2012 Chevrolet Traverse consumer reviews

$29,660–$31,660 MSRP range
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76% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 4.3
  • Reliability 4.1
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2012 Chevy Traverse 2LT

The car is great for comfort, styling, capacity, and accessories. I have a problems with the low beam and rear bulbs blowing every few months; there is oil blowback into the intake that causes the sensor to trip and the engine goes into anti-theft mode and cuts the engine power to a crawl; the heat comes on when it wants to; the ac compressor went out; the rear lift gate doesn't go all the way up, it reverses half way up and closes; the buttons for automatic windows on driver side stopped working; other than the above listed items, I love the car.


Was not informed about any recalls

I've had to take it in several times and the air bag on passenger side made a ticking noise which is annoying.the seats are not made for durable wear I had a heavy person actually break my passenger side seat where the control panel is.its all plastic..the ac unit is not working the passenger gets hot air drivers side is cold. And not to mention that I was able to look under the engine and some of the bolts are gone to hold the engine together .



One big pile of junk. Constant need of repairs. Chevy should be ashamed to have produced such a horrible vehicle. In about a 1 to 2 year period when hit 100000 miles... motor went $6500, a/c evaporator, cooling fan unit ($1500) ; struts; buncho of other stuff as well.. Spent between $10000 and $11500 on repairs during those 1-2 years. I was at a chevy quick oil change and they said that the 2012 was known to be a pile of junk. Again and foremost, Chevy should be ashamed of this product and cutting large check to those unfortunate enough to have purchased one. I won't buy chevy ever again.


My last Chevy

I've always been a Chevy owner, but this is my last Chevy. There's many reasons I am not happy. It's hard to access the second back seat. Seat back don't lay flat. The positioning of the battery is rediculous. I've had nothing but problems with this vehicle. ABS, Stabilitrack, All wheel drive turns off randomly. It's seems as though it's not the quality I'm used to with Chevy.


Great Vehicle

This car meets all my needs and I Love it! Lots of room! Still learning some of the controls but will get it down. Smooth ride for sure.


Great car for a great price!!

Love it!! its exactly what we was wanting and within our budget! Would definitely recommend this car for anyone and especially those with kids. The 3rd row makes it perfect for Friends or Family to all pile in one vehicle together and allow plenty of space for all.


Very happy buyer

Great size family vehicle. I love the V6 and it’s very nice for its age. Well designed. Most people assume that it’s new. Very roomy for my terms and all of our stuff.


Great but has issues

I had one for 3 years (due to finances), but every time the tachometer was between 1 & 2 rpm the car would start to stutter until I got it above the 2. I had to replace the starter twice within 6 months, tires are not a common tire size (so they cost more). Transmission started slipping, got it to a shop & they wanted $5200 for a new transmission, another shop said $5000 and another said $4700. It was safe, great to drive other than the mechanical issues.


Great product

This car is very well designed with comfort and safety in mind. Would buy again. Very smooth ride. Love the twin moon roofs and second row captians seats


Comfortable car to drive

I love the comfort and all the features this car has to offer. It is roomy but is easy to drive. A nice car at a reasonable price.