2012 Chevrolet Traverse 3.6L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic w/2LT Consumer Review - 2012 Traverse

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT 4dr SUV AWD w/2LT (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


Overall, I am very pleased with the purchase of this vehicle. However, there are a couple of things that I have found perplexing to say the least. First, the check engine light continues to come on at various times. It does not stay on continuously, but will remain on for a day or so then not come on at all for a day or more. The Chev service department keeps telling me it must be the gas cap since nothing else is showing up when they run the diagnostics. Another issue has been the power steering, which becomes difficult when making the initial turn after backing up. Again, Chev maintenance has been unable to determine why this is happening and attempts to fix have been unsuccessful.

Favorite Features

My favorite features are the Bose speakers, Bluetooth capabilities, and OnStar. The Bose speakers present an amazing difference in the quality of sound compared to other types of speakers used in vehicles today. Well worth the extra cost. With today's ever increasing dependance on technology and need for immediate information, the Bluetooth device synched with a smartphone makes communicating much easier. When placing or receiving a call through the Bluetooth device, the AC and radio are automatically quieted to make conversation easier to hear. OnStar is everything they advertise it to be...awesome; especially for directions when in unfamiliar territory.

Suggested Improvements

The center console does not have cup holders large enough to hold the bigger bottles of water. Because of not having an accessible place to put the bottle it ends up being tossed around the passenger seat and finally in the floorboard. Also, the charger plug is located to close the cupholders and tends to be in the way when in use to charge a cell phone. Another thing, the USB port location follows no logic that I can understand. Not at all sure why it is inside the top dash compartment. Finally, the gas mileage is terrible. It stated 18 city/24 hwy, but on a recent ten hour drive it only averaged 18-20 mpg. Driving around in the city or suburbs yielded only 15 mpg.
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