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The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse Receives Rave Reviews From Consumer Reports

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The Chevrolet company has introduced a mid-cycle advancement for its 2022 Traverse SUV (also dubbed a refresh). This full-sized 4-door crossover utility vehicle (CUV), comes with a slew of enhancements and changes. Recently, the review site, Consumer Reports named the 2022 Chevy Traverse mid-sizer as a top performer in the establishment’s road tests.

Road tests from Consumer Reports involve over 50 individual evaluations, with the concluding road test score baked into the car’s Overall Score. Each car that goes through a road test from Consumer Reports receives a score out of 100 possible points, specifically with a higher score that indicates a greater performance.

Regarding the 2022 Chevy Traverse, it received a road test score ranking it 95 out of 100, making it stand between Kia’s Telluride model (97 points) and Porshe’s 718 Boxster (95 points) with reference to Consumer Reports’ best road test results. BMW was able to reach the top of the list for its 7 Series model, specifically with 99 points. Remarkably, the C8 Corvette came in third with 97 points.

The 2022 Traverse SUV was also given by Consumer’s a score ranking it four out of five, which regarded its acceleration performance, as well as four out of five in reference to the performance on its transmission and five out of five for braking. Emergency Handling was also ranked three out of five.

Even more so, Consumer Reports was quite captivated by just how comfortable this year’s Chevy Traverse is. It also regarded its tranquil interior, user-friendly infotainment, and rear seat reminder system. On the flip side, it did critique the car’s allocation of progressive safety features to the higher trims, the absence of extra support adjustments for the driver seat, and the manual sunshade for the available sunroof.

In case you forgot, the nameplate for the Chevrolet Traverse was originally supposed to get a mid-cycle improvement for the previous model year, however, due to issues relating to the coronavirus pandemic, the model pushed back its refresh for the 2022 model year.

Looking beneath the hood, the newest Chevrolet Traverse comes with a naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine. It’s rated at 310 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm, also connected to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Moreover, this car can be had with either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. Regarding its body, the Traverse crossover fits in with the parent company, General Motors (GM) C1 platform. Production of this car is located at GM’s Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

If you’re looking to purchase this Consumer Report approved 2022 SUV, check out all that we have to offer at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry a wide range of vehicles from many brands, but especially the Chevrolet company and its stylish Traverse crossover.

To see what we’re all about, simply view our online new car inventory on our dealership website. Once you find something that suits your particular style and budget, just chat with one of our representatives for further information and assistance.

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2022 Chevy Traverse Loses Is L Trim But Gains So Much More

Three Chevrolet vehicles are losing their entry-level L trims for the 2022 model year, and they are the Traverse, Blazer, and Malibu. It has also been revealed that the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse won’t even have the L trim as an available option, which now makes the LS trim the new base model.

The current 2021 Traverse SUV offers almost all of the same standard features for the L and LS models. The main distinction between the two is that the LS trim has a lot more available options for buyers to choose from. For example, one can bring on either 18-inch or 20-inch gloss wheels, specifically black-painted aluminum wheels, along with a black finish grille and black badging on the exterior. Inward, the Traverse LS also has available cargo nets, floor liners, and packages that you wouldn’t find on the previous base models. It is expected that the LS trim should continue to have all of these aforesaid conveniences available for the upcoming model year.

One con, however, of the 2022 Traverse L’s retirement is that more than likely, the mid-size crossover will now have a higher starting price. The 2021 Traverse L is currently priced at $30,995, (plus destination fee), while the 2021 LS is priced at $34,395, (plus destination fee). It has not yet been confirmed by the automaker whether the starting price of the LS trim will stay the same for the following model year.

The 2022 Chevy Traverse will also get a slightly refashioned design for the exterior, which will encompass modified headlamps and taillamps, a revamped front fascia, and developed grille options. Additionally, buyers will be able to select between Cherry Red Tintcoat, Northsky Blue Metallic, and Silver Sage Metallic for the three new paint colors. This makes up for the fact that Cajun Red Tintcoat, Satin Steel Metallic, and Graphite Metallic will no longer be a part of the color palette.

The Chevrolet Safety Assist package is filled with driver-assistance technologies, which will be standard on all 2022 Traverse models. Our favorite safety features include automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist w/ lane-departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring.

