2014 Chevrolet Traverse

Rating7.7

Ranked #8 in Midsize Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$32,795 - $43,255

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Key Spec of 2014 Chevrolet Traverse
fuel economy

16/19/23

fuel type

regular unleaded

horsepower

281 hp @ 6300 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

2014 Chevrolet Traverse Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse is a practical and spacious full-size crossover from GM with enough features and a comfortable ride. The intuitive and responsive MyLink Infotainment adds to the level of comfort in the cabin. The tall station wagon would be a wise pick for big families to go together for longer rides frequently and haul every cargo they need. 

2014 Chevrolet Traverse Latest Updates

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ProsConsWhat's New

Powerful V6

Slothful acceleration

Top-trim LTZ gets standard driver assistance features

Quiet and Comfortable ride

Hefty curb weight

Spacious cargo capacity

Sub-par mileage figures

Over All Rating

7.7

Out of 10

Pricing and Features8.00
Pricing and Feature7.00
Features8.00
Engine and Performance7.20
Fuel Economy6.00
Interior7.90
Exterior7.50
Safety8.90
Competition9.00
Notable Rankings

#8 in Midsize Suv

#9 in Suv


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Trims

LS$32,795 onwards

  • 17-inch steel Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • 60-40 split-bench Third row seats
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Front manual air conditioning
  • Rear air conditioning with controls
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/HD/Satellite

LT$34,010 onwards

  • 18-inch machined aluminum Wheels
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear Park Assist

LTZ$41,255 onwards

  • 20-inch machined aluminum Wheels
  • Front passenger Lumbar support
  • Leather Seat trim


Colors and Styles

2014 Chevrolet Traverse in Blue Velvet Metallic color
Blue Velvet Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

However, the Chevrolet Traverse lacks any style or charm that modern Crossover vehicles might offer but is practical and capable under the skin. The V6 engine comes as a surprise which delivers a strong grunt and punchy engine performance. With a starting price tag of $30,795, the Chevy Traverse goes up to $43,255. It offers strong rivalry to cars like Toyota Highlander, Dodge Durango, and Ford Explorer.


Features
8.0/10

The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse is offered in three different trim levels: the LS, LT, and LTZ. The LS base trim starts at $30,795 with sufficient standard features. The mid-trim LT can be subdivided into 1LT and 2LT. 1LT adds 18-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, wood-grain interior trim, and an eight-way power driver seat with power lumbar adjustments. The 2LT trim comes with a bit more demanded features like parking sensors, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated mirrors, and so on.  

The top-of-the-line LTZ comes with plenty of standard driver assistance features such as the blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, collision-alert system, lane-departure warning, and a few more. It also adds creature comforts such as second-row captain's chairs, leather upholstery, and an 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar support and memory.

Trim

LS

LT

LTZ

MSRP (FWD)

$30,795

$34,010

$41,255

MSRP (AWD)

$32,795

$36,010

$43,255

Key Features

17-inch Steel Wheels

18-inch alloy wheels

20-inch wheels

 

Automatic Headlights

Fog Lamps

Blind-spot monitoring system

 

Roof Rails

Heated Mirrors

Rear cross-traffic alert

 

Cruise Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Collision-alert system

 

6.5-inch touchscreen display

Tri-zone automatic climate control

Lane-departure warning

 

Front and rear air conditioning

MyLink Infotainment System

Second-row Captain’s Chair

We Recommend

Being similar under the hood, all the three trims of the Traverse serve the segment of buyers they aim for. However, we would recommend going with the mid 2LT, as it gets a good pack of features at a reasonable price. It also offers all the nitty-gritty you would want in a family car and its price puts a smile on your face as it offers a plethora of features to its trim lineup.

Engine and Performance
7.2/10

The 2014 Chevy Traverse has a standard 3.6L V6 under the hood, churning out 281 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. The LTZ trim features twin exhaust outlets that increase output to 288 hp and 270 lb-ft. The engine is mated with a 6-speed shiftable automatic that powers the front wheels. The engine is big and powerful and performs well against its rivals. 

