I'm going to look at the new incentives for the 2011 Chevy Traverse and see if it makes sense for me to pick one of them up. I have driven them as demos and I think that it's pretty awesome.+
Hah, the HHR is actually pretty nice. It is not going to be big enough for us overall, and it really is not big enough for me anyhow just for driver comfort. Plus we can not get a baby car seat, a child car seat and a booster seat in there.I hope that works out for you. We have rented Enclaves before, and that platform is really nice. I'm sure that would be a welcome change after dealing with the HHR from Enterprise too.
You can not fit two car seats in the rear and still have room for someone to sit.If you could go smaller- lots of folks on the mpg forums are fond of the Equinox- it has a 4 cyl with a 6 speed AT 187" length-decent sized.
It is EPA rated 22/32 which means it gets an honest 35-36 mpg hy.
Of course the Traverse probably gets an honest 27 mpg hy and on long road trips roomy is good, very good.Traveling in a smaller vehicle is more tiring on long trips.