The Chevrolet Traverse was introduced by General Motors in 2008 for the 2009 model year; it is a full-size crossover SUV, smaller than a full-size SUV but not by much. In its first generation still, it is currently sold in four models, with each having an option of front wheel drive or all-wheel drive: the LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ models. All models feature a 3.6L V6 DOHC engine with variable valve timing and direct injection. The current Traverse can get up to 281 horsepower and 266 ft-lbs of torque to boot, giving it limited towing and hauling capabilities.
The LS is the most basic Traverse model, featuring 17-inch steel wheels with painted covers, power-adjustable outside mirrors, premium cloth seats, a CD player with six speakers, a limited driver information center and cruise control. The 1LT features much the same as the LS, with some upgrades and additional features. These include 18-inch machined aluminum wheels, body-color painted power-adjustable outside mirrors with integrated signals and blind spot mirrors, an eight-way powered drivers seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with built-in audio and cruise control options.
The 2LT is the 1LT with some cool new features, including a powered rear lift gate, a remote vehicle start system, a Bose-powered ten-speaker sound system, auto-dimming rear view mirror, tri-zone climate control, heated front seats and second-row captain’s chairs. The LTZ, the most expensive model of the lineup, features 20-inch aluminum wheels, dual exhaust with bright tips, power-folding mirrors with an auto-dimming feature on the driver’s side, perforated first-and-second-row heated seats, as well as heated and cooled driver and passenger seats.
The Traverse is a full-size crossover SUV, but it’s still essentially a standard SUV with a little added weight. This makes it easier for auto transport companies to physically move the vehicle from pickup to delivery, and this makes it cheaper for you because you don’t need a special auto shipping carrier to haul it. Larger vehicles may need to be shipped on a flatbed auto transporter as opposed to just a regular one; special carriers are harder to find and typically more expensive. On the other hand, though, you may need to pay a bit more if you’re shipping a customized or modified Traverse – if it has been lifted, if it has any added weight, make sure to tell your vehicle shipping representative so you avoid any confusion and hassles. You can also read more about the Traverse on the official website here.
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