2012 Chevrolet Traverse Values

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2012 model year changes

The 2012 Chevrolet Traverse gains heated, power-adjustable, body-color exterior mirrors, with auto-dimming on the driver's side in LTZ trim.

Competitive comparison

A multi-passenger vehicle with soft, car-like styling; roomy interior; comfortable ride; fuel efficiency; top safety ratings

Special features for 2012

Style meets practicality with the 2012 Chevy Traverse, which is closely related to the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia. At 205 inches long, the Traverse is larger than many crossover rivals, such as the Ford Edge or Toyota Highlander. The 2012 Chevy Traverse has a smooth eye-catching exterior, highlighted by the big twin-port, chrome-rimmed front grille and projector-beam headlights--a look intended to complement the Chevy Malibu. The Traverse is once again a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and it once again receives "excellent" ratings in federal government crash tests. MSRP starts at just under $30,000. Mileage performance is 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway with the front-wheel drivetrain and 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway in all-wheel drive form.
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.