After about a decade, Chevrolet has finally replaced the first-generation Traverse three-row crossover with a new model that delivers on room, comfort, refinement and connectivity. Not only is it competitive with popular three-row SUVs, such as the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander, it beats them in their own game. And it also serves as a viable alternative to the full-sized Chevy Suburban.
On the road, the Traverse proves to be a mild-mannered, easy-going coach. Power from the 3.6-liter V6 engine is smooth, with swift throttle response. Aided by an unobtrusive, nine-speed automatic transmission, the powertrain is unstressed and has ample reserve power. It posted a quick 7.3-second sprint from 0-60 mph. At 20 mpg, fuel economy is par for the course.