2015 Chevrolet Traverse – An incredibly spacious 3-row SUV
November 19 2014, Justin Barker
The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse is a large crossover SUV that offers an incredibly spacious interior, generous cargo capacity, and adult-friendly third-row seat, and lots of features to choose from. It is a worthy choice for Canadian car-buyers in need of such a vehicle.
Chevrolet’s large SUV, offered with a starting price of $38,105, including freight and A/C tax, is the perfect choice for families in need of a 3-row, 7- to 8-passenger vehicle with lots of cargo volume, and a range of features to enjoy. The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse is in fact best known for these traits.
Inside the vehicle, consumers can benefit from an incredibly roomy cabin that is both comfortable and refined. Buyers can enjoy the soft touch materials with available wood grain accents on the centre stack and interior trim, and standard ambient lighting to fit whatever mood you are in.
In terms of comfort and convenience, buyers can opt for features like heated and cooled front seats, perforated leather-appointed seating surfaces, driver and exterior rear-view mirror memory, and power driver and passenger seat. Premium cloth seating surfaces are standard. Better yet, the 2015 Traverse includes an acoustic insulation package for a quieter interior, OnStar controls, and Bluetooth with cruise and audio system controls.
The available heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel feature also adds to the overall sense of refinement, and the Traveler’s Package that includes MyLink radio, a rear-seat entertainment system (DVD), 120-volt power outlet, rear-sear audio controls, tri-zone automatic climate control, and finally satellite radio, should enhance comfort and convenience quite a bit.
In terms of space and versatility, eight-passenger seating is standard on the base model, and includes front bucket seats with second-row SmartSlide flat-folding 60/40 split-bench seats, and a third-row bench with 60/40-split flat-fold capability. Front and second-row passengers benefit from an abundance of head- and legroom. As for the third-row, although great for children, it is roomy enough to seat adults quite comfortably.
At this point, if the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse seems interesting, its generous cargo capacity should help to seal the deal as it offers an impressive 3,293 litres of space, which no other competing crossover outside the GM family can match.
Under the hood, the large SUV is equipped with 3.6-litre V6 engine with direct injection, pushing a total 281 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque in the LS, 1LT and 2LT models. The same engine with the addition of a dual exhaust system helps the top LTZ trim achieve 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. All are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, and all-wheel drive is optional on all models save for the LTZ, in which case it comes standard. The 2015 Traverse offers plenty of power, stable handling, and a comfortable and balanced ride. A Trailer Towing Package is optional on all models, and maximum trailer towing is 2,359 kilograms (5,200 pounds).
The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse is a great option for a large crossover SUV, especially for families in need of a comfortable and incredibly spacious interior, and cargo space provided the rear seats are folded. A refined cabin, lots of available features, and the option of all-wheel drive should help to steer you in its direction.