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The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse: A Midsize SUV for Everyone


What’s not to love about the new Traverse? As Chevy’s latest midsize SUV, with its sleek aesthetics and the capacity to transport sports equipment, the 2018 Chevy Traverse is ideal for adventurers and families alike. Whether drivers are tall or petite, its seating is easy to adjust, making it fun for individuals of all shapes and sizes. Priced below its rivals, the Traverse is also affordable, which is a rarity for this breed.

Want to learn more about the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse? Read onward, or simply stop by our Roanoke Chevy dealership to see what this midsize SUV has got going for it.


What’s New for 2018

The 2018 Traverse was redesigned to make it lighter, more comfortable and more powerful than previous models, integrating the latest in technology with enhanced structural and performance features. The lighter weight increases its fuel efficiency and enhances its overall agility. Outside noise and road sounds are minimized so passengers can enjoy a smooth and safe ride with minimal distractions.

In addition to structural and mechanical improvements, Chevrolet also upgraded the quality of interior features. There is an improved touchscreen and an array of electronic controls for the heating/AC system, making it simple for drivers to click and go while staying cool. Chevy added the luxury trim High Country to the 2018 lineup, which has leather interior features combined with a special all-wheel-drive system.

While the High Country may sit at the top of the lineup, each of the different Traverse trims—LS, LT, RS, Premier, and Redline round out the trim levels—has something fun and intriguing to offer drivers.


Expert Reviews & Opinions

The feedback from critics and new Traverse owners is overwhelmingly positive, with high marks given for generous leg room on all three passenger rows and an overall high-quality cabin design. The entertainment and digital features also receive loads of praise.

This vehicle has received a consumer rating of 9.3 out of 10 on the Kelley Blue Book website; KBB’s expert ratings were similarly high with an overall rating of 9 out of 10. The price relative to the value received a rating of 8.8 out of 10, as well.

Best Reasons to Buy

The Traverse is competitive with other luxury SUV models in terms of performance, comfort and its modern style, but it also has a lower price point, making it one of the most cost-effective choices for a midsize SUV. Baseline trims have a starting MSRP of around $30K, but that price goes up quickly once extra features and perks are added to the vehicle. The value proposition the vehicle offers is one of its most attractive selling points.

All 2018 Chevy Traverse models also seat up to eight people, which gives families, co-workers or groups of friends the opportunity to travel together. Its variety of trims also allows drivers to balance their budget with the features they need, making the Traverse an optimal purchase. It’s hard to put a price tag on comfort when it comes to toting your friends and family, and thanks to the 2018 Traverse, you won’t have to go over your budget.


Ready to see what the new Chevrolet Traverse can do for you? Those in the Salem and Roanoke area can visit Berglund Chevy Buick to test drive the Traverse. As one of the area’s trusted Chevy dealers, we have numerous Chevrolet offers and financing deals available to keep your out-of-pocket costs down, too. Contact us at (540) 491-0104 or stop by our Roanoke car dealership at 1824 Williamson Road to speak with our sales team in person.



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