Chevrolet's mid-range crossover, the Traverse, moves into 2016 with minor trim updates: it gains standard 4G LTE connectivity with wi-fi, new 20-inch wheel designs, and Leather and Driver Confidence packages newly available in 2LT trim.
The sole engine choice is a 3.6L V6 making 281 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque with a standard single-exhaust configuration, or 288 hp/270 lb-ft with an optional dual-exhaust setup. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard along with front-wheel drive, and AWD is an option.
Fuel consumption estimates are 14.2/9.9 L/100 km (city/highway) in front-drive configuration, and 14.6/10.2 with AWD.
Prices start at $34,530 for an LS FWD model, and range up to $51,170 for an LTZ AWD version.
Standard features include OnStar, 17-inch steel wheels with plastic covers, variable delay front wipers and a rear wiper/washer, backup camera, manual rear climate control, cruise control, front centre console storage with a 12-volt power outlet, floor mats, keyless entry, under-floor cargo storage, power windows, Bluetooth, tilt-and-telescopic steering, eight-passenger seating, cloth upholstery, four-way manual driver's seat and two-way front passenger seat, six-speaker touchscreen stereo with USB input, and two USB charging ports.
The well-equipped 2LT trim gets a power tailgate, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated body-colour side mirrors, tri-zone automatic climate control, woodgrain interior trim, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats with eight-way driver's power adjustment, Bluetooth audio streaming, 10-speaker stereo with amplifier, and rear-seat audio controls with headphone jacks.