The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Starts at $30,875
The Range-Topping High Country Trim Will Set You Back Over $50,000
Chevy’s Traverse, the company’s bread and butter SUV, is newly redesigned for 2018 and will be priced at $30,875. According to Chevy, this price includes the destination charge, but doesn’t include other fees like tax and title.
You can have your 2018 Traverse in several trim levels. The new SUV features L, LT, LS, and Premier variants, which were offered last year. New for 2018 are the sporty RS and range-topping High Country trim levels, the latter of which fetches $52,995, nearly $22,000 more than the base model.
The base L model is a front-wheel-drive-only variant and features automatic climate control and a 7-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Choosing the LT trim level will leave you with a choice of either the $35,495 1LT or the $42,095 3LT, which adds features like heated leather seats, Bose audio, 20-inch rims, and an all-seeing 360-degree parking camera over the 1LT. Both trim levels come with optional all-wheel drive, but it costs $1800 more on the 1LT, at $3,800, while it’s offered for $2,000 on the LS and 3LT.
But wait, there’s more. The Traverse’s $45,395 Premier trim level, which offers creature comforts like cooled front seats and a heated steering wheel, is trumped by the “I want it all” High Country model. For $52,995, you get chrome exterior styling, a trick AWD system with a locking rear differential, safety features like adaptive cruise control and lane-assist, and a power-folding third row 60/40 split-bench seat.
Chevrolet’s 3.6L V6, which puts out 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque and features automatic start-stop, is consistent across all trim levels.
While $30,875 gets you a lot of SUV, we look forward to comparing the 2018 Traverse, especially wearing its High Country trim, with other $50,000-plus SUVs like the Ford Explorer Platinum and Honda Pilot Elite.