2018 Chevy Traverse Review
If you’re in the market for a midsize SUV that can offer just about as much passenger and cargo space as a much larger vehicle, as well as an impressive offering of standard features, you’ll want to take a look at the Chevy Traverse. To learn about all that this SUV has to offer, keep reading this 2018 Chevy Traverse Review brought to you by the team at The Lake Dealerships. If you have any additional questions about the Traverse or about the car buying process, don’t hesitate to reach out and speak to a member of our team.
Chevy Traverse Performance
The Traverse comes standard with a 3.6L V6 engine that achieves 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, and is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle achieves an EPA-estimated 18 city/27 highway MPG. Front-wheel drive is standard, or you can upgrade to all-wheel drive for improved handling and road grip. The sporty RS trim level offers a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that achieve 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
Traction Mode Select
For improved performance, add Traction Mode Select for the ability to manually adjust the car’s settings for better handling on challenging road surfaces. Choose between four options:
- FWD: Your mode for everyday road driving. When used on a vehicle with AWD, this setting will improve fuel efficiency.
- 4X4/Snow: Offers better control on slippery road conditions, which is great during winter storms in Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte.
- Off-Road: Sends a greater share of torque to the rear wheels for better driving over low-traction terrain, such as grass, gravel, or loose dirt.
- Tow/Haul: Keeps the Traverse at a lower gear, so it can produce more torque to pull along a heavy trailer—when properly equipped, you can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
This 3-row midsize SUV offers seating for up to eight passengers, and all trims come with standard LED running lights, xenon headlights, 18-inch wheels, and heated side mirrors. Engine stop-start technology is standard, allowing the engine to turn itself off while the car idles, and then seamlessly restart when you return your foot to the accelerator. A tilt-adjustable steering wheel and cloth upholstery are standard.
You’ll also get the Chevy Teen Driver system that allows you to set parameters for your teen’s drives, including the ability to mute audio until front seatbelts are buckled, and to automatically enable advanced safety technologies. You’ll even be able to view a report card of your teen’s driving behaviors.
A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system is standard as well, and you’ll be able to completely integrate your smartphone with the system using Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™. A rearview camera and OnStar 4G LTE with a Wi-Fi hotspot are standard features.
Test Drive the 2018 Chevy Traverse
Think the Traverse offers the right combination of features for your drives around Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte? Contact The Lake Dealerships today to schedule a test drive, and we’ll get you behind the wheel to experience the Traverse for yourself!