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2014 Chevrolet Traverse Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse was new.


Interior: 7.9

For the most part, reviewers like the Traverse's cabin, noting the use of soft-touch, high-quality materials. One critic says that some materials don't appear or feel especially upscale. Test drivers also praise the Traverse for its quiet interior and functional cabin design.

  • "The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse features a spacious and attractive interior, but a few flaws detract from an otherwise successful effort. Most touch points are decently padded, but the quality of the materials still lacks a premium look and feel." -- Edmunds
  • "The cabin includes soft-touch materials on the dash and on the upper doors which create an upscale feel." -- Left Lane News
  • "In the realm of people movers, the Chevrolet Traverse is one of those vehicles whose design makes sense the instant you enter the cabin." -- Road and Track (2013)
  • "The interior is commendably quiet, which means front-row occupants don't have to turn around and shout at the third-row; normal tones are possible, even if they get no results. Turning around will, however, reveal the elegantly tapering roofline. It's easy to admire how well-done this big vehicle is." -- Automobile Magazine (2013)


The Traverse has seating for eight, but buyers can equip the second row with captain’s chairs, which reduces seating to seven. Cloth seats are standard, while leather seating is optional, as are heated, cooled and power-adjustable front seats. Reviewers are generally pleased with the Traverse's front seats, but the second and third rows earn mixed reviews. One critic says that the middle-row seat is mounted a bit too low for optimum comfort, and that the third row is best suited to kids. Outward visibility also gets mixed reviews, as test drivers note that it is hard to see out back with a load of passengers, and that thick A-pillars make it difficult to see the front corners of the vehicle.

  • "Front row passengers will enjoy abundant head- and legroom, as will second-row occupants, but the middle row seat cushions are a bit low. Sliding those seats all the way back alleviates this issue, but that effectively kills third-row legroom. The slide release is also difficult to access. The narrow, flat third-row seats are easily deployed and stowed, though they're really suited only for kids and smaller adults. As is invariably the case with three-row vehicles, rearward visibility is almost nonexistent when you have a full crew on board, so the standard rearview camera is a huge help." -- Edmunds
  • "No matter what trim you choose, the Traverse is big enough for adults to sit in the third row and still have room for groceries." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Among the largest midsize SUVs, Traverse's cabin feels especially roomy. Big, supportive seats make for good long-trip comfort. … Outward visibility is good thanks to big mirrors and unobtrusive rear headrests. The view to the front corners is partially obscured by thick roof pillars." -- Consumer Guide (2012)

Interior Features

Standard equipment on the 2014 Traverse includes Bluetooth, a USB port, satellite and HD Radio and a backup camera. Optional features include navigation, a 10-speaker Bose stereo, a rear-seat entertainment system, Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system and dual-zone automatic climate control. Available safety equipment includes blind zone, cross traffic and forward collision alert and lane departure warning.

Reviewers are impressed with the appearance of the 6.5-inch touch-screen display, though some mention that it is mounted low and out of the driver's line of sight. The MyLink infotainment system is described as intuitive, with clear menus, but occasionally slow to react to touch inputs.

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  • "The rearview monitor and all infotainment functions are accessed via a 6.5-inch touchscreen display in the dash, but the screen itself is mounted low in the driver's sight line and requires a longer glance away from the road than we would like. The available MyLink interface, which allows smartphone radio app integration, features a clean layout and intuitive menu structure. Touch inputs are occasionally slow or missed entirely, however, making the interface a bit frustrating. We're also not fond of the USB port placement in a dash-top bin, where direct sun and high temperatures can bake electronics." -- Edmunds
  • "Clearly designed with the comfort of large families in mind, the interior can be ordered with up to 12 cupholders and a DVD entertainment system." -- Left Lane News
  • "Although we weren't fans of the wood trim and awkward combination of blue contrast stitching in our particular test vehicle, this new interior did help set off the beautiful new 6.5-in. color touchscreen interface of the Chevy MyLink infotainment system." -- Road and Track (2013)


The Traverse offers 24.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 70.3 cubic feet with the third row folded and a maximum of 116.3 cubic feet behind the front row of seats. These capacities are among the best in the class. Reviewers are impressed with how much cargo space the Traverse offers, even behind the third row, as one remarks there is enough room for a large cooler.

  • "The Traverse scores points for its generous cargo capacity." -- Edmunds
  • "There's more usable space behind the raised 3rd-row seat than in most midsize SUVs, plus a handy under-floor compartment. Both the 2nd- and 3rd-row seats fold forward easily, though not completely flat. Several bins and cubbies provide ample interior storage." -- Consumer Guide (2012)
  • "Cargo room distinguishes the Traverse, which has 24.4 cubic feet - enough for a large cooler - behind the third row. … Fold all the seats, and the Traverse has 116.4 cubic feet of maximum volume. No direct competitor breaks 100 cubic feet." -- Cars.com (2012)

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