2018 Chevrolet Traverse

Check out the newly redesigned Chevy Traverse! The 2018 Chevy Traverse, which is hitting showroom floors this year, features more sophisticated exterior styling, new trims and significant performance enhancements. With enough room for the whole family, the redesigned Chevy Traverse is a home run for many reasons. That said, many auto buyers may have questions about what this new crossover SUV has to offer. Are you thinking of taking the Traverse for a test drive? Read on for eight myths and facts about the new 2017 Chevrolet Traverse.

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MYTH: The 2018 Chevy Traverse is the same size as before.

The redesigned Chevrolet Traverse is actually larger than before. The crossover is about half an inch longer, and the wheelbase is 2 inches wider. This is part of the reason why the second-row seats get an extra 3 inches of legroom.

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MYTH: The 2018 Chevy Traverse seats five people.

The Traverse is a third-row crossover SUV that can seat up to seven people, and the new Traverse features more passenger legroom.

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MYTH: The 2018 Chevy Traverse isn't getting a new transmission.

In addition to two new engines, the 2018 Chevy Traverse is getting a nine-speed automatic for smoother, more efficient driving.

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FACT: The new Chevy Traverse gets several high-tech safety features.

Foward collision alerts with automatic braking, lane-departure warnings and a surround-view camera are just some of the safety systems available on the new Traverse.

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FACT: The 2018 Chevy Traverse is getting two new trim levels.

The new Traverse is getting two new trims -- the RS and High Country trims. The Traverse RS will be the most bare-bones trim level, while the High Country will be the most luxurious available trim.

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FACT: The Traverse is getting a more powerful base engine.

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will come with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 305 horsepower, which is a 20-horsepower improvement over the previous model year.

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MYTH: The second new engine gets a turbocharger.

The new RS trim is getting an optional turbocharged engine that pumps out 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That's 35 more pound-feet of torque than the V6 offers.

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FACT: The redesigned Traverse has slightly less cargo room.

The new Traverse loses about 18 cubic feet of cargo room, but it still has an above-average 98.5 cubic feet of space.