SUV: 2014 Chevrolet Traverse

Chevy’s full-size crossover has SUV-space with car-like ride and fuel-economy; interior refinements and a refreshed exterior make it even more competitive

Taking the whole team along usually means paying for it at the pump – not so with the Chevy Traverse, which scores very well on both fuel-economy and passenger-carrying capabilities. Built to handle like a car, the Traverse’s 3.6-litre V6 provides great passing power even when fully-laden, but is still happy to sip gas at highway speeds. Inside, class-leading room is further enhanced with available on-board entertainment options, and new USB charging points help keep mobile devices charged up so the kids stay quiet. Also new for 2014, Chevy’s lane departure and forward collision warning systems help make ferrying around the family even safer.

The Specs

Type Four-door crossover
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive/optional all-wheel-drive
Base engine (hp) 3.6L V6 (281 hp)
Transmission(s) 6-speed automatic
Fuel economy (L/100km, city/highway) 12.7/8.4 (FWD)
Basic warranty 36 months/80,000 km

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