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Used 2016 Chevrolet Traverse for Sale

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About the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Vehicle Summary

Finding a vehicle with seating for seven or eight passengers doesn't have to mean shopping for a minivan or a massive SUV. With the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, you can enjoy standard three-row seating in the form of a nimble crossover. Meanwhile, this sleek crossover SUV is offered in a number of trim options to suit your tastes—and all of them come equipped with a peppy V6 engine.

Also looking for something with all-wheel drive? Every trim except the base LS on the 2016 Traverse is offered with an all-wheel drive system, so finding a used model with this feature is possible. No matter which 2016 Traverse you choose, you and your passengers will enjoy standard equipment like Bluetooth® connectivity, a 6.5-inch touchscreen interface, and even roof rails for extra storage when you need it. Be sure to check out this spacious, versatile SUV for yourself.

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Q: How many people does the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse seat?

A: The 2016 Traverse can seat seven or eight passengers, depending on the second-row configuration chosen.

Q: What engine is on the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse?

A: Every 2016 Traverse is outfitted with a 3.6L V6 engine.

Q: Does the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse have a sunroof?

A: A sunroof is not standard equipment on any of the 2016 Traverse trims, but a panoramic sunroof is available as an add-on for some trims.

Q: What is the fuel economy of the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse?

A: Fuel economy can vary based on a number of factors. However, the 2016 Traverse base LS trim with 3.6L V6 engine and front-wheel drive gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg combined.1 Meanwhile, the all-wheel drive version of the 2016 Traverse LS with the same 3.6L V6 engine gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg combined.1

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Actual mileage will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See for more info.

Generation Overview

The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is part of the model's first generation of production (2009-2017). When the Traverse debuted, it was among the first crossover SUVs to feature third-row seating. By the 2016 model year, the Traverse had seen some significant upgrades, including 4G LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hotspot capability via OnStar® functionality.2

Chevrolet Traverse Engine Options

Every first-generation Chevrolet Traverse is outfitted with a capable 3.6L V6 engine under the hood. On LS and LT trims, this engine puts out 281 hp; on LTZ and Premier trims, a dual exhaust increases output on this engine to 288 hp. Every Traverse in this generation is also equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and comes standard with front-wheel drive. However, all-wheel drive is optional on every trim except the base LS.

Chevrolet Traverse Storage Space

If you need a three-row SUV with plenty of storage, the first-generation Traverse has a lot to offer. With all three rows in use, you'll still enjoy 24.4 cubic feet of trunk space across every model year. By folding down the third-row seats, you can expand storage capacity to a generous 70.3 cubic feet. And when hauling larger or bulkier items, both rows of seats can be folded to optimize storage at a whopping 116.3 cubic feet.

2OnStar features require activation and most require a paid OnStar plan to use. Wi-Fi hotspot functionality may also require an additional data plan. Limitations and restrictions apply. See for more information.

Chevrolet Traverse Trim Configurations

There are several trim options to choose from on the first-generation Traverse, so check out key features below to figure out which is best for you. The following features are specific to the 2016 Traverse model.

LS (2009-2017)

  • 17-inch steel wheels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen interface

1LT (2009-2017)

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available remote start3
  • Rear parking sensors

2LT (2009-2017)

  • Automatic tri-zone climate control
  • Second-row captain's chairs
  • Heated front seats
  • Power liftgate
  • Premium 10-speaker sound system

LTZ (2009-2016)

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Built-in navigation system
  • Heated and ventilated front seats

3Remote start functionality may require the purchase of a subscription plan and/or a compatible device like a smart phone. See the owner’s manual or manufacturer website for more information.

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Overall Rating

4.0 out of 5 (9 reviews)

Wrong mpg states

1) Good looking vehicle but the mpg is way off. 15/22 is what they say...but we get 12mpg city and 18hwy. 2) The front seats are extremely uncomfortable and feels like someone is piercing your back. 3) The technology in the car is that of a 10yr old car. The screen is ancient and the Bluetooth is lackluster at best.


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- Justin Houser, 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Too many blind spots

This make of car has many blind spots. ot the back you can only see between the head rests of the back seats. When you turn to look out on the rt. side the front seat passenger seat headrest blocks your view. The window supports for the front and the back are very wide and obstruct your vision.


  • Ride and Handling: Nice ride comfortable and quiet,
  • Cargo Space: the cargo area is big when the 3rd row seats are down.
  • Reliability: I can just get in my car and go.


  • Visibility: Can't see well
  • Dashboard: Too many unknown switches I have to get out the book frequently

- Cindy Johnson, 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Roomy and Comfortable - Not Economical

We bought this car primarily for long distance travel. We need something roomy and comfortable for long trips to the far west. It fills the bill in both areas. The one downfall, and this we expected, is fuel economy. We are used to getting 27 mpg average on a 5000 mile trip but already see that the Traverse cannot provide that.


  • Cargo Space: On long trips we frequently carry right much "gear." We need the extra room the Traverse providess.
  • Ride and Handling: This is a big car and rides smoothly and comfortably. In spite of its size, it is pretty maneuvarable.
  • Value: We got an excellent price on the car and are quite happy with the financing arrangements provided by CARMAX.


  • Fuel Economy: The economy is not bad for this kind of vehicle. It is heavy and has a 280 HP engine. It is not going to get 31 MPG!
  • Visibility: There are a couple of big blind spots - the posts on either side of the windshiled. The back window is very far from the rearview mirror. Without the backup camera we would probably not be able to back up!
  • Power: It is a little sluggish but once it gets rolling it is easy to keep up with traffic.

- Lin Robinson, 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.