When the Chevrolet Traverse debuted for 2009, its most obvious design attribute was size. It was just far bigger than any of its rivals. That meant more passenger and cargo space inside, even if the Traverse had reduced fuel economy and a less agile feel as a result. It was a calculated risk for Chevy, but the risk paid off — the Traverse was a hit. While the competition spent the last nine years getting bigger, the Traverse was already the perfect size.