2012 Chevrolet Traverse

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$8,995
$630
below average
161,605 Miles
36,317
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 161605
Color: BLACK
Body Style: Crossover
Trim Level: LTZ AWD
Doors: 4
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Fuel: GAS
Location: Junction City, KS
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Option & Equipment

Bluetooth
Backup Camera
Remote Start
Parking Sensors
Third Row Seating

Notes

[!@@Additional Info@@!]Exhaust - Dual Tip, Door Handle Color - Chrome, Mirror Color - Body-Color, Rear Spoiler, Rear Spoiler Color - Body-Color, Floor Mat Material - Carpet, Floor Mats - Front, Floor Mats - Third Row, Front Air Conditioning - Automatic Climate Control, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Single, Rear Air Conditioning - Independently Controlled, Rear Air Conditioning Zones - Single, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather, Third Row Air Conditioning - Independently Controlled, Third Row Air Conditioning Zones - Single, Ambient Lighting, Cargo Area Light, Cruise Control, Cupholders - Front, Cupholders - Rear, Memorized Settings - 2 Driver, Memorized Settings - Driver Seat, Memorized Settings - Side Mirrors, Multi-Function Remote - Panic Alarm, One-Touch Windows - 2, Power Steering - Variable/Speed-Proportional, Reading Lights - Front, Reading Lights - Rear, Rearview Mirror - Auto-Dimming, Remote Engine Start, Steering Wheel - Tilt And Telescopic, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio, Storage - In Floor, Universal Remote Transmitter - Garage Door Opener, Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Front Shock Type - Gas, Front Spring Type - Coil, Front Struts - Macpherson, Front Suspension Type - Lower Control Arms, Hill Holder Control, Rear Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Rear Shock Type - Twin-Tube Gas, Rear Spring Type - Coil, 4wd Type - Full Time, Abs - 4-Wheel, Axle Ratio - 3.16, Braking Assist, Front Brake Diameter - 12.8, Front Brake Width - 1.1, Front Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Brake Diameter - 13.0, Rear Brake Width - 0.8, Rear Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Suspension Type - Multi-Link, Roll Stability Control, Stability Control, Battery - Heavy Duty, In-Dash Cd - Mp3 Playback, Total Speakers - 10, Wireless Data Link - Bluetooth, Compass, Driver Information System, External Temperature Display, In-Dash Cd - Single Disc, Phone - Hands Free, Premium Brand - Bose, Radio - Am/Fm, Satellite Communications - Onstar, Speed Sensitive Volume Control, Trip Computer, Warnings And Reminders - Lamp Failure, Low Fuel, Engine Oil, Coolant, Daytime Running Lights, Exterior Entry Lights, Headlights - Auto On/Off, Headlights - Halogen, Liftgate Window - Fixed, Rear Door Type - Power Liftgate, Spare Tire Mount Location - Inside, Spare Tire Size - Temporary, Spare Wheel Type - Steel, Tire Type - All Season, Wheels - Aluminum, Window Defogger - Rear, Front Wipers - Intermittent, Power Windows, Rear Wiper - Intermittent, Roof Rails, Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger, Anti-Theft System - Audio Security System, Camera System - Rearview, Child Safety Door Locks, Child Seat Anchors - Latch System, Front Airbags - Dual, Impact Sensor - Post-Collision Safety System, Parking Sensors - Rear, Power Door Locks - Anti-Lockout, Rearview Monitor, Side Airbags - Front, Side Curtain Airbags - Front, Side Mirror Adjustments - Manual Folding, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power, Side Mirror Type - Spotter Mirror, Side Mirrors - Driver Side Auto-Dimming, Side Mirrors - Integrated Turn Signals, Side-Curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor, Driver Seat - Cooled, Driver Seat - Heated, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - 8, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Lumbar, Front Headrests - 2, Front Headrests - Adjustable, Front Seatbelts - 3-Point, Passenger Seat - Heated, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments - 4, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments - Lumbar, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments - Reclining, Rear Headrests - 2, Rear Headrests - Adjustable, Rear Seat Folding - Flat, Rear Seat Type - Captains Chairs, Rear Seatbelts - 3-Point, Seatbelt Pretensioners - Front, Third Row Headrests - 3, Third Row Headrests - Adjustable, Third Row Seat Folding - Flat, Third Row Seat Folding - Split, Third Row Seat Type - 40-60 Split Bench, Third Row Seatbelts - 3-Point, Upholstery - Leather, Upholstery Accents - Perforated


Recalls & Defects

VIN 1GNKVLED2CJ233570 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES

GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE, BUICK ENCLAVE, AND GMC ACADIA VEHICLES CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN ALASKA, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NORTH DAKOTA, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH DAKOTA, UTAH, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, WYOMING AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. SNOW OR ICE BUILDUP ON THE WINDSHIELD OR ON THE WIPER MAY RESTRICT THE MOVEMENT OF THE WIPER ARM, CAUSING THE WIPER ARM TO LOOSEN AND CAUSE THE WIPER TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.



Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.1
  Based on 14 reviews

Chevy Traverse's are unsafe at any speed.

2
Motso on 09/18/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 1

This is a dangerous car, here's why. The transmission won't down shift after a stop. Here is a typical scenario, you pull up to a stop sign on a 55 mph road. You see a vehicle coming, it's 1/4 to 3/8 mile away, in most cars it's safe to pull out and accelerate smartly (don't doddle). Not in a Chevy Traverse car should you do this because the transmission never down shifted while you sat at the stop sign. Here's what will happen, the higher gear will put you out in front of traffic but you won't have torque (power) to go fast/er. You sit and wait to get splatted. What you can do with your children in the back seat or the other couple you're going out to dinner with is FLOOR IT and over-ride the computer. Now you're peeling rubber and driving like a maniac 16 YO who snuck some of Dad's beer while he tries to impress the girls on the corner. This lack of transmission down shifting scenario is a known problem that GM refuses to fix. Better to buy another brand vehicle and live. Another problem, the AC can only be run when the computer says it can. I had all my windows fog up on Rt. 95 at 65 mph with another couple in the car! I could not see to drive! The other guy quickly undid his seat belt and hand wiped the windshield in front of me so I could see out (like we used to do with 1950's & 1960's vehicles). After the excitement everyone commented on what an unsafe POS the Traverse is. Most Traverse problems including the 2 mentioned can be easily fixed "IF" GM would change the computer programming. Then again, they sell more cars if the ones already sold get destroyed in car crashes don't they? There will never be another GM car in our driveway. I don't know how many or what other GM models have similar problems. I'm going back to buying foreign cars because they are safe at every speed.

Be careful unless you enjoy tow truck rides.

2
Eloise Mullen on 01/02/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 1

I am the original owner of this vehicle. Since approx. 40, 000 , it has been in the shop for days at a time, at least 5 times. Convenient that the warranty was for 36, 000 miles. I have been stranded at least 3x, believed to be fuel pump issues. Audio system replaced twice ( I listen to news radio) ,sun roof leaked and a cadre of other issues. Cant wait till it is paid off, so I can trade in. My first car was a Chevy (74) and my last Chevy will be this one. Be forewarned

Best vehicle I've ever owned.

4.9
Robert Moore on 02/22/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned this vehicle for 3 years and just went out of warranty (36,755 miles). Best thing is I never used the warranty for anything. I am a very picky person, drives my wife crazy, if something doesn't work like it's supposed to I get it fixed. I have not taken this vehicle to the dealership for anything except a recall on the seatbelt harness. We were looking for a 2nd car and found a BMW X5 with a straight 6 for a decent price so we gave it a test drive. The Traverse has spoiled us. The BMW was gutless compared to it. We expected it to be a little sportier it is a BMW after all, but were very disappointed. It just made us love our Traverse even more.

So far so good

4.8
adev2 on 09/03/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a 2012 LTZ AWD Traverse with 28,000 miles and so far I have not been back to the dealer with a single problem. So, I am very happy with the reliability and performance. The only complaint I have is that the gas mileage is somewhat lower than I expected. It's rated at 16 - 23 and I average somewhere between 16.5 - 17.5 depending on the season and how much I use the AC. This is mostly mixed city/highway driving where my average speed is 31 MPH. I drive easily so I was hoping for 19-20 based on the rating. As long as the reliability holds up I will consider buying another GM in the future.

2012 Traverse STAY AWAY

2.3
chevy2ford on 03/27/2014

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I’ve had 4 Chevy vehicles. All good experiences, until I bought the 2012 traverse for my wife and kids. It’s been problematic since day one. Problems include vibration noises from the exhaust (it took 3 tries to fix that), front speaker works sometimes (not fixed yet), air bag light comes on often (6 attempts, still not fixed), it’s had motor mounts replaced… etc. Tried to get some help from GM to get trade-in assistance to by another new chevy traverse, they offered ZERO dollars. Asked for to extend the warenty as it will expire at 36000 miles and I have 30,000… they said no to that too. Asked for a loaner while it in the shop… no to that too, only if it stays over night.

