My wife and I are in the market for midsize SUV with 3rd row seating. We are still young and styling is a huge factor which helped us narrow it down to the Pilot and Traverse. We considered the CX-9 but it seemed like all of the used ones we found were a few grand more than similar equipped Traverses and Pilots. I know this a GMC forum and there will be lots of support for the Traverse but if anyone can provide any input it would be appreciated. Right now we are leaning towards the Pilot. Primarily due to price but also it seems to have a better reliability and service record. The price gap isn't huge but locally, we have found many Pilots with either the EX-L or Touring package for a couple thousand less than LT model Traverses with similar mileage and much cheaper than any LTZ models. We do like the cargo space and middle row seating options in the Traverse better, as well as the ride and overall driving comfort. I think our main concern are the many negative reliability reviews we have read on the Traverse. 2009's seemed pretty bad. I know that was the release year but I would hope for a little better reviews also on the 2010 and 2011 which is probably the newest we could afford if we got a well equipped one. I'm open to any and all suggestions, comments, and/or opinions. Thanks.