The motor is capable enough to take the hefty tall station wagon to higher speeds faster than one might expect. The heavy and tall crossover requires 8 seconds, precisely, to sprint to 60 MPH from a perfect standstill. It completes the quarter-mile race in 16.3 seconds. The Traverse drives heavy and doesn’t behave composed in corners. However, the gear shifts are precise and timed.

Models

2014 Chevrolet Traverse

2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Dodge Durango

2014 Ford Explorer

MSRP

$30,795

$30,520

$29,995

$30,015

Engine 

3.6L V6

3.5L V6

3.6L V6

3.5L V6

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

RWD

FWD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Power 

281 hp @ 6,300 rpm

270 hp @ 6,200 rpm

290 hp @ 6,400 rpm

290 hp @ 6,500 rpm

Torque

266 lb-ft @ 3,400 rpm

248 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm

260 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm

255 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

8

7.7

7.3

8.3

Quarter mile (sec)

16.3

16.1

15.9

N/A

Top Speed (MPH)

130

130

136

122

The 2014 Chevy Traverse isn’t the most powerful or fastest in the segment. We have Durango to stand as the most powerful and fastest in the competition. It is the only one to come with a standard RWD drivetrain as others come with an FWD drivetrain as standard. All others come with standard 6-speed automatics while the Dodge comes with a more refined 8-speed automatic transmission. The RWD drivetrain does help in perfecting those corners as well. However, Traverse offers good ride quality.

Fuel Economy
6.0/10

The 2014 Chevy Traverse gets an average fuel efficiency out of the V6 motor. It delivers you 17 MPG in the city, 24 MPG on highways, and combined mileage of 20 MPG. The 22-gallon fuel tank offers a somewhat decent range, around 374 miles in the city, 528 miles on highways on a full tank run. However, the efficiency figures aren’t impressive in the segment.

Models

2014 Chevrolet Traverse

2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Dodge Durango

2014 Ford Explorer

MPG (City)

17

19

18

17

MPG (Highway)

24

25

25

23

MPG (Combined)

20

21

20

19

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

22

19.2

24.6

18.6

Range (City/ Highway) (miles)

374/528

365/480

443/615

316.2/427.8

The Dodge Durango, despite being the most powerful and fastest in the segment, offers the best-in-class fuel efficiency and range figures. Chevy Traverse stands behind with sub-par fuel efficiency. However, with a decent 22-gallon fuel tank, the driving range seems better than the Highlander and Explorer. The 18.6-gallon in Ford Explorer is the smallest and the driving range does take a huge hit.

Interior
7.9/10

The 2014 Chevy Traverse offers a spacious and airy cabin, with enough room for all the 8 passengers it promises to accommodate. The well-padded interior with a cloth or leather upholstery reflects the quality. However, as the trim level goes up to the LTZ, the feeling turns out to be premium. The cabin features several feel-good features such as tri-zone automatic climate control, second-row captain's chairs, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel, which improves the level of comfort of the passengers.

The seats are supportive and comfortable. The seats are power-adjustable too. You get a 4-way driver seat with power lumbar support and an 8-way power front passenger seat with the LTZ trim, which lets you settle down faster into a comfortable seating position. The vehicle offers 24.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity with all seats up. The 60/40 split-folding rear seats can be lowered to expand the cargo volume to a massive 116.3 cubic feet, which leads the class.

Models

2014 Chevrolet Traverse

2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Dodge Durango

2014 Ford Explorer

Seating Capacity

8

8

7

7

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.4/61.5/41.3

40.7/59.3/44.2

39.9/58.5/40.3

41.4/61.3/40.6

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.4/61/36.8

39.9/59.6/38.4

39.8/58.3/38.6

40.5/61.0/39.8

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.8/57.6/33.2

35.9/55/27.7

37.8/50.4/31.5

37.8/50.8/33.2

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

24.4

13.8

17.2

21

The 2014 Chevy Traverse is competitively spacious in the rivalry. However, while it comes to the cargo department, Traverse leads the segment followed by the Explorer. Ford Explorer and Dodge Durango can only seat 7 people while Traverse and Highlander can seat up to 8 people. Explorer traded the cargo space for a better interior room and it does offer the most balanced seating in the competition. Standout interior features:

  • 8-way power driver with power recline and lumbar control and memory
  • perforated leather seating surfaces (optional)
  • Air conditioning, rear manual
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted cruise and audio controls (optional)

How intuitive is the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse’s infotainment unit?

Moving on to the infotainment department, the 2014 Chevy Traverse gets a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen display paired with a 6-speaker audio system. The base trim gets a CD Player, Satellite Radio, and Bluetooth connectivity. The MyLink system in-house from Chevy makes the experience far better. The crisp and intuitive system offers sleek controls and an easy interface. The graphics are clear even under direct sunlight. 

The LT trim gets the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, which brings in features such as voice commands and smartphone integration. One shall opt for the 10-Speaker BOSE Audio System and rear-seat DVD entertainment center from the optional packages. Standout infotainment features:

  • 6.5-inch infotainment screen
  • Standard 6-speaker audio system
  • Optional 10-Speaker BOSE Sound System
  • Chevrolet MyLink infotainment
  • Optional rear-seat DVD entertainment center
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Satellite radio
Exterior
7.5/10

Chevrolet didn’t intend to make the 2014 Traverse an aesthetically charming SUV. However, the tall boy does look modern without updates, the looks are fresh and simple. The edges are smooth and curvy, making it look somewhat different from the competitors in the class. The vehicle is hefty and long, with a massive ground clearance of 7.2-inches, which makes it a smooth pick on off-road drives.

 The vehicle gets 17-inch steel wheels as standard, which gets upgraded to 18-inches and then 20-inches on climbing the trim levels The vehicle comes with standard automatic headlamps even from the base model. On higher trims, you’ll get to see parking sensors, fog lamps, heated mirrors with power-folding functionality, and so on. The vehicle gets roof rails as standard which not only improves the looks but also enhances functionality.

Models

2014 Chevrolet Traverse

2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Dodge Durango

2014 Ford Explorer

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4646

4244

4756

4534

Length (in.)

203.7

191.1

201.2

197.1

Width (in.)

78.5

75.8

75.8

78.9

Height (in.)

69.9

68.1

70.9

71

Ground Clearance (in.)

7.2

8

8.2

7.6

Wheelbase (in.)

118.9

109.8

119.8

112.6

The 2014 Chevy Traverse is the heaviest after the Dodge Durango. It is the longest in the segment. However, the 8-inch of ground clearance on the Toyota Highlander doubtlessly contributes to the off-roading capabilities of this vehicle. However, the Durango and Explorer get fancy exterior styling and an overall charm, which is where the Traverse lags. Standout exterior features:

  • Automatic Headlights
  • Fog Lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Power-folding mirrors
Safety
8.9/10

Chevy has given the whole attention to the safety front of the Traverse. The Chevrolet Traverse has been awarded 5-star ratings from the NHTSA and ‘Good’ ratings from the IIHS in their respective crash tests. The top-of-the-line LTZ trim gets a whole lot of standard driver assistance features that help reduce unintended accidents on the roads. A few of them are the Blind-Spot Monitoring System, the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-departure warning, Collision warning, and so on. You also get parking sensors on the rear. Chevy also promises on-demand roadside assistance.Standout safety features:

  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system
  • Forward Collision-Alert
  • Automatic crash notification
  • On-demand roadside assistance
Final Verdict

The Chevrolet Traverse is a worthy pick in the competition. With notable ride quality, interior layout, and safety features, the vehicle stands in a good position in the competition. The cabin is spacious, airy, feature-rich, and tech-packed. However, the lack of charm and the sub-par fuel economy ratings degrade the massive vehicle. The acceleration is slower than the rivals, making it a less preferred choice for a performance enthusiast. For a family of many members who need a happy journey with a peaceful mind, the Traverse is worth considering.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$36010

