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2018 Chevrolet Traverse in Maquoketa IA

Vehicle Overview

Based on its size alone, the Chevrolet Traverse has always been a great hauler of both cargo and people. However, with its all-new design, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse in Maquoketa IA has addressed one of its biggest drawbacks: its minivan-like appearance. The new Traverse is more trucklike than the previous model, but loses none of the practicality for which it is known. With comfortable seating, ample cargo area, and plenty of creature comforts, the newest Traverse is more than a simple minivan alternative. Read on to learn more about the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, which is available at Brad Deery Motors, our Maquoketa Chevy dealership.

Maquoketa IA - 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

Exterior - 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

From afar, it's quite easy to mistake the new Traverse for a Tahoe, Chevy's other seven-passenger SUV. A wide roof pillar, squarish wheel wells, and the forward cant on the rear quarter window give the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse the look you'd expect from a sport utility vehicle. Every trim, from the base-model L to the top-tier High Country, comes with stylish aluminum wheels, dual exhaust tips, and chrome exterior accents. With its long wheelbase, the Traverse is one of the biggest and stoutest vehicles in its class. The body-color C-pillar and the wider track give the new Traverse an upscale look that's all Chevy; if you get the High Country model, you'll get LED multi-element headlights and much more. The RS comes with aggressive styling cues that include an all-black paint scheme with red accents.

Maquoketa IA - 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Exterior

Interior - 2018 Chevrolet Traverse in Maquoketa

The Traverse offers roomy accommodations for seven to eight passengers, including an adult-sized third row. The six-level model lineup allows the new Traverse to reach a wider market segment, and the materials in the top-tier High Country version are what you'd expect in a vehicle at that price point. All three seating rows offer top-of-class passenger space, and getting into the third row is simple thanks to the sliding second row seat. With all the folding seats dropped, the 2018 Traverse becomes a real cargo hauler, with more room than any other vehicle in the class. It also offers the most front-row cubby storage space in Maquoketa Iowa.

Maquoketa IA - 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Interior
Mechanical - Chevrolet Traverse specs in Maquoketa

The comfortable ride, well-mannered handling, and great braking performance make the Chevrolet Traverse a good all-around SUV. Heavy throttle launches go off without a hitch thanks to the available all-wheel-drive system, though FWD models have a bit of torque steer. Acceleration is brisk thanks to the 310hp V6, which doesn't create much cabin noise.

Powertrain - Chevrolet Traverse specs in Maquoketa IA

The Traverse gets its boost from a potent V6, and the smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic gearbox offers seamless, unobtrusive operation. We think the auto stop/start feature is one of the best we've tried. The engine provides plenty of power for passing and merging, and while the first few shifts after a morning start may be a bit awkward, those worries disappear as the powertrain gets up to operating temperature. The powerplant is so well-shielded from the cabin that you'll barely be able to tell that it's running. There's a 2.0L turbo, but it's only available on FWD models in Maquoketa Iowa. To achieve the maximum tow rating of 5000 pounds, you'll need the optional Trailering Equipment package, which includes a heavier-duty cooling system to reduce the risk of overheating under a heavy load.

Maquoketa IA - 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Mechanical
Safety - 2018 Chevrolet Traverse dealer

As of the time of this review, IIHS ratings weren't available for the Traverse. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave it a five-star overall rating. In frontal crash and rollover testing, it got four stars; in side crash testing, it got five stars. All new Traverses come with a full range of airbags: you'll get 3-row side curtain, front, and front side impact units. Chevrolet offers most of GM's available active safety features on the 2018 Traverse, but most of them can only be found on the top two trim levels at our Maquoketa Chevy dealership.

Tech - 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

Like other vehicles in Chevy's stable, logic and simplicity rule the inside of the Traverse. However, that doesn't mean it's not technologically advanced. The MyLink infotainment system is one of the industry's most intuitive, and it's packed with everything from smartphone integration and a 4G WiFi connection to a programmable Teen Driver mode and the OnStar subscription service. Fast responses and quick loading make the MyLink system a real pleasure to use, and device-loving passengers will love the fact that the Traverse has charging or USB ports in all seating rows.

Stop by to Take a Test Drive

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse in Maquoketa IA has enough safety, infotainment, and performance features to satisfy even the most picky buyer. Whether you're hauling the kids to soccer practice or you're going off on a well-deserved weekend getaway, the Traverse can get you there in comfort and style. It's one of the best SUVs in its class, and it's a compelling reason to ditch the minivan. Call us for more information, visit our showroom to see the Traverse in person, or come by Brad Deery Motors to take a test drive.

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