General Motors might not build minivans anymore, but that doesn't mean it’s out of the big family-vehicle market, as the Chevrolet Traverse demonstrates. Test results for our Traverse test vehicle also apply to the GMC Acadia, which differs only in styling details.
Very spacious inside, Traverse comfortably seats up to eight adults while leaving some cargo space behind the third row. Drivers and passengers should appreciate the quiet cabin, comfortable seats and well-finished interior.
Perhaps the biggest eye-opener is the handling, with direct and responsive steering complementing agility belying the SUV's bulk. Power is decent from the direct-injected 3.6-liter V6 engine, but at 16 mpg overall, fuel economy could be somewhat better.