2014 Chevrolet Traverse

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$30,795-$43,255
$29,563-$40,660
16 CITY / 23 HWY
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Overview

What's New for 2014:
  • Standard dual USB ports for rear-seat occupants
  • Top trim levels offered with forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning systems

Introduction
Substantially updated for the 2013 model year, the Chevy Traverse is a full-size, 3-row crossover SUV that competes with family SUVs that are usually smaller inside than it is. Key competitors include the Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota Highlander.

Models and Features
The 2014 Chevy Traverse is sold in LS, LT, and LTZ trim levels, with the LT split into 1LT and 2LT sub-trims.

Standard equipment for the Traverse LS includes 8-passenger seating, front and rear air conditioning, power windows, power blind-spot side mirrors, power door locks with remote keyless entry, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and cruise control. Bluetooth connectivity is standard, as well as a color touch-screen radio with satellite radio, an auxiliary audio input jack, USB port, and a reversing camera. Automatic headlights and dark-tinted rear privacy glass are included for this trim level, which rides on 17-inch steel wheels with plastic bolt-on wheel covers.

The Traverse 1LT trim level adds 18-inch aluminum wheels, fog lights, heated side mirrors, body-color exterior trim, variable-effort steering, and rear park-assist sensors. Remote vehicle starting is also standard for this trim level, which includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 8-way power driver's seat, and a front center air bag that deploys from between the front seats.

The Traverse 2LT adds 7-passenger seating with second-row captain's chairs, heated front seats, automatic triple-zone climate control, and a Chevrolet MyLink radio with a premium sound system. Additionally, this SUV includes rear-seat audio controls and headphone jacks, universal home remote, auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors, and a power liftgate.

The Traverse LTZ is equipped with 20-inch aluminum wheels, dual exhaust system, and chrome exterior trim accents. Inside, this version gets perforated leather upholstery, an 8-way power front passenger's seat, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, and memory for the driver's settings. Side blind-zone alert safety technology is standard for this trim level, along with rear cross-traffic alert, forward-collision alert, and lane-departure warning systems.

Options and Packages
Any 2014 Chevy Traverse can be upgraded with all-wheel drive, an engine block heater, and a Towing package that bumps trailer-towing capacity to 5,200 pounds. Additionally, several dealer-installed options are available.

Few factory options are offered for the Traverse LS, which can be equipped with a power driver's seat and a center air bag.

The Traverse 1LT and 2LT trim levels are available with premium paint colors, greater interior fabric choice, Dual SkyScape sunroof, premium surround-sound audio system, and a factory-installed rear-seat entertainment system. An All-Star Edition package (20-inch wheels, Chevrolet MyLink radio, universal home remote) is available for the Traverse 1LT, while the 2LT can be upgraded with leather, navigation system, and both forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning systems.

Notably, the side blind-zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert systems remain exclusive to the Traverse LTZ. Additionally, the LTZ can be optioned with premium paint colors, a Dual SkyScape sunroof, navigation, surround sound, and a rear-seat entertainment system.

Under the Hood
A direct-injection, 3.6-liter V-6 engine is standard for all Traverse models, and it powers the front wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. When installed under the hood of the LS and LT trim levels, this engine generates 281 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 266 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,400 rpm. The Traverse LTZ has a dual exhaust system that helps improve power output to 288 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft of torque. All-wheel drive (AWD) is optional on all Traverse models.

Fuel Economy
With front-wheel drive, the 2014 Traverse is rated to return 17 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg in combined driving. Add the optional AWD system, and the numbers are 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway with a 19 mpg combined rating.

Safety Ratings and Technology
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Traverse receives a 5-star overall crash-test rating, the highest possible. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had not provided official ratings for the 2014 Traverse as this overview was written.

Every Traverse is equipped with a free 6-month subscription to OnStar telematics, which includes Automatic Crash Response. This feature activates if the SUV's air bags deploy, putting occupants in touch with an emergency services operator who can speed rescuers to the Traverse's exact location.

For 2014, new forward-collision warning and lane-departure warning systems are optional for the Traverse 2LT and standard for the Traverse LTZ. Side blind-zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert systems remain exclusive to the Traverse LTZ, on which they are standard equipment.

