The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is in the midst of rolling into Chevrolet dealerships with a new price tag. Chevy announced today that the new crossover will carry a base price of $30,875 including destination charges. This constitutes about a $1,000 increase over the 2017 model, but the price difference gets more dramatic.
Like nearly every Chevrolet product, Traverse will be offered in L, LS, LT and Premier trim levels. For the first time ever, a Traverse High Country will be offered, similar to the country-luxury take on the Silverado High Country.
As you climb the trim level mountain of the new Traverse the price difference between the 2018 and 2017 model grows. For example, a fully decked 2017 Traverse Premier comes in just above $45,000, while a 2018 Traverse Premier comes in at $48,690. Those wanting a truly fully-loaded Traverse, which is the High Country, will have to fork over $52,995.
It is worth noting that nearly every trim level of the 2018 Traverse sees additional feature content than the outgoing model. There’s also the fact that the bones of the 2017 Traverse are well over a decade old, whereas the 2018 model is featuring some of GM’s latest hardware, down to a nine-speed automatic.
The High Country isn’t the only new trim level for 2018. Chevrolet has already announced a Traverse RS, which will swap out the standard 3.6-liter V-6 in favor of GM’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Thus far this model is not showing up in Chevrolet’s online configuration tool, so we don’t have a price tag for this one just yet.
Despite the increases in MSRP over the outgoing model, the 2018 Traverse is still trailing the Ford Explorer in terms of price in most configurations. The entry price on the Explorer is currently $32,605.