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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
Heated and cooled leather front seats are an option
Many of the same interior and exterior features available on the Enclave/Acadia/Outlook
The Traverse gets the full array of equipment people expect in modern vehicles
The Chevrolet brand may be the basic, bread-and-butter brand on the GM totem pole, but don't tell that to the designers of the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, who packed the crossover with high-end features. If the standard features just aren't cutting it for you, Chevrolet also offers some impressive options for the Traverse Chevrolet.
Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com show that the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse doesn't pull any punches when it comes to standard features. Cars.com reviewers say the standard "On Star system provides such features as turn-by-turn navigation and directions to restaurants, hotels or other points of interest." ConsumerGuide also notes the Chevrolet Traverse comes standard with a "tilt/telescopic steering wheel, cruise control," full power accessories, an "AM/FM/CD/MP3 player, satellite radio," and "automatic headlights." Moving up to the Chevrolet Traverse LT, ConsumerGuide says to expect a "leather-wrapped steering wheel w/radio controls" to join the standard features list, while Motor Trend describes the top-of-the-line Chevrolet Traverse LTZ as "Chevy's modern Kingswood Estate, with...standard leather," among other unique features. Some of the standard amenities exclusively on the Traverse Chevrolet in LTZ trim are "tri-zone automatic climate controls (including rear controls), navigation system w/voice recognition and traffic information, [and] rearview camera," according to ConsumerGuide. Regardless of which trim you opt for on the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, Edmunds is pleased to report "Bluetooth connectivity is standard."
The features list doesn't end with the basics available on the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse trims, as GM has included a lengthy catalog of options for those with a bit more disposable income. Cars.com says some of the "cool features of the new Traverse" include "a panoramic sunroof" and "in-dash navigation system," along with an available "rear-seat DVD entertainment system" and "leather upholstery." For those living in the Golden State, ConsumerGuide says an available "California Edition" adds an upgraded "Bose sound system, chrome exhaust tip," and "bright alloy wheels," while a "remote engine start" option is available as a stand-alone feature on the Chevrolet Traverse LS and LT.
Standard Bluetooth and a year of free OnStar service head up a long list of conveniences found on the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse.