Redesigned for 2018, the Traverse has a quiet interior, composed ride, and responsive handling, making it a viable alternative to full-sized SUVs such as the Suburban. It's also a competent challenger to established three-row SUVs. The 3.6-liter V6 engine supplies ample power and quick acceleration. Front and second-row captain's seats are comfortable, and the third-row is usable, even for adults. An eight-passenger configuration is available. The infotainment system is intuitive. Interior fit and finish is a bit too basic for the $50,000 Premier trim. Standard notable safety functions include a safety-focused teen driver feature and rear seat reminder designed to prevent leaving a small child behind. Unfortunately, only the top trims have the key safety systems of forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking.