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Chevrolet Traverse


Fuel Economy


Vehicle Dimensions (mm)


2015 Chevrolet Traverse LS FWD

Fuel City 14.2L/100K
Fuel Highway 9.9L/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

2014 Chevrolet Traverse LT AWD Road Test Review

When it comes to big family haulers, there are two schools of thought: those who think a minivan is the way to go, and those
2014 Chevrolet Traverse LT AWD
Photo: Simon Hill, Canadian Auto Press
who believe a three-row crossover is the better alternative. Chevrolet falls squarely into the latter camp, having replaced its Uplander minivan with the three-row Traverse crossover for the 2009 model year.

Available in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, the Traverse is a nicely proportioned crossover with a straightforward sense of style and purpose. It has changed only slightly since its introduction, with a refresh for the 2013 model year that saw it get a new (and to my eye far better looking) grille and front fascia, together with redesigned Camaro-like taillights and a refreshed interior featuring improved materials and a restyled dashboard to create a decidedly more upscale ambience. For 2014, the only new changes are the addition of a couple extra USB charging ports, and newly available lane departure warning and forward-collision alert (standard on LTZ models and optional on 2LT trim).

2014 Chevrolet Traverse LT AWD
Photo: Simon Hill, Canadian Auto Press
for all trim levels, whether front-wheel or all-wheel drive, comes from a 3.6-litre V6 hooked up to a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine produces 281 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque in stock form, and the LTZ trim adds a dual exhaust that bumps the power up to 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of twist.

On the road the engine and transmission do a perfectly good job of motivating the 2,196 kg all-wheel drive Traverse, and I found that the big crossover had plenty enough power to get ahead of traffic when needed. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes about 8.5 seconds, which is pretty good for a vehicle of this size, but you can definitely hear the engine labouring away when you push it, partly because the transmission keeps the revs quite high in order to provide reasonable performance.

2014 Chevrolet Traverse LT AWD
Photo: Simon Hill, Canadian Auto Press
Canada's city/highway/mixed fuel economy ratings for the AWD version are 13.0 / 8.6 / 11.0 L/100km, and in mostly city driving I got north of 15 L/100km which is about on par with what I've previously managed in the Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, and even the Dodge Grand Caravan in similar city driving.

Ride and handling are better than in a typical minivan or full-size SUV. The Traverse isn't quite sedan like, but it does have reasonably precise steering, a solidly planted feeling around corners, and a smoothly comfortable ride. It is large, however, and you notice this when manoeuvring in tight quarters. That said, it's smaller than a full-size Suburban, and not really much different from your average minivan, and it does come with a standard backup camera, which helps a great deal. The brakes react with confidence to provide decently quick stops,
2014 Chevrolet Traverse LT AWD
Photo: Simon Hill, Canadian Auto Press
and independent testing ranks the Traverse as better than the average crossover in this department.

Inside, the Traverse provides very good room for a crossover. The front seats offer plenty of space in every dimension, although my wife felt that the seat squab was a bit short (I didn't have this complaint myself, so it's possible she simply hadn't yet found the sweet spot with the optional eight-way adjustable passenger seat). Her bigger complaint related to the headrests, which are relatively bulky, extend a fair ways forward and downward, and can't be adjusted fore and aft. I found them merely a little awkward at times, but for my wife they caused uncomfortable interference with her ponytail no matter how she set her seat.

The middle-row seats generally got good reviews from my staff of teenage critics, or at least they did once said teens finally figured out how to slide the seats aft, which
2014 Chevrolet Traverse LT AWD
Photo: Simon Hill, Canadian Auto Press
isn't easy if you've already loaded up the cargo space behind them. My 2LT test vehicle was fitted with a 60/40 split-folding second-row bench to provide seating for eight, but second-row captains chairs are the standard arrangement with 2LT and LTZ trims. The LS and 1LT trims get the standard second-row bench as standard, with the captains chairs an option for 1LT trim.

The third row seats offer enough space for a couple of adults for short trips, and good space for a couple of kids for longer trips. Three-across seating is possible, but best restricted to shorter runs with kids. I liked that there was decent elevation between the seat squab and the floor, a dimension that's often very tight in three-row crossovers.

From a purely practical standpoint, the Traverse offers more cargo space than just about anything other than a full-size Suburban or an actual minivan. With all the seats
2014 Chevrolet Traverse LT AWD
Photo: Simon Hill, Canadian Auto Press
folded you can stuff 3,293 litres worth of stuff inside, compared to 4,049 litres if you had a Dodge Grand Caravan. With the second-row seats in place there's 1,991 litres of space, and with all seats deployed there's 691 litres, which is still enough for a full load of groceries, a nice picnic lunch, or a whole lot of soccer gear. Folding the seats is accomplished quickly and easily with the pull of a single lever or strap for each seatback.

Equipment-wise, the base front-wheel drive Traverse LS — which starts at $36,595 including the $1,700 destination fee — has all the key equipment required by families, including two-zone manual climate control, power locks with keyless entry, power windows, a big centre console, cruise control, tilt and telescoping steering, and a six-speaker AM/FM/XM/CD audio system with USB port, auxiliary input, and Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity. Standard safety equipment includes traction control,
2014 Chevrolet Traverse LT AWD
Photo: Simon Hill, Canadian Auto Press
stability control, six airbags, and Chevrolet's OnStar in-vehicle communications.

