2018 Chevrolet Traverse Test Drive Reviews
We are approaching the end of the summer holiday season in the US, so the Bow Tie brand decided to create a three-line, family-friendly jumbo crossover-newly redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Traverse-available for long weekend trips in a long time. State of Michigan. The time coincided with half of the other half-holiday TrendDetroit Motor editorial staff plan. The ones leaving you are really in a hurry to push new Traverse up all over Detroit, usually too late to cover events in a very busy week. As a result, I took a larger note of torque of 310 V-6 and 266 lb-ft of torque, nine ranges of transmission distance range, and sharp suspension response than I did on the cool tilt-n-slides (even with the seat of a child seat Men!) The middle row captain’s seat, the outer visibility of large windows and dual sunroofs, 5,000 pound draw capacity, or 38.2-inch row headroom (up from 37.8).
Believe me, though it has grown in every dimension of the exterior – the largest is the 2.0 inch axis stretch – the most visible dimension changing from behind the wheel is weight. Depending on the model, the big boy has dropped something close to 350 pounds. Compounding that approximately 7 percent weight loss is a strength of 8 percent and a 13 percent increase in first tooth “leverage”. Tally it all, and this object has at least a smaller size class every time the traffic light turns green and I Float it Chevyis claims the “sub-7-second” 0-60 time, which compares well with the 7.7 seconds that we Record on LTZ Traverse-wheel-drive loaded. (Expect an optional 255-hp 2.0-liter turbo to be a bit slower, but maybe not as much as you think-only to be offered with front drive, weigh less, and this produces 29 lb-ft more torque than the V-6.)
With all the extra ratios available for selection in milliseconds, it is possible to drop a hammer and spray into a gap in the path adjacent to the fast moving traffic. Once at a comfortable road speed, a wider 25 percent speed spread between the first and ninth gears makes the engine rotate 8 percent slower than the V6 6 Traverse 201.
But perhaps the best of these automatic nine speeds is how unlikely it happens. The shift feels, as the bard of Honolulu, Bruno Mars says, “is smoother than the new Skippy jar.” There is never a constant feeling of tooth shaker that we have noticed in many other nine speeds, and I never detect Discomfort when a mind change about the throttle position can cause the gearbox to crunch to its new best-defined gear. One constructive criticism for the tranny team: The program in the logic of a sport shift that holds the teeth lower, and gives nerds like me a screen reading that shows which teeth I use. Fordcolleagues You will definitely offer these items (as they do with the same version with your 10 speed auto on F-150).
In Chevy search for better fuel economy, Traverse light weight and better optimized gearboxes are supported by a sophisticated auto start / stop system that really drives pinion starter so it can be synchronized with the flywheel speed. Why? So at those rare moments when you stop and the engine turns off but then the light turns green and you press the gas before it stops, this synchronization tool allows the engine to restart before the engine stops completely without the awful “prang” Sound you usually get when accidentally trying Turn on the running machine. This effort pays off in the 3-mpg increase in the combined EPA fuel economy for the V-6 front-wheel and all-wheel-drive variants of 21 and 20 mpg, respectively. (GM estimates the 2.0-liter front drivers will be exposed to a combined 22 mpg.)
Another intense field of effort from the Traverse development team is chassis tuning, where the goal is to maintain a comfortable driving quality while sharpening crossover dynamic handling – even when loaded with weight. In front of the escort / preservation / repair, there is a new ZF shock around, and includes a special preloaded valve that improves damping performance at the smallest input and also makes the shock more quiet. In short, they make simple twin tube shocks behave more like a fancy monotube.
At the front of the handling, the lateral connections on the new five-link rear suspension are hardened, and the longitudinal rider lever is mounted on the front control arm. The front rear of the rear suspension cradle is also hydraulic for better insulation. And to help the rear springs as you load Traverse, there is a large, high, multimaterial “bump stop” that works like a variable gain wrestler and ensures a soft “landing” when down.
My early Friday engagement (sampling the 10-speed Ford) is in this country, providing an opportunity to drive down a winding lane on the way back to headquarters, and indeed this great sight seems to change its direction quite smartly, with minimal rolls And no There is a type of slop that you often get because of all the squish rubber bits before the suspension takes a set. (My traveling companions who are trying to maneuver like this with their broccoli onboard definitely coat the interior of their Traverses with Cheerios and babes spewing out while the protest screams drown the newfound serenity. ‘
The quiet things on Sunday and Monday gave me the opportunity to explore Traverse’s vast interior (10 percent larger than the exit model), which would accommodate an important 4-by-8 foot panel panel. Compliment! There is an underfloor sack shelter that can swallow a smaller roll-over bag
Behind the third row seat, and there’s a USB charging port in convenient cable range from every sitting position.
Comfort back seat was less impressive. The chairs of the mid-table captain were loud and flat, though elevated high enough over the front seat to gain stadium visibility. Stretch axles should be paid off in the comfort of the third row, but my 5-foot frame feels cramped, and low cushions and too high floors force high seats. The VW Atlas we had in the previous week was much more comfortable going back there. At the very least, the sloping chair / middle seat of the slanted passenger makes it easy to get in and out, but I am afraid the kids will struggle to operate the latch and will just rocking between the seats to climb in and out through the wide back door, which is now Fixed displays that hold them in three positions.
My takeaway from a long weekend does not spend my vacation in Traverse: It will make time when you are late knowing about seven or eight seats, but the sports transmission program will be a welcome upgrade. The ride is comfortable and quiet, looks nice on the outside, and fits in with lots of stuff inside, but to be ranked as a mobile-ending holiday, the rear seat comfort can use repairs. That is a very small task list for the new Chevy.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse Test Drive
2018 Chevrolet Traverse Full Specs
2018 Chevrolet Traverse
FWD/AWD, 7-8-pass, 4-door SUV
turbocharged DOHC 16-valve I-4; 3.6L/310-hp/266-lb-ft DOHC 24-valve V-6
4,350-4,600 lb (mfr)
LENGTH X WIDTH X
204.3 x 78.6 x 70.7
6.9-7.4 sec (mfr
CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB
ON SALE IN U.S.
torque, EPA figures estimated