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Chevrolet Traverse

+Trim:



Fuel Economy

City
12.7
L/100K
Highway
8.4
L/100K

Vehicle Dimensions (mm)

5173
1993
3021
1775

2014 Chevrolet Traverse LS FWD

Fuel City 12.7L/100K
Fuel Highway 8.4L/100K
Transmission Automatic
Max Power 210 KW 281 HP
Body Type Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Doors 5
Engine 3.6L
Drive Wheels Front Wheel Drive

2013 Chevrolet Traverse 1LT AWD Road Test Review

It seems that every time I get my hands on one of General Motors’ full-size “Lambda” crossover SUVs it’s fully loaded and therefore
2013 Chevrolet Traverse 1LT AWD
Photo: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press
priced at more than $60k, or at least this was the case for the most recent Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia Denali models I tested, so having this just-over-base Chevrolet Traverse 1LT AWD roll up in front of me was an unexpected delight.

Yes, I’m guessing you might find it odd that I want to test a vehicle with fewer features, and I must attest to normally appreciating the finer things in automotive life like leather seats and trim, powered everything, top-tier infotainment, etcetera, but the opportunity to experience a vehicle like most people order it, with fabric seats, base electronics, and only the usual items powered, not to mention a mid-$40k price tag, makes me feel more like a relevant and therefore useful journalist than a lavishly perked novelist wannabe. The reality is that most people don’t have the $55,590 (including destination) needed to buck up for a fully optioned Traverse LTZ, yet on the other hand the majority of folks will want a few
2013 Chevrolet Traverse 1LT AWD
Photo: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press
more goodies than the base LS offers, although its $34,545 window sticker is tempting. The middle-of-the-road 1LT and 2LT packages are more appealing for their value-packed feature sets yet still offer budget-minded MSRPs of $37,585 and $41,675 respectively. The LTZ starting point is $47,425 by the way; the one I quoted you on previously was with $8,165 worth of extras.

My Traverse 1LT tester wasn’t bare bones, incidentally, pricing out at $44,520 including options and freight. The base LS model already gets all the usual powered features, plus auto headlights, tilt and telescopic steering, and OnStar being a GM, as well as all the expected safety features including tire pressure monitoring, traction and stability control, ABS-enhanced disc brakes and a full assortment of airbags. A rearview camera comes standard too, as does steering wheel switchgear for the cruise control, Bluetooth
2013 Chevrolet Traverse 1LT AWD
Photo: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press
hands-free and the audio system, the latter including satellite radio, an aux jack, USB port (in a very odd and somewhat useless spot atop the dash), and full iPod display on its 6.5-inch colour touchscreen.

On top of this the 1LT gets rid of all the low rent black plastic exterior trim by adding body-colour mirror caps with integrated turn signals and body-colour side mouldings with chrome accents while enhancing the look further with fog lights. The wheel and tire package is also upgraded from 245/70R17 all-seasons on steel rims with covers to 255/65R18s on alloys. What’s more, you can keep all of the Traverse’s extremities shiny, new and free of dents with standard ultrasonic rear parking assist, while the cabin gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote start, and a handy front centre console.

Overall
2013 Chevrolet Traverse 1LT AWD
Photo: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press
the dash is well laid out and looks very upscale thanks to attractive high-quality soft-touch plastics done up to look like beautifully stitched leather. Truly, the Traverse (and the other two Lambda SUVs) is one of the best examples of a mainstream brand upping its quality for a premium-like experience. At least I feel this way below $50k. As soon as it gets up into the $50k-plus-range a lot of similarly priced premium branded SUVs make the Traverse look more entry-level. Still, next to most of its peers it’s impressive. And not only does Chevy cover the dash top and door uppers in nice soft-touch sound absorbing materials, but the pliable experience extends down each side of the centre stack and farther down each door panel. The woodgrain trim looks real too, but unlike the impressive new Impala that goes so far to make its faux wood also feel genuine, the Traverse’s wood doesn't even come close to feeling real.

