John Davis has had seat time in a near never-ending list of cars over the decades, but in a recent episode of MotorWeek, he gave the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse a go.
MotorWeek put the 2018 Traverse through its usual battery of tests and found the three-row crossover up to the task of hauling families around, especially in plush High Country trimmings. The overall consensus was that Chevrolet did enough to be competitive in a highly contested segment.
The standard 3.6-liter V6 engine, which carries over from the previous Traverse, never felt overwhelmed, but never powerful either, per the review. What was most appreciated was the nimbler driving feel, though the test car didn’t feel as solid as rival crossovers.
General Motors milked the previous-generation Traverse for all it could, but the second-generation CUV amplifies what made the first model such a success; it’s still all about minivan cargo and usability without the stigma. Check out the review up above.