- suv 132,817
- below average 1,329
- 10,275 good
- Burlington, KS
- 2 years
- below average 1,329 suv 132,817 gasoline automatic
2010 chevrolet traverse review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Excellent choice for hauling a family. introductionchevy traverse is a large crossover suv. Benefitting from a strong unit-body structure, it makes big, clunky, truck-based suvs practically obsolete, at least when it comes to moving people and cargo. It handles more like a family sedan than like a big suv. The steering is direct and responsive, if light, and the brakes are easy to modulate. The ride is comfortable and much more stable than that of large suvs, which can often bound and lean. The traverse is large, though, so it can be bulky in parking lot and parallel parking maneuvers. power is more than adequate. The traverse comes with a 3. 6-liter v6 that moves it ably from a stop and provides decent passing punch. It makes 281 horsepower, or 288 with the available dual exhaust system. The traverse comes standard with a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy numbers are better than those of most truck-type suvs, but they're less than for the average family car. Given the traverse's spacious interior and eight-passenger capacity, the fuel economy is quite good. The second- and third-row seats fold flat to open up a generous cargo area. Even with all the seats up, there is enough room behind the third row for a week's worth of groceries, and an available power liftgate makes it easy to access those groceries. the controls are easy to reach and operate. Cloth or leather, the front seats are comfortable and supportive. Room in the first and second rows is plentiful, and the third row is bigger than most and is even useful for adults. It's much more pleasant to drive than those vehicles, thanks to dramatically improved ride and handling. Plus, it gets better mileage and is more space efficient on the inside. In short, the chevy traverse is an excellent family vehicle. for 2010, the only change is that a usb port is included with upgrade sound systems. Located in the center console, it connects portable music devices to the vehicle’s audio system and charges batteries of some hand-held items. lineupthe 2010 chevrolet traverse is offered in ls, lt, and ltz trim levels, each with front-wheel drive (fwd) or all-wheel drive (awd). Ls and lt models have a 281-horsepower 3. 6-liter v6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Traverse 1lt fwd 31,745) and 1lt awd 33,745) models add an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, heated power mirrors with turn signals, a trip computer, rear park assist, and p255/65r18 tires on alloy wheels. Other options include a cargo convenience package 130) with a rear cargo cover and cargo net; trailering package 525) with a heavy-duty engine cooler and a trailer hitch; two-panel sunroof 1,400) with a fixed rear panel; a dvd rear entertainment system 2,430) that includes the bose sound system, rear audio controls, and a 110-volt outlet; a dual-screen rear dvd entertainment system 2,010); chrome side steps 635). safety features include dual front airbags, torso-protecting front side airbags, head-protecting side-curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, tire-pressure monitor, traction control and electronic stability control with rollover mitigation. Rear park assist and a rearview camera are optional. walkaroundchevrolet says the traverse is bigger than midsize truck-based suvs such as the chevy trailblazer and is only slightly shorter than a chevy tahoe full-size suv. The traverse shares its architecture with the buick enclave and gmc acadia. Though large, the traverse has a soft, sleek, modern appearance. up front, the traverse features an attractive version of chevrolet's split grille. The headlights start next to the grille and wrap around the front fenders. Horizontal fog lights mirror the headlights about six inches lower. A black air dam below the grille gives the front end a dark lower face. A peak at the center of the hood continues down through the grille and fascia, adding a touch of character. from the side, the traverse appears to have short overhangs for an suv. The window line rises to the rear and that angle increases at the rear windows. A character line is located about a third of the way up each door, and the black front fascia is picked up along the sides by black plastic over the rocker panels. Large wheels and tires keep everything in proportion. Up top, the traverse has black roof rails and an available two-panel sunroof with a fixed rear panel and an opening front panel. at the rear, the traverse features dark tailgate glass that dips down toward the center. The tailgate lifts up and does not have a separate opening glass. The center peak from the front is repeated here, as is the black lower fascia treatment. The total design is well thought out, smooth and stylish. interiorinside, the chevy traverse makes great use of its best-in-class space. Cloth or leather, the front seats are comfortable and supportive, with lots of head and leg room. the second-row bench seat fits three adults easily and there is plenty of head and leg room. With the second-row captain's chairs, there is a handy walkthrough to the third row. Three children can ride comfortably in the third row, and there is also enough head and leg room for two adults to fit back there. Adults won't be comfortable during long trips, though, because of the low height of the seat cushions. in terms of cargo space, the traverse has more room behind the third-row seat (24. 4 cubic feet) than any midsize suv, and gm provides a handy, though shallow, under-floor bin. With the second and third rows folded down, cargo volume is an impressive 116. 4 cubic feet, near the top of the class and almost eight cubic feet more than in the full-size tahoe. Those two rear rows fold easily, each with the flick of a lever, creating a nearly flat load floor. A strap on each section of the split third-row bench makes it easy to pull the seatbacks upright from the tailgate area. An available power rear liftgate also eases access to the cargo area. getting in and out is easy because the traverse sits lower than traditional truck-based suvs. Still, the driver is perched higher than in a car and therefore has a clear view of the road ahead. Visibility to the front is generally good, but the traverse is bigger than it feels, so it can be tough to see over the driver's right shoulder and objects immediately behind might be hidden from view. With this in mind, it makes sense to get the rearview camera. Not only does it add an element of safety, helping avoid the tragic mistake of backing over a child, it also proves to be highly useful in everyday parking situations, making maneuvering in tight quarters easier and quicker. up front, the driver is surrounded by an attractively designed dashboard that has nice graining but uses more hard plastics than customers might expect for a vehicle in this price range. The instrument cluster has two deep-set pods with electroluminescent gauges on a black background. It's easy to read and never washes out in bright sunlight. the center stack features a navigation screen or the radio, plus the climate controls. All of the controls are clearly marked and easy to reach. The radio has an audio input jack but no ipod interface. Models equipped with the navigation system and rearview camera show the.
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