This
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Photo: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press
reality is just how things are at GM right now. Like all of the General’s brands, Chevrolet is undergoing a pretty extensive metamorphosis and believe me, it’s all for the better. It’s going to take time for full brand continuity of features and parts to be applied to all models, however, so until then there will be some oddities. For instance, if you’re moving up from the smaller Equinox you might be a bit disappointed that the Traverse can’t be had with GM’s cool switchblade-style key, but rather one of the cheapest feeling plastic keys in the industry attached to an equally unimpressive dangling remote. Likewise, the beautiful full-colour standard infotainment screen looks fabulous, but stands in sharp contrast to the base Traverse’s incredibly rudimentary manual single-zone HVAC interface. It’s serviceable, but unusually simple for this class. If you can overlook some of these irregularities, the Traverse is a very nice crossover SUV.

It
2013 Chevrolet Traverse 1LT AWD
Photo: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press
comes standard in eight-passenger configuration, which is rare on its own. So is its standard eight-way powered driver’s seat with power lumbar support no less, although front passengers need to deal with two-way manual adjustment; fortunately it’s a comfortable, supportive seat. The seat upholstery is utilitarian feeling, but I really like it. Those that gravitate toward plusher fabrics might not, however, although you may want to reconsider, as this stuff looks extremely durable. They’re available with three-way seat heaters too, and I must say that I love GM's heated seats. Both bottom cushion and rear seatback heaters are included with separate controls for each, so you can apply heat to just the right area for gentle warmth or therapeutic pain relief.

GM’s new second-row SmartSlide flat-folding 60/40 split-bench seat is a real gem too, easily one of the best I’ve tested in this class. It flips and folds almost any way
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Photo: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press
you could ask of it, getting completely out of the way for accessing the 60/40-split third-row or laying flat for cargo. And there’s a lot of space for gear too, with 682 litres behind the third row and 1,985 behind the second row. Drop all three and it becomes a weekend yard sale warrior with a maximum of 4,362 litres available. Accessing the rear is made easy via a wide opening liftgate, although it’s not powered until you upgrade to 2LT trim.

Incidentally, some of the other 2LT features include auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors, standard heated front seats (optional with 1LT), a 10-speaker Bose audio system, Chevy’s new MyLink infotainment system with Bluetooth audio streaming and voice-activation, rear-seat audio controls and earphone jacks, plus more. My tester came with a SkyScape panoramic sunroof, available on 1LT trim and above, that really lit things up inside.

Visibility
2013 Chevrolet Traverse 1LT AWD
Photo: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press
is important in a big SUV, and the Traverse is easy to see out of no matter the angle. The mirrors are big and effective and even include tiny convex inset mirrors to reduce blind spots, improving confidence behind the wheel.

Confidence should already be riding fairly high, as the big crossover is really easy to drive. It’s capable of darting in and out of city traffic like a much smaller CUV yet tracking effortlessly at highway speeds thanks to its long wheelbase. Ride quality is very good too, a GM specialty. As for quietness, there’s a reason you pay more for the Buick. The Traverse is by no means loud inside, but it doesn’t deliver the same vault-like experience offered by the Enclave. The engine is a bit harsh sounding under full throttle too, but during normal use should be quiet enough.

Getting
2013 Chevrolet Traverse 1LT AWD
Photo: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press
out of the LS basement and into a 1LT gets you variable assist steering, a bonus in just about every situation, but you’ve got to move up to the top-line LTZ to add a little more performance to the Traverse’s 3.6-litre V6, up from the other three models’ 281-horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque to 288 and 270 respectively, a nominal improvement but noteworthy just the same. The LTZ also adds a heated steering wheel, perforated leather seating surfaces, ventilated front seats, Side Blind Zone Alert with cross-traffic alert, and 20-inch alloys rims with 255/55 all-season tires.

I got those 20-inch alloys on my tester, mind you, as they came in the $1,255 All-Star Edition upgrade that also includes the heated front seats, the MyLink infotainment upgrade and a universal remote.

And for
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Photo: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press
those not willing to upgrade to the LTZ, the base engine should be powerful enough and the standard six-speed automatic’s shifts are extremely smooth. There’s a thumb toggle on this gearshift lever that allows DIY shifting if you want, but I just left it in drive and enjoyed the ride. Steering feel isn't too light and isn't too heavy, it's just right, while brake feel is nicely weighted too and very effective in panic situations.

And claimed fuel economy isn’t bad for such a large ute either, rated at 12.7 L/100km city, 8.4 highway and 10.8 combined in front-wheel drive or 13.0, 8.6, and 11.0 respectively in all-wheel drive, as tested.

Overall I like what Chevy has done with the Traverse this year. Some will appreciate its styling departure, away from the truck-like strikethrough grille that’s
2013 Chevrolet Traverse 1LT AWD
Photo: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press
dominated bowtie products in recent years and over to a classier yet more conservatively penned car-like design. I’m guessing most in this family-hauling segment aren’t looking for a radical styling statement anyway, so it should be appealing enough to most.

That pretty well sums up the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse. I can’t see anyone turned off by any aspect of this SUV, and most should be delighted with its impressive interior detailing, fabulously flexible seating system and immense cargo capacity. The Traverse isn’t perfect and is priced a little higher than some it competes against, but it measures up fairly well to the class average while surpassing most rivals in a number of areas. It’s certainly worth a closer look.

Interior

  • Seating: 8 passengers
  • Audio system with AM/FM radio, satellite
    radio, CD player (reads MP3 format)
  • 2 12V in front, 1 12V in rear, 1 12V in
    cargo area
  • Front and rear reading lights
  • Illuminated driver and passenger vanity
    mirror
  • Service interval indicator
  • External temperature
  • Luxury trim: alloy look on center floor
    console, alloy look on doors and alloy
    look on dashboard
  • Carpet floor mats
  • Load restraint: hooks
  • Front seat center armrest
  • Front driver seat : bucket ; details:
    manual lumbar, front passenger seat :
    bucket
  • Third row seats: split-folding split
    bench with seating for three fold flat
    to floor
  • Power steering
  • Ventilation system
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear side windows: wind-up on driver
    side and passenger side
  • Tinted glass
  • Internet navigation system: arrows and
    voice info and mono screen
  • Dashboard console with open storage,
    full floor console with covered storage
  • Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 12.7 ;
    highway= 8.4 ; combined= 10.8 ;
  • Audio Connectivity: AUX jack and USB
  • 6 speakers
  • Remote audio controls: steering wheel
    mounted
  • Cruise control
  • Cargo area light
  • Main dashboard display
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg
    fuel econ and fuel range
  • Floor covering: carpet in passenger
    compartment and carpet in load area
  • Driver and passenger fixed 3rd row
    windows
  • Seat upholstery: cloth
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Rear seats: split-folding split bench
    with seating for three ; details: manual
    recline and manual fore/aft
  • Multi-function steering wheel ; includes
    height adjustment and telescopic
    adjustment
  • Cupholders in front row, rear seats and
    3rd row seats
  • Rear seats secondary ventilation
    controls
  • Rear view mirror
  • Rear window with defroster and
    intermittent wiper
  • Front power windows with 1 express, rear
    power windows
  • Compass
  • Door entry light
  • Privacy glass on rear and rear side
  • 6 speakers
  • Remote audio controls: steering wheel
    mounted
  • Cruise control
  • Cargo area light
  • Main dashboard display
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg
    fuel econ and fuel range
  • Floor covering: carpet in passenger
    compartment and carpet in load area
  • Driver and passenger fixed 3rd row
    windows
  • Seat upholstery: cloth
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Rear seats: split-folding split bench
    with seating for three ; details: manual
    recline and manual fore/aft
  • Multi-function steering wheel ; includes
    height adjustment and telescopic
    adjustment
  • Cupholders in front row, rear seats and
    3rd row seats
  • Rear seats secondary ventilation
    controls
  • Rear view mirror
  • Rear window with defroster and
    intermittent wiper
  • Front power windows with 1 express, rear
    power windows
  • Compass
  • Door entry light
  • Privacy glass on rear and rear side
  • Seating: 8 passengers
  • Audio system with AM/FM radio, satellite
    radio, CD player (reads MP3 format)
  • 2 12V in front, 1 12V in rear, 1 12V in
    cargo area
  • Front and rear reading lights
  • Illuminated driver and passenger vanity
    mirror
  • Service interval indicator
  • External temperature
  • Luxury trim: alloy look on center floor
    console, alloy look on doors and alloy
    look on dashboard
  • Carpet floor mats
  • Load restraint: hooks
  • Front seat center armrest
  • Front driver seat : bucket ; details:
    manual lumbar, front passenger seat :
    bucket
  • Third row seats: split-folding split
    bench with seating for three fold flat
    to floor
  • Power steering
  • Ventilation system
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear side windows: wind-up on driver
    side and passenger side
  • Tinted glass
  • Internet navigation system: arrows and
    voice info and mono screen
  • Dashboard console with open storage,
    full floor console with covered storage
  • Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 12.7 ;
    highway= 8.4 ; combined= 10.8 ;
  • Audio Connectivity: AUX jack and USB

Exterior

  • Roof antenna
  • Body side moulding
  • Chrome/bright trim around side windows
  • Roof rails black
  • Windshield wipers with variable
    intermittent wipe
  • Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger
    and rear passenger : front hinged
  • Underbody protection for engine
  • Roof spoiler
  • Metallic paint
  • Driver and passenger door mirror: black,
    power adjustable
  • Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim
  • Underbody protection for engine
  • Roof spoiler
  • Metallic paint
  • Driver and passenger door mirror: black,
    power adjustable
  • Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim
  • Roof antenna
  • Body side moulding
  • Chrome/bright trim around side windows
  • Roof rails black
  • Windshield wipers with variable
    intermittent wipe
  • Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger
    and rear passenger : front hinged

Mechanical

  • Remote control trunk/hatch release
  • 3.160:1 axle ratio
  • Emissions data: CO2: 5,165 kg/yr
  • Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/manual
    mode ; incl. shifter on floor
  • Powertrain type : combustion
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Electronic traction control (via ABS &
    engine management)
  • Fuel system: gasoline direct injection
  • Independent front strut suspension with
    stabilizer bar and coil springs,
    independent rear multi-link suspension
    with stabilizer bar and coil springs
  • Hill holder
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Electronic traction control (via ABS &
    engine management)
  • Fuel system: gasoline direct injection
  • Independent front strut suspension with
    stabilizer bar and coil springs,
    independent rear multi-link suspension
    with stabilizer bar and coil springs
  • Hill holder
  • Remote control trunk/hatch release
  • 3.160:1 axle ratio
  • Emissions data: CO2: 5,165 kg/yr
  • Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/manual
    mode ; incl. shifter on floor
  • Powertrain type : combustion

Safety

  • 4 disc brakes (4 ventilated)
  • Painted front bumpers, black rear
    bumpers
  • Rear camera parking distance sensors
  • Headlight control with dusk sensor
  • All three rows protected by curtain
    airbags
  • Anti-theft protection
  • Front side airbags
  • Height adjustable front seat belts with
    pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
  • Third row seat belts for driver, third
    row seat belts for passenger, 3-point
    third row seat belts for center
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Low tire pressure monitor displays
    pressure
  • 4 disc brakes (4 ventilated)
  • Painted front bumpers, black rear
    bumpers
  • Rear camera parking distance sensors
  • Headlight control with dusk sensor
  • All three rows protected by curtain
    airbags
  • Anti-theft protection
  • Front side airbags
  • Height adjustable front seat belts with
    pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
  • Third row seat belts for driver, third
    row seat belts for passenger, 3-point
    third row seat belts for center
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Low tire pressure monitor displays
    pressure
  • ABS
  • Immobilizer
  • Headlights: halogen with projector beam
    lens
  • Daytime running lights
  • Remote keyless power locks ; speed
    sensing
  • Intelligent driver and passenger front
    airbag
  • 2 height adjustable head restraints for
    front seats, 2 head restraints for rear
    seats, 2 head restraints for 3rd row
    seats
  • Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat
    belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat
    belts for center
  • StabiliTrak stability control
  • Brake assist system
  • Roll stability control
  • ABS
  • Immobilizer
  • Headlights: halogen with projector beam
    lens
  • Daytime running lights
  • Remote keyless power locks ; speed
    sensing
  • Intelligent driver and passenger front
    airbag
  • 2 height adjustable head restraints for
    front seats, 2 head restraints for rear
    seats, 2 head restraints for 3rd row
    seats
  • Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat
    belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat
    belts for center
  • StabiliTrak stability control
  • Brake assist system
  • Roll stability control

