2018 Chevrolet Traverse priced at $30,875, including destination charge

Article by Christian A., on July 30, 2017

The arrival of the next generation of the Chevrolet Traverse (2018 model year) is much anticipated. Following the unveiling the 2018 Traverse at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (2017 Detroit Auto Show), Chevrolet has finally revealed how much a customer needs to part with just to avail one of its newest SUVs.

According to Chevrolet’s Web site, the base version of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse (Traverse L trim) has a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $29,930. However, when the destination freight charge of around $945 is taken into the equation, the next-gen Traverse has a total price of $30,875. Of course, that excludes other matters like optional equipment, which when availed hikes the price of Chevy’s newest SUV considerably.

As per Chevrolet’s Web site, the Traverse L already offers a 3.6-liter V6 engine -- with stop/start technology – that delivers 310 hp of max output and 266 lb.-ft. of peak torque, respectively. This power is sent to the front wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Traverse L also comes with StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control, frontal and side-impact air bags, OnStar Guidance with limited service trial, rear vision camera, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, heated power-adjustable manual-folding Black mirrors. The Traverse L also features black bodyside moldings and rocker moldings, body-color door handles and 18" bright silver-painted aluminum wheels.

Advanced technologies installed in the 2018 Traverse L include Chevrolet MyLink Radio with seven-inch diagonal color touch-screen, Bluetooth wireless technology for select phones with steering wheel-mounted controls, Driver Information Center with 3.5-inch diagonal monochromatic display, Keyless Open and Start as well as Steering wheel-mounted controls for audio, phone and cruise. Also included are tri-zone automatic climate control, interior lighting with theater dimming and Premium Cloth seating.

Five other trims are also available: LS (from $32,995), LT Cloth (from $35,495), LT Leather (from $45,395), Premier (from $45,395) and High Country (from $52,995). All prices are MSRPs and already include a destination freight charge of $995. Of course, the features, equipment and technologies differ from one trim to another. For instance, the L trim is specified as a front-wheel drive model. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available on the LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather and Premier. The High Country trim is specified only as an all-wheel drive model.

The next generation of the Traverse – when compared to the first generation that was launched in 2008 -- features a bolder yet more refined exterior styling. It comes with a new grille marked by the brand’s logo on the upper center. The part of the grille below the logo features a hexagonal shape. While the previous generation already looks sleek, the next-gen Traverse looks bolder and much more aggressive. This was to be expected since the next-gen Traverse isn’t a mid-sized SUV anymore. In fact, the new Traverse measures 204.3 inches in length and has a 20.9-inch wheelbase.

Press Release


Chevrolet today announced pricing for the all-new 2018 Traverse starts at $30,875. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price includes the destination charge, but excludes tax, title and additional dealer fees.

Customers can visit Chevy.com/Traverse to build, configure and price the 2018 Traverse.

Redesigned from the ground up, the new Traverse offers best-in-class maximum cargo space and more passenger space than Explorer, Pilot or Highlander. Traverse also offers seating for up to eight with an enhanced roster of standard convenience, storage and comfort features — with built-in connectivity working to put an end to the eternal question: Are we there yet?

“The all-new Chevrolet Traverse has a bold, new look that complements the full functionality our SUV customers demand. It’s designed to help make life on the road easier, and to look good while doing it,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “With creature comforts, convenience features and technologies to entertain passengers, Traverse is the total package.”

The 2018 Traverse lineup offers customers even more trim choices, featuring L, LS, LT, and Premier, along with the all-new sporty RS and top-of-the line High Country trim levels. A Redline package will also be available on Premier, featuring a blacked-out appearance with red accents.

The 2018 Traverse comes loaded with standard content:


Enhanced Smart Slide® seat to provide easy access to the third row, even with an empty forward-facing child seat in place using the LATCH system
USB charging in all three rows
Teen Driver technology
Rear Seat Reminder4
Rear Vision Camera
Keyless Open and Start
12-volt power outlet
Heated, power-adjustable outside mirrors
Capless fuel fill

Best-in-class max cargo volume of 98.2 cubic feet
Hidden underfloor cargo storage totaling 3.2 cubic feet
“Truck-sized” center console
Twenty-three storage spots throughout for passengers in all three rows
Dedicated storage for mobile phones

Active noise cancellation
Automatic tri-zone climate control
Humidity sensor that detects moisture and diverts air to the windshield to help prevent fogging

Built-in OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot1 allows customers to connect up to seven devices, and customers in the U.S. are offered access to an unlimited prepaid Wifi data plan for $20 per month2 plus tax, enabled by AT&T
Standard support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Compatibility subject to terms, privacy statements and data plan rates, as well as a compatible smart phone
Steering wheel-mounted phone and audio controls
Chevrolet MyLink infotainment systems help keep passengers connected
Owners can manage their vehicle remotely and check diagnostics with the myChevrolet mobile app3 via their smartphone
Additional available features include:

Rear camera mirror provides a video view, displaying a wider, less obstructed field of view compared to a traditional rearview mirror
Surround Vision cameras provide a bird’s eye view of the vehicle to help make reversing, parking or trailering easier
A new, hands-free power liftgate that projects a Chevrolet bowtie emblem on the ground is standard on Premier and High Country
Power-folding third-row seat is standard on High Country
Heated and ventilated leather-trimmed front seats standard on Premier and High Country
Heated second-row outboard seats are standard on Premier and High Country
Heated steering wheel is standard on Premier and High Country
Wireless device charging is standard on Premier and High Country
Available hidden storage behind the articulating radio screen
Power liftgate.
1 Requires a compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. 4G LTE service available in select markets. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Data plan provided by AT&T.
2 Plus applicable taxes and fees. Plan provides access to AT&T wireless data services for your equipped vehicle for 30 days. Eligible vehicle and data plan required. Auto-renewal: Plans automatically renew every 30 days unless cancelled. To cancel at any time, call 1-888-466-7827 or press the blue OnStar button in your vehicle or the advisor link in your mobile app. Monthly charges will automatically be billed by AT&T to credit cards on file on day 30 unless cancelled. Payments are non-refundable (subject to applicable law).
3 Requires active OnStar, compatible device, factory installed remote start and power locks. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.
4 Does not detect people or items. Always check rear seats before exiting.


Source: Chevrolet

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