2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ

Had my second stint in the Traverse and I'll revise (somewhat) my earlier comments. First, on the interior: I very much like the STYLING of the dash in this car, and there are some specific features I like a LOT (see below), but I do take issue with the quality of the hard plastic facing on so much of the dash and door panels.

I like the organization of the controls in this car very much. With the exception of the somewhat hidden volume controls, all of the buttons on the steering wheel are clear and easy to use. Having the light(s) switch in the traditional lower left dash position is perfectly fine for me. With that and the good cruise controls on the wheel, the resulting single stalk with only wiper and highbeam duty is welcome... Moving the control for the rear wiper/washer to the center console is brilliant as well. It's right there, clearly marked and keeps the stalk controls simple. Most cars (VW and Audi leap to mind) are a virtual nightmare on this front.

The folding mirrors are a nice touch (once you recognize how to pop them back out).

Matt Tierney, Art Director

I beg to differ. I get 22-23 always in my Traverse. I have a friend with a Tahoe and just like my Silverado, gets 16-17. If you need to tow heavy, go with the Tahoe, but if you are moving people, the Traverse has more room, it's quieter and gets better mileage.
19MPG average, I doubt that. If you want to carry 7-8 passengers get a Minivan which will result in better gas mileage. If you need to tow something get a Tahoe or Yukon & probably end up with similar gas mileage as the Traverse.

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