Chevrolet Traverse

Chevrolet Traverse

About Chevrolet Traverse

With its 3-row seating, spacious cargo bay and handsome styling, Chevrolet’s 2017 Traverse crossover SUV makes an ideal family vehicle. Although it lacks more advanced driver-assist systems found on the Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer, the Traverse is still safe, competent and desirable. Mimicking the ride height and family-hauling abilities of the larger Tahoe SUV, the Traverse outmaneuvers its sibling with a more sedan-like ride and better handling. Although the V6-powered Traverse crossover SUV can’t haul or pull like a Tahoe can, it can tow up to 5,200 pounds. Not as fresh or fuel-efficient as some newer competitors, the Traverse still offers such desirable features as 7- or 8-passenger seating, a big cargo hold behind the 3rd-row seat and an exceptionally quiet cabin.

LATEST MODEL
2017 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2017?
2017 Chevrolet Traverse

Chevrolet’s 2017 Traverse SUV is relatively unchanged from last year, with an all-new 2018 model set to debut next year. Last year’s LTZ is replaced by the Premier trim while a new, lower-priced base LS 1SM is introduced.

  • Expert Rating: 7.7
  • Consumers Rating: 8.2
  • MPG 15|22
2016 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2016?
2016 Chevrolet Traverse

The 2016 Traverse soldiers on for another year with minimal updates. All models now include GM's OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi that makes the Traverse a rolling hotspot (subscription required after 3-month trial). A new package adds leather seating, blind-spot monitoring and other features to the mid-trim LT.

2015 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2015?
2015 Chevrolet Traverse

Changes are minimal as the 2015 Traverse soldiers on. The most significant updates are Siri Eyes Free iPhone integration, a revised wheel appearance, and new exterior and interior color choices.

2014 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2014?
2014 Chevrolet Traverse

For 2014 the Traverse adds twin USB ports for 2nd-row passengers to keep electronic devices powered up. Forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning are added to the Traverse's roster of safety features.

2013 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2013?
2013 Chevrolet Traverse

The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse has a design freshening that's most notable in the front fascia. The new Traverse also features the MyLink infotainment system and what Chevy says is the industry's first front-center airbag.

2012 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2012?
2012 Chevrolet Traverse

The mirrors on the LTZ are now power folding, heated and have a driver's-side auto-dimming feature. The LT2 gets the same mirrors, only they must be folded manually.

2011 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2011?
2011 Chevrolet Traverse

Changes for 2011 are limited to some new paint colors, a relocated USB port and the availability of heated cloth seats on LT models.

2010 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2010?
2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Premium radios gain a console-mounted USB port which can connect and charge some portable music devices to the vehicle's audio system.

2009 Chevrolet Traverse
What's new for 2009?
2009 Chevrolet Traverse

While closely related to the Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave, the Traverse puts Chevrolet's own spin on the popular platform and represents the company's first foray into the full-size crossover segment. GM's most visible brand hopes to draw in loyalists as well as new customers looking for that unique Chevrolet combination of affordability, reliability and sportiness.

Consumer Reviews

Wonderful vehicle

By on Monday, February 13, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 23,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "EVERYTHING"

Cons: "dash items, clock, temp, compass"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have always had 4WD and had to step down. I do love everything about the Traverse except maybe the dash items. I have all of the bells and whistels but the clock is inconvenient and too small when you have the navigation or radio info on. the compass is VERY difficult to see at a glance and only on when the nav is on. the outside temp is only where the driver can see it and only on a specific view of options. otherwise, AWESOME!!!"

20 people out of 20 found this review helpful

Best vehicle I have owned

By on Tuesday, July 21, 2009

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"I love this vehicle - I owned a Durango before this and there is no comparison. The kids love it, the hubby loves it and so do I. I like that it is easy to park, pack my groceries in and take the kids to football practice. I can also haul all the in-laws if I want too. Awesome vehicle - wouldn't trade it for anything."

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Excellent automobile

By on Thursday, November 3, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great car."

Cons: "Gas milage could be better."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Only negative is that the Wi-Fi and navigation options are oversold and mis-leading. I pay for the Sirius separately and pay monthly for navigation but the navigation is very limited. I went to Chicago to visit my son and ran out of data half way thru the trip. We contacted customer service on the trip and they were not helpful at all."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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