Every Traverse carries a 3.6-liter V6 and six-speed automatic transmission. The engine is good for 281 horsepower in LS and LT trim, and 288 horsepower in the Premiere (formerly LTZ), where it gets a dual exhaust system. Like all of GM’s big crossovers, the Traverse is a front-driver with all-wheel drive optional. So equipped, it can tow up to 5,200 pounds, more than most vehicles in this class.
The Traverse offers a legitimate third row where even adults can get comfortable. With a full crew aboard, cargo space is limited to 24.4 feet, but with the rows folded, you get a cavernous 116.3 cubic feet. That’s tops in this class.
Comes with a second-row bench for eight-passenger capacity, plus features like a rearview camera, rear air conditioning, Bluetooth phone, two USB charging ports, a six-speaker sound system, and 17-inch steel wheels. The Base LS is front-drive only.