2022 Chevy Traverse Easiest Midsize Three-Row Utility Vehicle To Drive, Says Consumer Reports19
Crossovers are popular for a number of different reasons, one of which is that models in this segment frequently offer expanded practicality and cabin room without sacrificing drivability. Now, according to Consumer Reports, the 2022 Chevy Traverse is the easiest model to drive in the midsize three-row utility segment.
To determine which vehicles were the easiest to drive in each respective segment, Consumer Reports looked at accumulated test data to identify the highest scores in nine specific areas. These include reliability, vehicle access, seat comfort, driver position, gauge readability, ease-of-use for the controls, visibility, cabin noise levels, and ride quality. The models listed as the easiest to drive in each segment also include safety tech features like forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection as standard. Each vehicle listed is also recommended by Consumer Reports, and thus exhibits high predicted reliability, owner satisfaction, and road-test scores.
The 2022 Chevy Traverse was identified as the easiest to drive in the midsize three-row utility category. In its Road Test, Consumer Reports gave the 2022 Traverse a score of 95 out of 100, while Predicted Reliability was rated 3 out of 5. Predicted Owner Satisfaction was also 3 out of 5. Among the list of highlights specific to the 2022 Chevy Traverse, Consumer Reports noted the crossover’s comfortable ride, quiet interior, and easy-to-use infotainment system. The consumer organization also marked the manual sunshade for the optional sunroof as a potential imperfection.
As for the specs, the 2022 Chevy Traverse features a single powerplant option, namely the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm. Output is routed through the GM 9-speed automatic transmission, while under the skin, the Traverse rides on the long-wheelbase variant of the GM C1 platform. Production takes place at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.
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You lost credibility when you mentioned “Consumer Reports.”
Meh… CR can keep their praise.
Is it a midsize or large crossover? In some reports you mention it’s Chevy’s large crossover and in this report it’s mentioned as a midsize crossover.
None available anywhere !
Do they still have AC problems with this generation of Traverse? I still find it quite remarkable that there were AC problems considering that equipping vehicles with AC is not rocket science. I find the Traverse to be nice but for myself I would look at a certified Mazda CX 9 before considering one.
After reading this review I’m not buying a Hyundai Palisade with a $10k markup.
I tested a Kia Tellerude and found it to be much less comfortable, cheap materials, and I did not like what I have heard about the motors… I tested a Ford Explorer ST, very comfortable, did not like the iPad stuck onto the center of the dash, and was not a fan of the EcoBoost. I tried a GMC Acadia Denali AWD with the 3.6 V6 and fell in love with it…
Buy a Honda Pilot. We are near 80K and one trip to our dealer to replace a Takata airbag. Our previous Honda CRV we sold at 75K never saw the dealer after delivery.
big deal Rick my wifes 2012 Buick Verano has well over 100K , has been to the dealer 20 times, FOR OIL CHANGES ONLY
I went to check out a Honda Pilot at the dealer and they told me that one was sold and tried to switch me to a pilot that was almost 3 years old, had 100,000 KMS (60,000 Miles) for only one thousand dollars less than what the new one would have cost. I asked the sales lady if I had “stupid” tattooed on my forehead. She replied that they overpaid for the vehicle so I replied. Do you think I am stupid enough to pay for your screwups???
A month later I drove into the same dealer with a GMC Acadia Denali that I had just bought and told them that this is what happens when a dealer tries to screw a potential customer.
those Denali’s from GMC are very impressive , be it it Acadia or Yukon, or the truck Denali, they are truly “professional grade”
Thanks… I have not found one thing I do not like about it yet… It is very quiet, no outside noise and the Bose speakers kick ass… The hands-free cellphone mics are very clear and crisp sounding. There are two of them, one for the driver’s side and one for the passenger side. I have very happy with the V-6. I would not have been happy if I had chosen the 4 cylinder. There are 5 All wheel drive options are nice too.
I don’t put any stock in CR. Bitten twice and never looked back.
I own a 2019 Traverse Premier fully loaded with 45k miles. I live in mid America and done 2 trips to Colorado Springs, 1 trip to Aspen and other resorts as I call it resort hopping, 2 trips to the Smokies, 1 trip San Antonio and 1 trip to Lake Travis in Texas, and 4 trips to KC to see the Chiefs.
I don’t have the 3rd row electric seats. IMO, don’t need it. But I do agree and curse everytime I want to use sunroof window shades, front and rear suck. It’s either fully open or fully closed, no in between! Sucks
Being on so many long trips, second row cup holders are non existent and suck. 3rd row ok…
However, my Traverse handled the Rockies better than Lincoln Navigator as I saw 2 tows in Colorado. Very smooth and great gas mileage for the weight, 27mpg at a sustained speed at 70mph with 4 grown ups and luggage.
The only maintenance is free oil changes and free tire rotations.
Overall, yes I would buy again over the competition. I did test drive the segments competitors except Toyota, cabin designed for smallish people. Very uncomfortable so I didn’t bother to test drive.
Can’t beat the interior room in the Traverse.
It’s a great buy IMO…
I have a 2019 Traverse Premiere that has been great. I gave my wife the option of buying anything she wants to replace it and she chose a 2023 Traverse. Mot Honda, not Lexus, not Mercedes or BMW, not Kia and certainly not Ford.
We love our Traverse! Great vehicle!
Can’t wait to get my 2023 Traverse! Ordered a 22 in March, but was told it will be a 23 and should be here in August. Excited!