2018 Chevy Traverse vs. 2018 Jeep Cherokee Review In Maywood, IL

Chevrolet has reinvented the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse this year. It is longer, wider and taller than its previous models. It is nearer in size to be a small delivery van than an SUV, and all of those added inches go into increasing the space available inside the cabin. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse treads a thin line between being a pleasant, family-friendly SUV and being more like something muscular and smart. Fresh styling inside the cabin and an overhauled body style, a pleasing drivetrain, a comfy, and roomy cabin help put the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse at the top of its class.

The new 2018 Jeep Cherokee is a family car that can do more than just ferry the children and their sports gear. It is ready to go off-roading, tow a trailer, or perform on a racetrack. It exceeds the expectations of a crossover, although safety is becoming a problem for this aging vehicle.

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Driving Performance

The 2018 Chevy Traverse boasts a more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 that produces a healthy 305 horsepower. A 9-speed transmission is the only gearbox on offer throughout the range, but you do have the choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive. All the Chevrolet engines have the cylinder deactivation technology from Chevy that will close down the engine to four cylinders in light load circumstances, such as highway driving, coasting, or deceleration. The 3.6-liter’s performance feels out of the ordinary for a Chevy crossover SUV, but it is the sound emanating from the rear end that impresses the most.

In its entry-level model, the Cherokee’s 3.6-liter V-6 engine puts 295 horsepower to the wheels. It delivers adequate torque down low in the rev band to handle the tricky demands off-road, and it is solid and reactive in the mid-range revs.

Adding the new 3.6-liter V-6 and a competent 9-speed transmission help lift the 2018 Chevy Traverse to a combined rating of 21 mpg with front-wheel drive or 20 mpg with all-wheel drive.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee’s fuel economy starts out at 19 mpg city, 26 highway, 21 combined with rear-wheel drive or 18 in the city, 25 on the highway, and 21 combined mpg with all-wheel drive.

All 2018 Jeep Cherokees have 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the last row of chairs. The cargo floor is significantly higher, but it is equally long. Laying down the rear seats down is a matter of hitting a single lever, and that increases the cargo area to 68.3 cubic feet.

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Interior & Safety

The cabin of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse features the latest safety and technology. Upgraded passenger comfort and cargo space with gorgeous styling touches and more first-class qualities. There is plenty of room for up to eight passengers in the three-row 2018 Chevrolet Traverse cabin. It sports very comfortable, supportive front and second-row seats, and a spacious third row that can comfortably seat two adults without any problems.

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee transports five adults and their gear quite well. It has comfy seats in both rows, can fit three adults in the rear. Passengers for the back seat are catered for, as well. Two adults are going to be pleased, thanks to the fold-down featured center armrest, making it comfortable even for three. The seatbacks can be reclined to12 degrees and can be tilted forward to similar angle to provide comfort or more cargo space.

Chevy offer in even the most basic models HID headlamps, a rear camera, and Chevrolet’s Teen Driver system in addition to the usual airbags.

The Grand Cherokee Jeep provides a few similar active safety inclusions, but its dated construction thwarts it from doing well in the few latest crash tests. Every single Grand Cherokee comes with regular airbags (including knee airbag for the driver), with other features like control trailer sway, hill-start assist, rearview camera and active headrests.

Why Castle Chevrolet?

Why should you purchase your new 2018 Chevy Traverse from Castle Chevrolet, Maywood, IL? The exceptional customer service and vast Chevrolet range on our lot have kept us as one of the preferred dealers of Chevrolet autos. Our sales team are determined to surpass your expectations from your first sit in a 2018 Chevy Traverse to the second you drive home in it. Our technically superior service technicians use the most current diagnostic and repair equipment available, and our qualified factory-trained specialists will deliver expert, quality care to ensure that you will be enjoying your new purchase for many years to come.