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Name: Chevrolet Traverse (2016)

Date Added: 21 January 2016 - 09:02 AM

Owner: caddycruiser

Short Description: Mom's latest, a 2016 Traverse 2LT AWD in Iridescent Pearl Tricoat with Saddle Leather Package & Blind Spot, Navigation, Roof Rack, and Rear Cargo Mat.

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Lease was up on the Terrain in a few months, and after 2 of them for 5 years, mom wanted something different and bigger that was more comfortable for her and too many dogs.

 

I handled it as always. Looked at Acadia, Traverse, Durango, etc. based on the lease packages. The GM Triplets are old, no doubt, but packed with features and actually have great interiors and a huge amount of space. Add in a fully tricked out Traverse in White Pearl with the VERY cool Saddle leather, Nav, Power Folding Mirrors, Blindspot, etc, etc. and a familiar 3.6L with AWD and she's set with space and tons of new toys for 3 years.

 

Just had it delivered to her at work yesterday.

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GM did an excellent job refreshing the Lambda crossovers. The sheetmetal is still among the best looking in its class (the refreshed Acadia and Enclave are lookers as well), and the updated interior is fantastic despite the carry over steering wheel.

 

Other crossovers have exceeded the Lambdas in fuel economy by now, but none have really surpassed the overall package.

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GM did an excellent job refreshing the Lambda crossovers. The sheetmetal is still among the best looking in its class (the refreshed Acadia and Enclave are lookers as well), and the updated interior is fantastic despite the carry over steering wheel.

 

Other crossovers have exceeded the Lambdas in fuel economy by now, but none have really surpassed the overall package.

 

I tried to stray away from them...but even so old at this point, the combination of features, space, and value they offer is 2nd to none.

 

Favorite by far in the class was the Durango, drove that and it's easily in a different class. But to lease, even for a Durango that was $4-5k less than the Traverse, it leased out terribly at $150+ more per month--they only have 2015's, and built them way too long, so the residuals are terrible.

 

With GM, it was too easy. Combination of lease Pull Ahead, etc. and she was good to go. Went from a $36k Terrain to a $44k Traverse with a ton more stuff, and didn't go crazy up in a payment.

 

She's liking it a day in, and oddly enough loves the Saddle interior. I wasn't sure, since she thought it was orange and she never actually drove one of these (aside from an Enclave back in 2008), but all is well.

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GM did an excellent job refreshing the Lambda crossovers. The sheetmetal is still among the best looking in its class (the refreshed Acadia and Enclave are lookers as well), and the updated interior is fantastic despite the carry over steering wheel.

 

Other crossovers have exceeded the Lambdas in fuel economy by now, but none have really surpassed the overall package.

 

I tried to stray away from them...but even so old at this point, the combination of features, space, and value they offer is 2nd to none.

 

Favorite by far in the class was the Durango, drove that and it's easily in a different class. But to lease, even for a Durango that was $4-5k less than the Traverse, it leased out terribly at $150+ more per month--they only have 2015's, and built them way too long, so the residuals are terrible.

 

With GM, it was too easy. Combination of lease Pull Ahead, etc. and she was good to go. Went from a $36k Terrain to a $44k Traverse with a ton more stuff, and didn't go crazy up in a payment.

 

She's liking it a day in, and oddly enough loves the Saddle interior. I wasn't sure, since she thought it was orange and she never actually drove one of these (aside from an Enclave back in 2008), but all is well.

 

 

The Durango is a great SUV. It's a midsize though, right? Riding on the bones of the Grand Cherokee is a win-win with a cheaper overall package. They look damn sharp too since the refresh. Very underrated vehicle.

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GM did an excellent job refreshing the Lambda crossovers. The sheetmetal is still among the best looking in its class (the refreshed Acadia and Enclave are lookers as well), and the updated interior is fantastic despite the carry over steering wheel.

 

Other crossovers have exceeded the Lambdas in fuel economy by now, but none have really surpassed the overall package.

 

I tried to stray away from them...but even so old at this point, the combination of features, space, and value they offer is 2nd to none.

 

Favorite by far in the class was the Durango, drove that and it's easily in a different class. But to lease, even for a Durango that was $4-5k less than the Traverse, it leased out terribly at $150+ more per month--they only have 2015's, and built them way too long, so the residuals are terrible.

 

With GM, it was too easy. Combination of lease Pull Ahead, etc. and she was good to go. Went from a $36k Terrain to a $44k Traverse with a ton more stuff, and didn't go crazy up in a payment.

 

She's liking it a day in, and oddly enough loves the Saddle interior. I wasn't sure, since she thought it was orange and she never actually drove one of these (aside from an Enclave back in 2008), but all is well.

 

 

The Durango is a great SUV. It's a midsize though, right? Riding on the bones of the Grand Cherokee is a win-win with a cheaper overall package. They look damn sharp too since the refresh. Very underrated vehicle.

 

 

The Durango is big. It's probably the only crossover comparable to the Lambda's inside.

 

Get in the back, and it feels similar. Just a lot more modern, and top grade electronics, powertrain, interior, look, feel, ride, etc. etc.

 

The Lambda's remain very smooth and solid, especially more so in later gen. There's so many configurations of them, the Chevy was the winner this time.

 

She liked the look of the Acadia most, but couldn't stand red interior lights anymore after 5 years of them, and the Acadia is--oddly--$3000 more than the Traverse when equipped the same.

 

Has everything. Skipped the sunroof (she rarely uses and the Lambda twin glass has weird mesh screens), running boards (didn't want), or DVD (this is the year 2016, really?), so the rest is there.

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So far so good, a week in with this one.

 

Continues to enjoy the colors and size, says it's more comfortable and quiet than the Terrain. And since it snowed right after, the AWD dug right through everything without an issue "exactly like my Terrain did".

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Lease was up on the Terrain in a few months, and after 2 of them for 5 years, mom wanted something different and bigger that was more comfortable for her and too many dogs.

 

I handled it as always. Looked at Acadia, Traverse, Durango, etc. based on the lease packages. The GM Triplets are old, no doubt, but packed with features and actually have great interiors and a huge amount of space. Add in a fully tricked out Traverse in White Pearl with the VERY cool Saddle leather, Nav, Power Folding Mirrors, Blindspot, etc, etc. and a familiar 3.6L with AWD and she's set with space and tons of new toys for 3 years.

 

Just had it delivered to her at work yesterday.

CONGRATS!  nice looking unit, and the interior color is unique!

 

Good thing lambda was still available you weren't forced into a 17 Acadia that GM decided to downsize!

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