Overview & Reviews
The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse receives multiple changes this year, including refreshed exterior styling, improved interior materials, a new electronics interface and new safety features.
- Agreeable ride quality
- Seating for up to eight.
- Top crash test scores
- Generous cargo capacity
- Compromised rear visibility
- Interior materials lack a premium look and feel.
User Reviews:Showing 1 through 10 of 10.00
Love it except for---- - 2013 Chevrolet Traverse
By wrdsr824 - January 20 - 9:57 am
Bought our 2013 Traverse LT new, left over 13. Love everything about it but since we travel there is no way to hang clothes between the front and second seats. Clothes hooks are behind 2nd row seat and you have to choose luggage or clothes behind 2nd row. We usually put the seats down and put luggage behind the front seats since just 2 of us are traveling. Only have 11k on the car but getting ready to trade for something that works better. Probably go back to a Highlander since I have owned 2 and had great luck with both. No there are no grab handles in ours.
GREAAAAT!! - 2013 Chevrolet Traverse
By cincymike - July 13 - 8:03 am
Traded from an 2011 SRX. No comparison, this is a much better ride and performance. (plus the cost diff)
Nice car but a pain in the neck - 2013 Chevrolet Traverse
By cjq - July 8 - 1:52 pm
I bought a new Traverse last month and I really like car, except for the headrest. The headrest sticks out so far, it gives me a pain the neck. There is no way to turn it around, or have it go far enough back to not cause the problem. So when you test the drive, be aware of this and make sure you fit into the seat as it is designed.
Impressed Chevy Owner 2013 - 2013 Chevrolet Traverse
By silverado224 - May 1 - 10:18 am
Traded 2011 Chevy Equinox for 2LT for 2013 1LT Traverse and we love it!!! The acceleration is great for a SUV and the ride is very smooth. This vehicle was purchased for my wife. I drive a 2011 Chevy Silverado LTZ, but have no problems feeling comfortable in the Traverse. I looked at a Tahoe and when I saw the limited cargo space, I said pass!!! Looks like you would have a hard time getting a gallon of milk back there. The Traverse has been a great investment and I look forward to taking many road trips in it!!!
2013 Traverse: Extremely Happy! - 2013 Chevrolet Traverse
By keithzimmerman - February 18 - 5:27 pm
This 2013 Traverse drives unbelievably. Interior extremely quiet, ride is tight & firm compared to my traded OVERPRICED Mercedes 320 CDI Maintenance disaster! Comfort, Quality, Look, Feel we give this truck A+
Be Cautious!!! - 2013 Chevrolet Traverse
By Jessica - December 28 - 2:45 am
We purchased my 2013 Traverse pre-owned in January 2016. It was a GM Certified Pre-owned that did have warranty coverage. I will say that I LOVE how it drives for such a large SUV. I love the back up camera and sensors as well. We were generally comfortable, even on long road trips. My husband did complain of knee-room while driving, but he is 6'5" so he is taller than the norm. My problems began with the first oil change, they found an oil leak and had to remove the engine to find it. They also noticed that my timing chains were loose and went ahead and tightened those. A few months later, the blower for the rear A/C went out completely and had to be replaced (almost a week in the shop). That September we were returning from vacation and an A/C hose "popped" while we were driving down the interstate and we were stuck in Alabama an extra day. At the beginning of this year, as I was driving home from my mom's, all the lights on my dash starting going off, I couldn't move my steering wheel, and my engine shut off ( I was in the middle of a curve on a backroad with my toddler in the car). I was able to coast to a safe spot and had the car towed to the dealership. This was caused by "catastrophic engine failure" and had to replace my engine. Everything up to this point has been covered under warranty (Thank goodness!) Two days ago, the same thing happened with the addition of a squealing noise. This time my A/C compressor locked up. So this twice that my car has completely shut off while driving down the road (with my son in it) and this repair is going to cost me almost $2200.00. If I had to pay for all of these repairs I would have spent $7-10,000.00! I have spent about a month and a half in demo cars total because of time that my car was being repaired. I will say that the dealership and service that I deal with is FANTASTIC and they are helping me find a comparable vehicle to do an even trade and are giving me a good value for my car, and I am so thankful for that. I may have bought the one truly defective Traverse, but it has been nothing but a headache from the get-go.
This was my LAST GM vehicle EVER! - 2013 Chevrolet Traverse
By Mike - August 4 - 10:00 am
Before buying this car I would be sure that there were no other cars available anywhere in the world to buy. Though we entered our purchase of this vehicle when it was brand new, the manufacturer recalls (4 the first year) and ongoing odor problem in the A/C system pretty much ruined it for us. After EIGHT visits to the dealer about the odor, the NINTH was the charm - exactly one visit beyond the warranty! Once it was out of warranty, they managed to fix the 3-year-plus odor problem for $1300...and then told us to take it our complaints to GM if we didn't like it. GM promptly denied our appeals, and when the engine's transmission became rough between 3rd-4th gears, we traded it for a new Honda Pilot the next week. We had had enough, and this was definitely our LAST GM PURCHASE EVER!
Wow in LOVE - 2013 Chevrolet Traverse
By Rebecca - June 13 - 12:42 pm
We bought 13 traverse and love everything about it. We owned a 07 Acadia and these two are day and night.. The traverse is alot quieter and handles a lot better, we are very impressed :-) :-) :-) would definitely buy another one!
Clunking?? Need advice! Please - 2013 Chevrolet Traverse
By Red1117 - March 16 - 10:49 pm
Hi. I have a 2013 traverse lt1 fwd. And wen I roll slow or 20. Or 30mph. Or more. If I let off the gas then hit it... It will clunk? NOTICEABLY.. THE DEALER SAID IT IS A CHARACTERISTIC OF THE TRUCK. HE SAID HE DROVE THE SAME YEAR AND MODEL AS MINE AND HE SAYS HE HAS A 2016 AND THEY DO THE SAME THING?? THERS IS NO DAMN WAY.. CAN ANYONE HELP ME HERE ? PLEASE??
Reliable Confortable SUV - 2013 Chevrolet Traverse
By Joel Garcia - April 12 - 10:12 pm