2012 Chevrolet Traverse

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse
2012 Chevrolet Traverse
In both size and capability, the Traverse bridges the gap between the Tahoe and the Equinox. It has a standard split-folding third row -- only suitable for children or small adults -- and, when fitted with the second-row bench, can seat up to eight people. A second row with captain's chairs divided by a storage bin drops seating to seven. In terms of capability, the Traverse will likely satisfy the needs of most people. One area where the Traverse comes up short in comparison with the larger body-on-frame Tahoe and Suburban is in towing, but for most people the more fuel-efficient Traverse is the better bet and nicer to drive as well. It is available with the same amenities as those big SUVs, such as a power liftgate, a rearview camera, a Bose stereo, and navigation, plus it can be similarly dressed up with optional eighteen- or twenty-inch wheels or chrome dual-exhaust pipes. The dual exhaust has the added benefit of increasing the output of the 3.6-liter V-6 to 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The Traverse's cabin has the same dual-cockpit layout as the smaller Equinox, with a sweeping dash, rich material color choices, and cool blue accent lighting. Its siblings, the GMC Acadia and the Buick Enclave, are trimmed in nicer materials and have more stylized exteriors, but the Traverse undercuts the prices of those vehicles by thousands of dollars with comparable standard equipment. Even when compared with fresher competitors, such as the Ford Explorer or the Honda Pilot, the Traverse holds up well in terms of style, quality, and value.
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With the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently upgrading its crash testing and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration thinking of doing the same, crash test results are on people's minds. With more than 60 crossovers already on sale – and at least another half dozen coming in the next twelve months – the not-an-SUV, not-a-car, not-a-wagon segment is being closely watched by customers and manufacturers alike.
2012 Chevrolet Traverse Front Three Quarter
General Motors is recalling some 2011-2012 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave crossovers for a potential failure of the windshield wiper arm in snow belt states.
2013 Chevrolet Traverse Front Three Quarter Live
For 2013, Chevrolet has give its Traverse crossover an extensive aesthetic update. The wide rectangular grille replaces the old car's big smile, and helps to herald in the brand's updates new face. A revised lower air intake integrates larger turn signals and new projector-beam foglights. Around back, Camaro-esque taillights and a new liftgate with license plate cove is attractive and shows clear ties to the Chevrolet family. The mechanicals under the skin of the 2013 Traverse remain the same from the pre-facelifted car – that means that the same six-speed automatic transmission, 281-hp 3.6-liter direct-inject V-6, and optional all-wheel drive remain. The biggest news for the Traverse lies beneath its refreshed sheetmetal -- for 2013, Chevy bestows the eight-person people-mover with an all-new interior. The new digs eliminate hard, poorly-grained plastics that plagued the old interior. Now, buyers will find the Traverse's cabin abounding with soft-touch materials on almost every surface, premium cloth and leather coverings, and tasteful wood and chrome trim. The instrument panel and front door uppers are now decked out in contrasting stitching and cool blue ambient interior lighting is available as an option. Cloth seat coverings are standard, while leather is optional -- with either covering, there are three new interior color choices: Ebony and Mojave (black and tan), Light Titanium and Dark Titanium (grey), and Ebony (all black). The 2013 Traverse also gets updated gauges and a new center stack. The center stack now houses more straightforward climate controls and a standard 6.5-inch color touchscreen with backup camera, which can be optioned with Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system. Adding a premium touch to the Traverse's dashboard is all-new wood trim that cascades down the center stack onto the console, which is standard on LT and LTZ trim levels. The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse will go on sale later this year in LS, LT, and LTZ trim levels. Chevy has yet to announce pricing, but the 2012 Traverse started at $32,335 including destination charges. For more on the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, check out our First Look here. 2012 New York International Auto Show, including videos, the latest photos, and more information, click here to visit our New York Show homepage.
2013 Chevy Traverse And GMC Acadia
The 2013 GMC Acadia and 2013 Chevy Traverse are nearly identical save for a few visual differences and equipment choices—so why might one go for the pricier Acadia? With the two GM crossovers set to arrive in showrooms soon, some shoppers will likely make their decision based on style. Some may hunt for differences in the spec sheet, which is what we’ve done for you below.
2013 Chevrolet Traverse Teaser
These teaser photos are our first look at two new vehicles that will grace the Chevrolet stand at the New York auto show next month: the new 2014 Impala sedan and the updated 2013 Traverse crossover.

