2018 Traverse RS is Turbocharged & Ready to Perform
Chevrolet announced earlier today in The Motor City - Detroit - that they are producing an RS version of the popular 2018 Traverse SUV. This new addition to the Chevrolet family includes a turbocharged engine, an aggressive upgrade to the overall look of the vehicle, and best-in-class cargo space at 98.2 cubic feet.
In 2018, Traverses grew 5.8 percent over their 2017 counterparts. Incidentally, the Equinox got almost 20 percent (19.9 percent) bigger in 2018. The RS is just one of six total trim levels that car buyers have to choose from when considering the Traverse.
Features that set the RS apart include its blacked-out grille, roof rail, and window trim. Plus this trim level comes equipped with 20-inch aluminum wheels finished in Dark Android.
You can only buy the RS Turbo Traverse in a two-wheel drive, four-cylinder configuration. Whereas the 2018 V6 Traverse is available with all-wheel drive.
Inside the RS there are plenty of upgrades, such as an eight-inch touchscreen, navigation, power liftgate, 4G LTE, Bose sound system with 10 speakers, and a whole lot more (see specs below).
2018 Chevy Traverse RS Specs
Starting Price: $43,095 (estimate)
Engine: 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder
Torque: 295 lb-ft @ 2,100 RPM
MPG: 20 city / 26 highway
"The 2018 Traverse offers a full product lineup positioned to effectively compete across the segment," said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet marketing director for Cars and Crossovers. "By offering customers more choice with higher-end entries like the RS, which has a more street-inspired look, and top-of-the-line High Country, Chevrolet now offers a comfortable and connected Traverse for every lifestyle."
Pictures of the 2018 Traverse RS
Additional Features of the RS Traverse
In addition to getting a sporty SUV that's fun to drive all over town and back, here's what the 2018 RS version of the Traverse includes:
- HID headlamps and LED daytime running lamps
- Upper and lower active aero shutters
- Chevrolet MyLink radio with 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen and navigation
- OnStar® 4G LTE and available built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot (3-month/3GB data trial)
- Multicolor driver information center display
- Jet Black leather-appointed seating surfaces
- Heated front seats
- Universal Home Remote
- Tri-zone automatic climate control
- Bose premium 10-speaker audio system
- Power liftgate
- Keyless Open with extended-range Remote Keyless Entry
- Remote start
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Rear Park Assist
- Surround Vision
- Rear Camera Mirror
- Rear Seat Reminder
- Teen Driver
VIDEO: Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
VIDEO: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS - Exterior and Interior Walkaround
2018 Traverse Infographic
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This information was originally found in a press release by Chevrolet. Please click the link below to learn more.