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Keep: Chevrolet Traverse

Base Price: $28,990
Base Engine: 3.6-liter, 6-cylinder; 281 horses
Fuel Economy: 17/24 mpg
YTD Sales: 4,521

GM’s (GM) conversion from purveyor of heavy SUVs into more fuel-efficient crossover SUVs is already underway. This Chevrolet Traverse, new as a 2009 model, can be outfitted with seven or eight seats, has more cargo room than Japanese competitors, and still scores decent fuel economy.

Kill: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Acadia, GMC Yukon/Denali, Hummer H2, Ford Expedition, Dodge Durango