Full-Size Chevy Traverse Won’t Get Downsized Like the GMC Acadia

What do you think is in store for the full-size Chevy Traverse?

What do you think is in store for the full-size Chevy Traverse?

The Chevrolet Traverse shares a platform with its cousins from GMC and Buick, the Acadia and the Enclave. However, after GMC unveiled the new 2017 model of the Acadia at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this past January, the crossover had shed 700 lbs and been downsized to the mid-size segment. This caused many insiders to question whether or not the full-size Chevy Traverse would get the same treatment.

While nothing has been confirmed, General Motors mentioned that the weight loss was necessary in order to provide consumers with a crossover option with more fuel efficiency. However, when questioned about whether the change would extend to the Acadia’s relatives, product chief Mark Reuss said, “The brand separation in size and mission and the positioning of these vehicles has never been more differentiated.”

Most people have chosen to interpret Reuss’s words as indicating the full-size Chevy Traverse and its cousin, the Buick Enclave, will remain in their full-size segments for the upcoming generation. Both the Acadia and the Traverse broke sales records in the previous model year and have gained class-leading popularity in the competitive crossover segment. Learn more at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY!

Chevy Traverse Repeats as a Best Family Car for 2014

Chevy Traverse Named Best Family Car for 2014Parents magazine and Edmunds.com have just released their “10 Best Family Cars” list for 2014 and, for the second straight year, the Chevrolet Traverse is one of the specially selected vehicles to make the cut. The Traverse excels in several defining categories of major importance to families including safety, value, efficiency, and convenience, making it a shoo-in on any Best Family Car list.


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“Traverse’s winning combination blends the capability and roominess of a traditional SUV with the attributes of a crossover, including a car-like driving experience, low step-in height and good efficiency on the highway,” said Steve Majoros, a marketing director for Chevrolet. In fact, the Traverse boasts a pretty large engine—a 3.6L V6 with 288 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque—yet still retains a 24 mpg rating on the highway… pretty impressive numbers.

The Traverse is loaded with family-friendly safety features and technology as well. It’s the only vehicle in the large SUV segment with a front seat center air bag, plus it offers technologies like forward collision alert and lane departure warnings to keep the whole family safe inside. Not only will you and your precious cargo be safe, but you’ll all be comfortable as well—the Traverse seats up to eight people with ease and even features a rear-seat entertainment system to ensure a smooth ride!

While full-size sedans are often referred to as “family cars,” for many families, sedans, no matter how elegant and comfortable they might be, are simply not big and strong enough. Enter the two-time Best Family Car champion, the Chevy Traverse: it’s got the power, the space, the safety, and even the fun factor to handle any family no matter its shape, size, or style!

So come see us today at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC for a chance to take the Traverse out for a little test—it’ll be your favorite travel companion in no time.