Roomy, Safe and Connected: Why the 2018 Chevy Traverse Owns the Road Trip

More than a third of American families will be making road trips in the coming year according to a survey from AAA, and many of those families will be piling into the family car to get there. This years trip will have a lot less grumbling if the family vehicle is a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. Made with busy families in mind, this vehicle caters to your every need, no matter what your pecking order in the family.

The experts at Rapid Chevrolet are excited about the completely redesigned Traverse and say it offers the technology to help keep passengers of all ages and lifestyles comfortable and connected. The spacious interior may be the best news of all, thanks to a longer wheelbase that creates more legroom than any other vehicle of it’s kind, even in the third row which is easily accessible. A new split-folding second-row seat improves on the Traverse’s original Smart Slide® feature. The curbside seat is capable of tipping up and sliding forward, even with a forward-facing child seat in place, to provide open and easy access to the third row.

The new look of the 2018 Traverse is bold and refined and features chrome accents, LED signature lighting and available D-Optic LED headlamps. You can choose from two new trim levels — the sporty RS package includes unique, blacked-out exterior cues with a black chrome grille, black bowtie, 20-inch wheels and more. The luxurious High Country trim features premium content and technology, including a unique interior trim featuring Loft Brown leather appointments with suede accents, 20-inch polished wheels, High Country badging, D-Optic headlamps, standard twin-clutch AWD and power-fold third row seats.

Hands full? No problem. Loading the Traverse is a breeze thanks to a new bowtie logo lamp feature illuminating the ground to show you where you need to place your foot to activate the hands free power liftgate.

Technology is also a key player in the new Traverse including features that support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. There are USB ports for charging in all rows as well as wireless charging and steering wheel-mounted phone and audio controls. Chevrolet’s Rear Seat Reminder feature is standard on all trim levels.

As for safety adaptive crash-avoidance features offer ease of use and added peace of mind, with new available features including:

  • Surround Vision
  • D-Optic LED headlamps (standard on High Country and Premier)
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Low and High-Speed Forward Automatic Braking.

Teen Driver is standard, allowing parents to set certain controls and review performance in order to help encourage better driving habits, even when parents are not in the vehicle.

Curious? Check out the new 2018 Traverse at Rapid Chevrolet