With a redesign expected for the 2013 model year, the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse produces a relatively unchanged crossover vehicle. Presented in front as well as all-wheel drive versions, the 2012 Traverse Arriving in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels. XM satellite radio, cruise control, automatic headlamps, and a tilt/telescoping steering column is included on all 2012 Chevrolet Traverse. Eight-passenger occupancy is standard on the LS and LT with the option of second row captain’s chairs that will reduce seating to seven inside the 2012 Traverse. A 3.6 liter V-6 engine funneling power through a six-speed automatic transmission to either the front or all four wheels powers all 2012 Chevrolet Traverse models. Producing 281 horsepower, the 3.6 liter engine can be boosted to 288 horsepower if the optional dual exhaust is fitted to the Traverse. Despite weighing at least 4,700 pounds, the front-wheel drive 2012 Traverse achieves average fuel economy just above 20 miles per gallon. The all-wheel drive version of the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse runs just one mile per gallon shorter in average gas mileage.