• 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Drops Weight, Gains High Country Luxury Trim in Detroit [Everything Video]


    The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is all new and has a bevy of new features including a longer wheelbase allowing up to 98.5 cubic feet of cargo space, one of the best in the business. The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse also has one of the roomiest interiors in its class allowing three rows of seating for adults.

    Available on the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is a 305 horsepower 3.6L V-6 that makes 260 lbs-feet of torque. It comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission and optional all-wheel drive. It is expected to get up to 25 mpg on the highway and tow up to 5,000 lbs. A turbocharged 255 hp, 4-cylinder engine is available on the RS model (in FWD only) which makes 295 lb-ft of torque.

    “The all-new Traverse offers the ultimate in style and convenience for the segment, with the versatility customers need and a thoughtful, spacious design they’ll love,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and brand chief, Global Chevrolet. “It’s the midsize SUV designed to help keep you safe, comfortable and connected.”

    When it goes on sale this fall, the 2018 Traverse will be the fourth updated crossover or SUV from Chevrolet within a year, joining the Trax, Bolt EV and 2018 Equinox, further strengthening the brand’s crossover and SUV lineup.

    “Nobody in the industry offers a broader, fresher lineup of SUVs and crossovers than Chevrolet,” said Batey. “From the all-electric Bolt EV to America’s longest-running nameplate, Suburban, we’ve got something for every customer and lifestyle.”

    The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has the High Country trim package available. This trim package checks nearly every option and surrounds the occupants in premium-feeling leather. The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse comes with additional (available) features including:

    • Surround Vision
    • D-Optic LED headlamps (standard on High Country and Premier)
    • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
    • Front Pedestrian Braking
    • Forward Collision Alert
    • Low and High-Speed Forward Automatic Braking

    “The all-new Traverse blends Chevrolet’s characteristic SUV cues with capability and refinement,” said John Cafaro, executive director, Global Chevrolet Design. “Inside and out, it offers style with a purpose.”

    Nathan Adlen
    Nathan Adlen
    Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.

    9 thoughts on “2018 Chevrolet Traverse Drops Weight, Gains High Country Luxury Trim in Detroit [Everything Video]

    1. Out of every car truck and SUV you all have reviewed, this is the one I love the most!! The Chevrolet Traverse is the SUV that i would love to drive!!

    2. How will this compare to the GMC Acadia (2014) or the new Acadia (2017)? For my family the new Acadia is too small and the old Acadia is a little too big. I am looking for something that is just a tad bit smaller, but still feels roomy for 7 passengers. Love this car and hoping to be one of the first to purchase once I see one in person and test drive.

      1. Word of advice Lori never be in a hurry to be the first person to purchase any new model of any manufacturers, ask how that worked out for people who got the Chrysler 300 Dodge Charger and the camaro

    3. Are these facts , if so this means the intention of replacing the suburban and Tahoe at some point and if this is the road ahead bring back the solid rear axel for towing purposes and reliability good stuff tho

    4. Way better engine choices a lot better looking but American families are typically big I don’t see how if they barely fit in the last gen which is bigger how this one will work but atleast the tow rating is ok

      1. It’s about the same overall in terms of size, but with a longer wheelbase, along with better packaging, makes for more usable interior space. From the looks of it, this is getting close to Suburban territory in terms of passenger space. Even the 3rd row appears to offer good space for adults. This could have class-leading passenger space.

      2. Canadian families might even be bigger these days…But I am sure they will squeeze in just as they do the Honda Civic in droves.

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