2012 Chevrolet TraverseChris - Orange County, CA07/25/2014
With four kids, we needed something bigger than a small SUV, but my wife and I dreaded the thought of getting a minivan. Larger crossover SUVs like the Traverse looked perfect. We spent a couple of years looking at what was available, and decided the Traverse met our needs the best.
One of my biggest gripes in a crossover versus a minivan is the lack of rear cargo space when all of the seats are up. That said, one benefit of the rear 40-60 bench is that one of the bench seats can be placed up (with two benches this gives us 4 rear seats), while the other two seats can be left down to accommodate more luggage.
It handles like a truck, but I love the extra space and sleek styling.
Traverse for the Mrs.
2011 Chevrolet TraverseRich - Travelers rest, SC02/14/2015
My wife and I were shopping for an SUV because she grew tired of minivans. She saw a traverse and fell in love. She likes being up off the pavement higher than the van and likes the third row seat. She also likes how the seats in the rear and middle fold forward flat for hauling large items.
Me being mechanically minded had questions about the traverse's 3.6L engine. I found some reports of the timing chain jumping out of time. I researched and talked to 3 or 4 mechanics. Two who work for a Chevrolet dealer. They told me that changing the oil regularly (about 4 to 5k miles on full synthetic which is what the manual calls for) will keep the chain running smooth.
Fuel mileage is good at about 22 on the interstate. Ride is comfortable.
Hate the car.
2010 Chevrolet TraverseE Petrofske - Leola, PA01/17/2016
I have had to take the car to the garage at least once a month not more for some sort of issue. I only bought it sept 2015! From tires, lights, and a recall! You can not change anything yourself in this car like the oil or a light bulb. Everything is a pain!
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