2016 Chevrolet Traverse vs. Its Competition

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Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

For families looking for a big crossover, space and safety are at the top of the list of purchase reasons.

With that in mind, the Toyota Highlander offers seating for eight in a nice, well-built cabin, but it lacks personality.

It rides well, though, and you can have it as a hybrid.

The Ford Explorer and Ford Flex should also be considered.

Both have plenty of space, and the Flex uses the Explorer's chassis to offer a lower, urban-focused twist on the family crossover.

The redesigned Honda Pilot is also a strong choice.

It drives well and has a very versatile seating arrangement.

There's also the Dodge Durango that drives and handles exceptionally well—with plenty of comfort—though it isn't quite as spacious as many of its competitors.

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Quick Specs
The 2016 Chevy Traverse is a smooth and comfortable alternative to the minivan or full-size SUV.
The 2016 Dodge Durango hits a sweet spot between crossovers and SUVs—if you're willing to overlook the thirst, that is.
The 2016 Ford Explorer doesn't need to rely on hardcore off-road tools--not with its firm road manners, plush interiors, and choice of turbocharged power.
The 2016 Ford Flex remains a singularly boxy and handsome SUV, with excellent interior room and safety scores.
The 2016 Honda Pilot has axed its hard edges: it's once again a smooth, capable family wagon, one that raises the bar for refinement.
The 2016 Toyota Highlander isn't all that exciting to look at or to drive, but it's very versatile and handsome enough to be a great minivan alternative.
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Gas Mileage     
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Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
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2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/AStandard SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door LS w/1SM2WD 4-Door SXTFWD 4-Door Base4-Door SE FWD2WD 4-Door LXFWD 4-Door I4 LE (GS)
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
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