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.





2015 Chevrolet Traverse - TEST DRIVE / REVIEW - Bowman Chevrolet
Visit us at our dealership, or on our website, and make sure to like us on Facebook! (click show more to see links and more about these vehicles) http://www.BowmanChevy.com http://www.facebook.com/BowmanChevrolet?fref=ts __________________________________________________ An in depth review of the brand new Chevrolet Traverse, brought to you by Bowman Chevrolet. Edmunds.com -“2014- Most Popular Large Crossover SUV” -“A Edmunds Rating” -“Edmunds.com Top Rated Vehicle Award NHTSA -5 Star safety rating 2014 and 2015 Kelly Blue Book.com -Kelly Blue Book’s 12 best family cars of 2014 -Traverse has also earned the Best Resale Value Award (2012) U.S. News -Best Car for Families (2013) Cars.com - 2014 Best of the Year Award Traverse features 3 trim levels: LS, LT, and LTZ Colors: Siren Red Tintcoat, Sable Metallic, Blue Velvet Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, White, White Diamond, Champagne Silver Metallic, Black Granite Metallic. Interior: -Premium Cloth: Dark Titanium/Light Titanium, Ebony, (new) Ebony/Saddle Up -Leather: Dark Titanium/Light Titanium, Ebony, Ebony/Saddle Up Traverse features FWD as well as a capable AWD system with power going through a 6 speed automatic transmission the tow/haul mode package gives you the ability for max conventional trailering of up to 5200lbs The 2015 Traverse is incredibly efficient with up to 24 mpg hwy with FWD... that adds up to: 520 highway miles per tank The fuel efficient engine featured in the 2015 Traverse is a powerful 3.6L V6, producing 281 HP If you want even more horsepower, the elegant and Functional Dual Exhaust in the LTZ trim provides 288 hp Traverse provides a class leading 116.3 cubic feet of cargo space, with more than enough space for everyone and everything (to put it in perspective, the Suburban provides 121.1 cubic feet) Class Leading seating allows up to 8 passengers, so you can bring your whole group SMARTSLIDE, giving you the incredibly easy access to the third row. And also provides plenty of legroom in the back there Theres plenty of storage throughout the vehicle, (center console) with smart storage taking advantage of keeping things in reach but out of sight Traverse also has features to help minimize driver distraction Siri Eyes Free allows you to: access calendar entries, have text messages read and respond to them, place calls, or call up music -all from steering wheel controls The 2015 Traverse comes with an NHTSA 5 star safety rating 6 airbags come standard, including side curtain and an industry first front-center air bag. Other features include the Comfort and safety of Onstar free for 6 months, Stabilitrak Traction control, LATCH safety system , ABS, and a Rear Vision Camera, standard. Available advanced safety features include forward collision alert, which uses -crash avoidance technologies which warn you when there is not enough space between you and the car ahead of you to stop safely other optional features include: side blind zone alert lane departure warning and Rear Cross traffic alert Traverse is a great choice for those who want style, form, and function for their busy lives! Created by: Andrew Sergent - Sellers Auto Group





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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