2018 Chevrolet Traverse Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/ Holdback
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Chevrolet Traverse Prices - How Much is a Chevrolet Traverse?
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What's New for the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse?
First, the exterior: a longer wheelbase inspired by the larger Chevy Tahoe accounts for the substantial increases in both passenger and cargo space. Under the hood, improvements to the engine have resulted in more power, higher towing capacity, and better fuel economy. A new traction control mode allows drivers to upgrade the suspension based on terrain, which makes the 2018 Traverse more suitable for off-roading than ever before. This system also switches to two-wheel-drive to conserve fuel when four-wheel-drive isn't necessary.
Trims and Features
The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is a three-row model with seating for either seven or eight passengers depending if you choose captain's chairs or a bench for the second row. LATCH connectors and tethers can accommodate up to six child safety seats, and a standard rear-seat reminder system notifies you if a child is left in the car.
The base model of the Traverse (L) is equipped with smartphone integration through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, six USB ports, and a wireless hotspot. The 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system has both Bluetooth connectivity and voice-activated commands. Proximity key entry and three-zone automatic climate control are also standard.
The LT trim comes in two subtrims, one with cloth upholstery and one with real leather. LT Cloth adds second-row captain's chairs, a power-adjustable driver's seat, leather-trimmed steering wheel, heated mirrors, roof rails, and satellite radio. In addition to the leather upholstery in the first and second rows, LT Leather adds a larger touchscreen with navigation, a premium Bose sound system, heated front seats, and a power liftgate. It's also equipped with driver assistance tech that includes a 360-degree camera, rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring.
The Premier trim comes with fully climate-controlled front seats, a hands-free liftgate, heated second-row seats and steering wheel, and wireless charging pads. The fully loaded High Country trim is the only model to include standard all-wheel drive and a towing package. It also has upgrades like a two-pane sunroof, a power-folding third row, automatic high beams, and the full complement of Chevy's driver assistance systems.
The retuned 3.6-liter V6 engine provides 310 horses. It's paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and gets an EPA-estimated 18 city/26 highway miles per gallon, above average numbers for the midsize SUV class. You'll experience smooth, comfortable suspension with standard front-wheel drive, although every trim can be upgraded to Chevy's new all-wheel-drive system.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse drivers have the peace of mind of a five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. Every trim is also equipped with a rearview camera and the Teen Driver system for parental monitoring and limit-setting when a specific key is used. Other high-tech safety features are described in the Trims and Features section above.
How to Calculate The Dealer Cost of a Chevrolet Traverse
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Chevrolet Traverse invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of all the options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Chevrolet Traverse MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.