Used Chevy Traverse
Hopping in on the crossover SUV craze, Chevy released its first generation of the Chevy Traverse in 2009. As a successor to the Uplander and TrailBlazer (also released by Chevy), the first generation stretches from 2009 all the way until now. While a 2016 model technically qualifies as a used Chevy Traverse, consumers don’t have to pay a like-new price to experience what this full-size crossover has to offer. Keep in mind though, that in 2013 the Traverse received a major facelift that drastically changed the model. Apart from that, there weren’t many changes made to the years that followed. Given that 2013 represented the middle of the generation, this makes sense.
It’s still a relatively new model, and it will be interesting to see how Chevy evolves it in the future. But for now, the first generation is currently the only generation of Traverse.
When the Traverse was initially built, Chevy decided that it would ride on the same platform that underpins the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave. This platform is the GM Lambda platform, and has exhibited plenty of success with the other models. At that point in time, it made sense to create a full-size crossover SUV on a similar platform.
With the 2017 model year just around the corner, you’re probably wondering if that qualifies as a new generation. GM has already confirmed that it doesn’t, but it will be the first generation’s final year, which means the 2018 Traverse will have a major redesign for 2018. For the 2017, the only update it receives is the LTZ equipment group renamed “Premiere.” Other than that, the 2017 model carries over the 2016’s primary features, with no other changes.
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2009 Chevrolet Traverse
When it was launched, the 2009 Traverse had a 3.6-liter engine that produced 288 horsepower/270 lb.-ft. of torque. On lower trim levels, the single-outlet exhaust system Traverse only produced 281 horsepower/253 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine pairs to a six-speed automatic transmission, and sends power to either the front wheels (FWD) or all the wheels (AWD), depending on the model that’s chosen. EPA estimates stand at 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway for AWD, and 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway for FWD.
Overall, the performance strikes a nice balance between power and fuel-efficiency for a full-size crossover SUV.
2010 Chevrolet Traverse
In 2010, not much changed. The Traverse still provides balanced performance, great ride quality, spacious seating (eight passengers), lots of cargo space, and top safety scores. Truly everything consumers want and more from a full-size crossover.
In NHTSA crash safety tests, the Traverse scored 5/5 stars in head-on/side-impact collision categories, and a top rating of Good from the IIHS in frontal-offset/side-impact tests. Some of the standard features found on the Traverse are antilock disc brakes, traction/stability control, front seat side-impact airbags, and side curtain airbags. You’ll also get GM’s OnStar service, which includes turn-by-turn navigation, and hands-free phone connectivity.
2011 Chevrolet Traverse
In 2011, heated cloth seats became available in the Traverse LT, and the audio system had its USB input relocated. Other than that, the interior remains the same, and it’s still the real selling point for the vehicle.
An attractive and eye-catching two-tone color scheme, chrome trim, brushed aluminum, and simple to operate/easy-to-read gauges are present. While there’s still a few low-quality plastics floating around, they don’t dominate the cabin by any means. Some might complain the audio and climate control buttons are too similar and small, but the smaller size helps save space in the cabin.
Besides, there’s plenty of room for passengers and storage alike. With seating for up to eight, and 24.4 cu. ft. of storage space behind the seats — 116.4 cu. ft. when seats are folded down — it has a cabin that’s more spacious than most others in the segment.
2012 Chevrolet Traverse
Since there were no major changes for 2012, let’s discuss the trim levels available.
The Traverse comes in LS, LT, and LTZ trim levels. The standard equipment for the LS includes eight-passenger seating, split-folding second-and third-row bench seats, air-conditioning, full power accessories, OnStar, 17-inch wheels, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player. If you consider CDs to be outdated, then satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack will suit your fancy.
The midrange and range-topping trims add even more features, such as second-row captain’s chairs (on the sub 2LT trim), rearview camera, 10-speaker Bose sound system with USB/iPod interface and rear audio system controls, Bluetooth, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Those are only a few of the features, and some of the ones found on the LTZ can be added on to the lower trim as stand alone optional features.
2013 Chevrolet Traverse
Multiple changes came down the pipe for the Traverse during the 2013 model year, such as refreshed exterior styling, improved interior materials, and even a new electronics interface. Additional safety features have been tagged on as well, bumping the overall safety score of the Traverse up to 5/5 stars in the NHTSA.
Although it’s almost completely redesigned, you can still tell it’s a Traverse. The signature split grille design by Chevy is gone, replaced by a front-end that looks a lot better for a crossover of this size, giving it a much more stalwart appearance compared to the previous generation. The new design also has a slimming effect for the Traverse, making its predecessor look extremely bloated. It also has a sharper and more defined rear-end.
The inside also got a nip-tuck treatment. Sculpted surfaces and shapes all run throughout the cabin, creating a more tight-knit, collected feel. The new MyLink infotainment screen sits proudly at the top of the center stack, and offers a touchscreen experience that’s better than the previous models, with more user-intuitive functionality and features.
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2014 Chevrolet Traverse
In 2014, safety was again updated. Now, forward collision-alert and lane-departure warning systems are found on the LTZ trim. Forward collision-alert uses sensors to detect any vehicles or objects in front of the Traverse, and provides an audible alert, allowing you to take evasive maneuvers if required. The lane-departure warning system works in a similar manner as forward collision alert, and provides you an audible warning if you are unintentionally leaving your lane. It senses this by detecting if you signaled to leave your lane or not.
Performance, cargo capacity, passenger space and the technology all remain the same. With the balanced performance and large interior representing the Traverse’s strong suit.
2015 Chevrolet Traverse
Models equipped with the MyLink infotainment system get Siri Eyes Free voice control technology.
This is a feature that’s meant to work with the in-dash audio command center. In this case, the MyLink touchscreen. For iOS users, they can hook their phones up via Bluetooth connectivity and use voice commands to do things like receive or make calls, play music, send and receive texts audibly, access maps, set reminders and a whole lot more.
Along with having the Siri Eyes Free technology, the rear seat entertainment system proves a real winner with backseat passengers.