2016 Chevy Traverse - Miami, FL

2016 Chevy Traverse - Miami, FL

The 2016 Chevy Traverse has added a number of features and amenities over the past couple of years, and based on the engineers' additions to the vehicle, we should expect the most capable and impressive vehicle in the nameplate's history for 2016.

However, how can you determine whether the upcoming full-size crossover SUV is, in fact, the right vehicle for you? Well, we've got that covered. After learning a bit of background on the car, see why the Chevy Traverse in Miami could be the perfect vehicle for you... and learn why you should be making that purchase at Miami Lakes Automall!

History of the Chevy Traverse

2016 Traverse

Chevy fans got their first look at the Traverse during the 2008 Chicago Auto Show, although some enthusiasts may have already been familiar with the nameplate. Traverse was the name for a concept car at the 2003 North American International Auto Show, but that vehicle ultimately transformed into the Chevy Equinox. Those hoping for the nameplate's actual debut were awarded only a few months later.

The vehicle ended up hitting dealer's lots in fall of 2008. The original vehicle featured an LLT engine, which is essentially the DOHC V6 with variable valve timing and direct injection. When coupled with the six-speed automatic transmission, a driver could expect their vehicle to deliver 281 horsepower and 266 ft-lbs of torque. If you were to have opted for the LTZ model (featuring dual exhaust), you'd have received the same engine and transmission, but also a slight uptick in horsepower (288) and torque (270 ft-lbs of torque).

The vehicle's styling was based off the 2005 Chevy Sequel concept, which featured a chevron-shaped grille (made popular on the Chevy Malibu). The vehicle was unique due to the sheet metal design covering the majority of the body (excluding the doors), separating it from any similar vehicles.

Engineers included some minor changes to the majority of their Traverse models. It started with the 2010 model, which saw the removal of the 'TRAVERSE' badge. In 2013, the brand included a new grille, front fascia, rear liftgate, and new tail lights (inspired by the Camaro). To put it over the top, the color touch-screen and MyLink radio came standard, and customers could choose between cloth or leather seating surfaces. Over the next couple of years, the crossover SUV would include Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning capabilities, 18-inch wheels, and new paint colors.

The future of the nameplate certainly looks bright, as the second-generation Traverse is expected to be regarded as a full-size Crossover SUV for the 2017 model year. This would make the vehicle one of a kind in Chevy's current lineup, and the SUV could now compete with the similar Foord Explorer, Ford Flex, Nissan Pathfinder, and Hyundai Santa Fe LWB. Considering those names, we can only expect that the brand is going to pull off all the stops in their future models.

You may have recognized the vehicle on the television shows My Own Worst Enemy, Hawaii Five-O, and The Mentalist. The vehicle was made at the Spring Hill, Tennessee plant for the first year of production, until the project was sent to the Delta Township Assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan.

The vehicle's sales have grown steadily over the past few years. After reaching an all-time high of 107,131 units sold in 2011, the sales number dropped down to 85,606 in 2012. 2014 saw the company selling 103,943 Traverses, an indication that the SUV's sales were going to continue to improve.

Why You Should Purchase a 2016 Traverse

2016 Chevy Traverse - Family

Despite the general luxuriousness of the SUV class, no similar vehicle offers the same number of features and amenities as the 2016 Traverse. It starts with the advanced technology, as the vehicle includes the advanced MyLink system. The driver can access SiriusXM Satellite Radio or Pandora Internet Radio, GPS navigation, and phone calls via the 6.5-inch touch screen. The unit is accompanied by Bluetooth wireless technology. Passengers can enjoy the built-in 4G LTE WiFi, as well as the three USB ports found throughout the vehicle.

Of course, the vehicle is very capable, as well. The 3.6-liter V6 engine can pump out 281-288 horsepower and 266-270 ft-lbs of torque, resulting in an impressive 5,200-pound towing capacity.

Perhaps most importantly, the Traverse is regarded as a very safe vehicle, having earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The vehicle's body is made of "high-strength materials," and the cabin features a number of front and side airbags. In regards to technology, the SUV includes StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control, available Side Blind Zone Alert (and Rear Cross Traffic Alert), and available Forward Collision Alert. The vehicle also comes equipped with OnStar Automatic Crash Response, meaning you and your passengers can be assured that help will be on the way in case of an emergency.

The most impressive aspect of the vehicle? The price, of course. The 2016 Traverse starts at a reasonable $31,205, and it includes the Chevrolet Complete Care package (two maintenance visits, five years/60,000 miles of 24-hour Roadside Assistance, five years of OnStar Basic Plan, six months of OnStar Guidance Plan).

Why You Should Buy From Miami Lakes Automall

Miami Lakes Automall - Chevrolet

You're not going to find a better selection of various brands than at Miami Lakes Automall, where you'll be able to check out the Traverse and all of Chevy's vehicle. While many of these dealerships try to tempt customers by offering gimmick discounts or "never before seen" sales, the Automall has a different priority: giving their customers the lowest and fairest pricing possible.

Of course, Miami Lakes offers a whole lot more. The dealership features a respected financing department, something you won't find at your typical car-selling business. These professionals can help you with any of your financial questions or concerns, whether it's regarding trade-in value, your budget, or cost of ownership.

Furthermore, the helpful staff will work with you to find the most reasonable deal possible. While some customers leave dealerships questioning their purchases, you'll never have that kind of apprehension with Miami Lakes Automall.

Some dealerships still refuse to acknowledge that the car-buying process can be hectic and stressful. Miami Lakes understands your feelings, and they do their best to ease your anxiety by getting to know each specific customer. By understanding everyone's automotive needs, the staff can better accommodate their services towards an individual.

Finally, Miami Lakes' sales department is basically accessible all day long. You can can get immediate help via the dealership's call-in number, and you can also visit the business's sales or parts department during normal business hours. No other dealership offers this type of around-the-clock service.

It's doubtful that you'll need any more convincing, but it's still worth checking out the dealership's website to see all they've got to offer. If you have the time, you can even take a virtual walk around their office. That way you can better anticipate what to expect, perhaps easing your (unnecessary) anxiety when you first enter the dealership.

So what are you waiting for? Prepare to replace that beater car and head down to Miami Lakes Automall. You could be driving off the lot in your new Traverse in no time!


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