After a first generation that has been around for nine years, Chevrolet has given the Traverse, its largest crossover, a more trucklike appearance. Here's a sampling of reaction to the redesigned 2018 model, which debuted at the Detroit auto show.
"Strikes a less bubbly and more defined appearance, particularly in back." -- CNET
"The styling is absolutely perfect. With its slightly scowling face, wheels pushed out to the corners, flared fenders, and wrap-around rear glass, the new Traverse is a handsome conveyance." -- New York Daily News
"A more squared-off look than its predecessor." -- Car and Driver
"It's huge." -- Motor1.com
"The wheelbase is massive, meaning the third row doesn't have to sit right on top of the wheels. ...
"Looks far more masculine, poaching some design cues from the full-sized Tahoe and Suburban. Up front, the Traverse adopts the current corporate face, but out back you wouldn't be faulted to thinking this was a Ford Explorer, not a Chevrolet." -- Autoblog
"Chevy toughened up the looks of its big front-wheel-drive family hauler." -- Autoweek
"The cabin is a strange mix of upscale materials and amenities next to cheap-looking plastics that are out of place in a modern SUV. That said, families should like all the cabin space." -- Cars.com