7 classy crossovers with comfort in mind
Chevrolet Traverse 1LT
- Price: $34,885
- Gas mileage:
- City - 17 mpg
- Highway - 24 mpg
- Combined - 19 mpg
Just sneaking under Bankrate's price ceiling, the Traverse is a large crossover with plenty of interior space. The 60-40 split second- and third-row seats fold flat, providing a huge cargo floor for hauling larger items. Think of the Traverse as a minivan for people who don't want to drive a minivan.
It scored well with Consumer Reports, coming in second in total points behind the Subaru Forester.
To really get a decked-out Traverse means moving up to another model, but the 1LT still comes with goodies like a backup camera, seven air bags, 6.5-inch touchscreen, OnStar Telematics and a six-speaker audio system with satellite radio capability.
It uses a 281-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 to turn the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. Despite being a crossover, it can tow up to 5,200 pounds.