The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse delivers a robust and satisfying combination of power, efficiency, ride and safety. It is designed to provide excellent power and efficiency that translates to usable, power-on-demand performance and what is expected to be the best highway fuel economy in the segment.
The engine is backed by a fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmission that channels power to a responsive, four-wheel independent suspension and Great power and fuel economy.The 3.6L engine's direct-injection technology helps produce power similar to many V-8 engines and uses regular unleaded gasoline.
The Chevrolet Traverse is rated at an estimated 286 horsepower (213 kW) and 255 lb.-ft. of torque (345 Nm) with dual exhaust (281 hp/210 kW and 253 lb.-ft./343 Nm with single exhaust) - but delivers better-than-expected fuel economy. With direct injection, fuel is sprayed directly into the engine cylinder, where it is mixed with air. As the fuel vaporizes in the cylinder, the air and fuel mixture is cooled.