My traverse, good and bad.
My Chevy traverse is fun to drive. It is a SUV but drives like a car. It has a v6 engine and feels like enough power when accelerating to pass a car on the highway. I have even used it to pull a two horse trailer short distances. The traverse seats 8. The third row seat is a little short on leg room, but fine for kids. The seat configuration is easy to change, laying down the middle or third row to make room to haul things. The controls for the driver, such as lights, radio and ac/heat are user friendly. The sound system is adequate. The 2011 traverse offers OnStar service while is nice for hands free calling. I have had many mechanical problems with the 2011 traverse. The AWD system malfunctioned frequently, the timing chain had to be replaced, the power steering pump leaks. The dealer in my area was not adequate in finding a resolution to the steering pump issues. I did purchase an extended warranty which covered the AWD issue, but not the timing chain. When a headlight bulb burns out on the traverse, it needs to be replaced through the wheel well which makes it expensive. Although there are many thing I love about the traverse, I will look for something more mechanically reliable for my next vehicle.