Well, we just finished up our week with the Chevy Traverse!
We were sad to see it go! I think it totally confused Knox & Sloane as they were really curious where it went when they went outside this morning!
We experienced the Chevy Traverse in our day-to-day use, as well as preparing to head back to school. If you read my previous post, when the Chevy Traverse had first arrived, I talked about space being our main issue. We wanted to have and utilize space and we don’t feel like we are doing that in our current car.
The available captain’s chairs made a very, very big difference! They made a difference with room for walking, accessing the third row, space for the kids’ things and, well, the list really goes on. It’s just a great fit for our needs right now!
When we had items in the back, the third row was super easy to just fold down. Then, to have people sit in the third row, we just raised it up. Whereas now, our third row isn’t even an option for seating people due to two large car seats on our second-row bench seat.
The Chevy Traverse was easy to get in and out of, and I think the kiddos liked that it was a bit lower for them as they are attempting to be independent and get in the car themselves 😉 They loved being able to walk around in the car as we were loading. They could put their things where they wanted them.
We all thought the inside was quite cozy. I definitely agree with its claim of a rich and refined interior. We spent quite a bit of time in the car, and at times, we had quite a bit of stuff. So the interior and the best-in-class maximum cargo space both made us quite comfortable.
I felt safe driving the car and I thought the overall drive was great. I felt good knowing that it had the available industry-first Front Center Air Bag**. Wrecking is the last thing I enjoy thinking about, but knowing there is even a little bit of extra protection for our safety always helps! The Chevy Traverse also has an available Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. Basically, this car wants to do what it can to help the driver keep their family safe. The rear vision camera gave such a clear, nice picture of everything behind the car. We have this in our current car, but the picture isn’t nearly as good as the one in the Chevy Traverse. As for the interior personalization options that I mentioned in my previous post, I loved the Bluetooth®*** option for my phone. When you sync your smartphone or other compatible device, you can have touch controls or voice commands. There are also additional USB ports**** in the rear-center console. Therefore, there are plenty of places to plug in for charging or entertainment, which is great if the kiddos are going to be in the car during a trip!
It was so nice to be able to compare the Chevy Traverse to what we have now. I now know how important test driving is. In fact, I think test driving more than once is a great option. Since we had it for a week, we were able to get an idea of our life with the car on a day-to-day basis as well as for special trips to the zoo, back-to-school shopping, etc.
*Both second and third row fold flat.
**Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner’s Manual for more information.
***Go to gmtotalconnect.com to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.
****Not compatible with all devices.