Read our most comprehensive review of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse’s standard features, trim levels, and available options.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse In-Depth Model Review Overall Rating:
Based on size alone, the Traverse has always excelled at hauling both people and cargo. With its all-new-for-2018 redesign, Chevrolet addressed what might have been the Traverse’s biggest negative: its minivan-esque appearance. The new Traverse is square-jawed and trucklike and loses none of its usefulness in the makeover. It features a new and contemporary infotainment system, a more refined cabin, and available high-end goodies that push the big three-row crossover upmarket. Its V-6 engine proved to be both gutsy and fuel efficient in our testing. The Traverse’s suspension provides a compliant ride while maintaining its composure in corners. The second and third rows can accommodate adults comfortably, and there are plenty of cupholders and USB ports throughout the cabin. Unlike its predecessor, this latest-generation Traverse is more than just a minivan alternative.
What’s New for 2018?
Chevrolet has completely redesigned the Traverse for 2018—and not a moment too soon—with new, more masculine styling, modern connectivity technology, nicer interior materials, more efficient powertrains, and additional safety features. It has retained the previous generation’s mammoth size, interior spaciousness, and family friendliness, all the while reducing the big crossover’s weight.
Trims and Options We’d Choose
The $35,495 midrange Traverse LT is the best place to start, as it adds features such as 18-inch aluminum wheels, fog lights, roof rails, second-row captain’s chairs, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and more to the list of standard features. To this, we’d add the Convenience and Driver Confidence package for $1795, which includes:
• An 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a 4.2-inch gauge-cluster information display
• Heated front seats
• Remote start
• Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
• Rear parking sensors and power rear liftgate
All in, our front-wheel-drive Traverse LT would roll out of the Chevrolet showroom at $37,290. All-wheel drive is available, but it adds about $2000 to $3800, depending on trim.
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