Flash Drive

2013 Chevrolet Traverse

2013 Chevrolet TraverseModel Tested: 2013 Chevrolet Traverse AWD LTZ

Engine: 3.6-liter V6, 288-horsepower 270 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 6-speed automatic, all-wheel-drive

EPA Ratings: 16-mpg city/ 23-mpg highway

Base Price: $42,575

As Tested: $46,200


  • Trailer towing transmission mode
  • 5,200 pound towing capacity
  • 500-mile cruising range
  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control
  • Ultrasonic rear park assist


  • Very roomy interior
  • Power lumbar for driver and front passenger
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Second row captain’s chairs with adjustable tracks
  • Excellent third row access
  • Flat floor second row
  • Overhead Panasonic DVD screen
  • Rear HVAC controls
  • Adults can fit in third row if second row is moved up


  • Power tailgate
  • Big opening, no lift over
  • Easy fold third row seats
  • Flat cargo area
  • Second and third row seats fold totally flat
  • Excellent long cargo capabilities
  • Huge, locking glove box

WOW Factors:

  • Instant traffic alert feature
  • Blind spot alert in mirrors
  • Industry first center air bag


  • Loaded models can push $50,000
  • Small door bins

Bottom Line:

The Chevrolet Traverse LTZ is a luxurious, very spacious, comfortable (especially with the second row captain’s chairs) SUV with lots of excellent safety features.