The Chevrolet Traverse is still one of the market’s cars that offers the biggest interior volume and is designed to accommodate most passengers, making it an excellent alternative for those opposed to using minivans. Because transporting passengers is Traverse’s principal function, General Motors has maximized the space available for sitting. There is room for up to eight passengers over three rows, with the seats configured as two front buckets and two benches that split 60/40 in both directions. The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is a huge crossover that is almost as capacious as the truck-based Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs, but because of its car-like basis, it delivers more driver-friendly characteristics when it comes to its driving dynamics.


The 2016 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE is offered in 3 trim levels:

  • LS
  • LT
  • LTZ


The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse only comes with one engine option, a 3.6-liter V-6 that produces between 281-288 horsepower and 266-270 pound-feet of torque, depending on the model level. The only transmission that can be had for the Traverse is an automatic one with six different speeds.

Fuel Economy

Fuel efficiency is decent for the class, with city/highway ratings of 17/24 mpg for front-wheel-drive models and city/highway ratings of 16/23 mpg for all-wheel-drive variants.


The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is one of the better options available when looking for a vehicle to replace a minivan. This is a people mover that can accommodate as many as eight persons. The front seats are cushy but supportive. The second row, designed for adults, pulls forward to reveal third-row seats that are surprisingly comfy for young passengers. If we had a choice between captain’s chairs and a bench seat in the second row, we’d choose the bench since the individual seats don’t provide much more comfort than the bench does. It’s possible that using the captain’s chairs may make it significantly simpler to get into the rear seat, but doing so will force you to give up a position.

Exterior Design Features

The iconic gold bowtie, which is synonymous with Chevrolet, is shown prominently on the front grille of the Traverse, which has a three-bar configuration. The Traverse achieves an athletic posture by using separate front and rear fascias, a power dome hood, streamlined headlights, fog lamps, chrome highlights, and sculpted front corners. The elegant lines and imposing exterior presence are complemented by wheel styles available in 17, 18, and 20-inch widths. Naturally, the Traverse is fashionable in addition to being practical. It was built on an integral body-frame structure that facilitates easy entry and exit; it was also designed to facilitate a smooth entry to the second-and third-row seats. This was accomplished by equipping the vehicle with wide rear doors and the GM-exclusive Smart Slide feature for the second row of seats.

Ride Quality

The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse has precisely the type of road manners that one would desire in a big family crossover vehicle with three rows of seating. The ride quality is pleasant, calm, and quiet on the highway, creating a sense of assurance that drivers upgrading from larger truck-based SUVs will enjoy. On the other hand, the suspension ensures good handling and a surprising degree of mobility for a vehicle of this size.

Large Turning Circumference

However, smaller competitors are more responsive on winding roads or in confined urban locations, and the Traverse’s large turning circle may make it fairly heavy and difficult to drive in certain situations.

Safety Features

All three rows of seating in the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse come equipped with twin front, front side, and side curtain airbags as standard safety features. Frontal collision detection, lane departure, blind-spot alert, and rear cross-traffic alert.


  • Height: 75.49 in
  • Length: 203.70 in
  • Width: 78.50 in
  • Curb weight: 4956 lbs

Engine type: Gas V6, 3.6L

Fuel tank: 22.0 g

2016 Chevrolet Traverse

2016 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE Factory Service Manual

These manuals go through every aspect of how the van operates. The vehicle’s purchase price does not include the service manual for your 2016 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE.

  • Safety Restraints
  • Instrumentation
  • Before Driving
  • Starting and Operating
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Specifications
  • Capacities
  • Servicing
  • Customer Assistance

The service manuals for the 2016 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s operation.

2016 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE — Owner’s Manual

When consumers purchase a 2016 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE, they get an owner’s manual containing information for future maintenance, vehicle operation, and features.

  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance Record

The owner’s manual for the CHEVROLET TRAVERSE provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.



  • LS: $28,700 or €26662
  • LT: $36,505 or €33913
  • LTZ: $44,145 or €41010

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the 2016 Traverse reliable?

Rated 4.5 out of 5- very reliable

What is the life expectancy of my 2016 Traverse?

200K miles

What is the most common problem with the Traverse?

Engine Failure