2019 Chevrolet Traverse vs. Its Competition

2019 Chevrolet Traverse
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Among three-row crossovers, the competition is fierce and most of the choices are good.

The Honda Pilot is smart and spacious, and has been a Best Car to Buy pick by our staff.

The Dodge Durango is a throwback, but offers stout V-8 power for towing.

The Ford Explorer is due for a redesign, so discounts may be plentiful.

The Nissan Pathfinder is another budget-friendly option, but skips for now some of Nissan’s most advanced safety features.

The Mazda CX-9 is the looker of the bunch, but asks some compromises for its handsome shape.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse is bigger and more butch, but still every bit as good for a bunch.
The muscle-SUV 2019 Dodge Durango offers engaging handling and powerful engines, but it's falling behind in terms of safety.
The 2019 Ford Explorer has many virtues, but its replacement can’t come soon enough.
Subtle upgrades make the 2019 Honda Pilot a must-see for three-row crossover shoppers.
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 delivers heavily on style, but it’s just adequate in other respects.
The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder has value and interior flexibility as its assets, but this crossover SUV is ripe for a redesign.
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Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6
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Sport Utility VehiclesN/AStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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