2015 Chevrolet TraverseShawn Rushton - Westminster, CO06/13/2016
I bought the Traverse to replace my 2014 Honda Pilot. I was looking for an 8 seat SUV with s similar overall size to my Honda Pilot, but with some additional legroom for my growing kids. There is a noticeable amount of increased leg room in all rows, with the 3rd row being much better than the Pilot. This was my biggest reason for going for the Traverse.
The Traverse, AWD version, has increased towing capacity over the Pilot as well. I also like the infotainment system better than what I had in the 2014 Pilot.
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.
I love my car!
2016 Chevrolet TraverseAndrea Croyle - Daytona Beach, FL03/15/2017
This car is perfect for a family! It's big, safe and versatile. Gas mileage is decent for an SUV. I love the features. Heated seats, the automatic tailgate and OnStar are my favorite. The only thing I wish the car had is Lane assist. There is a huge blind spot that makes it hard to switch lanes. My next car will be a traverse and it will have parking assist and lane assist.
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