This mid-size SUV is bigger and better than ever before. The Chevrolet Traverse has made a name for itself maximizing space for both passengers and cargo in a mid-sized vehicle. It’s the perfect SUV for a big family, whatever that means for you. You can fill all six back seats with your own kids, or be an awesome soccer parent for half the team. It makes a great road trip vehicle for the parents or the grown-up kids, especially with great safety ratings and additional safety technology. If people aren’t filling the seats, they fold down and slide forward for easy cargo access. You can take everything you need for a great solo escape. This versatile space also provides plenty of room to take you big dogs out for the time of their lives. The Traverse is made to take your family wherever you’re going with enough space for everybody.
The 2018 Traverse has a longer wheelbase than previous models to create more passenger space while preserving most of the cargo space you expect. It has more headroom and legroom for passengers, yet it still beats out competition with 23 cubic feet of cargo space. And if you need additional room to move a kid to college or for your awesome pets, the seats fold down to provide 99 cubic feet of space. This 2018 Traverse has some bolder looks than the previous model. The new front end has narrow headlights and a wide grille, to complement the more upright profile and squared-off look.
Towing capacity and horsepower have also all been improved thanks to some tweaks Chevrolet has made to the 3.6L V6 engine and nine-speed transmission. All of the 2018 Traverse trims will also get better fuel economy than previous models. The front-wheel drive V6 models should achieve 18 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway. For those who prefer the all-wheel drive models, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will come equipped with a traction control mode to preserve those front-wheel-drive mileage numbers when the driving’s easy.
We expect more pricing details later this year, but the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse LS and LT trims will probably start in the same $30,000 range as previous model years. Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line 2018 Traverse High Country could start around $50,000.