in 2013 Affordable Midsize SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $23,037 - $34,530
Original MSRP: $30,510 - $42,575
MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy
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Used Car: 2013 Chevrolet Traverse Review

Review Last Updated: 9/30/14

According to test drivers, the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse has an abundance of cargo space and a spacious third row, but it has lackluster acceleration.

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Some automotive critics felt that the 2013 Chevy Traverse's V6 engine has adequate power, but many added that Traverse doesn’t feel particularly fast. Its automatic transmission earned praise for its responsiveness. The 2013 Traverse's fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 17/24 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive, which is lower than that of some competing three-row midsize SUVs. Reviewers wrote that the Traverse has composed handling and rides comfortably. Others were pleased that it is easy to maneuver the Traverse in tight areas.

Test drivers said that the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse has a quiet, spacious interior that features many hard, but nicely textured, plastics. Reviewers agreed that the Traverse's third row is spacious for adults, which is a rare compliment for this class. Others mentioned that there is good outward visibility from the front seats. The 2013 Traverse offers more overall cargo space than most midsize SUVs. A rearview camera, a 6.5-inch touch-screen display, Bluetooth and a USB port are standard. Navigation, Chevy's MyLink infotainment system, rear parking sensors, blind spot alert, leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, a rear-seat entertainment system and a 10-speaker Bose audio system are available. Some auto journalists mentioned that the touch screen's display is attractive.

The Chevrolet Traverse was named our 2013 Best 3-Row SUV for Families when it was new.

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Other SUVs to Consider

Like the Traverse, the 2013 Buick Enclave has an adult-friendly third row and lots of cargo space for the class. Reviewers were also impressed with its stylish cabin and first-rate materials.

The 2013 Dodge Durango is one of the few SUVs in the class available with a V8, and test drivers said that with this engine, the Durango feels muscular. Reviewers were also pleased with the Durango's high-quality cabin materials.

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