These days it is all about SUVs and trucks. Families are growing, and as such, people are going to need vehicles that can carry every member of the family as well as a variety of different cargo. Whether it’s driving the kids to their soccer match or hauling a bunch of gear in the back for a camping adventure in the great outdoors, SUVs are versatile vehicles that can fit it all in. One such SUV is the Chevrolet Traverse. This vehicle received a major overhaul in design for 2018, and while that is impressive, it remains important to consider what’s going on under the hood as well. As the 2019 model year rolls around, the Traverse won’t be seeing a major overhaul like it did for 2018, but it will continue to carry its high quality into 2019. Read ahead for information about the 2019 Chevy Traverse engine specs and fuel economy ratings.

Powerful and efficient engine options

Can an SUV that is capable of carrying up to eight people still offer ample fuel efficiency? The 2019 Traverse answers with a resounding “Yes!” Two different engines are offered with this vehicle. The first is a 3.6-liter V6 engine with Variable Valve Timing and Spark Ignition Direct Injection. This engine is capable of doling out 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The other option is a 2.0-liter Turbo four-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing and Spark Ignition Direct Injection, which produces 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

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Models equipped with the 3.6-liter engine and a front-wheel drivetrain can get an EPA-estimated 18 city and 27 highway miles per gallon, while all-wheel drivetrains with that engine can achieve an EPA-estimated 17 city and 25 highway miles per gallon. The 2.0-liter engine achieves an impressive EPA-estimated 20 city miles per gallon and 26 highway miles per gallon and is available just with the front-wheel drivetrain on the RS trim.

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