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.”