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2013 Chevy Traverse LT SUV

2013 Chevrolet Traverse Review

(0 Stars)  New sheetmetal, same utility.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
The Traverse gets an exterior refresh and debuts the new face of Chevy crossovers. It’s not groundbreaking, but the new look is handsome, if a bit bland. Inside, changes include a revised center stack, fully adjustable headrests, an eight-way passenger seat, upgraded materials, and chrome accents. The Traverse gets an industry-first front center air bag designed to protection front occupants during a side collision.
Overview
In size and capability, the Traverse bridges the gap between the Tahoe and the Equinox. It has a standard split-folding third row—only suitable for children or small adults—and, when fitted with the second-row bench, can seat up to eight people. In terms of capability, it can’t tow as much as larger body-on-frame SUVs like the Tahoe or the Suburban, but for most people, the more-fuel-efficient Traverse is the better bet. It is available with the same amenities as those big SUVs, such as a power liftgate, a rearview camera, a Bose stereo, and navigation, plus it can be similarly dressed up with optional eighteen- or twenty-inch wheels or chrome dual-exhaust pipes. The dual exhaust has the added benefit of increasing the output of the 3.6-liter V-6 to 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The Traverse’s cabin has the same dual-cockpit layout as in the smaller Equinox, with a sweeping dash, rich color choices, and cool blue accent lighting. Its siblings, the GMC Acadia and the Buick Enclave, are trimmed in nicer materials and have more stylized exteriors, but the Traverse undercuts the prices of those vehicles by thousands of dollars with comparable standard equipment. Even when compared with fresher competitors such as the Ford Explorer or the Honda Pilot, the Traverse holds up well in terms of style, quality, and value.

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2013 Traverse LT Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.6L V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 17 MPG city, 24 MPG highway, 19 MPG combined and 418 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
22.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 281 hp @ 6,300 rpm; 266 ft lb of torque @ 3,400 rpm

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'13 Chevy LT SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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Full Spare Tire
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