The Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer better look out because the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has just debuted here at the Detroit Auto Show and it's looking mean.

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With styling inspiration from Chevy's full-size Tahoe and Suburban SUVs, the Traverse strikes a less bubbly and more defined appearance, particularly in back.

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To give customers more visual choices, a couple of new trim levels have been added. One is a sporty, blacked-out RS model featuring a black chrome grille, black bow tie emblems and big 20-inch wheels.

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The other is a luxury-focused High Country with 20-inch polished wheels, LED headlights and special badges, while the inside is lined with brown leather and suede accents.

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Chevrolet expects the Traverse to offer best-in-class passenger volume, cargo space, and third-row legroom thanks to the new longer wheelbase, with seating for up to 8 passengers depending on model.

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Infotainment duties are handled by Chevrolet's MyLink system with either a 7- or 8-inch touchscreen. MyLink is also capable of running both Apple CarPlay and Android auto.

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An OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot is available to keep passengers entertained on their smart devices, while all three rows have access to USB charging ports squashing any worries of running out of juice.

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New on the safety front are a surround vision system, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, front pedestrian braking, forward collision alert and low and high-speed forward automatic braking.

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On all models besides the RS, a 3.6-liter, 305 horsepower V6 connected to a nine-speed automatic gearbox will provide power, returning an estimated 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway for front-wheel-drive cars.

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The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is expected to deliver best-in-class third-row legroom, maximum cargo room and passenger volume

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Styling inspiration was borrowed from the full-size Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban.

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LED headlights are a new option on the 2018 Chevy Traverse.

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A new RS model adds blacked-out exterior styling touches such as a black chrome grille, black bowtie badges and 20-inch wheels.

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A luxury-focused High Country model receives a brown leather appointed interior with suede accents.

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High Country models also have standard power-fold seats in the third row.

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The standard MyLink infotainment system comes with either a 7- or 8-inch touchscreen.

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MyLink is capable of running both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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On models with all-wheel-drive, the rear axle can be decoupled to improve fuel efficiency when not dealing with slippery or hazardous driving conditions.

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A new 3.6-liter V6 making an estimated 305 horsepower provides every Terrain model except the RS.

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