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2018 Chevrolet Traverse trades sleek for buff [video review] | Gaywheels
It was a pretty risky move, nearly a decade ago, for Chevrolet to drop its mini-van and mid-size SUV, then replace both with a full-size crossover. Following the similar Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, and Saturn Outlook, the bow-tie gang hit it out of the park. The big ute was quiet, comfortable, and elegantly styled. An all-new model transforms from sleek to buff while adopting new architecture. Is it as good as the original? I think most crossover buyers will prefer the new sheetmetal, which looks more like a smaller Tahoe SUV. Styling echoes current Chevrolet themes established by the Malibu and Equinox, which means the brand's trademark "twin port" grille, crisp side sculpting, upturned chrome window line, and wrap-around LED taillamps. It looks especially suave over 20" wheels and glistening with HID headlamps. It's more formal attire that presents as decidedly less "mommy wagon". There's a lot to like inside, too, beginning with a two-tone dashboard dominated by a large center