With its move to the second-generation of its vehicles, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is going to adopt a different kind of a style. The car has a unibody and is a crossover vehicle with three rows of seating and boasts a new platform, called C1XX. The platform is the same one seen in the XT5 Cadillac and GMC Acadia models. But not only that, the Traverse will also update the looks because it will transfer some styling cues from other models seen in the Chevy lineup, namely the latest Tahoe and Suburban models.
The Chevrolet Traverse model was first seen on the market in 2009. It was a part of a fleet of cars which used a Lambda platform which has now been changed to the C1XX one. All GM models that have been using the aforementioned one will move to the latter, while the Traverse will adopt different modeling cues. So it will have a longer wheelbase which accounts for a larger inside and is the main difference between other models that use this platform.
The latest 2018 Chevrolet Travers will offer class leading interior spacing and a 2+3+3 setup on the inside. It also comes with two engine offers with more options for the driver. The new generation model is gearing up for so much and it is all seen in the pictures of the Chevy Traverse that were already released. But if you want to find out more about the release date, the price or some other details, you have them all in this review.
When is the Release Date for the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse?
The release date for the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will most certainly come by the start of 2018, if not earlier. This model is already reaching its final point of design so there might be an opportunity to make this car available for sale a little bit earlier than expected. The official showcasing will be made somewhere along the year, followed by the confirmation of its release date.
Potential Price for the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse
The official price rating has yet to drop for the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse model. But there are news that the car will increase its price for the newest version. The current base MSRP for the entry-level car is$29,595 and $42,940 for the range-topping Premium. These numbers will increase to a rate around $31,000 for the entry level and $50,000 for the top rated one.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse Exterior Changes in Styling
The biggest news is that the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse model is not going to share any styling cues with the previous generation car. In fact the new design is much sleeker and has a mature style which works much better for the newest Traverse model. The styling details have been borrowed from the latest Suburban and Tahoe models and it just shows how much the style of the Chevrolet newest fleet has evolved.
The front end now sparks a grille borrowed from some smaller Chevy crossover cars. The character lines are coated with chrome and it helps to define the front fascia better. There is a character lien which runs all the way back to the rear and capes it off with a chrome strip which flows all the way the length of the doors. There is a similar beltline that goes between the door handles and the side windows, which provides a much more muscular look for the car.
A specific part of the update are the new D-Optic headlights with LEDs which will be available for the Premier and High Country trim versions. The rear end of the car has a similar look as the late Dodge Durango had. But besides these similarities, the model is much more premium and well-structured at the back. Other highlights in the back include, handsome taillights, incorporated exhaust pipes, chrome accents, and wrap-around windows in the rear.
What are the Interior Updates?
The interior of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has been nicely refurbished as well. It provides us with an all new center console and dashboard design, which none of the other GM-affiliated vehicles have. The dash is very modern looking and sophisticated and comes with leather trims on higher models. There are also satin and piano black pieces which add more class to the interior. There is an medium-sized screen in the middle which shows all the needed information and provides you with the necessary help while driving.
Some of the interesting gadgets placed on the inside include Chevy’s 8.0-inch MyLink infotainment system, while the lower trims can use the 7.0-inch one. They both come with real buttons and when the screen is raised vertically it reveals a secret storage compartment where a USB port and some LED lights are located. Also, we do get dual-zone climate controls, a couple of USB ports and a single 12-volt plug, and finally there is also a traditional gearshifter used for this Traverse model.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse Engine and Specs
The latest version of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will come with two engine offers. The version which comes exclusively for the RS trims is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with comes with a complete aluminum design, variable valve timing, and direct fuel injection. The output is measured to 255 horsepower given at 5,500 rpm and 295 pound-feet of torque provided at 3,000 rpm.
The second offer is a 3.6-liter V-6 engine which makes its return for the 2018 version. This engine was used before and this time will be updated to add more power. The outcome of the changes results in a 305 hp at 6,800 rpm and 260 pound-feet of twist at 2,800 rpm.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse 0-60 mph and Top Speed
Although the rates regarding acceleration and top speed for the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse have not been officially released, we do know that there are going to be some improvements made. The car is aiming at an acceleration to 60 mph in just about 7 seconds but the top speed is a bit hard to estimate for now. We do hope that this gets to be updated and improved as well.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse Fuel Economy Estimations
The new EPA ratings have been estimated to improve for the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. The rates will differ based on the type of engine used. The 2.0-liter one will offer 20 mpg in city drives and 23 mpg on the highway with a FWD. The second 3.6-liter engine is going to consume 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway while using the FWD as well.
The newest 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will also update its dimensions. They have done this in order to provide more spacing on the inside and bring an even better all-around effort to please their passengers. The latest numbers say that the Traverse will have a total length of 204.3 inches, a wheelbase of 120.9 inches, height 70.7 inches and width 78.6 inches. This accounts for some spectacular interior changes which provides us with immense roominess and quality on the inside which are the best in the segment and also an expanded cargo bay which offers us a 23.0 cu ft behind the 3rd row, 58.1 cu ft with behind the 2nd row and 98.5 cu ft of cargo space behind the 3rd row of seats.
Safety Systems and Rates
The newest 2018 Chevy Traverse will be stacked with a number of advanced safety systems. Some of them include active systems like a Surround Vision Camera, a lane departure warning system, Lane Keep Assist, an alert for forward collision, Front Pedestrian Braking, and forward automatic braking which activates at high speeds. The passive systems will be a full array of airbags, three-point seat belts and crumple zones.