For 2018, the Chevrolet Traverse will be all-new — with that comes an all-new price. Today, Chevy just revealed just that.
Chevy went all-out in revamping the Traverse, as it features more angular styling, sharp headlights, a flatter roofline, wraparound taillights, and more. If not for the name, there is really no connection from the 2018 model and the last generation. As a whole, the new Traverse draws a lot of styling cues from GM’s line of full-size SUVs.
On top of looking significantly different, the 2018 Traverse will also be a bit larger than the current model at 204.3 inches long, 78.6 inches wide, and 70.7 inches tall. Its wheelbase will come in at 120.9 inches, which is exactly 2 inches longer than the last-generation model. Though it’s larger than before, the 2018 model is lighter than the outgoing Traverse by a whopping 351 pounds (4,713 pounds vs. 4,362 pounds).
Inside, the new Traverse will boast what Chevy expects to be best-in-class third-row legroom, max cargo room, and overall passenger room. Respectively, the first two numbers ring in at 33.5 inches and 98.2 cubic feet, which are both strong numbers.
Under its hood, the 2018 Traverse will have two available engines. The base engine will be a 3.6-liter V-6 with 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. In the RS trim, buyers will get a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot that will produce 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Both engines will come paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
All this will ring in at a base price of $30,875 with destination fees included, which is a $1,280 increase over the 2017 model. There will be six trims to choose from, including the L, LS, LT, Premier, RS, and the range-topping High Country. Chevy will also offer a Redline package on the Premier trim, which will feature a blacked-out appearance with red accents.
Standard features will include a Smart Slide second row, USB charging in all three rows, a rear seat reminder, rearview camera, a capless fuel filler, active noise cancellation, automatic three-zone climate control, a OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more.
There is no official release date for the 20108 Chevy Traverse, so stay tuned for updates.