2014 Chevrolet Traverse

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior quality
  • Standard backup camera
  • Comfortable ride
  • Roominess
  • Acceleration
  • Towing capacity

The Bad

  • Touch-screen too small
  • Touch-sensitive panel replaces some dash buttons
  • Large turning circle
  • Ride with 20-inch wheels (LTZ)
  • Cramped third row

Notable Features of the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse

  • Newly available forward collision alert, lane departure warning
  • Seats seven or eight
  • Available MyLink multimedia system
  • FWD or AWD
  • Available airbag between front seats

2014 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Chevrolet Traverse crossover SUV accommodates seven or eight people in three rows of seats. Like its siblings, the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, the Traverse was mildly updated inside and out for the 2013 model year. The Chevy competes with the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander.
New for 2014
Forward collision alert and lane departure warning are newly available safety features. All models gain two USB ports on the rear of the center console for charging phones and other devices.
Exterior Highlights

  • Automatic headlights
  • Available heated side mirrors
  • Available rear park assist
  • Standard 17-inch steel wheels; 18- or 20-inch aluminum wheels available
  • Available power liftgate

Interior Highlights

  • Seating for seven or eight
  • Bench seat or captain's chairs in second row
  • Available MyLink multimedia system streams internet music
  • Available tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Available navigation system
  • Available backseat entertainment system
  • Available heated and cooled front seats

Under the Hood

  • 281-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 (288 hp with dual exhaust)
  • Engine uses regular gas
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • 5,200-pound towing capacity

Safety Features

  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Backup camera
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for all three rows
  • Available side-impact airbag between the front seats
  • Available blind spot warning system and rea...
Vehicle Overview

The Chevrolet Traverse crossover SUV accommodates seven or eight people in three rows of seats. Like its siblings, the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, the Traverse was mildly updated inside and out for the 2013 model year. The Chevy competes with the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander.
New for 2014
Forward collision alert and lane departure warning are newly available safety features. All models gain two USB ports on the rear of the center console for charging phones and other devices.
Exterior Highlights

  • Automatic headlights
  • Available heated side mirrors
  • Available rear park assist
  • Standard 17-inch steel wheels; 18- or 20-inch aluminum wheels available
  • Available power liftgate

Interior Highlights

  • Seating for seven or eight
  • Bench seat or captain's chairs in second row
  • Available MyLink multimedia system streams internet music
  • Available tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Available navigation system
  • Available backseat entertainment system
  • Available heated and cooled front seats

Under the Hood

  • 281-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 (288 hp with dual exhaust)
  • Engine uses regular gas
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • 5,200-pound towing capacity

Safety Features

  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Backup camera
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for all three rows
  • Available side-impact airbag between the front seats
  • Available blind spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert 
  • Available forward collision alert and lane departure warning

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Love this car!!

by Beccamb20 from Bel Air, MD on August 15, 2018

I absolutely love this car! I was shopping for SUVs, and a friend suggested I look at the Chevy Traverse. So happy I did! This car met all of my needs, and then some, and I couldn't be happier with my ... Read full review

(1.0)

Completely ruined me for Chevy

by Mandathomps from St. Peters, MO on August 13, 2018

I owned this car for a year and got rid of it as soon as humanly possible. I had numerous mechanical issues that became safety issues more than once. My airbag light was on every other time I drove it ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse currently has 4 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Chevrolet Traverse LS

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Chevrolet

Program Benefits

Two Factory-Backed Warranties, CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, Vehicle Inspection & Reconditioning, 3-Day/150-Mile Vehicle Exchange Program, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation, OnStar & SiriusXM Satellite Radio Trial Offers, and a Carfax Vehicle History Report

  • Limited Warranty

    Two Factory-Backed Warranties

    6-Year/100,000-Mile, Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12- Month/12,000-Miles, Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, both with $0 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172-Point Inspection & Reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Traverse received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

B

Infant seat

C

Booster

(second row)

A

Booster

(third row)

A

Latch or Latch system

B

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

C

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

C

Rear-facing convertible

B
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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