2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Test drove several SUVs, and some lower- cost offerings like Forester. They were good, but if you're in the need of large-ish SUV, take a Traverse for a test drive, I was sold. It's very comfortable, quiet and nimble for it's size. High-end powertrain and engineering all around. Great for larger families and if you rate safety high on the list.
Interior and exterior look great. Comfortable seats, in a GM! Quiet ride, soaks up the bumps.
Ended up with an LT. At over 30K MSRP for the entry-level LS, didn't expect steel wheels w/ plastic wheel covers.