Last week we had the pleasure of driving a Chevrolet Traverse for a week. This crossover SUV was much different than the minivan we are used to driving! In the Traverse we had two sunroofs (yes, two!), leather interior, satellite radio, a flip down TV so my little guy could watch cartoons and a rear vision camera which I love – especially in larger vehicles.
Although this vehicle is considered to be a mid-size SUV, it had a lot of room. There was still plenty of leg room available for guests in the 3rd row of seating. If you have a small family of 4 or less, the back row easily folds down flat for extra storage. With the 60/40 split in the back, you could even just lay down one or two of the seats so you have room for more passengers plus extra cargo space.
Chevrolet Traverse Additional Features:
Some other features that we loved:
- cup holder in the door in the backseat – close enough for a toddler to reach from the car seat
- it has received a 5-star overall vehicle score for safety
- the climate control worked quickly to cool the vehicle’s interior on hot summer days
- provided a very smooth ride
- power remote rear lift gate (so convenient when you’re carrying a toddler and groceries)
- the second row slides forward easily allowing access to the third row of seating
- small “secret” storage areas in the back seats for iPads, cell phones, etc. A great place to keep them stored away so they don’t slide around the vehicle or accidentally get stepped on.
- optional GPS navigation
What do you look for in a family vehicle? What options are important for you to have? Which options do you think aren’t necessities but are welcomed upgrades?
*Disclosure: The Chevrolet Traverse was provided for review. All opinions expressed here are my own.