The 2016 Chevrolet Suburban vs. the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse
For some people, the only vehicle that will satisfy all their travel needs is a big, brawny people mover. If you’re one of those drivers, you’ll want to consider the 2016 Chevrolet Suburban and the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse. Both models can accommodate families and all their stuff, take on tough terrain, and handle serious towing. What’s more, they both come loaded with lots features. However, there are notable differences between the two. Explore them below before deciding which vehicle you would rather be driving in Florence or Cincinnati. When you’re ready to take a test drive, make the trip to Tom Gill Chevrolet.
Performance and Towing Capability
Towing capacity on most Suburban SUVs is 6300 pounds, but with the Max Trailering package installed extends to up to 8300 pounds. It takes around 7.3 seconds for this model to move from zero to 60 mph, and fuel efficiency is rated as high as an EPA-estimated 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.
The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is not quite as muscular, but still more than capable. Under the hood is a 3.6L V6 that puts out 281 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission comes standard, and the Traverse is available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. Drivers can tow up to 5200 pounds and can get up to an EPA-estimated 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.
The Traverse offers a little less space for cargo, but its smaller footprint makes it more agile during city driving and a lot easier to park. It has seating for seven or eight spread across an expansive 150.8 cubic feet of interior space. Dedicated cargo capacity measures 24.4 cubic feet behind the third-row seat, or 116.3 cubic feet overall.
The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse still offers a lot of features to take advantage of. The base trim offers roof rails to expand carrying capacity, cruise control to make long drives easier, Bluetooth phone connectivity to keep you focused on the road while staying connected on the go, the Onstar telematics system with 4G LTE Wi-Fo hotspot, and a 6.5-inch Chevy MyLink touchscreen interface.
Which Chevrolet Vehicle is Right for You?
The Traverse’s car-based chassis, however, could sometimes make for a smoother ride. Finally, consider size. The Suburban offers seating for nine and accommodates more cargo, but the Traverse is easier to drive in congested areas.
Your Next New Vehicle is at Tom Gill Chevrolet
Check out both the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse and the 2016 Chevrolet Suburban in person at Tom Gill Chevrolet, located at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY. To get here from Cincinnati, simply take I-71 South to Exit 181, and look for us across from the City of Florence Golf Course. If you have questions for a Chevrolet expert, please contact us.