Driving Review from 2017 LS to 2019 LS AWD - Chevy Traverse Forum: Chevrolet Traverse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 2
Driving Review from 2017 LS to 2019 LS AWD

Hey guys,

I just came off of a 2017 Traverse LS lease and went into a 2019 Traverse LS (AWD). Few differences in the drive that I'd like to mention and I'm not sure if anyone else noticed.

1.) The 2017 had a softer suspension. While the 2019 has better handling and a bit firmer which will of course feel stiffer over the bumps ..etc. I like the 2019's suspension better because it translates into a better handling vehicle.

2.) The engine is much louder in the 2019 and I don't like it. It sounds like a 4 cylinder. Just sounds cheap. I really wish there's a way to quiet it down. Not sure if it's the engine, exhaust or sound out of the speakers (fake exhaust note).

3.) The transmission seems a bit jerky at times but maybe it's still learning. I know it's a brand new transmission and maybe the software hasn't been cleaned up to provide the best driving experience. I'll wait and see if there are any updates to help.
shaqdeez is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 06:57 PM
Senior Member
 
Capucine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Ontario canada
Posts: 959
Garage
Sure it is probably caused by the exhaust system. Same engine with some modifications. Also maybe from the different body than the gen1. I also read that there are more wind noise in the gen2 than the previous generation. This may be the cause of the noise you Hear also.

Traverse 2017, chevy Uplander 2009 LT short wheelbase, Impala 2003, jeep cherokee Laredo 1990, chevy citation 1984 2.8 v6, vauxhall Firenza1972, rambler american 1964 model 330, vauxhall velox 1956 rebuilt, NSU Prinz 1961 2 cylinder micro car rebuilt, Renault Dauphine 1960 rebuilt, ford prefect 1952 ( english car with non hydrolic brakes rebuilt. Honda 1986 motorcycle in new condition and 13 travel trailers from a Boler 1300 to a Rockwood mini lite 20 feet.
Capucine is online now  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Senior Member
 
Thomcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,440
Maybe the switch to an aluminum hood changes the sound characteristics of the engine.

Current Chevys -'16 Silverado LT;'18 Malibu LT Redline;'18 Traverse Premier Redline<br /><br />Previous&nbsp; Chevys:16 Malibu LT2 '17 Impala;'16 MalibuLT;'15 Camaro LS;'15 Traverse; '13,'12 and '07 Avalanche LTs; '11 Tahoe LT; '13 &'11 Malibu LTs; '08 Trailblazer;'06 Colorado WT..... Chrysler era.....'80 Citation;'75 Impala;'72 Chevelle;'69 Camaro R/T;'65 Impala SS;'62 Nova
Thomcat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 08:11 AM
Senior Member
 
Capucine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Ontario canada
Posts: 959
Garage
Hum! Not too sure if this would be the aluminum hood. The hood has insulation under and it should not make any difference I think. My son just bought a new F150 with the same engine as his 2011 and this new Ford has a aluminum hood. The engine ( ecoboost ) is more quiet than his previous Ford with the same engine. I would blame the exhaust system instead.

Traverse 2017, chevy Uplander 2009 LT short wheelbase, Impala 2003, jeep cherokee Laredo 1990, chevy citation 1984 2.8 v6, vauxhall Firenza1972, rambler american 1964 model 330, vauxhall velox 1956 rebuilt, NSU Prinz 1961 2 cylinder micro car rebuilt, Renault Dauphine 1960 rebuilt, ford prefect 1952 ( english car with non hydrolic brakes rebuilt. Honda 1986 motorcycle in new condition and 13 travel trailers from a Boler 1300 to a Rockwood mini lite 20 feet.
Capucine is online now  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 2
I think it's more of the exhaust note. I could kind of hear a similar noise from outside. It just really sounds cheap. I don't mind a nice exhaust note that could be heard in/out the vehicle but this noise is just cheap sounding. Again sounds like a 4 banger.
shaqdeez is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Today, 12:43 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Lake Villa, IL
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by shaqdeez View Post
I think it's more of the exhaust note. I could kind of hear a similar noise from outside. It just really sounds cheap. I don't mind a nice exhaust note that could be heard in/out the vehicle but this noise is just cheap sounding. Again sounds like a 4 banger.
I've noticed too that the engine / exhaust noise on my 2019 seems excessively loud. If the radio is up loud enough, it doesn't seem to bother me.

Our lineup: 2019 Traverse AWD 3LT; 2003 Hummer H2; 2001 Lexus RX300; 2000 Corvette; 1997 Yukon
mswebraven is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy Traverse Forum: Chevrolet Traverse Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome