The standard engine is GM's 3.6-liter V-6 with 281 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is the sole transmission. Standard safety features include six airbags; anti-lock brakes; traction and stability control. Other options will include a rearview camera, rear parking assist, a power liftgate; a DVD entertainment system; a navigation system; heated mirrors; and remote start. The Traverse cross-over will be built at the former Saturn assembly plant located Spring Hill, TN and will be on sale at Chevy dealers this fall.
But why do the automakers marketing geniuses call this type of vehicle (Ford Edge, GMC Acadia, Dodge Journey, etc.) a "cross-over" vehicle? They are really nothing more than a slightly taller version of a old-fashioned "station wagon"!!