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2011 Chevrolet Traverse

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2011 Mazda CX-9

  2011 Chevrolet Traverse FWD 4-door LS Angular Front Exterior View 2008 Honda Pilot 2WD 4-door EX-L w/Navi Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Mazda CX-9
Invoice $27,901 $25,010 $26,983
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Bottom Line The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse isn’t fun to drive, but it’s one of the best large crossover wagons for transporting the family comfortably and safely. Read Full Review The 2008 Honda Pilot may not look cutting-edge, but it’s still one of the most family-friendly crossovers available. Read Full Review The 2011 Mazda CX-9 can carry seven in comfort, but it loves curves more than almost any other roomy crossover. Read Full Review
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  • Passenger-friendly interior
  • Good feature set
  • Refined ride
  • Simple yet elegant
  • Solid build quality


  • High cargo floor
  • Laden driving feel
  • Hesitant transmission
  • Disappointing fuel economy


  • Well-executed interior
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Silky V-6 and automatic


  • Dated styling
  • Transmission shifter placement
  • Small third-row seat


  • Sporty handling
  • Spacious front and middle-row seats
  • Smooth, honed exterior
  • Cabin walks fine near-luxury line


  • Firm ride, especially with 20-inch wheels
  • Cargo space thin behind third-row seat
  • Nav system can befuddle first-timers
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