2010 Chevrolet Traverse Long Term Road Test


2010 Chevrolet Traverse: Reachable

June 08, 2010

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I've written before about feeling small in our 2009 Ford Flex. I can't reach the center controls and feel like a little kid sitting in my father's chair.

Not so in the Chevy Traverse. While the interior is roomy, all of the controls are still well within my reach from the driver seat, even though the Traverse is a bigger vehicle than the Flex.

I ran the two cars through my favorite tool on Edmunds.com, the Comparator. I pulled out the dimensions so you can take a look at them side by side. The dimensions for the Flex from 2009 to 2010 are unchanged.

Exterior

2010 Chevrolet Traverse

2010 Ford Flex

Length

205 in.

201.8 in.

Width

78.4 in.

75.9 in.

Height

72.8 in.

68 in.

Weight

4790 lbs.

4471 lbs.

Wheel Base

118.9 in.

117.9 in.

Interior

2010 Chevrolet Traverse

2010 Ford Flex

Front Headroom

40.4 in.

41.8 in.

Rear Headroom

39.4 in.

40.5 in.

Front Shoulder Room

62 in.

58.4 in.

Rear Shoulder Room

61.3 in.

58.1 in.

Front Hip Room

59.1 in.

55.5 in.

Rear Hip Room

57.8 in.

55 in.

Front Leg Room

41.3 in.

40.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

36.8 in.

44.3 in.

Somehow, in the Traverse I can adjust my seat more comfortably, despite it having fewer power controls than the Flex. The Flex also has adjustable pedals as an option. No matter how I adjust, I can never get situated in the Flex, which is disappointing because I like it. The Chevy Traverse is more comfortable for me.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse in VA is:

$127 per month*
* Explanation
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