2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Lt1, jewel coat, 2nd row captains chairs, towing pkg. Hard fought battle down to the cx-9 / traverse. 2mos of digging, reading forums, comparing. Arcadia, enclave, pilot, Veracruz out (between 3-10k higher for the same 3rd row, awd features). Had I more money to spend, I may have considered 1 of the others. Fit and finish was very good. Interior was good, but with power port to close to cup holder on console. Exceptional ride and responsive handling. Mileage hwy den-cheye @70-78, as advertised. 6 on exterior design, front clip has to much drag. Cheesy top rail design, good for collecting debris, dirt, and pine needles. If you're going to design such a rail, do so with a top cap! Otherwise ++++
Responsive handling, with plenty of power to merge into traffic. Good ground clearance. Info center. Third row space, W/max space behind 3rd row. Rear vents for passengers, above and on the floor. Easy access/exit from 3rd row. Mileage as advertised. Very quiet ride. Affordable in comparison.
Redesign "C" channel top rail. (Sorry, but it really was cheesy) A Top Cap of some sort would have worked better than exposed. (ie remove top cap insert cross rails). Improve front clip to be more aero-dynamic. (2 1/2 tons pushes a lot of air anyway)