When Detroit Tigers fans head to Comerica Park this summer, they’ll see two new additions to the beloved “Chevy Fountain” out in the centerfield. As part of the ballpark’s 10th anniversary, the city and organization are reminding fans of Chevy’s premier offerings: the 2019 Chevy Traverse and 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500.
“This decade-old tradition allows us to celebrate Chevy’s connection to baseball in our hometown, and it’s a telltale sign that Opening Day is almost here,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “The Traverse and Silverado represent innovation, endurance, and personality — much like our great city of Detroit.”
It’s no surprise that the Chevy Silverado is a Detroit favorite; after all, the Silverado has established itself as one of the most popular pickup trucks in the industry. However, to those unfamiliar with the brand (or the industry), the 2019 Chevy Traverse may seem a bit random.
However, when you dive into everything the vehicle has to offer, you’ll understand why the 2019 Chevy Traverse is one of the premier SUVs in its class. Below, we’ve explored why the Traverse is deserving of a spot in Comerica Park’s centerfield fountain. You’ll also gain some insight on what this Chevy SUV has to offer and why it became a top pick.
Who needs choices when Chevy provides customers with one of the most versatile engine offerings in the entire industry. The 2019 Chevy Traverse is equipped with an incredible 3.6-liter V6 engine, which delivers a unique combination of power and efficiency.
For starters, this engine is capable of delivering an incredible 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, making the Traverse one of the most powerful offerings on the road from an SUV. Those power specs also have an indirect influence on other areas of the vehicle, including the towing capacity. Drivers can ultimately expect to haul up to 5,000 pounds in their new SUV, turning the Traverse into a useful-work-truck.
Despite all of that power, Chevy’s engineers also found a way to make the system relatively fuel-efficient. Thanks in part to fuel-saving innovations like stop/start technology, variable valve timing, and spark direct ignition injection. Drivers can anticipate an impressive 18-miles-per-gallon in the city and 27-miles-per-gallon on the highway fuel efficiency, allowing drivers to save some extra money at the gas station.
Of course, we can’t discuss the 2019 Chevy Traverse’s performance without bringing up some of the other mechanical amenities that come with it. The nine-speed automatic transmission has a naturally smooth shifting, allowing drivers to seamlessly switch to the gear that best fits their specific needs. Meanwhile, the Driving Mode technology allows drivers to choose from a variety of configurations that will accommodate the impending road conditions. That way, no matter the road conditions, your Traverse will be ready to overcome the open road.
Whether you’re going to be commuting or traveling in your brand-new Chevy, you’ll appreciate all of the amenities that the engineers crammed into the 2019 Chevy Traverse. Starting at $29,930, you have six trim levels to choose from. Every trim level is stocked with several technological amenities that will positively influence any driving experience.
It all starts with the brand’s eight-inch diagonal color touchscreen, which provides drivers with easy access to an assortment of applications via the Chevrolet Infotainment System. Plus, thanks to the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility, you’ll be able to stay connected to your phone throughout your trip without ever touching it. That way, if you ever have to make a phone call or send a text message, you won’t have to compromise safety to do so. Furthermore, if you’re looking to keep that smartphone charged, you can rely on the various USB ports that were cleverly placed throughout the cabin.
That’s not all when it comes to interior technologies. If drivers want to stay on the grid throughout their journey, they can lean on the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi system, which provides up to seven users with a strong, reliable internet connection. That way, if you’re required to complete any work during your journey, you’ll never have to take a pitstop in order to send out that important email.
Of course, we can’t mention an SUV’s interior without bringing up the spaciousness that it provides. The 2019 Traverse is capable of seating up to 8 passengers comfortably. The vehicle delivers a spacious 23-cubic-feet of space behind the third row, and this is increased to 57.8-cubic-feet of space behind the second row. However, if you’re really looking to capitalize on the Traverse’s interior space, then you can play with the practically-unmatched 98.2-cubic-feet of space behind the first row. This provides you with more-than-enough space to fit whatever cargo you’ll want on your journey. Best of all, the engineers made it easier than ever to unlock all of that cargo space thanks to the Smart Slide second-row seat and the Hands-Free Liftgate. All are leading to maximum convenience.
Finally, the great engineers at Chevy included several amenities that will assure that occupants are remaining comfortable throughout their journey. The heated and ventilated front seats will allow you and your co-pilot to escape the elements, regardless of the time of year. Plus, thanks to the Dual SkyScape 2-panel power sunroof, you can enjoy the fresh air as it flows into your new Traverse.
Entertainment, roominess, comfort there’s really nothing that the 2019 Chevy Traverse’s interior doesn’t provide. If you have a growing family or are just looking for that perfect road trip vehicle, but are particularly focused on everything that the inside can provide, then you won’t find a better choice than the all-new Traverse.
The 2019 Chevy Traverse’s safety is perhaps the SUV’s most notable attribute. Rest a sure the Traverse can prove it with all of the awards its earned. For instance, the Traverse earned a five-star overall safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The vehicle also earned a spot on the 10 Best Family Cars of 2018 by Parents + Edmonds, an indication that the safety functions will keep your younger occupants safe and secure.
The vehicle’s safety capabilities are all thanks to the 14 advanced safety features, each of which will keep you and your occupants out of harm’s way. For instance, the available Forward Collision Alert can determine when a crash is imminent. The available Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking can apply the necessary stoppage power to avoid or lessen the collision. Additions like the Lane Keep Assist (with Lane Departure Warning), the Lane Change Alert (with Side Blind Zone Alert) will prove to be valuable on the highway. The Rear Vision Camera and Rear Cross Traffic Alert will help drivers avoid fender benders in parking lots.
The vehicle even comes equipped with Teen Driver Technology, meaning you’ll have no reasons to worry if your younger drivers are about to take the wheel. When The Teen Driver Technology is activated, the advanced safety functions will immediately be turned on. Furthermore, the vehicle won’t perform basic functions (like radio audio) until occupants are secured to their seats, and the in-vehicle report card allows parents to monitor their child’s trip when it’s concluded.
Regardless of who’s going to be operating your brand-new 2019 Chevy Traverse, you can rest easy knowing that the driver is continuously in the best of hands.