In 2013 Chevy Traverse received a facelift that was more than due since it is in production from 2008. 2014 model was a carryover since nothing was done to enhance its design (both interior and exterior) or performance. 2014 Chevrolet Traverse comes in four different trims: LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ. They all come as FWD or 4WD with 3.6L V6 engine that develops up to 281 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque and with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
2014 Chevrolet Traverse Review
On the outside, Traverse looks more than sharp. A superbly complementing grille and front fascia are giving it a sublime look that stretches all the way to the back of this mid-size crossover SUV and ends with a power-remote liftgate that will open with the push of a button Tail lights are Camaro-inspired and add even more depth to already great looking vehicle.
On the inside, it is more than adequately equipped. Third row of seats can be folded down for improved cargo space which is plenty (116.3 cu ft), together with passenger space. Seats come in premium cloth on lower and in perforated leather on higher trims. Upholstery is made of refined materials which goes well with the ambient lighting. There are up to 12 cup holders (depending on trim) and more than enough storage departments. 6.5-inch diagonal color touch-screen and rear-seat DVD player are immediately noticed as the most entertaining and usefull gadgets there are in 2014 Traverse. There are many other features like Chevy’s MyLink radio or the ability to stream internet radio. Bose’s standard, 10-speaker system or 5.1 surround speaker system give you one of the best possible experiences when it comes to sound. Safety features like StabiliTrak, side blind zone alert, tire pressure monitor system and OnStar system make this crossover SUV as safe as they come.
Fuel efficiency could be a little bit better, but is still admirable to say the least. 2014 Chevy Traverse goes a solid 17 mpg in a city and 24 mpg on a highway. Maybe next model will be more fuel-efficient, it remains to be seen.
2014 Chevrolet Traverse Price
Prices vary depending on a trim level. They go from $30,795 for a stock LS FWD to $43,255 for a stock LTZ 4WD. They can be even higher, considering all of the available optional equipment.
Facelift that it received gave Traverse a new life and what’s even more, time. Time that it will use to remain on the market virtually unchanged for at least a year or so. 2014 Chevrolet Traverse is a spacious, confident crossover SUV that stuns with its looks and is here to stay.
2014 Chevrolet Traverse colors