Its truck-based full-magnitude Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac SUVs dominate their individual segment and the outbound Lambda three-formation crossovers (the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave) paced up enormous figures over their long being spans as well. Now those crossovers are entering their second era, we’ve already steered the brand-new, small Acadia, while the Buick has yet to make its beginning and Chevrolet’s designed 2018 Traverse is still evaluating enormous.
The brand-new Traverse is unmitigated in magnitude, with a wheelbase that’s two inches longer than that of its precursor and a full eight inches longer than the brand-new Acadia’s (though it still assets its basal building with the GMC). This pays dividends for travelers, Chevrolet bays that the brand-new Traverse provides more room and legroom for the second and third formation motorists—fantastic, thinking that the outbound Traverse already had one of the most enormous compartments in its collection.
The merchandise location shrinks analyzed with the aged Traverse, although the brand-new version’s space behind the third formation, 23 blockish feet, still beats opponents such as the Honda Pilot (16 blockish feet) and the Ford Explorer (21 blockish feet). Likewise, whole merchandise space with all rooms folded goes from 116 blockish feet down to 99 blockish feet, although that illustration manages to top the similarly enormous-boned Volkswagen Atlas’s 97 blockish feet. Chevrolet’s designers have covered the 2018 Traverse in sheetmetal that adopts a more squared-off look than its precursor. The brand-new front extremity, with an enormous hexagonal opening lied by constricting headlights, mirrors that of the small 2018 Chevy Equinox crossover. A body-color C-pillar breaks up the side crystalware location for a more upright, trucklike chart, and the breed extremity is akin to that of the Acadia, albeit with distinct taillamps.
Under the skin, Chevrolet bays a weight funds of 351 pounds (analyzing front-wheel-drive base models), which brings the Traverse more in formation with slightly small opponents such as the Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander. On most models, GM’s acquainted 3.6-liter V-6 provides the motive torque (and a 5000-pound draw evaluating ) with its 305 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. We are scratching our heads as to why the large Chevrolet has a less strong, old version of this motor than the small Acadia, which makes 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft from its newer-era 3.6-liter. The Traverse’s brand-new RS trim stage is also unclear, as the purportedly fair version of the Traverse’s comes only with front-wheel drive and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 255 horsepower. The turbo four does have more torque than the V-6, with 295 lb-ft, but it doesn’t seem hovered to live up to the RS version’s black trim and bayed racier mixture adjusting with any actual performance merit. Both the RS and the V-6–energy stages (L, LS, LT, Premier, and High Country) come regular with GM’s brand-new nine-speed automatic transaxle and a motor stop/start system. These enhances aid fuel system economy; Chevrolet calculations that front-wheel-drive V-6 models will gain 18/25–mpg municipality/freeway appraisals, while the front-ride-only four-cylinder RS will get 20/23 mpg.
Even if that 2.0T freeway amount seems debased, either motor provides an enormous leap over the actual Traverse V-6, which gets 15/22 mpg municipality/freeway regardless of steered wheels. All-wheel drive will be elective on V-6 models, and the top High Country deviation comes with the same force-vectoring breed shaft found in the Acadia All-Terrain and the Cadillac XT5. The brand-new High Country version is also hovered to increase the Traverse’s profit, while the current Traverse’s sells at debased normal transaction values than its opponents, this brand-new top-of-the-formation version (which assets its name with a Silverado trim stage) could begin around $50,000 and will challenge with other fully filled crossovers such as the Ford Explorer Platinum and the Honda Pilot Touring Elite. Both seven- and eight traveler designs will be supplied, with the debased trim stages having three-seat seats for the second and third lines and the aureate models having two captain’s seats in the middle row.
Even so, the Traverse’s database of accessible features is predictably long and includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a hands-free energy liftgate, GM’s rear-seat message system, a 360-degree camera, and active-safety features such as adaptive cruise regulate and automated crisis braking. Chevrolet won’t publish determining information until adjacent to the 2018 Traverse’s on-sale day later this year, but expect the debased L, LS, and LT trim stages to be in the $30,000-to-$40,000 extent. The RS should position in between the LT and the Premier models slightly above that, while the High Country will sit at the top of the roll.