The availability of all-wheel drive is one of the reasons that SUVs are the most popular type of vehicle at the moment. But not all AWD systems are created equal, or SUVs that use them. According to U.S. News & World Report, a few stand out above the others — including the new Chevrolet Traverse, which it featured in its list of the 12 Best All-Wheel-Drive SUVs in 2021.
The midsize Chevy Traverse is a three-row SUV with room for up to eight people. Under the hood, it has a 310-horsepower V6 engine paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. On all but the base L trim, AWD is an available option, giving the vehicle enhanced traction when accelerating in low-grip conditions.
When AWD is equipped, the Traverse also comes with a Drive Mode Selector that lets the driver choose between FWD and AWD. This makes it possible to enjoy AWD capability when you need it while still getting the enhanced fuel economy of FWD when extra traction isn’t necessary. The AWD system also comes with an Off-Road setting.
According to U.S. News editor Jim Gorzelany, the Traverse’s suspension “delivers a pleasingly smooth ride over all but the most pockmarked pavement.” In other words, it’s a great SUV regardless of whether it has AWD or not…but it does have AWD if you want it. Learn more about the Chevy Traverse by paying a visit to Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas!
The Chevrolet Traverse is the ideal family SUV, not only because it’s spacious and versatile but also because it provides an especially quiet and relaxing ride. In fact, the Traverse was named one of the 17 Quietest Cars of 2020 by U.S. News & World Report for creating such a peaceful driving experience.
One of the reasons the Traverse is so quiet is thanks to its Active Noise Cancellation technology, which comes standard on the current generation. Whether you’re driving in Garland, Texas, or off the beaten path, this technology keeps the noise to a minimum by dampening vibrations and blocking out the outside sounds you don’t want to hear.
U.S. News & World Report also appreciates Active Noise Cancellation for minimizing the sounds of the SUV’s 310-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine. Plus, the Traverse is specifically designed to prevent wind noises from reaching the cabin.
The three-row SUV also comes with an array of interior amenities for your comfort and entertainment. The standard tri-zone automatic climate control keeps everyone cozy, while available leather upholstery adds refinement to the interior. The available Bose® premium audio system and the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System also create more enjoyable drives.