My 2009 traverse is a year old and I'm not impressed with the gas mileage. About 16 mpg is the best that I have got. Also, I have tan leather seats and the drivers and passengers seat have black on them, they have been replaced once and now they are doing it again. It's like the leather is not real leather. Even the dealership could not get the black off the leather. Very disappointing.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Well I was raised on Chevy's and for many reasons, fell away from them in the late Seventies. GM finally saw the light and has produced some fine vehicles that compare and surpass in ways the Japanese vehicles. The Traverse is one such vehicle. The smooth quiet ride, the agile handling, the options to please. It may not have an over 30 mpg, but it's a welcome gift for large guys like Myself. It surpasses the Honda Pilot and anyone looking for a roomy SUV/CUV should definitely test drive this vehicle! It also heralds some great safety ratings as well...and the AWD is great in winter conditions. Try it you'll love it!
The Bose stereo is second to none. It was a requirement I had due to my experiences with it on My previous vehicle, which was an Acura, yes that's right.....so be prepared to be pleasantly surprised with this Chevy.
Not sure the sunroof screen is as good as a solid one....but so far no real issues. I'll keep you informed however.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
I have enjoyed this care VERY much! It drives like a dream and is cozy and quiet inside and out. It is wonderful in the snow too, though I haven't driven it in VERY deep snow yet. It sticks to the road and I have yet to slide in bad weather. I feel very safe driving it. My kids love the DVD and XM radio. Gas mileage blows. I think GM needs to be honest in that department. I've had this car for a month now and I can't seem to break 16 mpg no matter what I do. Good thing the car is WONDERFUL in many other aspects...I can overlook the mpg, I guess.
Body style, cargo, camera, DVD shows up on NAV screen while in park, auto lift gate, interior storage, captain's chairs on second row. Radio/Bluetooth controls on steering wheel, leather is gorgeous! etc, etc, etc...
A real, automatic sunroof cover, not just a weird, awkward fabric thing. Bigger buttons for heat/AC and car info. Too much plastic inside. Second row seat has a flimsy plastic latch to move seat forward. NAV is complicated. Probably my fault;-). Maybe a (big) button to lower DVD player.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT2 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
I love my Traverse. The 7 seats are so versatile and I use them all. The leather interior is easy to clean and keep clean. I really love to drive it, very comfortable - especially on road trips. There's so much room in the back! I really love this car.
The three rows of seats with captains chairs in the second row. The fact that the seats fold flat. The auto start button. The dual sunroofs. The buttons on the dash that tell me the air in my tires and gas mileage, etc.
Perhaps work on the gas mileage a little. I get 20.5 mpg and that's fabulous for this car but a few more mpg wouldn't hurt.