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Chevrolet Traverse, Future Vehicle, SUV
#9 of 24 Re: Article Comments - 2009 Chevrolet Traverse First Drive [KarenS]
Aug 17, 2008 (10:40 am)
The pictures of it look pretty but if it's the twin of the Buick Enclave then yikes - it's a HUGE beast! I was out 'window shopping" yesterday and was looking at an Enclave. I felt like I was walking up to a bus! I know it's a probably a visual illusion, but that Enclave seemed bigger than my sister in law's Chrysler Town and Country. I'm casually searching for an eventual replacement to my sedan with something that has hauling capacity, but I'm not wanting a land yacht either. When my local Chevy dealer gets these in, I'll be very curious to see them for myself. (I never thought I would hear myself say it, but I am actually considering a minivan! )
#10 of 24 Re: 2009 Chevy Traverse first Drive [rsuther2]
Sep 25, 2008 (4:42 pm)
They do NOT handle better, the GC had some of the worst powertrains on the market, and it's not cross-overs. The GC also has a huge turning circle and a floaty ride/loose handling. This particular crossover is entirely too bloated and ugly.
The CX-9 is what a crossover should be, although it doesn't have the most cargo space, it makes the most sense.
#12 of 24 Satisfied Lambda Owner
Sep 30, 2008 (7:49 am)
My wife and I have a 2007 Saturn Outlook and we love it. The handling is great and you can't beat the cargo room and towing ability. All this and we have easily achieved 22-23 mpg on long trips. Looks to me like Chevy has taken what is great about the Outlook and made it even better with some additional safety gear. CX9/Highlander just don't measure up if you really need the capabilities these vehicles offer (cargo room/towing capacity and all around fexibility).
#13 of 24 prices paid
Oct 05, 2008 (4:27 pm)
Anyone have one yet? I am still trying to decide between the traverse or the MDX. I don't really want to buy an american car... just drove my friends 3 year old malibu and it is coughing and sneezing! I was really hoping to lease this and waited 1 year for it.
#14 of 24 Re: prices paid [jacobm]
Oct 07, 2008 (3:59 am)
I'm thinking about getting one next year. I love the exterior and interior styling. I hate the cramped seats in the 2nd and 3rd rows. I was hoping they would come out with a V-8 or hybrid version next year. I test drove their LTZ version and it drives very smooth.
#15 of 24 Re: prices paid [zone4]
Nov 12, 2008 (10:00 am)
If you think the second and thrid row are cramped then no vehicle short of a bus will please you. The lambda's have the most third room space of any crossover.
#16 of 24 Re: prices paid [guy1974]
Nov 12, 2008 (5:23 pm)
I totally disagree with you. I have a Hyundai Santa Fe and it doesn't feel cramped in the back. The space you are refering to is when the seats are folded down. I don't care about cubic space. When the seats are in their upright position there is no room for your feet because of the seat design.
#17 of 24 Re: prices paid [zone4]
Nov 13, 2008 (11:06 am)
The second row in the Saturn and assume the same in the Traverse has a tremendous amount of room. The second row will slide forward at least 6 inches if you need foot room in the third row. Even then the second row has decent room between it and the front row. It would be nice if there were foot wells or the seats were higher off the floor for those of us with long legs. But, I'm usually driving anyway.
I have not been in a Santa Fe but I can not imagine it having near the room since specs on Edmunds show it is 16 inches shorter than the GM.
#18 of 24 Re: prices paid [wlbrown9]
Nov 13, 2008 (6:02 pm)
As I said before, it isn't enough foot room for me. Maybe for you it is. I can't stretch my legs like I want to because there is not enough width under the drivers seat. My feet are too close together. Again, I'm only speaking for me. My Santa Fe isn't built like that. The underneath part of the seat is wider so I can spread my feet. I don't care whether it's 16 or 30 inches shorter. My concern is not having my legs so close together.