2014 is looking like the perfect model year for the Chevrolet Traverse. The mid-size SUV has received quite a few awards already, including: Cars.com’s 2014 Best of the Year, Kelley Blue Book’s Best Family Car, and Edmunds.com’s Most Popular Large Crossover. As one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Cars for Families in 2013, the Traverse doesn’t really need any more awards on its shelf, but Chevy is definitely not going to turn any down.
In fact, the latest award for the 2014 Traverse is that it has been named one of the “10 Best Family Cars of 2014” by Parents magazine and Edmunds.com. This is high praise and you can be sure that Chevy is going to be making space in the trophy case for this one.
Steve Majoros, marketing director of Chevrolet cars and crossovers, says that the winning combination of “capability and roominess of a traditional SUV with the attributes of a crossover” has made the Traverse a contender. The “car-like driving experience, low step-in height and good efficiency on the highway” are what make this mid-size SUV a true leader in the market.
As one of only two SUVs to make the elite annual list, the Traverse was given great reviews in the safety, value, and efficiency categories. Of course those are the reviews that pushed the SUV onto the “10 Best Family Cars” list for the second year in a row.
At Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet, we completely understand why the Traverse is so fantastic. With a 3.6L V-6 direct-injection engine that delivers 288 horsepower and an EPA-rating of 24 mpg highway, how could you not fall in love with this SUV? As a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS in 2013, we’d be willing to bet you’re already planning your trip to the dealership. If you’re not, you should be.