Dimensions

  • External dimensions: overall length
    (mm): 5,173, overall width (mm): 1,993,
    overall height (mm): 1,775, ground
    clearance (mm): 183, wheelbase (mm):
    3,021, front track (mm): 1,721, rear
    track (mm): 1,711 and curb to curb
    turning circle (mm): 12,300
  • Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat
    down: 3,293, all seats in place: 691 and
    third row seats removed: 1,991
  • Fuel tank: 83 litre capacity
  • Power: 281 hp @ 6,300 rpm; 266 ft lb of
    torque @ 3,400 rpm
  • Front and rear steel wheels: 17"x 7.5"
  • Internal dimensions: front headroom
    (mm): 1,026, rear headroom (mm): 1,000,
    front hip room (mm): 1,472, rear hip
    room (mm): 1,467, front leg room (mm):
    1,050, rear leg room (mm): 934, front
    shoulder room (mm): 1,563 and rear
    shoulder room (mm): 1,549
  • Engine: 3.6L V 6 DOHC with VVT
  • Front and rear all-season tires 245/70/S
  • Weights: gross vehicle weight (kg):
    2,908, published curb weight (kg):
    2,128, gross trailer weight braked (kg):
    2,359, gross trailer weight unbraked
    (kg): 907 and payload allowance (kg):
    780
  • Internal dimensions: front headroom
    (mm): 1,026, rear headroom (mm): 1,000,
    front hip room (mm): 1,472, rear hip
    room (mm): 1,467, front leg room (mm):
    1,050, rear leg room (mm): 934, front
    shoulder room (mm): 1,563 and rear
    shoulder room (mm): 1,549
  • Engine: 3.6L V 6 DOHC with VVT
  • Front and rear all-season tires 245/70/S
  • Weights: gross vehicle weight (kg):
    2,908, published curb weight (kg):
    2,128, gross trailer weight braked (kg):
    2,359, gross trailer weight unbraked
    (kg): 907 and payload allowance (kg):
    780
  • External dimensions: overall length
    (mm): 5,173, overall width (mm): 1,993,
    overall height (mm): 1,775, ground
    clearance (mm): 183, wheelbase (mm):
    3,021, front track (mm): 1,721, rear
    track (mm): 1,711 and curb to curb
    turning circle (mm): 12,300
  • Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat
    down: 3,293, all seats in place: 691 and
    third row seats removed: 1,991
  • Fuel tank: 83 litre capacity
  • Power: 281 hp @ 6,300 rpm; 266 ft lb of
    torque @ 3,400 rpm
  • Front and rear steel wheels: 17"x 7.5"

Misc

  • Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
  • Voice activating system; includes phone
    and naviagtion system
  • Bluetooth ; includes phone connection
  • Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,600.00
  • OnStar telematics system : includes
    engine shut down
  • Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,600.00
  • OnStar telematics system : includes
    engine shut down
  • Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
  • Voice activating system; includes phone
    and naviagtion system
  • Bluetooth ; includes phone connection

(K05) Engine Block Heater

Block heater


(V92) Trailering Equipment

Trailer towing preparation includes: trailer hitch Auxiliary transmission cooler Transmission:


(J005) Standard Gloss Paint

Gloss paint


(AH5) Power Driver Seat

Front seat centre airbag Front driver seat : bucket with 5 power adjustments ; details: power height, power lumbar and power tilt


*Disclaimer: Pricing is subject to change without notice, Installed options may also vary by dealer. Price is plus HST. See dealership for final pricing and availability.
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