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2018 Chevrolet Traverse near Dubuque Iowa

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2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

One of the most exciting things happening at Brad Deery Motors and other Chevrolet dealerships serving Maquoketa Dubuque Iowa is the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. The Traverse is a mid-sized SUV that’s known for the generous room it provides passengers in all three rows. For this model year, Chevy redesigned the engine as well the cargo capacity, and even more features have been added to the already feature-rich infotainment system that’s included standard in all models. This vehicle also has an excellent reputation for safety and earned a five-star rating from the NHTSA. So, without further ado, lets dive into the various aspects that make the Traverse such a hot commodity.

Dubuque Iowa - 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

2018 Chevrolet Traverse's Exterior

The Traverse is a looker, and there’s little doubt that roadside models will catch people’s attention and bring them in to Brad Deery Motors and other Chevy dealers near Dubuque. The exterior has a thickness and stance that’s more full-size than mid-size SUV, and those dimensions are required to allow for all the interior space we’ve gushed about. The overall length is 204.3 inches. The height is 70.9 inches. The width without mirrors is 78.6 inches, and it provides 7.5 inches of ground clearance. Notable features include chrome exterior trim, aluminum wheels and dual exhaust outlets as well as active upper and lower aero shutters that close at high speeds to improve aerodynamics.

Dubuque Iowa - 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Exterior

2018 Chevrolet Traverse's Interior

The Chevrolet Traverse is at the top of its class in terms of sheer cabin space, and that’s an important characteristic for people who want an SUV and are living in or near Dubuque and throughout the greater region. With the second-row bench seat, which is standard with the L and LS, you can seat up to eight large adults comfortably. You also have the option to give up a seat in order for captain’s chairs rather than benches. The interior style has been completely redesigned for this model year and blends luxury and practicality well. There’s ample leather throughout, and you can upgrade the basic cloth upholstery to leather as well. All Traverse models come standard with a 7-inch touch screen that offers the MyLink interface, Bluetooth, voice-activated controls, six USB ports, tri-zone climate control, monitoring of a rearview camera and—new for this model year—built-in support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Dubuque Iowa - 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Interior

2018 Chevrolet Traverse's Mechanical Features

The standard 2018 Chevrolet Traverse available at all dealerships serving Maquoketa Dubuque Iowa is front-wheel drive, but you have the optional of all-wheel drive as well. That choice will dictate trim options. The base L as well as the RS trim is specific to FWD, and High Country is exclusive to AWD. All vehicles regardless of your choices have a 3.49 rear axle ratio and, when properly equipped, are able to tow up to 6,160 pounds. The battery is a heavy-duty unit that provides 600 cold-cranking amps and is maintenance-free due to rundown protection and retained accessory power. All vehicles also have anti-lock brakes at all four corners in order to reduce wheel lockup.

Dubuque Iowa - 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Mechanical

2018 Chevrolet Traverse's Powertrain

Most Chevrolet Traverse models available at dealers serving Maquoketa Dubuque Iowa come with a 3.6-liter V6 engine. The exception here is the RS, which has a torquier 2.0L turbocharged engine. The V6 may seem similar to the previous model year, but it’s more refined, and Chevrolet engineers have managed to get an additional 29 horsepower. That means it delivers 310 hp and 266 pound-feet of torque. Whatever your motor choice, it will be paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission that has overdrive and driver shift control. The Traverse also features a stop-start engine control system, which shuts the engine off when it’s idle and the driver’s foot is on the brakes.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse's Safety Features

As mentioned in the opener, the Traverse available at Brad Deery Motors near Dubuque has earned the highest overall safety rating—five stars—from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This vehicle features numerous airbags, including: driver, passenger, front head, rear head, front side, rear side. You get electronic stability and traction control, and the aforementioned ABS system is paired with disc brakes. Other features include daytime running lights and child safety locks. There’s also the rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, driver aids, safety tech and LED headlights all included standard, and automatic braking and forward-collision alert are optional.

There’s little doubt why the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is so popular and has really disrupted the mid-size SUV segment. People who choose these vehicles want passenger and cargo space, and you’re not going to get more than the Chevrolet Traverse offers without moving up to a full-size SUV. Learn more today by visiting or calling your local dealership. You may be amazed at what the current sticker prices are, and there are many opportunities to take advantage of, including specials, dealer incentives, financing offers and much more. Today can be the day you drive away in the vehicle you’ve been dreaming about!

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