2009 Chevrolet Traverse

Rating: 4

WITH A WHOLE SLEW of standard options – such as power heated and cooled front seats, ultra-sonic rear parking assist, rearview camera, Bose audio and touchscreen navigation unit—the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse comes packin’ heat from the get-go. While officially dubbed a crossover (somewhere between a minivan and SUV), the Traverse probably leans more toward the SUV side. With seating for up to seven passengers and almost as much interior space as the larger Tahoe, the Traverse makes the perfect family road trip hauler. The optional DVD
rear-seat entertainment package, complete with a flip-down screen, A/V jacks and headphones, is ideal for keeping the young’ns occupied while you’re rollin’ around town. If you’re worried about being seen while on the go, don’t worry: The Traverse comes standard with 20-inch alloys as well, so you can floss a little while picking the kids up from school. STAN WU