I was very impressed with the upgrades and how the iPhone integration is seamless—even with two different drivers. Those of you with YouTube selections will let be how this gives you another option to play what you want if you don’t have an iPod but have selected YouTube playlists.
I have the 4 WD Option and for those of you who came through the original blazer years, yes it is a separate option again. Something I felt they should have never changed.
The lines are sleek and with the extra sensors for backup and blind spot control, it becomes an easier vehicle to maneuver—also as the window-scaping is larger, it is easier to see what’s happening around you. I didn’t go for the most expensive Traverse as I do not live in the car for long periods of time where those accoutrements would make a difference.
The fuel saving changed where the vehicle turns off has not affected my driving. In fact this is more in keeping with the way I drive.
The bucket seats in the second row is nice to have and taller people don’t have to wrap their legs around their necks to sit there. So that accounts for the lengthening of the vehicle—well done.
Headroom is also very good and the slope of the hood makes seeing over better. There is now a sizable hidden compartment over the spare which is great. There is also a hidden spot behind the radio console instead of the one on top of the dash that’s suitable to put sunglasses in or your phone out of view.
You still have a sizable glove compartment and the center console. The bucket seats are more defined and control of temperature for each side in the front is good.
For those of you who are physically challenged, as am I, you will welcome how far back the front seat goes and how wide and effortless the driver and passenger, and second row seats are. My 2014 Traverse felt like handling a boat compared to this and as I mentioned above, the additional sensors and window scape makes it easier to view what is happening around you with less contortions. Headroom also is good and the auto seats move well.
I did not request and did not get an adjustable steering wheel and I miss it. The LED lights are great—inside and outside. The backup camera has an LED!!! So much better.
We did have a snow period and it handled well without going into 4WD. So those who don’t need 4WD because you stay home during snowstorms would save money by sticking with the 2WD.