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Certified Pre Owned Price
$20,375

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$29,510

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.6L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
17 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
24 MPG
Horsepower:
281 hp @ 6300rpm
Torque:
266 ft lb of torque @ 3400rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
100,000 miles / 72 months
Roadside
100,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES
Summary
GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE, BUICK ENCLAVE, AND GMC ACADIA VEHICLES CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN ALASKA, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NORTH DAKOTA, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH DAKOTA, UTAH, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, WYOMING AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. SNOW OR ICE BUILDUP ON THE WINDSHIELD OR ON THE WIPER MAY RESTRICT THE MOVEMENT OF THE WIPER ARM, CAUSING THE WIPER ARM TO LOOSEN AND CAUSE THE WIPER TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.
Consequences
IF THIS OCCURS, DRIVER VISIBILITY COULD BE REDUCED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE WIPER ARM NUTS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 20, 2012.
Potential Units Affected
47,846
Notes
GENERAL MOTORS LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia and 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse and 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook vehicles. In the affected vehicles, increased resistance in the driver and passenger seat mounted side impact air bag (SIAB) wiring harnesses may result in the SIAB and seat belt pretensioners not deploying in the event of a crash.
Consequences
Failure of the side impact air bags and seat belt pretensioners to deploy in a crash increase the risk of injury to the driver and front seat occupant.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected harness connections with soldered connections, free of charge. The recall began on June 16, 2014. Buick owners may contact the owner center at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet owners at 1-866-694-6546, Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, and GMC owners at 1-866-996-9463. GM's number for this recall is 14030. Note: Vehicles repaired as part of Customer Satisfaction Campaign 10085 and special coverage 10335 have already had the subject condition repaired and therefore are not included in the safety recall.
Potential Units Affected
1,176,407
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2009-2014 Buick Enclave vehicles manufactured April 14, 2008, through May 14, 2014, Chevrolet Traverse vehicles manufactured June 6, 2008, through May 14, 2014, and GMC Acadia vehicles manufactured April 9, 2008, through May 14, 2014, and 2009-2010 Saturn Outlook vehicles manufactured April 14, 2008, through March 18, 2010. In the affected vehicles, the flexible steel cable that connects the seatbelt to the front outboard seating positions may fatigue and separate over time.
Consequences
If the steel cable becomes fatigued and separates, the seatbelt may not properly restrain the seat occupant increasing the risk of an injury in a crash.
Remedy
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, repair and replace the lap pretensioner, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. An interim notice will be mailed to owners in July 2014. A second notice will be mailed to owners once parts become available. The recall for the 2009-2010 model years began on July 11, 2014. The interim letter for the 2011-2014 model years were distributed on July 11, 2014. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-462-8782 (GMC), 1-800-553-6000 (Saturn). General Motors recall number for this campaign is 14187.
Potential Units Affected
1,339,355
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 Buick Enclave vehicles manufactured January 3, 2007, to February 29, 2012, 2009-2012 Chevrolet Traverse vehicles manufactured July 6, 2008, to February 29, 2012, 2007-2012 GMC Acadia vehicles manufactured September 15, 2006, to February 29, 2012, and 2007-2010 Saturn Outlook vehicles manufactured August 17, 2006, to March 18, 2010. The affected vehicles, equipped with the power liftgate option, have gas struts that hold the power liftgate up when open. These struts may prematurely wear and the open liftgate may suddenly fall.
Consequences
If the open liftgate unexpectedly falls, it may strike a person, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the power liftgate actuator motor control unit so that the motor will prevent the rapid closing of the lift gate, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782, and Saturn customer service at 1-800-553-6000. GM's number for this recall is 15240.
Potential Units Affected
686,287
Notes
General Motors LLC


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2012 Chevrolet Traverse

Depreciation
24%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$8,536
24%
Insurance
$5,865
16.5%
Fuel Cost
$12,662
35.6%
Financing
$2,173
6.1%
Maintenance
$4,373
12.3%
Repair Costs
$1,586
4.5%
State Fees
$392
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $35,587 What's This?
Value Rating: Excellent