Introducing the 2018 Chevy Traverse

The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse can take the whole family anywhere in total comfort and sleek, sporty style. The roomiest mid-size SUV on the market has been fully redesigned for 2018 and has comfortable seating for up to eight - and we mean comfortable - no more jammed kneecaps for those in the third row!

The Traverse boasts best-in-class maximum cargo space (98.2 cu.-ft.) so you'll have more than enough space for multiple trips to the wholesale club or home improvement store.  You'll be able to stuff more luggage for those cross-country trips to the in-laws' than ever before.

Long trips will actually be a pleasure in the Traverse, with its noise-canceling cabin that keeps the sounds of the road out and conversation or music in. Driving the Traverse doesn't need to be boring - even with all its room, it has surprisingly agile handling and the smooth suspension soaks up bumps in the road. With all its attention to comfort and technology, your kids may never ask, "Are we there yet?" ever again!

The two engines offered in the Traverse both have power to spare and are fun to drive: 

  • 3.6L V6 SIDI VVT engine - Paired with the smooth and capable 9-speed automatic transmission, the Traverse produces an EPA-estimated 17 MPG City/25 MPG Highway fuel economy (FWD)* 
  • 2.0L Turbocharged 4-cylinder SIDI VVT engine - Paired with the 9-speed automatic transmission, the Traverse produces an EPA-estimated 20 MPG City/26 MPG Highway fuel economy (FWD)*

The boldly redesigned exterior commands attention in all Traverse trims. From the functional and spacious LS to the luxurious style of High Country, there's a Traverse that's a perfect fit for your family.
  • L - Even the entry trim boasts high-class features like a chrome-accented grille, 18-inch bright silver-painted aluminum wheels, high-intensity discharge headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System, a rear vision camera, keyless open and start, as well as six USB ports. The L is powered by the 3.6L V6 engine. A step up to the LS trim adds handsome deep-tinted glass. 
  • LT Leather - This classy upgrade adds leather-appointed seating surfaces, Surround Vision with birds-eye view, Rear Park Assist, 20-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels, remote starter, heated driver and front passenger seats, and a Bose Premium 10-speaker with Richbase woofer in the center console.
  • RS - This stylish upgrade includes the 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, 20-inch Dark Android-painted aluminum wheels, an aggressive Black Ice front grille, and blacked-out roof rails, bowties, and window trim. 
  • Premier - This luxurious trim adds a dual-outlet exhaust, high-tech LED projector-beam headlights, chrome door handles, heated steering wheel, hands-free power rear liftgate, leather-appointed seating with ventilated driver and front passenger seats, and heated second-row captain's chairs.
  • High Country - The cream of the crop, this trim adds an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system with automatic locking rear differential with twin clutch, a heavy-duty trailer hitch, Adaptive Cruise Control, SkyScape power tilt-sliding sunroof and fixed rear skylight with sunscreen, and a power-folding third-row 60/40 split-bench seat.
Chevrolet knows that keeping your family safe on the road is your top concern. That's why the Traverse comes with a ton of available high-tech safety features. Not only will you enjoy the roomy, comfortable ride, you'll feel confident knowing that the 2018 Traverse received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Traverse is the head of the pack when it comes to safety, since it introduces the industry-first Front Center Air Bag. Some of the other safety features include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control - This available high-tech option is cruise control, only way better. It automatically maintains the distance you select from the vehicle in front - even when traffic slows down.
  • Forward Collision Alert - This available feature lets you know when slowing vehicles are detected in your path. You can set the following distance to near, medium, far, or off.
  • Front Pedestrian Braking - If this available system detects an imminent collision with a pedestrian, the driver is alerted and Traverse automatically brakes to reduce the severity of the collision, or even avoid it altogether.
  • Rear Vision Camera - The standard rear vision camera automatically displays a live image behind your vehicle as soon as you shift into reverse.
  • Rear Camera Mirror - This available feature lets the rearview mirror surface double as a digital display, providing you with a wider, clearer field of view behind the vehicle.
  • Surround Vision - This eye-popping and useful available feature utilizes Traverse's four  cameras to create a virtual bird's-eye view of the vehicle. It engages at low speeds or when you're parking to give you a precise, real-time way to maneuver the Traverse into tight spaces easier than ever before.
Whether you and your family are cruising the city streets, headed down the highway, or tackling the back roads to camp, Traverse has the power to get you there. The standard 3.6L V6 engine gives you impressive power and available towing capability (up to 5,000 lbs.) no matter where you're headed.

The 9-speed automatic transmission gives you the smooth shifting you like with the fuel economy you need. Traverse's intelligent stop/start technology is a smart and seamless way to help save gas in stop-and-go city driving.

The available Traction Mode Select feature is so convenient that it makes adjusting your vehicle's performance on challenging road surfaces as simple as turning the dial. Modes include:
  • FWD - This is your standard setting for everyday driving. Switching to front wheel drive (FWD) in a Traverse equipped with All-Wheel Drive (AWD) will improve fuel economy.
  • 4x4/Snow - 4x4 mode (AWD) and Snow mode (FWD) help offer better control when ice and snow make for slippery conditions on the road.
  • Off-Road - Available on AWD models, this mode sends more torque to the rear wheels for improved performance on grass, gravel, loose dirt, and sand.
  • Tow/Haul - When equipped with the available Trailering Package, this mode keeps your Traverse in a lower gear, offering more torque for pulling your trailer.
Test Drive the Traverse Today!
With its bold good looks, roomy interior, great performance on any road, and a plethora of available safety features, the 2018 Traverse is the SUV that can give your family everything you need to do everything you want. Come in and test drive one at Darling's Chevy at 121 Downeast Highway in Ellsworth today!

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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