You may remember that the kind folks at Chevy were nice enough to loan us a Chevy Traverse a few weeks ago. As an on-the-go family of eight, we need a vehicle that is able to keep up with the demands of our family, and the Chevy Traverse did just that and more!
We started the week out with some back-to-school shopping for the shorties -- it's AMAZING how many supplies a fifth and a sixth grader need. Especially paper towels. Oh, the paper towels.... The back two rows of seats fold down for best-in-class maximum cargo space. As you can see, we were able to load what seemed to me to be the entire contents of the school supply section.
As you might remember, my kids are a pretty musical bunch, and at any given point in time, I'm transporting a tuba, a French horn and a baritone (euphonium) to and from school. There aren't many vehicles that can handle that load, but the Chevy Traverse can -- and we didn't even need to fold down the middle row of seats! The kids showed their approval before we buckled in and headed out.
Space is KEY for us.
The Chevy Traverse has a NHTSA 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). One of the many safety features that the Chevy Traverse offers is the rear vision camera, which can help alert you to things that might be in your way -- be it people, objects, or other cars. The Chevy Traverse alerts you by a combination of beeps and images that appear on the screen, so you can take action.
(Excuse my messy garage.)
It's not often that you see a tuba in the front seat -- and we were parked in the driveway, of course, and would never head out on the road like this -- but I wanted to show how the Chevy Traverse is super roomy. I mean, my son is 14 years old and had plenty of room to play his instrument!
One of my favorite things about the Chevy Traverse was the available in-dash entertainment center. It allowed us to charge multiple devices, sync my phone to a super-responsive Bluetooth** and see exactly what song was playing at any given time. I'm in the car so often that I use it as a mini office, and the Bluetooth® helps me stay in touch with family, friends and coworkers -- and the USB*** ports mean I never run out of juice.
Music is SUPER key to my sanity. Ask my kids. With the ability to sync my music as well as Sirius XM Satellite Radio****, I'm never far away from my favorite songs -- which help to soothe the savage beast. Which may or may not be me. :)
All in all, we had a fantastic week with the Chevy Traverse. It's a wonderful car with a rich and refined interior that makes you feel pampered and spoiled, while allowing you to carry your entire family and everything they need in safety and comfort. The Chevy Traverse was definitely created with families in mind.
Want to see our week? Take a look here: