How cool is this… After GM hosted the play date for our mom’s group, GM offered to loan me a Chevy Traverse for a week (9 days to be exact). I was thrilled. Since I was a big fan of the two-row Chevy Equinox at the play date, I couldn’t wait to check out the three-row Chevy Traverse. (After all, while I am not ready to switch up cars right now, when I am ready I know I will need a bigger car than I have now.)
So, GM dropped off a Traverse and the keys and it was mine… at least for the next 9 days. When K woke up from her nap, we headed out the to driveway to make the car seat switch. She had a good time climbing around in the car while I checked out all its bells and whistles.
I have really enjoyed driving my Traverse around town, and showing it off to friends. The only bummer is that K got sick on Tues, so I didn’t leave the house Web, Thurs or Fri… LONG DAYS! But my hubby drove the Traverse to the office one day, while I was homebound and he was a big fan too.
The Traverse drives great, it is definitely bigger then my current Acura RDX, so it felt different, bigger, more like a truck then a car like my RDX. But it was surprisingly comfortable and not so big that it was too much for me – I am a big baby and don’t like driving really big cars. (I never felt comfortable driving my husband’s old Land Rover or my mother’s Navigator). So, I was quite happy to discover that this is a big SUV that I feel comfortable driving around town. I was also surprised at its excellent turning radius, I feared it would be a pain to park, but it was a breeze.
There are tons of things to like about the Traverse, but here are some of my highlights:
- Power-Remote Liftgate – LOVE THIS!
- Backup Cam in the Rear View Mirror
- Sliding Middle Row – More Room for Middle or More for 3rd Row
- Easy Access to 3rd Row
- Comfortable Seats
- Storage Everywhere – Seriously Awesome Storage
- Overall Sleek Look and Design
I only had one major complaint about the Traverse, and it is a minor design flaw with the cover for the tether latches. Check out my video. Oh, and before you watch it, K is fine. The little topple didn’t faze her.
Today’s the last day with my Traverse, and I have had a great ride. Thanks GM for loaning me the Traverse allowing me to get a real feel for the SUV.
Disclosure – GM loaned me a Traverse to check out, but all thoughts and opinions are totally my own. No other compensation was received.
Thanks for the review! We are considering the Traverse as an option for our next car.
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