Statesville Area Chevrolet Families Depend On The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Safety
When you need more room to move a lot of people, you’ll want the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. This midsize SUV can seat eight passengers, with lots of room for cargo. And the folks near the Statesville area Chevrolet dealership reminded us that the Traverse is incredibly safe. In fact, it received a score of five-out-of-five stars by the NHTSA.
While you’re driving the Traverse, you’ll surely notice that although it’s spacious, it’s more maneuverable than a large truck-based SUV. Speaking of space, for 2018, the Traverse gets more room for passengers than last year’s model, with three inches of extra legroom in the second row and more third-row space, too. In fact, the Traverse has more interior space than any other vehicle in its class. And the Traverse now has 98.5 cubic feet of cargo space, so there’s plenty of room to take along just about everything you can think of.
The 2018 Traverse gets better fuel economy than the previous year, thanks to a loss of nearly 400 pounds. You’ll find a profusion of technology features, including the Teen Driver system, which comes standard on every model. Teen Driver helps to keep teenagers save by allowing parents to set limits on the vehicle’s top speed, set the maximum audio volume, track the vehicle and receive an alert if there’s an accident. Other standard tech features owners enjoy include a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, and OnStar with Wi-Fi and a 4G connection.
TopSpeed gave the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse high marks, writing: “The design of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is a big improvement over the previous generation of the big crossover, in my opinion. ... Overall, if I needed a family hauler, and if I wanted to be able to tow, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse would make a pretty strong play for my money.”
Statesville Chevrolet Drivers Are Offered A Wide Choice In The 2018 Traverse
The 2018 Traverse is offered in a choice of seven different trim levels, starting with the base L and moving up to the top-of-the-line High Country. Most trims have a choice between front- or all-wheel drive, but the L and RS are front-wheel drive only. Powering all the models in the Traverse lineup except the RS is a 3.6-liter V6 powerplant that generates 310 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque, connected to a standard nine-speed automatic transmission. The RS is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine that’s good for 255 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of twist, mated to the nine-speed automatic.
The base L model comes with a surprising number of standard features, including a rearview camera, keyless ignition, tri-zone automatic climate control, a traction mode selection and a SmartSlide second-row seat that makes it easy to get into the third row. Drivers with small children will appreciate the standard rear-seat reminder, which sounds an alert to ensure you’re not exiting the vehicle without your child.
The Traverse High Country trim level was designed to compete with near-luxury crossover SUVs. The High Country gets LED headlights, leather trim and a special AWD system that provides improved traction. The High Country also comes with a full complement of advanced safety technology, including adaptive cruise control and a forward collision alert system that features automatic braking.