I was sent a Chevy Traverse to use for a week. I was not compensated to wirte this post. All opions are my own and may differ from others.
The Holidays are in full swing around our house. From trying to implement that darn Elf on the Shelf (I always forget to move it) to Christmas trees, lights, and fun Holiday events… We are in Holiday mode, people! Let’s not forget the seasonal sickness that has been going around as well. But, I’ve wanted to share this awesome car with you for over a week now but from Ryan getting everyone sick last weekend even yesterday, I got a call from Nolan’s school letting me know Nolan had pink eye. Luke threw up last night, and now Ryan has another fever. It’s NEVER ending. ????
But I’m here, and I’m more than excited to share the 2018 Traverse with you. When I say more than excited, I am in no way joking. You can ask anyone. I’ve been talking and talking and talking about how outstanding this car is since experiencing it two weeks ago. I’m more than ready to head to the dealership and buy my own right now. Before sharing all the fun we had in the Traverse, I’d love to share with you all the Tech & Safety Features the Traverse has to offer you.
2018 Traverse Tech & Safety Features
- 4G LTE Wi-Fi
- This feature allows you to stay connected on the road, Skype or video chat, stay on top of work if needed, and stream movies and music, etc. from the road. Can connect 7 devices at once – that means your family will be entertained and can download movies, TV shows or books to your device on the road without using any data
- Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
- Apple CarPlay takes the iPhone features you’d want to access while driving and puts them on the vehicle’s display – so you can make calls, send/receive messages and listen to your favorite playlists right from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri.
- Android Auto is built around Google Maps giving you the ability to talk to Google and use several different apps straight from your car’s display screen.
- myChevrolet Mobile App
- The myChevrolet app turns your mobile device into a command center for your vehicle. This app allows you to start/stop your engine and lock/unlock your doors from your smart phone. You can even send destinations to your available navigation system, view diagnostic information, customize Wi-Fi settings and set parking reminders from virtually anywhere.
- Active Safety Alert Seat
- Warns drivers when they are at a crash risk (drifting out of their lane, forward collision possibility, etc.) by providing audible chimes and vibrations on the seat – the vibration can be helpful for older drivers who may be hard of hearing. The lead engineer began developing the idea for this feature by stuffing 64 pagers into a car seat cushion, a gadget that many in your reader’s generation can remember having.
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Keep Assist provides gentle steering wheel turns (and Lane Departure alerts if necessary) to help drivers avoid unintentionally drifting out of their lane.
- Hands-Free Gesture Liftgate
- Hands full? No problem. You can open the available hands-free gesture liftgate with a gentle kicking motion of your foot. To make things even easier, Traverse projects the Chevrolet logo on the ground to use as a guide.
I had the privilege of getting to drive the 2018 Traverse for a week. During that week I spent as much time with the family, going to events and making sure that this car was perfect for what a family like mine needed.
As you can see from the picture above, my kids were in love with the back seat. They loved how much space they had, and I loved how much space was between them, AKA no fighting with each other. With plenty of space and even an extra open seat, our five-member family fit just perfect. It’s even more perfect since my mom is currently staying with us. No more needing to take two cars when going places.
From how much space the boys had, to being easily accessible to get in the back, this had to be my favorite aspect of the Traverse. It’s wondrous how much of a difference a little more room makes a car ride with three small children. Although this was my favorite aspect there were by far many, many other things to fall in love with.
One of my first trips in the Traverse was a shopping trip to the mall with Ryan. We had a blast, and the 20 min car ride to get to the mall was a breeze. She did want me to leave the music up loud and kept trying to sit in the very back like her brothers. But that’s to be expected, lol.
During our next trip, we went to Incredible pizza. This was the first trip where the whole family, including mom, rode in the car.
Have I said how much I want this car yet? (hint, hint, HUSBAND! I hope you read this, lol)
The next fun thing that I wanted to do was take a trip to Bass Pro Shop to let the kids see Santa. During this trip, my kids noticed the rearview mirror. Let me show you, so you know what I’m talking about.
It was a feature that we all loved. But mostly my boys. This and the reverse camera. I also loved the reverse camera. Giving me a perfect view of behind me and also from the top. I wish I would have gotten a picture of this feature. I used it A LOT. The birds-eye view helped me know if I was parked perfectly and in between the lines. WITHOUT having to open my doors to check. How awesome is that? Ok, you may not think it’s that cool, but parking in the lines is one of my pet peeves with driving/parking. So I like to make sure I’m parked flawlessly.
Some pictures from our trip to Bass Pro.
I know that I listed some of the key features about the Traverse earlier but I wanted to share two more that I fell in love with during the week I had the car.
Wifi!!!! Being a blogger and needing internet to not give out on me, this was another major feature I just had to talk about. You never know when you need to get something done and having wifi in your vehicle is a life saver.
I want this car so bad! lol (<—-Husband)
The last feature I want to talk with you about would have to be the Lane Keep Assist. What this feature does is it recognizes when you are drifting out of your lane. When it recognizes this, it will ‘gently’ assist your vehicle back into your lane. When I first heard about this feature I honestly thought it sounded a little dangerous. Just because in my mind being jerked back into your lane seemed a little more dangerous. But the first time the Lane Keep Assist worked it’s magic all my fears went out the window, and I was impressed.
Unlike what I thought, the Lane Keep Assist did not jerk my wheel, it gently guided me, and if I weren’t paying attention, I probably would not have even noticed it. After the first time, I started to pay a little more attention to how it worked, when it worked and even tested it a couple of times. (Once again I don’t have a picture) But there are lights on your dash that tell you when it’s on and when it’s not. When you have your blinker on it does not work (duh). But I loved this because in my mind if it makes people start using their blinkers more then I’m one happy mama. Let’s not forget the many wrecks that it will prevent from happening.
Ok people. I could keep going and going and going. All I have left to say is that you need to give this vehicle a test drive and you will understand just how much I love it. I have no doubt in my mind that you will love it just as much as I do.
I hope all of you have a fantastic week and I hope mine get’s a little better. Sick kids are no fun! Who’s idea was it to have more than one? I’m just kidding, but seriously, when one get’s sick they all get sick! Be praying for our family and my sanity during this time. (I really need to go grocery shopping)