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  • Name LS (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30795.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
  • Name LT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34010.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
  • Name LT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36865.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
  • Name LTZ (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 41255.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
  • Name LS (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32795.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
  • Name LT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36010.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
  • Name LT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 38865.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
  • Name LTZ (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 43255.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
INTERIOR
  • Reclining front buckets
  • Seating, 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration) with 2nd and 3rd row 60/40 split flat-folding bench seat
  • Insulation, acoustical package
  • Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system (Not available with (UE0) OnStar delete.)
  • Seat trim, Premium Cloth (Requires (83C) Dark Titanium/Light Titanium Cloth Trim)
  • Seat, 4-way manual driver with manual lumbar control
  • Seat, 2-way manual front passenger, included with Premium Cloth
  • Seat, third row manual 60/40 split-folding bench
  • Console, front center with 2 cup holders, covered storage bin and sliding armrest with storage
  • Floormats, color-keyed carpeted front, second and third row, removable
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
  • Steering wheel, urethane comfort grip with mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic with brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Instrumentation, enhanced Driver Information Center with personalization features, speedometer, tachometer, outside temperature display, low oil, fuel and coolant indicators, odometer, trip odometer and trip computer with digital compass
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Remote Keyless Entry, programmable with 2 transmitters, panic button and extended range
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Rear Vision Camera display integrated into Color Touch Radio (Not available with (UUI) Audio System with USB Port on Fleet and Government order types.)
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control
  • Air conditioning, rear manual
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Cup holders 10 with (ABB) 7-passenger (2-2-3 seating configuration) and 12 with (ABC) 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration)
  • Visors, driver and front passenger padded with cloth trim, color-keyed and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Lighting, interior with theater dimming, cargo compartment, reading lights for front seats, second row reading lamps integrated into dome light, door-and tailgate-activated switches and illuminated entry and exit feature
  • Trim, interior painted Silver trim center stack and interior trim
  • Cargo storage, tray under rear floor
  • Seating, 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration) with 2nd and 3rd row 60/40 split flat-folding bench seat (Not available with (622) Ebony/Mojave.)
  • Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system
  • Seat trim, Premium Cloth
  • Seat, 8-way power driver with power lumbar
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Remote vehicle start with extended range Remote Keyless Entry
  • Rear Vision Camera display integrated into Color Touch Radio
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control (Replaced by (CJ2) tri-zone automatic climate control when (U42) rear seat entertainment system is ordered.)
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Trim, interior wood grain center stack and interior trim
  • Seating, 7-passenger (2-2-3 seating configuration) with 2nd row flat-folding Captains Chair and third row 60/40 split flat folding bench seat (May be substituted with (ABC) 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration).)
  • Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system (Upgraded to Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones with (UG4) Chevrolet MyLink radio, (UGU) Chevrolet MyLink radio with Rear Seat Entertainment, (UGY) Chevrolet MyLink radio with Navigation or (UGX) Chevrolet MyLink radio with Navigation and Rear Seat Entertainment.)
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Air conditioning, tri-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and second/third row controls for second and third row passengers
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Seating, 7-passenger (2-2-3 seating configuration) with 2nd row flat-folding Captains Chair and third row 60/40 split flat folding bench seat
  • Seat trim, perforated leather seating surfaces
  • Seat, 8-way power driver with power recline and lumbar control and memory
  • Seats, front, heated and cooled driver and passenger
  • Seat adjuster, passenger 8-way power
  • Memory Package includes 2-position memory for driver's seat and outside rearview mirrors
  • Steering wheel, heated
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Up and -Down and passenger Express- Down
  • Trim, interior wood grain center stack and interior trim (Includes wood grain passenger door trim.)
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) steel
  • Tires, P245/70R17 all-season, blackwall
  • Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) compact steel spare wheel and tire
  • Roof rail moldings
  • Spoiler, rear
  • Moldings, Argent, body-side
  • Headlamps, dual cavity, halogen
  • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver and front passenger side glass)
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, Black, manual-folding
  • Mirrors, integral spotter
  • Wipers, front intermittent with washers
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Door handles, chrome
  • Liftgate, rear manual
  • Wheels, 4 - 18" x 7.5" (45.7 cm x 19.1 cm) aluminum
  • Tires, P255/65R18 all-season, blackwall
  • Moldings, body-color bodyside
  • Fog lamps, front
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators and (DTM) integral spotter mirror
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, manual-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color with integrated turn signal indicators
  • Liftgate, rear power
  • Wheels, 4-20" x 7.5" (50.8 cm x 19.1 cm) aluminum
  • Tires, P255/55R20 H-rated, blackwall
  • Moldings, body-color with chrome accent bodyside
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color with integrated turn signal indicators and driver-side memory
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI V6 (281 hp [210 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 266 lb-ft of torque @ 3400 rpm [359.1 N-m])
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic (Included and only available with CR14526 FWD models.)
  • Axle, 3.16 ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, high capacity 660 cold-cranking amps
  • GVWR, 6411 lbs. (2908 kg) (CR14526 FWD models only.)
  • Suspension, Ride and Handling
  • Steering, power, constant effort
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, single outlet
  • Steering, power, variable effort
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI V6 (281 hp [210 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 266 lb-ft of torque @ 3400 rpm [359.1 N-m]) ((288 hp [214.7 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 270 lb-ft of torque @ 3400 rpm [364.5 N-m] with dual exhaust).)
  • Exhaust, dual with bright tips
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic (Included and only available with CV14526 AWD models.)
  • All wheel drive
  • GVWR, 6459 lbs. (2930 kg) (CV14526 AWD models only.)
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system
    • Traction control
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • Air bags, frontal and side-impact for driver and front passenger and head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and the correct 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.)
    • Air bags, front passenger air bag suppression (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.)
    • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation. (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.)
    • Door locks, rear child security
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Does not monitor spare)
    • Horn, dual-note
    • Air bags, frontal and side-impact for driver and front passenger, driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact and head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions (Included and only available with (AH5) 8-way power driver seat with lumbar. Always use safety belts and the correct 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.)
    • Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
    • Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Audio system, Color Touch AM/FM/SiriusXM/HD Radio with CD player 6.5" diagonal touch-screen display
    • Audio system feature, standard speaker system
    • Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack
    • Audio system feature, USB port
    • Audio system feature, USB port, dual charge only, located rear of center console
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2014 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM All Access package, with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. With All Access, listen to everything, everywhere, in your car and on your computer, smartphone or tablet. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will a
    • Audio system, Chevrolet MyLink radio 6.5" diagonal color touch-screen display, AM/FM/SiriusXM/HD radio with CD player, includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; Hands-Free smartphone integration with Pandora and Stitcher; voice-activated technology for radio and phone
    • Audio system feature, Bose premium 10-speaker system (Upgraded to (UQS) Bose 5.1 surround sound 10-speaker system when (U42) rear seat entertainment system is ordered.)
    • Audio system controls, rear with headphone jacks

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