2013 Chevrolet Traverse gets updated exterior and interior, coming to New York
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Here it is – the brand new 2013 Chevrolet Traverse crossover that will debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show next week. The model will enter production later this year and builds on the model’s popularity of offering space, comfort and utility.

“The new Traverse is a family vehicle without compromise,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet Global Marketing and Strategy. “It is more capable than many sport-utility vehicles, with as much room as a minivan and better functionality than both. The Traverse is clever, capable and confident – and there when you need it most.”

GM says that the new looks of the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse also introduce a new face for Chevrolet crossover utilities, meaning we could see this design trickle down to the Equinox as well.

“We have injected a stronger presence into the Traverse exterior by focusing on the details,” said Phillip Zak, GM director of exterior design. “The small but important changes give it a more vibrant personality that more closely reflects the lifestyles of the families who rely on the Traverse to get them through their busy lives.”

New for 2013, the Chevrolet Traverse now offers a better quality interior with soft-touch materials, contrast stitching, chrome and silver accents, ambient lighting, a new 6.5 inch color touch radio with the optional MyLink infotainment system,  more comfort and color options.

Power for the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse comes from a 3.6 liter V6 engine making 288-hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. While official figures have yet to be released, Chevy says that the new 2013 Traverse offers the ‘best fuel economy ratings of any eight-passenger (FWD) utility vehicle.’ Like before the Traverse is available with all-wheel-drive. The crossover maintains its 5,200 lbs towing-capacity.

The new 2013 Chevrolet Traverse will be offered in LS, LT and LTZ models. Pricing will be announced closer to launch date.

Overview

Model: Chevrolet Traverse
Body style / driveline: crossover-utility vehicle / front-engine; front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive
Construction: body-frame integral
EPA vehicle class: sport utility vehicle
Manufacturing location: Lansing Delta Township Assembly, Lansing, Mich.
Key competitors: Honda Pilot; Ford Explorer

Engines

Type: 3.6L V-6 DI VVT
Displacement (cu in / cc): 217 / 3564
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 3.70 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6
Block material: cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum
Valvetrain: DOHC; four valves per cylinder; continuously variable valve timing
Fuel delivery: direct, high-pressure fuel injection
Compression ratio: 11.3:1
Horsepower (hp / kW): 281 / 210 @ 6300 (single exhaust)*
288 / 215 @ 6300 (dual exhaust)*
Torque (lb-ft / Nm): 266 / 361 @ 3400 (single exhaust)*
270 / 366 @ 3400 (dual exhaust)*
Recommended fuel: regular unleaded
Max. engine speed (rpm): 6700
Emissions controls: dual close-coupled converters; two pre- and two post-oxygen sensors
EPA fuel economy: 17 / 24 (FWD)
16 / 23 (AWD)

Transmission & Power Take Off Unit(PTU)

Manufacturer: GM
Type: Hydra-Matic 6T75 6-speed FWD/AWD automatic transmission
Gear ratio (:1)
First: 4.48
Second: 2.87
Third: 1.80
Fourth: 1.41
Fifth: 1.00
Sixth: 0.74
Reverse: 2.88
Final drive ratio: 3.16

Chassis/Suspension

Front: coil-over strut; direct acting stabilizer bar; full perimeter isolated cradle
Rear: linked H-arm independent suspension; coil springs with twin-tube shock absorbers mounted on isolated sub-frame
Steering type: hydraulic rack-and-pinion; straight ratio and variable effort
Steering ratio: 16.1
Steer wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 2.89
Turning circle, curb-to-curb
(ft / m):
40.4 / 12.3

Brakes

Type: four-wheel disc
Rotor diameter (in / mm): front: 12.8 x 1.1 / 325 x 29, ventilated
rear: 13 x 0.8 / 331 x 20, ventilated
Anti-lock braking system (ABS): Bosch 8.0 Chassis Controls: ABS / ETC / ESC w/rollover mitigation

Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type: 17 x 7-in; steel
18 x 7.5-in; machined cast aluminum
20 x 8-in; machined cast aluminum
Tire size and type: P245/70R17 ALS blackwall
P255/65R18 ALS blackwall
P255/55R20 AL3 blackwall

Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm): 118.9 / 3019
Overall length (in / mm): 203.7 / 5173
Overall width (in / mm): 78.4 / 1991
Overall height (in / mm): 72.8 / 1846 (w/roof rails); 69.7 / 1770 (w/o roof rails)
Track
Front (in / mm): 67.8 / 1721
Rear (in / mm): 67.4 / 1711
Curb weight (lb / kg): 4713 / 2138 (FWD)
4956 / 2248 (AWD)
Min. ground clearance (in / mm): 7.2 / 183 (FWD and AWD)

Interior

Seating capacity: 7 or 8
Headroom
First row (in /mm): 40.4 / 10264 (w/o sunroof);
38.6 / 979 (w/ sunroof)
Second row (in / mm): 39.4 / 1000 (w/o sunroof);
38.73 / 983 (w/ sunroof)
Third row (in / mm): 37.8 / 960 (w/o sunroof);
38.1 / 968 (w/ sunroof)
Legroom
First row (in / mm): 41.3 / 1049
Second row (in / mm): 36.8 / 937
Third row (in / mm): 33.2 / 843
Shoulder room
First row (in / mm): 61.5 / 1563
Second row (in / mm): 61 / 1549
Third row (in / mm): 57.6 / 1463
Hip room
First row (in / mm): 58 / 1472
Second row (in / mm): 57.8 / 1467
Third row (in / mm): 48.3 / 1227
Cargo volume
Behind first row (second-row seat folded and third-row seat and cargo management system removed (cu ft / L): 116.3 / 3293
Behind second row with third-row seat and cargo management system removed (cu ft / L): 70.3 / 1990
Behind third row with cargo management system removed (cu ft / L): 24.4 / 691

Capacities

EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L): 150.8 / 4269
Fuel tank (gal / L): 22 / 83.3
Engine oil (qt / L): 5.5 / 5.2
Transmission fluid (qt / L): 9.5 / 9.0 (Dexron VI only)
Cooling system (qt / L): 11.8 / 11.18
Max towing capacity (lb / kg): 5200 / 2358
GCWR (lb / kg): 10250 / 4649 (FWD)
10450 / 4740 (AWD)
GVWR (lb / kg): 6411 / 2908 (FWD)
6459 / 2930 (AWD)

2012 New York Auto Show

- By: Omar Rana


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  • Cad4life

    update the engine please, i know u guys got something better

  • judy mboroki

    at least it has good towing capacity for a vehicle it’s size. being a family vehicle, one can hitch a trailer and tow camping gear as the family goes camping.