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Would a Crossover or SUV Suit You Better?


If you are ready to finally trade-in the car that was given to you by your parents, and you want an SUV you may be feeling a little confused on which SUV you want to buy or lease. There are dozens of makes and models available and to see them all you would need to spend a ton of time driving around from dealership to dealership, unless you go to Miami Lakes Automall.

Miami Lakes Automall is one of the few dealerships in South Florida that has seven brands located in one location. We have vehicles made by Chevy, Mitsubishi, Kia, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge and Ram, and each brand (except Ram and Chrysler) manufactures SUVs and crossovers.


Crossovers are one of the newest, fastest growing and most popular segments in the auto industry. Crossovers are versatile vehicles that offer space for passengers and cargo, but they are more fuel efficient and give drivers a little more control in comparison to a big vehicle like an SUV or truck.

Chevy manufactures two crossovers, the Chevy Equinox and the Chevy Trax. The Equinox was redesigned for the 2018 model year and it is available with a couple different engine options, including the new available diesel engine that gives the Equinox a highway fuel economy of 41 MPG.

The Fiat Chrysler Automobile umbrella includes four crossovers, three made by Jeep and one made by Dodge. The three available Jeep crossovers include the fun-to-drive Cherokee and modern new Compass and Renegade, and each of those models is available as a Trailhawk trim, which is a trim specifically designed for going off-road.

If warranty is an important feature to you, the crossovers made by Mitsubishi and Kia should definitely be on your list. Both Kia and Mitsubishi offer an industry-leading powertrain warranty  of 100,000 miles or 10 years. Mitsubishi’s crossover is the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and Kia makes two crossovers, the Kia Niro and the Kia Sorento. The Kia Niro is a new hybrid crossover that’s stylish and fuel efficient, and later this year, a plug-in hybrid electric version will be available.


If you are in need of a vehicle that can fit 5-7 people, is available with four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive and has some towing power, an SUV may be the best option and Miami Lakes Automall has a large selection of SUVs.

Two of the largest SUVs on the market are made by Chevy and they are the Chevy Tahoe and Chevy Suburban. Both models offer seating for up to nine passengers, more than 90 cubic feet of cargo space and a towing capacity of more than 6,600 pounds. If you want to stick with Chevy, but don’t need an SUV quite as large as the Tahoe or Suburban, there is also the available Chevy Traverse and Chevy Equinox.

Jeep is dedicated to SUVs and crossovers, and the full-size Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV on the market. This year the Grand Cherokee is celebrating its 25th anniversary and it is available in a number of different trims including the off-road trim, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, the luxury trim, the Grand Cherokee Summit, or the all-new 707-horsepower Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, which is the most powerful and quickest SUV ever.

Dodge only offers one SUV, the Dodge Durango, but it’s available with so many options that one SUV is all Dodge needs to offer. The Dodge Durango is available with two or three rows of seats and three different engine options. The available 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine gives the Durango a maximum towing capacity of 7,400 pounds, and the new 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine boosts the Durango’s maximum towing capacity up to a best-in-class 8,700 pounds.

Want to see what a crossover or SUV feels like behind the wheel? Visit Miami Lakes Automall and take a couple models on a test drive to find out which models feel most comfortable to you. We are open seven days a week and we are conveniently located in Miami Lakes, which is between Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

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Features of the All-new 2018 Chevy Equinox Include an All-new Turbo Diesel Engine

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The all-new 2018 Chevy Equinox is a modern CUV with plenty of cargo space, various safety features, plenty of entertainment and a sporty design. The new Chevy Equinox also kills it when it comes to fuel economy and engine options. The engine technology is like no other and gives drivers exactly what they are looking for when it comes to both performance and efficiency.

The engine options for 2018 include a 1.5-liter turbo engine, a 2.0-liter turbo engine and the newest engine to the lineup, a 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine. The newest turbo diesel engine uses a variable-geometry turbocharger which helps generate more torque at low rpm as well as more horsepower at higher rpm. The engine uses stop/start technology and is compatible with B20 bio-diesel fuel which optimizes fuel efficiency. Read the rest of this entry >>

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J.D. Power Studies Show Chevrolet is a Dependable and Quality Brand

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Dependability and quality are two factors that are very important to consumers before they make a purchasing decision on a used or new car. One brand that has a reputation and stack of awards for quality and dependability factors is Chevrolet. In the last few years, Chevrolet has racked up several awards and titles from various J.D. Power studies.

