The availability of all-wheel drive is one of the reasons that SUVs are the most popular type of vehicle at the moment. But not all AWD systems are created equal, or SUVs that use them. According to U.S. News & World Report, a few stand out above the others — including the new Chevrolet Traverse, which it featured in its list of the 12 Best All-Wheel-Drive SUVs in 2021.
The midsize Chevy Traverse is a three-row SUV with room for up to eight people. Under the hood, it has a 310-horsepower V6 engine paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. On all but the base L trim, AWD is an available option, giving the vehicle enhanced traction when accelerating in low-grip conditions.
When AWD is equipped, the Traverse also comes with a Drive Mode Selector that lets the driver choose between FWD and AWD. This makes it possible to enjoy AWD capability when you need it while still getting the enhanced fuel economy of FWD when extra traction isn’t necessary. The AWD system also comes with an Off-Road setting.
According to U.S. News editor Jim Gorzelany, the Traverse’s suspension “delivers a pleasingly smooth ride over all but the most pockmarked pavement.” In other words, it’s a great SUV regardless of whether it has AWD or not…but it does have AWD if you want it. Learn more about the Chevy Traverse by paying a visit to Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas!
Is camping a big part of your life? The next vehicle you buy should reflect your love of the great outdoors — and that’s just what the Chevrolet Trailblazer does. This small but rugged SUV was recently named one of The 16 Best Cars for Camping in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer is surprisingly roomy inside, providing 39.4 inches of rear legroom for any friends or family members you bring along. If it’s just you and one other person, you can fold the rear seats down to gain 54.4 cubic feet of cargo space for tents, packs, and more. For the 2022 model year, the Trailblazer also adds an option for roof rack cross rails so you can carry gear on the roof.
Whether you’re camping at a nearby spot like Ray Roberts Lake or heading farther away from Garland, Texas, the Trailblazer makes it easy to stay connected with a 7-inch touch screen, smartphone compatibility, and built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot capability. Six Chevy Safety Assist features come standard to keep you safe on your adventure.
If you’re going off the beaten path, consider the ACTIV trim with available AWD. This model gives you a suspension tuned for off-roading, a front skid plate for protection, and 17-inch sport terrain tires.
To learn more about the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer and why you should take it on your next camping trip, stop in to see us here at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland.