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We just bought a GMC Acadia (which is pretty much the exact same vehicle as the Traverse, both being GMs) and we love it! We did get the 7 passenger so inside it pretty much is a mini van. The Acadia is just disguised as an SUV (although I believe the winter handling may be different but I don't know). My DH did not want to be a minivan owner-and it is his primary car!
That all said, I would love sliding doors.
ETA: the third row is pretty easy to get to in the Acadia and the floor is set differently so there is actually some head room back there-not for a tall guy but still better than most and the cargo space behind the third row is decent, enough for a stroller and my 95 lb dog (not that he rides back there, ever, spoiled mutt).
My husband and I are SUV people, ours are fine right now with our first on the way. But in a few more years and after we have more kids, my husband is probably going to get the Nissan Pathfinder (7 seater).
I can't speak to the Traverse, but we LOVE our Odyssey. It's a 2012, and we decided to go all out and get the fully loaded one (it's an investment, right?) .
Ours has every safety feature imaginable (blind spot indicators, back up cameras with several views, etc.). It also has some other awesome features, which we have found so useful like auto doors and liftgate, built in sun shades, invidual climate controls, cool box for drinks, split screen DVD system, heated seats and mirrors, etc.
The middle seat of the middle row also pulls forward while still allowing a child or baby to be strapped in. With DD, I was always riding in the back seat (with our previous car), so it will be so nice to still be able to ride up front, while still tending to him when needed.