2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT2 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
I've had my 2LT Traverse for over a year now and am still LOVING it!! It's way fun to drive and plenty roomy inside. No complaints about quality or reliability at all. My mpg is averaging 18-19 even though I drive like a hellion on twisty-turny country roads. If my hubby drives on longer trips, he'll get 22-23 mpg. I had a Ford Edge before this and its EPA estimates were the same, but it got better mileage in real life. I had the jerky tranny problem too for a long time, but at 20,000 miles it seems to have smoothed out nicely. I had trouble with the headrests also, but fixed it by raising them as high as they'll go. Oh, and the storage on the dash is perfect for sunglasses!
bluetooth, automatic tailgate, heated seats, rearview camera, the way the 3rd row folds down, storage, fun to drive
Rear visibility needs improvement-- that rear window is tiny and not only looks ugly, you can't see out of it. Needs controls for rear heat/air in the front--I have small kids and they can't reach the controls but they get bumped sometimes and I don't know it because I can't see from the front
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.