Even with its formidable and growing competition, the Chevy Traverse is one of our favorite
crossover SUVs to drive. Its V6 engine is smooth and strong, and easily...
... gets the vehicle up to speed in both front-wheel-drive (FWD) and all-wheel-drive (AWD) form. The Traverse is larger than its competitors but doesn't feel bloated or overwhelming on the road. The view to the front and sides is commanding and the ride is comfortable. As is the case with other 3-row SUVs, rear visibility is hindered to the left and right due to the Traverse's last row of seats and small windows. When tested in a setting far from the Traverse's comfort zone – a track – this big crossover-ute felt planted during hard cornering and braking, even on slick pavement. It's not as dynamic as the sporty
Mazda CX-9, however, with comfort justifiably the priority over corner-carving.