The standard seating material is cloth, with leather upholstery optional on 2LT trim (as in my test vehicle), and perforated leather standard on the LTZ. The dash is soft-surfaced, as are the armrests, console top and a few other bits, but for the most part the interior is built from basic rigid plastic, and I did notice a few misaligned edges at some of the joints. On the plus side, I quite liked the standard blue ambient lighting strips hidden inside the dashboard's silver-coloured plastic trim.

The 1LT bumps the price up to $39,595 including destination for the front-drive version and adds a few pieces of additional equipment including fog lights, park-assist sensors, 18-inch aluminum wheels instead of 17-inch steelies, body-coloured mirrors and some exterior trim. Inside, the additions are limited to a
2014 Chevrolet Traverse LT AWD
Photo: Simon Hill, Canadian Auto Press
leather-wrapped steering wheel, eight-way power driver's seat, and an extra airbag between the driver and passenger. Selecting 1LT trim, however, does open up the options list to allow a lot more à la carte personalization compared to base trim.

The 2LT starts at $43,645 destination in and includes everything from the 1LT plus a power liftgate, auto-dimming mirrors, three-zone automatic climate control, universal garage door opener, heated front seats, second row captains chairs (a bench becomes optional), and a 10-speaker Bose premium audio system with MyLink connectivity, Bluetooth streaming audio capability, Stitcher radio, and independently-controllable rear headphone jacks. The 2LT also opens the options list further, although one option that's notably not available is pushbutton start — I found it rather quaint to be twisting an old-school key in a vehicle rocking leather seats and a $45K-plus price tag.

2014 Chevrolet Traverse LT AWD
Photo: Simon Hill, Canadian Auto Press
trim, which starts at $49,845 including destination with front-wheel drive, gets everything in the 2LT while adding the power-enhancing dual exhaust, power-folding exterior mirrors, bigger 20-inch wheels, unique exterior detailing, perforated leather upholstery with an eight-way power passenger seat, dual memory settings for the driver's seat and mirrors, heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, and the previously-mentioned new-for-2014 standard lane departure warning and forward collision warning. My 2LT test vehicle had these as optional add-ons, and they work as expected, beeping to alert you if you drift out of your lane without signaling, or beeping and flashing if you fail to brake in reasonable time when approaching another vehicle from behind.

My test vehicle also included a whole bunch of other optional equipment including a
2014 Chevrolet Traverse LT AWD
Photo: Simon Hill, Canadian Auto Press
heavy-duty trailering package (the Traverse can tow up to 2,359 kg), a rear seat entertainment package, navigation, dealer-installed running boards, and the leather seating with eight-way powered passenger seat. In total these extras added $6,515 to the model’s base price (which is $45,045 including destination for the AWD version), for an all-up price including destination of $51,560. That would certainly get you a whole lot of minivan with money left over, but it's competitive with other similarly equipped crossovers such as the Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe XL, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota Highlander. And let's face it, if you fall into the crossover camp, a minivan just won't do.


  • Seating: 8 passengers
  • Audio system with AM/FM radio, satellite
    radio, CD player (reads MP3 format),
    touch screen and colour screen
  • 2 12V in front, 1 12V in rear, 1 12V in
    cargo area
  • Front and rear reading lights
  • Illuminated driver and passenger vanity
  • 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 :
  • 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= 14.2 ;
    highway= 9.9 ; combined= 12.3 ;
  • Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX
    jack front and USB
  • 6 speakers
  • Remote audio controls: steering wheel
  • 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, carpet in load area and
  • Driver and passenger fixed 3rd row
  • 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
  • Cupholders in front row, rear seats and
    3rd row seats
  • Rear seats secondary ventilation
  • 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


  • 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


  • Remote control trunk/hatch release
  • 3.160:1 axle ratio
  • Emissions data: CO2: 5,890 kg/yr
  • Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)
  • Transmission: Hydra-Matic 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


  • 4 disc brakes (4 ventilated)
  • Painted front bumpers, black rear
  • Rear camera parking distance sensors
  • Headlight control with dusk sensor
  • All three rows protected by curtain
  • 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
  • ABS
  • Immobilizer
  • Headlights: halogen with projector beam
  • Daytime running lights
  • Remote keyless power locks ; automatic
  • Intelligent driver and passenger front
  • 2 height adjustable head restraints for
    front seats, 2 head restraints for rear
    seats, 2 head restraints for 3rd row
  • 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


  • 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: 3,294, 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, rear shoulder
    room (mm): 1,549, 959, 1,227, 843 and
  • 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):
    2,108, gross trailer weight braked (kg):
    2,359, gross trailer weight unbraked
    (kg): 907, payload allowance (kg): 800,
    Manufacturer’s own, 2,908 and 2,359


  • Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
  • Cellular phone
  • OnStar telematics system : includes
    engine shut down and advanced auto
    collision notification
  • Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,650.00
  • Voice activating system; includes phone
    and naviagtion system
  • Bluetooth ; includes phone connection

(K05) Engine Block Heater

Block heater

(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

(V92) Trailering Package

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

*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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