General Motors might not build minivans anymore but that doesn't mean they're out of the big family-vehicle market, as three-row SUVs such as the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave corporate trio demonstrates. The test results for our Traverse test vehicle also apply to the Acadia, which differs only in styling details.
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Chevrolet Traverse Road Test

General Motors might not build minivans anymore but that doesn't mean they're out of the big family-vehicle market, as three-row SUVs such as the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave corporate trio demonstrates. The test results for our Traverse test vehicle also apply to the Acadia, which differs only in styling details.

These large SUVs are all very spacious inside, comfortably seating up to eight adults while leaving some cargo space behind the third row. Drivers and passengers should appreciate the quiet cabins, comfortable seats, and well-finished interiors.

Perhaps the biggest eye-opener is that the Traverse/Acadia handles surprisingly well, with direct and responsive steering that lends an agility that belies the SUV's bulk. Power is decent from the direct-injected 3.6-liter V6 engine but at 16 mpg overall, fuel economy falls somewhat behind the curve compared to other three-row SUVs.

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We suggest starting with at least a Traverse 1LT or Acadia SLE-2, which comes standard with a power driver's seat. The Traverse 2LT adds lots of nice features including a power tailgate, three-zone climate control, and the MyLink radio. The Traverse LTZ is basically loaded and the Acadia Denali is...
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