2014 Chevrolet Traverse

2014 Chevrolet Traverse Car Review

I’m Lauren Fix, The Car Coach. The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse is a large crossover SUV with generous cargo room and plenty of technology. Let’s take a closer look.

Model – 2014 Chevrolet Traverse
MPG – 17 City / 24 Hwy
Engine – 3.6L V6 engine with 281 horsepower, while LTZ delivers 288 horsepower.
Price – Starts at $30,510

We test-drove the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse and immediately liked the visibility and seating comfort. For 2014, the Traverse has just a few changes; it’s gained an extra pair of charge-only USB ports and the LTZ top trim level now includes standard forward collision-alert and lane-departure warning systems.

The Traverse offers a very spacious interior that can seat up to eight passengers. Or, with the second- and third-row seats flipped down, there is plenty of cargo capacity. The interior is attractive, with nice styling along with a standard rearview camera and Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment interface, touchscreen navigation and functions which were easy to use and understand.

The Traverse delivers a smooth, confident and quiet highway ride and the V6 engine provides adequate performance.

It is offered in three basic trim levels — LS, LT and LTZ. Standard features on the LS include 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, roof rails, cruise control, front and rear air-conditioning, keyless entry, full power accessories, cloth upholstery, 60/40-split-folding third-row seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a trip computer, Bluetooth, OnStar telematics, a 6.5-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera and a 6-speaker audio system with CD player, USB/auxiliary audio inputs, satellite radio and HD radio.

The top of the line, the LTZ trim includes 20-inch wheels, a blind-spot monitoring system, a rear cross-traffic alert system, forward collision-alert system, lane-departure warning system, power-folding mirrors, second-row captain’s chairs, leather upholstery, a 10-way power driver seat with power lumbar, driver memory seats, ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Also available is a dual-panel sunroof and a rear-seat DVD entertainment.

Competes with:

• Ford Flex
• Mazda CX-9
• Hyundai Santa Fe
• KIA Sorrento
• Buick Enclave
• Toyota Highlander

The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse offers a pleasant ride quality, generous cargo capacity and seating for up to eight people.

Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in that class before making your final decision and for more information, go to our website. I’m Lauren Fix, The Car Coach.


Courtesy of Time Warner Cable News
Aired: 1/10/2014

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