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2018 Chevy Traverse RS has turbo power and sporty styling touches

Problem is, the RS is only available with front-wheel drive, and doesn't offer any real performance or fuel economy benefits.

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At $43,595, the Traverse RS is priced above the nicely equipped 3LT model.

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The RS is the only Traverse model to use a 2.0-liter engine.

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The 2.0T engine produces 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

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A 9-speed automatic transmission is standard.

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You can't get all-wheel drive with the 2.0T engine, so the Traverse RS is a front-drive-only affair.

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The RS offers three rows of seats with standard captain's chairs in the second row.

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There's more cargo space in the Traverse than in the larger Tahoe SUV.

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The black grille and Chevy badge are unique to the RS trim.

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The Traverse RS gets standard HID headlights.

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