2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
If you are looking for a good dependable vehicle, don't think about a Traverse.
Bought a brand new off the lot 2011 Traverse in the fall of 2010.
Right of the beginning there were problems. The on-star had a broken wire that had to go back to the dealer. Then, two different computers went out in the first 20K, then at 30K the transfer case went out. Now it is out of warranty and the front wheel bearing has gone out, and the radio buttons are going bad.
Gas mileage? Don't even think you are going to get close to what they advertise. We average right at 17mpg, with lots of hwy driving.
Just about to 60K miles, and we are due to replace the second set of tires.
I have had 3 GM mini vans before this vehicle and loved each of them. I wanted to buy another mini van, but GM stopped makeing them. I reluctantly bought this vehicle as it has only a few inches shorter wheelbase. I do not like the look of the exterior, the console takes up a lot of space--no longer can the passenger get up and move to the back while traveling. I find the seat design very uncomfortable and my back is in pain constantly and it rides a lot rougher than my mini vans did. The interior is smaller, etc. I do not like the large wheels and I get lousy gas mileage (19 mpg Hwy). My mini vans would get up to 26 mpg. Wish I hadn't bought it! It is peppy on the highway.
Don't think I have any favorite features!
Get rid of the console, make it larger and higher. More comfortable seats would be nice and smaller wheels. I want to sit up higher and I want better gas mileage!
2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
We were involved in an accident. The other car was totaled and very little damage to my right front bumper area. My vehicle drives like a dream, performs fantastically, and is built like a tank for safety. The front end folded like it should have for optimal protection and safety. I love this car and it is so worth the money we paid for it.
Hands-free calling, OnStar, and Sirius Radio.
I am not the biggest fan of the way the middle seats fold forward. I wish we would have gotten electric seats.
2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
I have less than 5000 miles in less than 3 months and the car has been into the shop at least 10 times already. The actuator motor was replaced in under 1000 miles, the entire computer went out in less than 2000 miles, which left me stranded in the middle of the night away from home, and there has continued to be one thing after another going wrong with this vehicle. Too bad GM won't stand behind their vehicles cause all I have gotten from them is the run around and a "maintenance package". I just want a reliable vehicle and I didn't think that was too much to ask for when I purchased it.
The storage behind all of the seats.
The exterior look is awesome!