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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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2018 Traverse on Chevrolet's website

See for yourselves.

http://www.chevrolet.com/all-new-2018-traverse.html

To me, the exterior design looks like a stretched out Equinox (not a surprise). Not too bad overall.

Seats look to be redesigned, hopefully the seat bottom is a bit more comfortable as that's the only gripe I have about our 2010.

Looks like there could be more room behind the third row, expected to lead its class in interior room and cargo space, but (by the numbers given) has 18 cubic feet less cargo space than the previous Traverse.

Traction Mode Select allows the driver to select between four different settings and looks pretty practical.

2.0L turbo and an updated 3.6L V6 are available as well as a 9-speed automatic transmission and twin clutch AWD.

My guess is a fully loaded Premier trim level with AWD will easily eclipse $50K. We'll have to drive one when they start popping up at dealers late this summer.


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Just saw it on Motor Trend and on Chevrolet's website. I really like the look of it - more of an SUV than "crossover" look, and it seems very upscale, almost into Enclave territory. If GM can ensure these vehicles are reliable (don't let the cost accountants run wild as they will ruin a very promising vehicle), they will have a winner on their hands.

For this big of vehicle, why offer the 4-cylinder? I guess the numbers suggest it can power this beast but that little engine will be working hard. Also, why not give it the updated 3.6 V-6? Maybe offer the twin turbo 3.6 V-6 for performance models?

All in all, excellent update. I look forward to seeing these in person, and the 18 Buick Enclave.
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My first impression was it looks like a Tahoe. I honestly expected more from the interior. I do think the seating looks more comfortable, but the dash with the sliding tablet revealing a storage compartment is straight out of the 2013 Impala. For as much time was spent on this new model, I would have expected the IP to be more updated and not 5 years old.

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Just saw it on Motor Trend and on Chevrolet's website. I really like the look of it - more of an SUV than "crossover" look, and it seems very upscale, almost into Enclave territory. If GM can ensure these vehicles are reliable (don't let the cost accountants run wild as they will ruin a very promising vehicle), they will have a winner on their hands.
I have to agree. Our Traverse's have been my wife's vehicles, and I don't mean to insult them, but the Lamba Traverse always looked and drove to me like a lifted minivan with regular doors. It accomplishes what we need, but its not particularly stylish and drives like a school bus. The new version looks like a less truck-ish Tahoe, which I kind of like. The 400+lb weight loss and ~30 more hp should help the driving dynamics some. But it certainly looks more attractive both inside and out. However expect the price to rise in kind.

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For this big of vehicle, why offer the 4-cylinder? I guess the numbers suggest it can power this beast but that little engine will be working hard. Also, why not give it the updated 3.6 V-6? Maybe offer the twin turbo 3.6 V-6 for performance models?

All in all, excellent update. I look forward to seeing these in person, and the 18 Buick Enclave.
Well, Mazda is making due with a T4 in the CX9 based upon the torque profile. GM is saying the T4 in the RS will make more torque on the low end than the 3.6 which isn't surprising - I had a Regal GS 2.0T which made 295 lb*ft at 2400rpms vs the LLT 3.6 which does like 265@4000 or so. So I would not be surprised to see the 2.0T actually be a better around town motor for this thing. Ironically from what I saw the highway mileage of the 2.0T is 2mpg worse than the 3.6 though.

The 3.6TT was a Caddy exclusive so I don't know if it will show in a Buick. Would be a nice motor for a LaCrosse GS

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http://www.freep.com/story/money/car...show/96119106/
In this article there are some engine and interior pics. I see that the battery is now in the engine compartment and the air box is on the passenger side instead of the driver side. The coolant recovery jug is now up again the firewall. One thing I don't like is having the labeling "Traverse" so high up on the side of the door. I would have rather seen it lower on the door. My personal Preference.

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No one has mentioned it yet, but I just noticed after taking more time to really look. The windshield wiper control is on the right side of the steering column (not a fan). But just beyond, on the dash, is the push-button start...finally.

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Do other people think that it is a mistake for the 18 Traverse to only allow the passenger side second row seat to roll forward in order to allow people to get to the third row? The drivers side will only allow the back to fold.

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Third row passengers (usually our boys or their friends) go between the 2nd row seats. We've rarely, if ever, slid the 2nd row seats forward for third row passenger access.

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Third row passengers (usually our boys or their friends) go between the 2nd row seats. We've rarely, if ever, slid the 2nd row seats forward for third row passenger access.
That's pretty much how my kids did it the majority of the time with our Traverse, but what if you had a bench in the middle would that change your opinion? That's how my Explorer is since most dealers order them that way.

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We wouldn't buy one with a second row bench seat, so I may not be the best person to ask. We really wanted the captains chairs. Now, I did consider adding the second row console, but someone here posted that they did and didn't like the fact that third row access was only to be had by folding/sliding the second row seats forward.

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