2013 Chevrolet Traverse first drive | Consumer Reports

General Motors updated their popular car-based, 3-row SUVs for 2013. Consumer Reports drove a Chevrolet Traverse, but similar detail changes were made to the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave. Watch more videos: http://bit.ly/ORzFvt

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2013 Chevrolet Traverse
When Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder says large-family-vehicle shoppers would be "nuts" not to consider the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, he means the Traverse-averse literally should seek psychiatric help. Although we weren't crazy about the Traverse in a 2012 three-row crossover comparison, the 2013 model is strong, with improved exterior styling, upgraded interior materials and a comfortable ride in all three rows. Beware, however, of lackluster multimedia controls and a squeaky center console, he cautions.





2013 Chevrolet Traverse
From the 2012 New York International Auto Show, Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look at the 2013 Chevy Traverse. The bow-tie brand's largest crossover gets an update for 2013. The three-row Chevrolet Traverse gets a more stylish-looking grille along with more exterior chrome trim for an overall polished look. Inside, a new center airbag joins the Traverse's list of standard safety features. Other cabin improvements include higher-quality materials throughout the interior. The center stack has also been updated, with touch-sensitive controls replacing traditional buttons.





Road Test: 2013 Chevrolet Traverse/Buick Enclave/GMC Acadia
GM's trio of full-size crossovers gets makeovers. MotorWeek's John Davis with the road test review of the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, 2013 Buick Enclave and 2013 GMC Acadia.





2013 Chevrolet Traverse Test Drive & Crossover SUV Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/traverse/2013/?id=32972 For the 2013 model year, the Chevrolet Traverse gets a minor refresh that includes updated exterior features like a new front grille, fascia, and rear taillights. The Traverse is essentially a replacement for Chevy's minivan segment and has been selling extremely well since 2009. In the last 4 years over 400k vehicles have been sold. Everything about the Traverse is designed to make it easy for families to get in and out. Seating is for either 7 or 8 passengers depending on if you want Captain's Chair in the second row. The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse has a base price of $30,510. Chevrolet has made some enhancements to the 2013 Traverse, when a car gets to be about 3 years old a refresh in usually not far behind. And that's what has happened with the Traverse. Besides the exterior changes mentioned above, there have been interior changes to the dash and center stack. One thing that did not change was the engine. The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse is powered by a 3.6 liter V-6 motor that makes 281 horsepower and 266 lb-ft. of torque. The 6-speed automatic transmission is becoming a little bit outdated but the Traverse still manages fuel economy ratings of 17 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway. As a driver of a Crossover SUV you want the controls to be easy to read and very accessible. Chevy has done a great all around job but the one complaint would have to be the size of the navigation screen. It is very small by today's standards measuring only 6.5 inches where a vehicle like the Chrysler 300 has an 8.5 inch screen. Overall the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse is a great driving car. One of the things you want with a vehicle like this is good visibility and a small turning radius. The Traverse satisfy's both of these requirements. The Traverse is just one of many full-sized crossovers on the market and it should continue to sell well. See More Car Videos http://www.autobytel.com/car-videos/?id=32972 Join Our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/autobytel




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