2018 Chevrolet Traverse Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Mosaic Black Metallic
MSRP
$25,271 - $45,307
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MPG (up to)
20 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
257-310
Seats
7-8

How 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 4.5Comfort 4.5Styling 4.4Value 4.4

What's New

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is all-new this year, sharing only its name with its predecessor. This midsize SUV boasts a longer wheelbase, more rear-seat room, better cargo space, choice of an updated V6 engine or new turbocharged 4-cylinder, and an excellent 9-speed automatic transmission, plus all the modern technology you could ask for.

Chevrolet Traverse Models & Trims

chevronDown icon LS $30,081 - $32,886
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon High Country $41,630 - $45,307
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Premier $35,694 - $39,077
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon LT Leather $35,692 - $38,773
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon LT Cloth $35,692 - $38,773
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon RS $34,308 - $37,493
Horsepower: 257 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon L $25,271 - $27,912
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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I recently purchased my traverse at the beginning of the summer. I wanted something that would benefit me with my travels to and from work in snowy weather conditions. Upon walking into the showroom I fell In love with the traverse immediately. The truck offers all wheel drive, front wheel drive and off roaring with just one turn of a switch. My rearview mirror is not only a mirror but I chose The vehicle that has the option of having the mirror a full screen camera of what is behind me. With three rows (which you can put down) makes this car perfect for traveling, road trips, and most importantly a family car. It a spacious and comfortable.

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An interesting detail about this vehicle is the climate control.

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There have been no problems with the 2018 Chevy traverse. The SUV is very spacious and rides smooth. The SUV has carplay so that you can sync your phone up to the car and enable hands free calling and texting. Google maps is also available to be put in the screen of the SUV instead of having to look at your phone. All of the six seats in the back fold down making a lot of room for moving and groceries, etc.. The gas mileage is great for this big SUV along with the price per month. This car cannot be beat, it is bar far my favorite car that I have ever drove.

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Sharp looking car with tons of features

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I absolutely love my traverse. It is spacious and is comfortable. I love all the added features like being able to start the car from an app on my phone or lock it. The big trunk space when the third row is down is wonderful (plus the added bonus compartment below). And when the third row is up it's actually very comfortable (wouldn't ride 10 hours in the 3rd row but 2 yes). Wish the sunroofs were electronic and not manually controlled. Performance is amazing. MPG not great but not terrible. Would I buy it again? ABSOLUTELY!

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$30,081 - $32,886
$41,630 - $45,307

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 (hp)
310 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L V6, SIDI, VVT (310 hp [232.0 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 266 lb, 3.6L V6, SIDI, VVT
3.6L V6, SIDI, VVT (310 hp [232.0 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 266 lb, 3.6L V6, SIDI, VVT
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Not Available
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 (in.)
41 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.3 (in.)
39.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.4 (in.)
38.4 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40 (in.)
39 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Not Available
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WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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Standard
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Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

AC
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Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
8
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
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Not Available
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Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/65R18
P255/55R20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
120.9 (in.)
120.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39 (ft.)
39 (ft.)

Length

Length
204.3 (in.)
204.3 (in.)

Width

Width
78.6 (in.)
78.6 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
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Horsepower

Horsepower
310 (hp)
310 (hp)

Torque

Torque
266 (ft. lbs.)
266 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
150 (.lbs)
500 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Not Available
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Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.4 (gal.)
21.7 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
22 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
26 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire, Temporary Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire, Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Standard
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Not Available

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Not Available
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Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Not Available
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Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Not Available
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Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Not Available
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Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
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Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with traction control
  • Daytime Running Lamps, LED
  • Air bags, frontal and side-impact for driver and front passenger, driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact and head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar and Chevrolet connected services capable EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018 (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model.) *
  • Chevrolet Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, Chevrolet Smart Driver, Marketplace and more EFFECTIVE WITH SALES STARTING 5/1/2018 (Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer Chevrolet vehicles. See onstar.com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Passenger Sensing System sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child/presence detector (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Teen Driver mode a configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob, to encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report gives you information on your teen's driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver
  • Tire Pressure Monitor, includes Tire Fill Alert (Does not monitor spare.)
  • Horn, dual-note
  • Rear Camera Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with full camera display *
  • Surround Vision, Bird's Eye view, includes rear vision camera *
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Front Automatic Braking Intelligent Brake Assist - Collision Avoidance Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning (On FWD, included and only available with (BGP) Driver Confidence II Package. Standard on AWD.) *
  • Following Distance Indicator (On FWD, included and only available with (BGP) Driver Confidence II Package. Standard on AWD.) *
  • Forward Collision Alert (On FWD, included and only available with (BGP) Driver Confidence II Package. Standard on AWD.) *
  • Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking (On FWD, included and only available with (BGP) Driver Confidence II Package. Standard on AWD.) *
  • Front Pedestrian Braking (On FWD, included and only available with (BGP) Driver Confidence II Package. Standard on AWD.) *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (0)

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