2012 Traverse

4
jla1466 on 08/07/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Overall, I am very pleased with the purchase of this vehicle. However, there are a couple of things that I have found perplexing to say the least. First, the check engine light continues to come on at various times. It does not stay on continuously, but will remain on for a day or so then not come on at all for a day or more. The Chev service department keeps telling me it must be the gas cap since nothing else is showing up when they run the diagnostics. Another issue has been the power steering, which becomes difficult when making the initial turn after backing up. Again, Chev maintenance has been unable to determine why this is happening and attempts to fix have been unsuccessful.

After One-Year, Very Happy w/Purchase

4.3
murdoughnut on 04/01/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The Good: Space (lots of it). Have fit five adults, two infants in car seats, a dog and a stroller in the car before. Cargo area is plenty big, even with the third row up; While heavy on acceleration, actually turns quite nimbly for its size; Comfortable ride in every seat - third row can accommodate a small adult for normal trips, and a larger male for short trips. Bad: Gas mileage (~17), cargo door not very wide/tall Overall: Would definitely buy again; this car fit my exact needs for something safe for my infant twin sons, large enough to carry their stuff, but stylish enough for a 32-year old man who refused to own/drive a minivan. Gas mileage sucks, but didn't buy for that.

2 weeks of enjoyment

4.6
jamieandbri on 02/01/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Purchased This vehicle 2 weeks ago. Purchased the base model for about 25,500 not including taxes. Overall our family enjoys it, quite comfortable ride. We had 2 snow storms and it performed very well. Inside is very roomy. I would give this vehicle all 5's if it lasts. The only low point is the gas mileage at this point averaging 17mpg with mostly city driving. Only one complaint is that the vehicle did not come with a spare tire. Dealer wanted 850 dollars extra for it. Save yourself money and call some salvage yards. I picked up all the parts for under 250.

2012 Traverse LTZ AWD

4.9
jimmymacd29 on 08/09/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have not owned this car a long time, but the time I have had with has been a very enjoyable experience. I also own a 2011 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab 1500 LTZ and swap off between the two. The Traverse model I have is loaded, so that also adds to the enjoyment. This is not a brag but a reason why I might enjoy it more than a base stock model. It came with 20 inch wheels, so it may also ride different than one with smaller tires.

Great Vehicle

4.8
gusgt on 07/28/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

13 weeks 5650 miles and counting. 21.2 mpg. Very Happy with vehicle. Only bad thing is 2nd row seats need a redesign for seatbelts. maybe a little wider seats. 7 passenger model.

2012 Traverse 30-Day Review

4.8
nurseratched on 07/08/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my daily commuter from the mountains to the city. The Traverse is exceptionally comfortable to drive and handles the steep and curvy mountain roads with ease. Plenty of passing power and, despite some of the other complaints, I think the visibility to the side and rear is fine. I've never been in a quieter car...little to no road or wind noise. Everything is within easy reach and the interior is cavernous! Even though there is seating for 8 I don't use the 3rd row. The rear is strictly used for cargo and comes in handy with monthly trips to Costco! I looked at several other models and decided the Traverse topped them all.

Just Bought it Yester"night"

4.9
americanmade2 on 06/29/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We got back from the dealership last night with our new Traverse... lets say its a heap of alot better than our old 06' Durango! the interior quality is fantastic. Only good things to say about this amazing ride :)

Affordable, Capable and Comfortable

4.9
learhopper on 01/14/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Began vehicle search for an eight seat SUV with the Tahoe, but after seeing the lack of cargo room behind the third row seats, and the clunky removal of 3rd row seats (instead of folding down into the car floorboard) we ruled it out. The Traverse offered a surprising amount of room and a more affordable price. We were impressed with the Buick Enclave, but couldn't find one equipped like we wanted in our region and the price was more than the Traverse for a comparable cloth model. Drove the Honda Pilot and was very disappointed with road and wind noise - felt plastic/boxy. Liked the Nissan Armada, but too pricey. Elected to go for the Traverse 1LT with the All Star Package and AWD.

First month in SUV

5
bigbro422 on 11/29/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first review and first SUV, The new Chevy Traverse is great, it is a family friendly and works for me being a disable driver. The lift gate is easy to use, cargo area great for my wheelchair. My children are growing so the adjustable seating on the second row is wonderful.


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