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

217 cu in

horse power

281 hp @ 6300 rpm

torque

266 lb.-ft. @ 3400 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

dimensions
length

203.7 in

wheelbase

118.9 in

width

78.5 in

curb weight

4841 lbs

Height

69.9 in

Ground Clearance

7 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

150.8 cu ft

cargo volume

116.3 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

16/19/23 mpg

highway range

506 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


2014 Chevrolet Traverse User Reviews

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[29.0%] [5 Reviews]

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[53.0%] [9 Reviews]

5

[6.0%] [1 Reviews]

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Abigail Brown

2014 Chevrolet Traverse

LT 4dr SUV AWD w/2LT (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

2

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 17, 2022

Not a reliable car.

Pros - Spacious, Ride quality.

Cons - Headlights, Traction control issues, Transmission.

Do not buy a used Traverse! I have clocked about 10,000 miles in my used Chevrolet Traverse. Recently, I have been experiencing some issues with it. The traction warning lights glows after starting the vehicle. The car doesn't feel confident to drive around corners. It feels all over the place while taking a corner. The transmission, on the other hand, makes clunk noises at speeds around 20-30 mp...

2/10
Features
7/10
Interior
6/10
Design
2/10
Safety
2/10
Reliability
4/10
Deal Value
2/10
Dealer Review

SC

S Carlson

2014 Chevrolet Traverse

LT 4dr SUV AWD w/1LT (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 6, 2022

Affordable but not that good.

Pros - Sturdy SUV, great performance.

Cons - Not well engineered, cargo space, not spacious enough.

Low cargo space. It's a sturdy SUV for 20 grand but if you have kids, you'll most definitely find this SUV a tedious one. The problem with this SUV is that its 2nd seats are hard to fold and it gets even harder when you have kids that won't stop squirming. The 3rd row seats are nice but they leave very little space for cargo, since I have to store the stroller and all the shopping, there's barely...

6/10
Features
6/10
Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
7/10
Dealer Review

S

Scott

2014 Chevrolet Traverse

LT 4dr SUV AWD w/2LT (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 21, 2022

Can hold enough passengers

Pros - Roomy, Trunk space, Comfy.

Cons - Low power, Handling, Drive engagement.

Isn't fun to drive I would recommend the Traverse for those looking for a spacious car for both passengers and cargo but if you're someone who prefers some power and engaging drive from your car, just skip the Traverse. I didn't really find the staffs here to be helpful and I didn't get answers to all my doubts.

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
6/10
Design
6/10
Safety
6/10
Reliability
5/10
Deal Value
4/10
Dealer Review

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2/10

User

Rating

Not a reliable car.

Do not buy a used Traverse! I have clocked about 10,000 mil...

by Abigail Brown


7/10

User

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Affordable but not that good.

Low cargo space. It's a sturdy SUV for 20 grand but if you ...

by S Carlson


6/10

User

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Can hold enough passengers

Isn't fun to drive I would recommend the Traverse for those...

by Scott


9/10

User

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A lot of car for the price

Power and performance The v6 has lots of power and gets adv...

by Tamika Belvin


1/10

User

Rating

Nothing good with this vehicle

Very disappointed Made a mistake of buying an old Traverse ...

by Lisa

Chevrolet Traverse 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$32,814
5 Year Cost To Own
$51,596
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $51,596
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$6,329$2,594$2,460$2,894$2,778$17,055
Insurance$1,026$1,117$1,142$1,140$1,155$5,580
Fuel$2,281$2,332$2,362$2,498$2,555$12,028
Maintenance$512$828$696$1,974$2,410$6,420
Repairs$33$-21$173$354$532$1,071
Financing Interest$2,003$1,664$1,232$778$232$5,909
Taxes and Fees$2,728$227$194$215$169$3,533
Total Cost-To-Own$14,912$8,741$8,259$9,853$9,831$51,596
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