Consumer Reviews Summary
28 of 35 (80%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Chevrolet Traverse Overview
The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse returns for the new model year with some exciting updates inside and out.
GM gave slight renovations to the Traverse and its American siblings, the Buick Enclave and the GMC Acadia. The Traverse is the most affordable model of the three but don’t be fooled; it is still well equipped and now, even more stylish. For 2013, the grille has been updated changing the entire look of the front; instead of Chevy’s two-bar design, the new grille has more horizontal slits and a center mounted bowtie logo. There is also extra chrome and a new set of taillights which replace last year’s too small units. Options include a power liftgate and sunroof.
Under the hood, the 2013 Traverse has one engine option: a 281-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 that makes 266 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The LTZ trim adds a dual exhaust system which bumps output to 288-horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional as is a towing packing that adds a trailer hitch and a heavy-duty cooling system. Fuel economy figures are what you’d expect from a three-row crossover, 17/24 mpg city/highway with FWD, 16/23 mpg city/highway with AWD.
Similar the exterior, the Traverse got an interior facelift for 2013 as well adding upgraded interior materials such as contrast stitching and new chrome/wood trim pieces. The center console has also been reworked, adding 6.5-inch touch-screen that controls the audio system and other technology options. Across its three-rows, the Traverse seats seven with second row captain’s chairs or eight with a second row bench. Standard features include Bluetooth connectivity, front/rear climate controls, power windows/locks, USB/iPod port, and satellite radio. A rear seat entertainment system with a flipdown screen is optional, as is Chevy’s MyLink system which connects to your smartphone and allows streaming of various internet radio sources and other apps. Also available are heated/cooled front seats, leather upholstery, and a Bose stereo system.
Standard safety features include front side-impact and side curtain airbags, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, OnStar, and a backup camera. The Traverse also got several new safety options including a blind spot warning system and cross-traffic alert.