2014 Chevrolet Traverse

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2014 Chevrolet Traverse
2014 Chevrolet Traverse

Key specs

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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

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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 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


Not pleased so far.

electrical problems! Master door lock defective. driver side lock not working same time as other Three. bottom driver side door pin worn; door not solid. lock switch driver side defective. gas cap causing vacuum leak (engine light). Car not insulated properly, noisy wind and tires. Car has 160,000 miles, a disappointment for the number of miles, would not recommend to anyone, GM no more. The previous is my personal opinion. Please note also, there are many recalls on this vehicle.


Chevy shake or death rattle

I honestly can’t believe this vehicle has high reviews. When this vehicle was about 4 years old it started shaking with shifting. We tried changing transmission fluid and adding an additive. By 2019 the transmission was completely gone. We had to pay more than we owed on the vehicle to have the transmission rebuilt. Chevy has a recall on its bigger more expensive vehicles for the condition they call the Chevy shake because of chronic transmission problems but not this vehicle. We’ve had a plethora of electrical, radio and lighting issues. I’d say I just got a lemon but my daughter has a GMC Acadia the same year and it did the exact same thing at the 5 year mark. I also know 2 other traverse owners who’ve had similar transmission problems. The value of this vehicle fell so quickly that it’s not even worth a fraction of what other suvs are for the same year and class. I would say avoid this vehicle at all cost. But if you want to roll the dice still I got one you can purchase for next to nothing. Lol!


Traverse let me know yall problems with the 2014 m

Transmission is vibration on take off and some speeds. Sometimes about 50 give it gas and it vibrates. Anyone else have this problem. Please let me know.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
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)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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