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2014 Chevrolet Traverse Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: 2014 Chevrolet Traverse after 2 1/2 years by schwegwl

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Reviewed: 2014 Chevrolet Traverse

4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

2014 Chevrolet Traverse Love Letter

Conclusion

This vehicle has been driven for 30 months, has met every expectation and serves the purpose for which it was purchased very well. The 3.6L V-6, coupled with the 6 spd auto, is smooth and the only time a shift is perceptable is when it's "kicked down" for some purpose. I would reccommend the 20 inch wheels as that size tires and wheels seem to enhance an already smooth ride. Except for one tire destroyed by a piece of steel at 70mph, the original equipment tires have 85500 miles and are still serviceable, a record for OEM tires in my experience. Since this vehicle replaced a 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6, most travel is accomplished with the third seat folded down and deck loaded to the ceiling; consequently fuel mileage is average. No repairs, major or minor have been required; maintenance has been performed as outlined in the owner's manual by the selling dealer. It is equiped with all of the electronics plus an after market Wi-Fi Hotspot. The navigation system is used on all trips even when the route is known. This is because of the information provided about road conditions, miles remaining to the destination, estimated time of arrival and the turn and exit prompts. The turn and exit prompts and road conditions are especially helpful in major cities such as Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, Detroit or Atlanta. The only change I would make when I replace this vehicle is to purchase the up-level Acadia under the GMC badge. This is primarily due to the quality of the interior trim though the LTZ level seats and IP in this vehicle are very well done.

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Response from NormT

7:56 pm August 24, 2017

Good news on the Traverse. They are supposed to one of the better 3-row crossovers. The combined sales of the Acadia, Enclave, and the Traverse have been leading the sales for all 3-row vehicles.

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