Now that my kids are a little older my husband and I have started to feel more comfortable taking longer road trips with them. Of course when you have a sweet ride like the 2013 Chevy Traverse long road trips don’t really seem that long when your riding in complete comfort. Just this past week my nephew was graduating high school so my mom and I, along with my two kiddos’ packed up and made the four hour drive to Texas. The amazing people at Chevy provided us with a Chevy Traverse for the week along with a full tank of gas so that we could experience what a road trip is suppose to be like.
The Chevy Traverse provides plenty of room for up to eight adults to sit comfortably and lot’s of cargo space. The second row has two bucket seats while the back has plenty of room for three people. The two bucket seats easily fold down making it easy for your third row passengers to get in and out. Having that third row is something that I have really enjoyed! It allows people to have more room and not feel squished inside the SUV.
I was really surprised at how much I was able to fit into the back of the Traverse. I have filled the back up with luggage and it even held all of my groceries very easily when I went grocery shopping. The rear lift gate is powered so with a simple push of the button I can open and close the back with little effort. This was a great feature when my hands were full with groceries because I could close the hatch from inside my house and not have to walk back out and close it manually.
Gas Mileage is a very important feature to many people when looking for a new car. The Chevy Traverse gets on average 19 miles per gallon which isn’t bad at all for an SUV. Before I left for Dallas I had a full tank of gas. This tank of gas took me all the way to Dallas (4 hour drive) and almost back home. That’s impressive.
Features to Take Note Of:
- Industry-first center air bag
- Chevrolet MyLink With 6.5 inch color touch screen radio
- Second row Smart Slide feature for easier third row access
- Cruising Range of more than 500 miles
- More Maximum Cargo space than the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot or Toyota Highlander
- Rearview Camera System
- LATCH Child seat attachment (second row)
Let’s talk OnStar shall we! This trip to Dallas was the farthest that I have every driven by myself. I am not familiar with the Dallas area so I knew right off the bat I would need some help with directions. As soon as we all got packed into the car I hit the OnStar Button and within 3 minutes directions for the entire trip were sent to the Traverse. OnStar saved me a few times in Dallas as well when we needed directions to area restaurants, hotels, etc. This is definitely a feature to take note of and a perk in new GM Vehicles.
My kids loved the car and I barely heard a beep out of them the entire 4 hour trip. With lot’s of leg room and comfortable seating both kids were able to sit back relax and even watch TV on the Dual DVD players. While the kids watched their movies my mom and I enjoyed listening to the XM Radio.
We have loved driving the Traverse over the past week and both my kids and I are sad to see it go. It’s a great SUV with all of the safety features, comfort and beauty that I look for in a car! For more information on the Chevy Traverse visit them online today.