The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse has enough room to fit eight passengers, but six will fit more comfortably.
The V6 comes with some nice features that one would expect from a luxury car but from a sport utility vehicle. The front wheel drive
is nice for all road conditions, but the all wheel drive is the best for areas where there is snow and unstable road conditions. You
may not want enter the Traverse in a rally car race, but it will provide a smooth ride on reasonably rough terrain or on roads that are
desperately in need of repair. The dual exhaust system is a must have with more power, but the single exhaust is just as powerful for someone
that desires the luxury.
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse gets alot of its stylish front-end design from the Malibu, as well as the interior front seating area. The front
seating area has two bucket seats while the second row is a bench seat that seats three with a 60/40 spilt folding seat. The
third seating area also has a 60/40 split and seats three. The Traverse does offer second row seating for two with the captain's
chairs. If you fold the back seating down, you will have ample cargo space. It equals out to 117.9 cubic feet. Not bad for a luxury
The On Star navigation system will give you directions to anywhere in the United States. The feature comes
standard on all models. There are some features that will make the Traverse more enjoyable such as the heated
and cooled front seats, Bluetooth hands free cell phone, XM satellite with real time traffic, DVD entertainment
in the rear seats, a power lift gate, rearview camera that makes backing up easier and rear park assist. The 2009
Chevrolet Traverse is a good buy for a speculated MSRP of $27,000.
The Traverse has a tire pressure monitor that will alert you to low air pressure in the tires. This
is going to help keep your gas mileage up where it should be. The antilock brakes are another good feature as well as the StabiliTrak
electronic stability control with rollover mitigation. The stability control has improved the way the vehicle handles
around corners. You no longer feel the turn as much as you did when the SUV's first made their debut. The overall riding
experience is going to be like riding in a luxury car. You will have total control of all the car's functions from the convenient
placement of the controls.
The driver does not have to move all over the dashboard to call someone, adjust the temperature or turn around to park.
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse offers a vehicle that is made with people in mind. As the Traverse becomes more popular with
buyers, you should see more of them on the roads. This is one vehicle that will live up to it's reputation quickly both with
luxury car drivers and Chevy enthusiast that have been waiting for a luxury ride without losing the sporty look of the vehicle.
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09 Chevrolet Traverse Technical Review
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse has a 3.6L V6 engine that offers a displacement of 217 cubic inches with a bore
and stroke of 3.70 x 3.37 inches. The block is made of aluminum as well as the cylinder head. The valve train has variable
valve timing and 4 valves per cylinder. The engine is equipped with high-pressure fuel injection with a compression ratio of
11.4 to 1. The horsepower is 281hp/210kw at 6400 for the single exhaust and 286hp/213kw for the dual exhaust. The torque is
rated at 253 lbs/343Nw at 5500 for a single exhaust and 255 lbs/345Nw at 5500 for dual exhaust. The maximum engine RPM is 7000.
The transmission is a Hydra-Matic 6T75 six-speed AWD/FWD automatic. The first gear is 4.48 to 1, second is 2.87 to 1, third is 1.80
to 1 and the fourth is 1.47 to 1 and fifth is 1.0 to 1 with sixth being 0.742 to 1. Reverse is a 2.88 to 1 ratio. The final drive
ratio is 3.16 to 1 for AWD/FWD and 2.73 to 1 for FWD. The steering system is a hydraulic rack and pinion, with variable effort and
straight ratio. The ratio is 16.1 to 1. The turning circle is curb to curb with a 40.4 foot 12.3 m.
The exterior of the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is what people are going to like. The wheelbase is 118.9 inches. The length of the vehicle
is 205 inches with a width of 78.4 inches. The ground clearance is at 7.2 inches. The curb weight is 4720 pounds. The track offers a
front with 67.8 inches and 67.4 inches for the rear.
The interior of the Traverse is comfortable. The front seating area has 40.4 inches for headroom, 41.3 inches for legroom,
62 inches for shoulder room and 59.1 inches for hip room. The second seating area has 39.4 inches for headroom, 36.8 inches
for legroom, 61.3 inches for shoulder room and 57.8 for hip room. The third seating area has 37.8 inches for headroom, 37.8
inches for legroom, 57.6 inches for shoulder room and 48.3 for hip room. The headroom is going to change if you add the sunroof
to the package.
The fuel tank is 22 gallons while the engine takes 5.5 quarts of oil. The transmission uses 9.5 quarts of Dexron VI only.
The cooling system uses 11.8 quarts. The maximum towing for the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is 4,500 pounds.
The brakes are 4-wheel disc with a rotor diameter of 12.8 inches x 1.1 inches/ 325 x 29mm, ventilated rear and 13 x 0.8 inches/ 331
x 20mm ventilated. The Traverse has anti-lock baking system and a Bosch 8.0 Chassis Controls. The wheel size and type is 17 inch x 7
inch steel and 18 inch x 7.5 inch cast aluminum.
The Traverse comes with power adjustable and heated blind-spot mirrors and side mirrors. The extended range remote control will work every time. The window washer fluid is also heated so it works in any temperature.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse