If the Chevy Traverse is on your shopping list, you're probably most concerned with safety and with space to carry people and cargo.
So while you're looking at the Chevrolet crossover, you'll also want to take a look at the Ford Flex and Explorer.
Both seat seven, but the Flex's lower ride height and funky styling are an urban twist on the same mechanicals that underpin the more SUV-like Explorer.
The new Dodge Durango is an excellent vehicle that shares some DNA with the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and its tight construction and supple ride quality are dead giveaways, though styling is a bit bland.
The Toyota Highlander rides very smoothly and comes in hybrid form, but its handling is wallowy and compared to prior versions, it's quite large.
The Honda Pilot used to be one of our favorite crossovers, but the 2010 redesign left it riddled with cheap plastic.
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