J.D. Power Dependability Study

The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) is a measure of problems experienced after three years of ownership, so the cars evaluated in the 2017 dependability study are actually from the 2014 model year. Well, not only does Chevrolet have more cars than any other non-premium brand on this year’s (2017) dependability study, but they also had more cars than any other non-premium brand in 2016 as well.

2017 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study Chevrolet Titles
2014 Chevy Camaro – Midsize sporty car segment
2014 Chevy Silverado – Large heavy duty pickup segment
2014 Chevy Sonic – Small car segment
2014 Chevy Tahoe – Large SUV segment

2016 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study Chevrolet Titles
2013 Chevy Camaro – Midsize sporty car segment
2013 Chevy Silverado – Large heavy duty pickup segment
2013 Chevy Sonic – Midsize car segment
2013 Chevy Equinox – Compact SUV segment Read the rest of this entry >>

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What Size SUV Do You Need? Chevy Has Them All

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If you are interested in an SUV or CUV, look no further. Chevy offers five different SUVs with different features. But don’t worry, all five vehicles have been named to U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best Cars, so no matter your choice, you’ll be in good hands.

Chevy Trax

The Chevy Trax is Chevy’s smallest utility vehicle and it is a CUV. It is the perfect size for navigating tight city streets or going on long road trips. The 2017 Trax is a five-passenger CUV that has a 1.4-cylinder engine that pushes out 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque.

The Trax is equipped with fold down seats, including the passenger seat, so it is easy to maximize cargo space when needed. The 2017 Chevy Trax is one of the most affordable CUVs on the market with a starting price of $21,000. Read the rest of this entry >>


Chevy Adds Diesel Option on 2018 Chevy Equinox


Coming in early 2017 is the new 2018 Chevy Equinox, which will be lighter and available with an all-new diesel engine – the first diesel on a CUV in the U.S. Check out what changes are coming to the 2018 Chevy Equinox


The 2018 Equinox lineup will be available with three different turbocharged engines, including the 1.5-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, a 2.0-liter turbo engine, and an all-new 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine. The new diesel engine is expected to produce 136 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque and  GM says the diesel engine will have a fuel economy of 40 mpg on the highway.

All-New Interior and Exterior

What other changes are being made to the 2018 Chevy Equinox? So far we know the exterior and interior have both gone through a major redesign. The body is four inches shorter and the entire vehicle is 400 pounds lighter, yet somehow Chevy managed to add 3.5 cubic feet of cargo space inside the vehicle. Read the rest of this entry >>


New 2017 Chevy Special-Edition Models



Chevy is expanding their lineup to include new 2017 Chevy special-edition models on the Camaro, Traverse, and Equinox models.

2017 Chevy Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition
To celebrate the Camaro’s release 50 years ago, Chevy has created a Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition trim, which is available as a convertible or coupe on the 2LT and 2SS trims.
Unique exterior features special to this edition include a gray metallic exterior paint (with a black top on convertible models), special 20-inch special edition wheels with 50th Anniversary badging, a special-edition stripe package, exterior, badging, a grille with satin chrome accents, and orange brake callipers on the LT models.

Interior features such as black leather interior seats with suede and orange stitching, and 50th Anniversary treatments on the seatbacks, steering wheel, door sills, and instrument panel are all standard. Read the rest of this entry >>


Miami Chevrolet Labor Day Sales at Miami Lakes Automall


Miami Lakes Automall is celebrating Labor Day with sales on seven Chevy models ranging from Chevy SUVs to trucks and sedans! For those who commute to or from Miami, Chevrolet has an excellent lineup of vehicles perfect for the city!

Looking for an affordable new truck, our sale on 2016 Chevrolet Silverado models can’t be beat. With over 100 models available, all new 2016 Chevy Silverado models are available with a savings of $12,000 off the list price. Additionally, the new 2016 Chevy Silverado double cab has been marked down 27 percent and qualified lessees can lease one with $0 down at $269 per month for a 36-month lease!

Want to save gas, money and have a car that can easily navigate the tight city streets of downtown Miami? A new 2016 Chevy Spark LS is an excellent option. Not only is the Chevy Spark the most affordable Chevrolet car by list price, but buyers also save money because the Spark has an excellent fuel economy of 30 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Currently, our new 2016 Chevy Spark LS models are available for only $10,991. Read the rest of this entry >>