Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Chevrolet Traverse 2LT

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Chevrolet Traverse 2LT

2. Big But Easy to Park

Weighing in at about 5,000 lbs., the Traverse is no lightweight, which can make parking a chore on the arms. However, Chevy’s variable-assist power steering does a great job of keeping those wheels exceptionally light at parking lot speeds, aided by the Traverse’s standard back-up camera.

Hit the highway, and the steering tightens up, though it still stays particularly light compared to other large crossovers. While it does make for comfortable cruising, steering feel and feedback is non-existent, a trait which can be expected on a family hauler such as this, but still feels rather unnatural.

  • From the article: “As a result, you have to remove your eyes every time you want to operate the rear windshield wiper.”