allows the Traverse to send power from the front wheels to the rear wheels when the situation calls for split power.
For drivers that want the confidence of a 4WD system without the self-managing aspect, the Traverse's AWD is perfect for achieving the all-around best performance from a mid-size SUV.
Because of its size, many of the Traverse's competitors are truck-based SUVs. There's nothing wrong with these vehicles, but you don't have to sacrifice the smooth ride and superior handling when you choose a car-based SUV like the Traverse.
Owners and reviewers have praised the Traverse's suspension, as it's easy to maneuver and handles well compared to other SUVs in its class. This gives drivers more confidence during sharp turns or on twisty highway roads.