Chevrolet Traverse is crossover SUV with full-size proportions. This three-row vehicle can accommodate up to eight passengers and still provides plenty of cargo room. Aside from that the model is pleasant while driving. In same time it offers plentiful of features and has top safety scores. The 2018 Chevy Traverse is the latest version of this model and it comes essentially unchanged.
The only change for the 2018 model is actually renaming of the top LTZ trim to Premier. On the other hand the Traverse will enter to the new generation in the 2018 model. It will switch to the new platform and there will be more substantial changes.
2018 Chevy Traverse: Styling
The 2018 Chevy Traverse will continue to ride on the GM’s lambda platform which also underpins Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia. On the other hand for the 2018 model this full-size SUV will shift to the platform called C1 which is also be common for the Acadia and Cadillac XT5.
The styling of the Traverse won’t change for the 2018 model year. The model continues in the form which debuted with its introduction in 2009 and was slightly changed with 2013 facelift. The model features soft curves and lines and doesn’t try to be aggressive. Front fascia includes familiar grille design and nice headlights. The front bumper also fits nice to its styling.
Profile is also smoothly contoured and model also looks nice from this perspective. Rear side features attractive split-design taillights and some contrasting inserts.
Interior design of the Traverse is focused on the practicality. Front seats are comfortable and with plenty of head and leg room. The second row also provides generous comfort and even rear seats can accommodate smaller adults. Cargo space is also abundant even with all seats up.
On the other hand design is handsome but not too exciting. Dash is simple and includes center MyLink infotainment screen. It is relatively easy to use and understand.
The latest Chevy Traverse can be configured in three trims. Available are LS, LT and top Premier.
Standard features include 17-inch wheels, roof rails, automatic headlights, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, OnStar system, etc. It also has a 6.5 inch touchscreen, a 6-speaker sound system, USB, Bluetooth, etc.
LT trim includes features like 18-inch wheels, fog lights, an 8-way power driver seat, heated front seats, three-zone climate control, a 10-speaker sound system, upgraded infotainment system, etc.
Top trim benefits form 20-inch wheels, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, 8-way power front passenger’s seat, more safety features, etc.
Safety highlights are parking sensors, blind-soot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, etc.
2018 Chevy Traverse: Performance
Under the hood of 2018 Chevy Traverse is powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine with the ability to produce 281 horsepower and 266 lb ft of torque. However, in the top Premier version it produces 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.
A six-speed automatic transmission is standard as well as front-wheel drive. Optional is all-wheel drive and model can tow up to 5, 200 pounds.
The fuel economy is 15 mpg and 22 mpg for city and highway with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive returns 17 mpg combined.
The price range of the 2018 Chevy Traverse starts from 28, 700. In top Premier version it reaches $44, 000.