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2013 Chevrolet Traverse [w/video]

Entering Its Fifth Year Enhanced With A Fresh New Face The full-size crossover segment is chock-full of many decent players, and for good reason. For most buyers, the big vehicles deliver enough of the off-road and towing capabilities of a traditional sport utility, the roominess and high driving position of a minivan, and increasingly, the driving dynamics and fuel economy of a big sedan. Unfortunately, getting noticed among the growing crowd is a problem. Chevrolet is hoping to conquer this dilemma by introducing its 2013 Traverse with a fresh new look (both inside and out), inn... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.6L V6
Power:
288 HP / 270 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$31,165 (base)
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    Official: GM expanding Lansing Lambda CUV plant
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    Recalls: GM issues four new recalls, 2.4 million cars affected
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    Recalls: GM recalls 51k Enclave, Traverse, Acadia crossovers over fuel gauge inaccuracy
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    Still embroiled in the ongoing ignition switch recall, General Motors announced today three more discrete recalls, affecting a grand total of 1,546,900 vehicles in the US. The Detroit News reports that some 1.7 million vehicles are affected overall in North America. The first and largest of the trio of new recalls concerns some 1.18-million Buick Enclave ...

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    Report: GM Lambda crossovers are the most American Made according to new index
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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #327
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    First Drive: 2013 Chevrolet Traverse [w/video]
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    Report: Chevy dealer sells car for wrong price, apologizes after having buyer arrested
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    New York: 2013 Chevrolet Traverse loses the family nose
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    General Motors has just unveiled its facelifted 2013 Chevrolet Traverse at the New York Auto Show today. The big crossover has abandoned the company's corporate grille in favor of a new design that's expected to eventually make its way to the rest of the Chevrolet utility vehicle stable. With three chrome-finish bars across the upper grille inlet, more ...

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    Official: 2013 Chevy Traverse debuts with new face, minor tweaks
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    Not to be outdone today by Ford's debut of a twin-turbo Explorer Sport model, Chevrolet has taken the wraps off its redesigned 2013 Traverse. The big news is all up front, where the 2013 Traverse features what Chevy is calling the new face of its crossover utility vehicles. It includes a three-bar upper and two-bar lower grille design, as well as a ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #271
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    Report: GM and Costco partner up to sell trucks
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    Official: GM debuts new front center airbag [w/video]
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