"On boring freeway or pretty backroad, the Traverse's new 3.6-liter V6 has appropriate oomph: 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. It's enough to get you around a slow-moving semi with ease, and makes it simple for the 4,400-pound Chevy to tackle the occasional steep grade as I climb north to Traverse City. General Motors' nine-speed automatic is mostly refined and unnoticeable in its action – unlike a 9AT from, say, Fiat-Chrysler, GM's transmission isn't constantly jumping between high gears when you're pegged at 80 miles per hour on the highway.
"This Traverse is just plain easy to drive, with typically light and vague three-row-crossover-spec steering. The chassis tuning is excellent, with a planted, solid ride quality that keeps unwanted body motions to a minimum. I won't call the drive experience engaging – indeed, on the winding two-lane roads in the Leelanau Peninsula, I'm not really pushing the Traverse in spirited fashion. But this thing drives with confidence and composure, an experience that's as good as anything else in its competitive set."
-- Steven Ewing, Motor1.com