All-New 2018 Chevy Traverse: What You Need to Know

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Chevy Traverse: Redesigned for 2018

Taking inspiration from its big brother, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2018 Chevy Traverse has a longer wheelbase to create more passenger space and smooth out the ride for passengers of this family-oriented three-row SUV.

Fuel economy, towing capacity, and horsepower are all improved over the 2017 Traverse, thanks to tweaks to Chevrolet’s 3.6-liter V6, which powers the Traverse and mates to a nine-speed automatic transmission. That said, the Traverse doesn’t think of itself as a workhorse, per se, unless that work involves transporting several humans at a time. In that case, the available Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless charging, multiple USB ports, and roomy seats mean the Traverse can get a lot done at once.

Which isn’t to say the Traverse can’t live up to its name in other ways. A new traction mode select feature lets the driver tailor the Traverse’s driving characteristics to the road conditions, including off-road conditions. The all-wheel drive system is more fuel efficient than ever, and Chevrolet expects to build upon the Traverse’s already strong reputation for usable cargo capacity.