2010 Chevrolet Traverse: What's That Sound?
April 12, 2010
A three-row Chevy? You mean a Suburban? No, that's a truck, and our long-term 2010 Chevrolet Traverse Traverse is really a station wagon. And that's fine by me.
Despite its size, the Traverse really does drive in a very carlike manner. It's compliant without being sloppy, easy to get into and out of, and quite quiet.
In fact, were it not for the Traverse's effective noise-banishing ways, I might not have heard the suspension gronk it makes. Not a gronk, more a rattlesqueak. Skrattle? Whatever, you hear it at low speed when the front left wheel encounters minor road zits. I craned my head under there to see if anything wasn't screwed down but found nothing obviously amiss.
Oh yeah, its nav system makes Space Invaders video game noises similar those in our long-term Cadillac CTS. But those sounds are kinda cool. The suspension noise, however, will need to be looked into.
The photo above has nothing to do with this post; I just thought it was an impressively large mud splat.
Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor