Any busy family these days needs a vehicle that can keep up with them. The ideal vehicle for many families offers lots of space, premium comfort, and maximum practicality and value. Modern vehicles also need to check lots of safety boxes and meet higher capability standards. According to a test drive by Forbes, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse meets all of these requirements more comprehensively than anyone else in the field.
This Forbes contributor loaded up his family for a 350-mile road trip in the new mid-size Chevy Traverse. This road trip would encounter poor weather, heavy traffic, and three days in which to stay occupied and entertained on the road. This new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is bigger yet leaner, so there’s more interior space and comfort without sacrificing fuel efficiency. The longer wheelbase also improves the Traverse’s ride quality, as does its car-like unibody chassis. With the ride comfort of a family sedan, you can go for miles with all your gear and passengers in comfort.
The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is family-oriented in every way. From the moment you load everyone up into the cabin, you’ll notice the easy access to all three rows. The Traverse can seat up to eight people, or you can opt for a seven-seater version with two second-row captain’s chairs. There’s also plenty of easily-accessible cargo space in the Traverse. It’s a simple, quick matter to fold the third-row seats flat and load up with suitcases or gear. Plus, the Traverse’s cargo area leaves plenty of room for unhindered rearview vision and space to reach behind the second row to grab snacks or coats.
It makes for an easy driver experience, too. The traditional cockpit design gives you all the necessary information in a 3.5-inch Driver Information Center and easy-to-read analogue gauges. The standard seven-inch touchscreen infotainment display can be upgraded to an eight-inch, and features Chevrolet MyLink along with lots of apps and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A familiar transmission shift lever, cupholders, and a useful center console all function ergonomically around the driver and front passenger. There are also several USB and 12-volt charging ports arranged so that passengers can easily charge their devices. Plus, the Traverse is equipped for on-board Wifi for a strong connection for multiple devices throughout your drive.
This family SUV offers not only lots of passenger space, but plenty of storage space around the cabin as well. The center console offers generous space to stash personal items out of sight. There are also oversized pockets in the doors to hold water bottles, snacks, and more. There’s even a compartment behind the infotainment screen to secure your valuables. The screen slides up with an electric motor, and you can lock the compartment with a PIN to secure your phone, watch, jewelry, or other items. There’s no shortage of places to stash your items for easy access, something that comes in handy as the miles tick by!
The three-hundred-plus miles of highway were easy work for the Traverse’s 310-horsepower V6 engine. Cruising speed and stop-and-go are both quiet and efficient with the nine-speed automatic transmission. It’s quick off the line, and the transmission is also quick to kick down a gear or two for passing acceleration. This front-wheel-drive model also stayed surefooted and confident when the weather turned bad. It powered on through rain and over wet surfaces and slippery leaves on the road with no fuss or drama. For drivers who regularly deal with snow and ice, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse also comes in an all-wheel-drive configuration.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse For Sale in Forest Lake, MN
With its generous space, attractive design, and tons of standard features and amenities, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse checks all the boxes a family car needs. If you think this mid-size SUV is right for you, come visit us here in Forest Lake, MN! Our team is super friendly and knowledgeable, and they can help you find the perfect family vehicle. Check out our inventory online to see which models, trims, and options we have in stock, and don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions! We’re happy to answer any questions you have and set you up to test drive one of these great family SUVs. Plus, all of our new vehicles and most of our used ones come with our free Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. Come see us near North Branch, Roseville, and White Bear Lake today!
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