The chevy traverse 2010 review is one of four versions of the same SUV that GM calls the Lambda family. It shares the same basic platform as the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave. The Traverse is a three-row, midsize crossover SUV that offers the roominess of a full-size SUV and more car-like driving dynamics than most traditional SUVs.
It also gets better fuel economy than most competitors, with 17 mpg in city and 24 mpg on the highway when equipped with front-wheel drive and 16/23 mpg with all-wheel drive. Its 288-horsepower, direct-injection 3.6-liter V-6 engine has plenty of power and can tow up to 5,400 pounds when properly equipped. ConsumerGuide rates acceleration as "acceptable" and Edmunds says the engine feels "plenty peppy."
While the Traverse's exterior design may not excite everyone, its simple lines are appealing in a sea of overwrought luxury vehicles with too many snazzy features. The interior is spacious and comfortable, seating up to eight (with the option of second-row captain's chairs or a split-folding bench seat) in three rows. With all seats folded, maximum cargo capacity reaches 117 cubic feet.
Consumer Reports praises the smooth ride and good handling, while disliking poor rearward visibility. Edmunds rates it 3.5/5 liking the smooth ride and high towing capability, while Kelly Blue Book users give it 4.2/5 preferring its pleasant driver's experience and great value. However, owners complain about engine failures and other problems that have contributed to the SUV's below-average reliability rating.