2014 Chevrolet Traverse

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$30,795

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

19

Combined MPG

8

Seating capacity

203.70” x 69.90”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

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

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • 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 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse?

The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse is a large, three-row SUV with seating for seven or eight. It's available in four trim levels: LS, LT w/1LT, LT w/2LT and LTZ. It competes with the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, Mazda CX-9, Toyota Highlander and Hyundai Santa Fe.

What's New on the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse?

For the 2014 model year, forward collision alert and lane departure warning are newly available. All trims gain two USB ports in the rear of the center console for charging electronic devices.

How Does the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse Compare to Other SUVs?

Although the available navigation system on the Traverse may deter some drivers, overall this SUV can stand up to any of its competitors. When fully equipped, the Traverse sits at the top of the pack.

What Features on the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse Are Most Important?

The 2014 Chevy Traverse is equipped with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine producing 281 horsepower, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. All trims can be had with either front- or all-wheel drive.

Significant standard features include automatic headlights, 17-inch steel wheels and a bench seat in the second row. Noteworthy available features include second-row captain's chairs, heated side mirrors, rear park assist, 18- or 20-inch aluminum wheels, a power liftgate, the MyLink multimedia system, tri-zone automatic climate control, navigation, a backseat entertainment system, and heated and cooled front seats.

Standard safety amenities consist of all-disc antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, a backup camera, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for all three rows. Optional safety features include an available side-impact airbag between the front seats, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning and lane departure warning.

Should I Buy the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse?

The Traverse's high-quality, spacious interior, plus a comfortable ride and standard backup camera, make the Traverse a standout in the segment, but its touchscreen is too small, and some dash buttons have been replaced by a frustrating touch-sensitive panel. A large turning circle may also make maneuvering a bit difficult.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

1.0

Great while it last but would not recommend again

I loved my car for the first few years I had it, within the last year I’ve had to put at least $4,000 into it. The digital panel where it started range til e and all the good stuff dims and you can’t see, my water pump went out, my power steering went out, my high pressure fuel pump went out, not to mention to get a tuneup you have to take it to a garage to take the manifold off to get the job done, and now my motor is toast…there are holes in my pistons…10/10 do not recommend…but I will say it was a nice car while it lasted but way too many issues and a crappy engine.

3.0

Haunted electrical system!

After I paid it off..approximately after 3years, the electrical system started malfunction. Windows wouldn't work consistently. Then one by one another electrical malfunction would show up. The dealer could never fix it and would never admit there was a problem or the fact there was a problem. Probably had no idea what to do. So..now..only one window works.. the tire pressure indicator is incorrect.. the back up camera stopped for 2 months then miraculously fixed itself before the new one could be installed..Lucky me! It's stopped a few more times since but corrected itself. YAY! The interior light on the shift console works occasionally. My engine light is on indicating my catalytic converters are malfunctioning. Though, last year it passed the smog test. My driver's parking light stopped working but the turn indicator works..same bulb.. that circuit it out or the bulb is too loose to connect..who knows. I pounded on the plastic cover once and it came on..haha.. but not for long. BOO. I would get another car but I can't afford it right now. OH..almost forgot..the driver's seat is falling apart.. the seat adjusters are falling apart.. have it taped to hold it together. I'm normal weight so that should not affect it. So..there you have it. I HATE the fact the driver's side window doesn't work!

1.0

Good for mock crash scene is about all

It spends the majority of its time in a mechanic shop, the lights on the dash will burn out before you find all the problems. Shifts like car that just got out of a demolition derby. A/C…better off using the windows, that’s if they actually work long enough to roll them up and down. Wobbles like Willy Nelson’s tour bus and get about the same gas mileage. Would recommend only to someone creating a mock crash scene.

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Safety

Based on the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
5
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
16.9%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
36 months/36,000 miles
Powertrain
60 months/100,000 miles
Maintenance
24 months/24,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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