Introduced during final year’s Detroit Auto Show, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse impressed with a new design’s large interior space. Now that a Traverse has been on dealership lots for a while, a stylish midsize crossover is no rebate impressive.
What’s new for 2018
As an all-new model, a Traverse unibody crossover is redesigned inside and out, adding third-row legroom and load space, as good as a new apartment of record features. There are dual trim new levels for 2018. The FWD-only Traverse RS adds blacked out wheels and accents, though a biggest differentiator from a other trims is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Conversely, a High Country trim, usually accessible with AWD, is the most luxurious, with a starting cost north of $50,000 and a customary underline list that includes all accessible reserve and support tech.
2018 Traverse engines
There are dual engines in 2018 Traverse models. Most trims use a 3.6L V6 that creates 310 horsepower during 6,800 rpm and 266 lb-ft torque during 2,800 rpm. The RS trim’s 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers rebate horsepower though some-more torque, with 257 hp during 5,500 rpm and 295 lb-ft during 3,000 rpm. Both engines are interconnected with 9-speed involuntary transmissions.
2018 Traverse tech
All Traverse models have Traction Mode Select that allows a motorist to name a pushing mode for opposite highway conditions. All trims also come customary with GM’s StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control. If needed, formed on steering and car travel, a Stabiltrak creates stop and engine torque adjustments to keep assistance say traction and motorist control. This complement cuts in automatically if it detects traction loss.
The Traverse has a sincerely reserve and driver-assistance underline list, though many are usually accessible on a tip trim levels.
All Traverse times have active aero shutters to cut front resistance, for incremental fuel economy improvement. GM’s Teen Driver tech, customary for all trims, allows a owners to activate all reserve facilities and configure a crossover’s speed, radio volume, and chair belt use for specific drivers and send alerts if a motorist doesn’t approve with a settings.
The Traverse has a sincerely abounding reserve and driver-assistance underline list, though many are usually accessible on a tip trim levels. Adaptive journey control with stop-and-go, for example, isn’t even accessible as an choice for any though a High Country, a many costly trim. To explain reserve and assistance underline availability, a tables next prove that features are customary (in bold), optional, or not accessible for any of a 7 2018 Traverse trims.
How to select a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse
The 7 Traverse trims, from a slightest to many expensive, are differentiated in a content and tables below.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse L
The bottom indication 2018 Traverse L is accessible in FWD only, starting during $30,925. The L has few accessible options though comes amply versed for buyers who don’t caring about a lot of oppulance though wish a pretty priced, eight-passenger, three-row crossover. Standard facilities for a L and all higher-level trims embody three-zone involuntary meridian control, energy windows, keyless entrance with push-button start, 18-inch aluminum wheels, power-adjustable exhilarated side mirrors, and a motorist information core with a 3.5-inch monochrome display.
Tire vigour monitoring is customary as are a rear-vision camera, high-intensity liberate (HID) headlamps, GM’s Teen Driver utility, 6 USB ports, a digital arrangement compass, and steering circle controls for audio, phone, and journey control. The Traverse’s customary MyLink infotainment complement has a 7-inch arrangement radio complement with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support and, like all trims, includes OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi prohibited mark capability with a hearing subscription.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse LS
The $2,170 cost strike from a bottom L indication to a 2018 Traverse LS adds deep-tinted glass, and a choice of FWD, ($33,095 to start), or AWD ($35,095 starting price). The LS trim also opens a Traverse choice list, that is mostly sealed for the L.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse LT Cloth
The initial of dual LT models, a 2018 Traverse LT Cloth starts during $35,595 with FWD and $39,395 for AWD. The LT includes a raft of upgrades and changes from a LS including a rebate in newcomer ability to 7 since of a LT’s customary second-row captain’s chairs. The LT trim adds spin vigilance indicators to a side mirrors and haze lamps, roof rails, and a hearing subscription to a SiriusXM Satellite Radio All-Access Package. Other changes for a LT embody an 8-way energy motorist chair with energy lumbar control, exhilarated front seats, a concept home remote controller, remote start, and a 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse LT Leather
Stepping adult comfort, convenience, and customary reserve features, a 2018 Traverse LT Leather trim starts during $42,195 with FWD and $41,95 for a AWD model. Convenience facilities embody a energy liftgate with programmable tallness adjustment, remote start, and a 120-volt energy opening on a back of a core console.
Traverse LT Leather motorist and passengers float in comfort with leather-appointed seating surfaces, a 6-way energy front newcomer chair with energy lumbar control, and exhilarated motorist and front newcomer seats. The LT Leather also upgrades a motorist information core with 4.2-inch diagonal, multicolor arrangement and adds an inside rearview auto-dimming back camera counterpart with full camera display.
A shred of a Traverse’s pacifist reserve and motorist assistance apartment is customary on a LT Leather and above, embody 360-degree approximate bird’s-eye view, side blind section and back cranky trade alerts, and back parking assistance with an heard warning.
The LT Leather’s infotainment complement upgrades to a Chevrolet MyLink radio with navigation, an 8-inch erratic tone touch-screen with motorized energy up/down and dim storage, and a 10-speaker Bose Premium 10-speaker sound system with a Richbase woofer in a core console.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS
The Traverse RS is a new indication this year. Cast as a “sporty” trim, a Traverse RS is a solitary indication with a 257-hp 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The RS is usually accessible with front-wheel expostulate and starts during $43,095. The other differences in a RS from a LT Leather trim are a blacked out extraneous with a black chrome grille, a black Chevy bowtie, and dim embellished 20-inch wheels.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse Premier
Formerly a tip model, a 2018 Traverse Premier is now a second many lush trim, though it’s not lacking. Starting during $45,495 for a FWD chronicle and $48,395 with AWD, a Premier has LED D-Optic bifunction headlamps, a hands-free energy liftgate, a exhilarated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, and exhilarated second-row outboard seats.
The Premier also has wireless device charging, a dual-outlet empty with rectilinear tips, motorist memory settings for a motorist seat, mirror, and steering mainstay settings, and auto-dimming outward mirrors.
The Premier trim’s $1,845 (list) Redline Edition package choice adds black wheels with red accents, black extraneous accents, dim taillamps, a two-panel sunroof, and a trailering package with heavy-duty cooling and a trailer hitch.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse High Country
A new trim and accessible with AWD only, a 2018 Traverse High Country (starting cost $53,095) has a top oppulance turn and a brand’s full record suite. All High Country models have singular Loft Brown leather trim and 20-inch discriminating wheels, D-Optic headlamps, and power-fold third-row seats. The line leader’s drivetrain is singular as well, with an all-wheel-drive complement with an involuntary locking back differential. Chevy’s trailering package includes a heavy-duty cooling complement and a trailer hitch.
Other High County customary facilities embody adaptive journey control with stop-and-go, involuntary high beams, forward collision warning and following stretch indicator, front walking braking, line keep support with line depart warning. The High Country is a usually trim with adaptive journey control – it’s not even an choice on other trims. A energy sunroof and power-folding third-row 60/40 split-bench chair are also customary with a High Country.
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