Pros: Expansive, versatile passenger and cargo room; ride comfort, decent handling for a vehicle of this size and weight
Cons: Large turning circle compromises close-quarters maneuverability; touchscreen buttons are sometimes unresponsive; prices get steep on higher-end models
CG Says: After its substantial freshening for 2013, the Chevrolet Traverse gets available forward collision alert and lane-departure warning for 2014. Traverse combines space, power, and decent road manners into a fine package that looks and feels more expensive than it is. If you are shopping midsize SUVs, Traverse should be on your list. Note that the traverse occupies a unique space in the crossover segment, offering more cargo and passenger space than most midsize crossovers, but also taking up a little more garage space. Shoppers seeking to make regular use of the available 3rd-row seating may find the Traverse, or similar GMC Acadia, an excellent family-hauler option.