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Consumer Reviews for the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse
The new body style is gorgeous. Upscale and enjoyable experience.
Professional Review for the Chevrolet Traverse
Bold & Refined: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse crossover
Chevrolet has introduced the all-new 2018 Traverse crossover. Wrapped in bold and refined styling, the completely redesigned Traverse offers technologies to help keep passengers of all ages and lifestyles comfortable and connected. The Traverse has a new look inspired by Chevrolet’s full-size SUVs, with purposeful proportions complemented by premium cues such as chrome accents, LED signature lighting and available D-Optic LED headlamps.
Available in L, LS, LT and Premier trim levels, Traverse adds two new trim levels - the sporty RS and luxurious High Country - for 2018 to offer customers more choices for a personalized appearance.
The RS package includes unique, blacked-out exterior cues with a black chrome grille, black bowtie, and 20-inch wheels. The High Country features premium content and technology, including a unique interior trim featuring Loft Brown leather appointments with suede accents, 20-inch polished wheels, High Country badging, D-Optic headlamps, standard twin-clutch AWD and power-fold third row seats.
Power is generated by a new 3.6L V-6 engine bolted to a Hydra-Matic 9T65 nine-speed automatic transmission. RS models will exclusively feature a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that provides a unique driving experience, with more maximum torque than the V-6. It is also paired with the Hydra-Matic 9T65 nine-speed automatic transmission.
Traction Mode Select is now standard on all models and allows the driver to make real-time adjustments to the vehicle’s driving mode to account for varying road conditions. On AWD models, it also allows the system to be completely disconnected from the rear axle, which helps save fuel and enhances refinement.
High Country’s exclusive Advanced AWD system employs twin-clutch technology that optimizes traction for every condition it encounters. It is engineered for optimal performance in wet, snowy and icy conditions, while also providing enhanced stability in dry conditions.
Inside the passenger cabin offers available seating for up to eight and a longer wheelbase than the current model. The new Traverse is expected to offer best-in-class passenger volume as well as maximum cargo room, while greater storage options and larger bins throughout the ergonomically optimized cabin are designed to enhance convenience and versatility.
Loading the Traverse is a breeze with a new Chevrolet bowtie logo lamp feature illuminating the ground to show where drivers need to place a foot to activate the available hands-free power liftgate.
A new split-folding second-row seat improves on the Traverse’s original Smart Slide® feature. The curbside seat is capable of tipping up and sliding forward, even with a forward-facing child seat in place, to provide open and easy access to the third row. Third-row legroom is expected to be the most spacious in the segment.
Dimensions & specifications
Wheelbase: 120.9; overall length: 204.3; width: 78.6; height: 70.7
All vehicle measurements are in inches.
Engine: 3.6L V6 – 310 at 6800 rpm and 266 lbs-ft of torque at 2800 rpm; 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder – 255 hp at 5500 rpm and 295 lbs-ft of torque at 3000 rpm.
Transmission: nine-speed automatic
EPA Fuel Economy: 18 city/27 hwy. (FWD/V6); 17 city/25 hwy. (AWD/V6); 20 city/25 hwy. (turbo four-cylinder)
Cargo capacity: 98.2 cubic feet
Towing capacity: 5,000 lbs.
Dual front airbags, dual front seat mounted side-impact airbags, front/rear head curtain side-impact airbags, four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, StabiliTrak vehicle stability system, traction control, LED daytime running lamps, high intensity discharge headlamps, automatic power door locks, remote keyless entry, keyless open, OnStar communications system, rear vision camera, tire pressure monitor, tire fill alert, and emergency tool kit. LS adds rear park assist. LT adds fog lamps. LT with Leather adds universal home remote, remote engine start, lane change alert with side blind zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert and Surround Vision. Premier adds LED D-optic projector headlamps. High Country adds adaptive full-speed cruise control, following distance indicator, forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, front automatic braking, IntelliBeam automatic high beam headlamps, and automatic locking rear differential.