Every single vehicle on the road has its benefits and its shortcomings. When you shop for the vehicle you want to drive and find the one that seems to fit you the best you typically understand that some items will be present that you don’t like. The Chevrolet Traverse has been completely redone for the 2018 model year and the team has found a way to take away the shortcomings that were part of the build in the past while improving some of the aspects we already enjoyed to make this an SUV that you’ll want to continue to drive and love on the road.
The new version of the Traverse has lost 350 pounds, brings you more power, gives you a sharper style, shows impressive modern technology and brings you the driving experience you want. This is the SUV you’re going to want to drive when you’re looking for the comfort, spacious cabin and cargo space you need. This is the family sized crossover SUV that brings you the fuel efficiency you need and offers you the qualities you’ve been looking for to make sure your family can get wherever they need to go in a vehicle that’s built for their continued enjoyment.
For the 2018 model year, we see an all-new Chevrolet Traverse added to the market to be the next generation of this SUV. The wheelbase is longer than in the past, the new model offers more rear seat space, more cargo area, an improved V6 engine, an impressive new nine-speed automatic transmission and the modern technology that makes this the perfect SUV for you to drive. You’re going to be impressed when you step inside this new version of the Traverse and take it out for a test drive to see if this can be the right vehicle for you to drive.
Starting at the base model, the L trim, you’re going to have six USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a seven-inch infotainment screen for the Chevy MyLink system, a rearview camera, the Teen Driver monitoring technology, keyless starting, traction controls, a tri-zone automatic climate control, seating for up to eight people, a SmartSlide second row to give better access to the third row and the new rear seat reminder that allows you to know there is someone in the rear seat when you stop to get out at the store or other errands.
Move up to the LS, LT, Premier or High Country versions of the Traverse and you can have AWD added to the mix. The LS brings in tinted glass and a wider color palette, the LIT adds nicer wheels, fog lamps, and roof rails while you also have the option of leather, a surround view camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alerts, parking assist and an upgraded infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen. The Premier and High Country models add Led headlights, memory seats, a hands-free rear tailgate, a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, and heated and cooled front seats. The High Country also brings a dual clutch rear differential, adaptive cruise control, and remote starting.
Under the Hood
There is an RS model on its way which will have an active turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but until then, the only powertrain offered for the Traverse is the 3.6-liter V6 engine that pumps out 310 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is mated to the new nine-speed automatic transmission to make sure you can have the benefit of as much as 27 mpg on the highway on FWD models and 25 mpg on the highway in AWD versions.
Take a look at what the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has to offer you. This impressive new SUV is one that will give you the quality and performance you want on the road with your family along for the ride. There’s plenty to love about the way this SUV is offered for this new generation. Come in and see your nearby Chevrolet dealership and choose the right Traverse trim level for you so that you can take home the mid-size crossover SUV that’s going to be right for you on the roads in your area.