2012 Traverse Highlights As Chevrolet Traverse enters its fourth year in the market, it continues to be one of the most popular large crossovers, thanks to its balance of efficiency, spaciousness and safety. Sales were up more than 23 percent for the first four months of 2011, with an annual sales rate of more than 108,000. Efficiency in the Traverse comes from a technically advanced 3.6L V-6 with direct injection technology and continuously variable valve timing, which is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission to help it deliver an EPA-estimated 24 mpg on the highway (FWD models) – the best fuel economy of any eight-passenger utility vehicle. Spaciousness comes from seating for up to eight. And with up to 116.4 cubic feet (3,296 liters) of maximum cargo space (second-row seat folded and third-row seat/cargo management system remove), the Traverse offers the most storage capacity of any vehicle in its segment – besting the cargo capacity of Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer.