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Chevrolet Traverse
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Manufacturer General Motors
Also called Chevrolet Grand Blazer (Latin America)
Production 2008–present (North America)
2011– (Latin America)
Model year(s) 2009–present (North America)
2012– (Latin America)
Assembly Spring Hill, Tennessee, United States (2008–2009);
Lansing Delta Township Assembly,
Delta Township, Michigan, United States (2010–present)
Predecessor Chevrolet Uplander and Chevrolet TrailBlazer (North America)
Chevrolet Blazer (Latin America)
Class Full-size crossover SUV
Body style(s) 4-door SUV
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / All-wheel drive
Platform GM Lambda platform
Engine(s) 3.6L VVT DI High Feature V6
Transmission(s) 6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 118.9 in (3020 mm)
Length 205.0 in (5207 mm)
Width 78.4 in (1991 mm)
Height 2009: 69.7 in (1770 mm)
2010–present: 70.4 in (1788 mm)
Curb weight 2136 kg (4700 Lbs)
Fuel capacity 22 US gal (83 L/18 imp gal)
Related GMC Acadia
Buick Enclave
Saturn Outlook

The Chevrolet Traverse is a seven/eight seat full-size crossover SUV built on the GM Lambda platform that underpins the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook. It is a successor to both the Uplander minivan and Trailblazer SUV. The Traverse was built in Spring Hill, Tennessee from its introduction until late 2009, when production was moved to the same Delta Township Assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan that produces the other Lambda-platform crossovers as a replacement for the Saturn Outlook because of GM phasing out the Saturn brand. Shortly after the production shift to Lansing, the GM badges were removed from the front doors.[1] However, Saturn Outlook production resumed for a short time during early 2010 at the same plant.

The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse debuted at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show and arrived at dealerships in October 2008.


The Chevrolet Traverse features the LLT engine, a 3,564 cc (3.564 L/217.5 cu in) double overhead cam V6 with VVT and direct injection.[2] The other Lambda-based vehicles also have this powertrain in the 2009 model year. A 6-speed automatic transmission gives power to the front or all wheels.[3] The Traverse delivers 281 hp (210 kW) in the LS and LT models, or 288 hp (215 kW) with the dual exhaust in the LTZ model.[2]


The Traverse name was originally used for a concept car at the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but that concept gave way when the Chevrolet Equinox launched for the 2005 model year. The production Traverse's design was inspired by the 2005 Chevrolet Sequel concept, and has a chevron-shaped grille similar to the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The Traverse has unique sheet metal different from the other Lambda crossovers, with the exception of the doors.


The Traverse was part of a product placement by GM in the NBC drama My Own Worst Enemy, along with the new Chevrolet Camaro; the show was cancelled in mid-November 2008.

Sales in the United States

Year Sales
2008 9,456[4]
2009[5] 91,074
2010[6] 106,744


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