The Chevrolet Traverse for 2018 has undergone redesigning to accommodate a longer wheelbase, based on the Chevrolet Tahoe, in order to provide more accommodation for passengers and to offer a smooth ride in the three-row SUV. Components such as towing capacity, fuel economy, and horsepower have been improved from its 2017 predecessor with the tweaking of the 3.6-liter V6 engine that is coupled with a nine-speed auto-transmission. While the Chevrolet Traverse is not a towing workhorse, the addition of these details to the mechanical component has improved the SUV’s overall performance. Some of the other features on the Traverse include Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless charging, multiple USB ports, and roomy seats. Chevrolet has added a new traction mode option, to give the driver the option to manage the driving characteristics by picking out the type of terrain being driven on and to provide the extra push required for maneuvering smoothly off-road.
- Powertrain: Chevrolet has retained the 3.6-liter V6 engine but amped up the hp by 10% which leads to about 300 hp when routed through the nine-speed automatic transmission. Chevrolet also offers a 2.0 liter V4 turbocharged engine that generates between 259 and 272 hp.
- Technology: Generally, all-wheel drive vehicles mean that the AWD is engaged throughout the drive. In the new 2018 redesign Chevrolet has constructed a system to ensure that AWD would be turned off when on smoother roads to ensure fuel efficiency. A benefit that arises out of the system would be the reduced wear and tear on the front tires. The system also has the option of allowing the driver to select a terrain mode from the Traction Mode Select system. Through this, the driver can pick the type of road condition, be it snow, off-roading or towing. In the normal mode, the SUV works only on the front-wheel drive.
- Fuel Efficiency: The redesigning is speculated to allow the Chevrolet Traverse achieve about 25 mpg on the highway, and 18 mpg in the city, which is 3 mpg improvement from the 2017 edition.