2010 Chevrolet Traverse Long Term Road Test

2010 Chevy Traverse: Will Billy and Forhoja Fit?

October 12, 2010

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I moved two weekends ago and this past weekend came the inevitable trip to Ikea for a Billy, a Forhoja (add your own umlauts), a Micke, a Stenstorp and a Bekvam.

Having purchased a couple of Billys before (it's a tall, narrow bookcase) and even used one in this comparison test, I knew I would need something quite long to transport it safely. I originally used our old long-term Cadillac SRX, but the box was sitting awkwardly on the center armrest -- not good. Luckily, two of those comparison test vehicles are essentially in our fleet and as the Enclave was deemed Billy-best in that test, I nabbed the Traverse for the weekend to get the job done.

All told, I filled the Traverse's cargo bay with heavy boxes of deconstructed furniture plus various knick-knacks from Target. As a bonus, I did it without needing to fold down the second-row captain's chairs, meaning I could've brought friends or children (shudder) along for the Forhoja-acquiring adventure. I'm not sure if such incredibly infrequent adventures would warrant buying such a big family vehicle, but if you think it does, the Traverse definitely gets the job done.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 10,042 miles

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