The standard automatic emergency system will intuitively apply the brakes if the system senses an impending collision and the driver doesn’t react. Lane-keeping assist (also standard) warns drivers if their vehicle is drifting too much in the other lane and also has the means to keep the SUV centered. Moreover, the optional blind-spot monitoring warns the driver if there are other vehicles on the side.

Lastly, drivers will be able to connect his or her phone to the infotainment system thanks to wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities. A couple more exciting comforts include the brand’s subscription-based OnStar-connected services with 4G LTE and in-vehicle Wi-Fi, which both come standard.

When the time comes to purchase the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse SUV, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an extensive range of vehicles from the brand in a variety of different styles and prices. Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Best Family Car: 2019 Chevrolet Traverse

The Chevrolet Traverse is on its second year of a significant redesign for 2019, and it continues to garner honors as the roomy and well-equipped family hauler. The Traverse is the family station wagon; it’s a 3-row crossover SUV with available all-wheel drive and seating for up to eight. This vehicle has a lot of pluses for those looking for more than just room.   


The Traverse’s SmartSlide second-row sear, a standard on the vehicle, makes it easier to get to the third row, which aided by a curbside seat can be slid forward. Teen Driver is also standard in the 2019 Traverse. When you order a Traverse with the new LT Premium Package, Surround Vision, which prevents low-speed back-up tragedies, comes with it.

The vehicle comes with four cameras that provide the driver with a potentially life-saving 360-degree that is used to see around the car. A few models come with more features. The Traverse comes available with a Convenience and Driver Confidence Package which has a power liftgate, an 8-inch color touch screen, a blind-spot warning system and, rear cross-traffic alert.


Chevrolet vehicles allow passengers to stay connected every day as it offers everything from entertainment and safety to navigation and communication. The infotainment system integrates with mobile devices which will enable the driver to focus on the road ahead when driving. Everything from calls, texts, music and more are all at their fingertips with the phone connectivity.

The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system allows integration and organizes technology; meaning storing phones away while driving but still be entertained and informed on the road. From safety features, like rear-view camera and Teen Driver technology to hotspot connectivity and Bluetooth audio streaming there can be more than one active device. The Chevrolet offers those features and entertainment for driver and passengers to enjoy.    

All Chevrolet Infotainment Systems offer OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation with a paid subscription. Additional features are Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System Plus and Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System Premium with Navigation. Both systems feature embedded enhanced voice recognition that alerts to gas stations, food stops and other points of interests.


The Traverse 2019 has two smooth powertrains options. The standard engine available is a 3.6-liter V6 and a 9-speed automatic transmission. The powerplant, which has 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, feels laid back when driving, which is 350 pounds lighter than the previous version from the 2017 model.

It’s not as efficient as the front-drive V6 model on the highway, going from 26 mpg versus from the 27 mpg in EPA testing. A turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is still available, but you’ll only find it in the front-wheel-drive RS. Even though the Turbo 4-cylinder puts out 257 horsepower and a 295 lb-ft, it drops the maximum trailering capacity of the 2019 Traverse from 6,000 pounds to 1,500.  


The folding 3-seat rear bench does not face rearward, but it’s more spacious, with enough room and easy third-row access from the curbside. In addition to being able to drive around an entire kid’s basketball team, there’s plenty of storage space for strollers and lawn chairs. There’s plenty of small stowage spots for embellishments, the Traverse display screen and a place hidden beneath the rear cargo floor.   


When it comes to crash prevention, Traverse doesn’t joke around. The mid-size SUV uses available cameras, ultrasonic sensors, and radar to help passengers lookout for potential dangers and it helps them avoid collisions before they happen. The 2019 Traverse received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from NHTSA.   

You can search our inventory of Chevrolet Traverse at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Forget a Minivan, Get a Chevy Traverse or Chevy Tahoe



If you’re planning on a summer vacation, you might be planning on taking the family in your current old minivan, right? Might we suggest planning on something just as exciting as the vacation itself? An all-new 2018 Chevy Traverse or 2018 Chevy Tahoe. Ditch the minivan and find yourself driving some of the better alternatives offered by Chevrolet this summer.

You can gain more power, have similar size and the perfect amenities for drivers who want more than what a minivan provides. The 2018 Chevy Traverse and 2018 Chevy Tahoe are both fully capable SUVs that are perfect for a road trip.

Included in the All-New 2018 Chevy Traverse

For those looking for a new and capable vehicle, the Chevy Traverse returned with a new look for the 2018 model year and enhanced features. With more space and an improved exterior design, owners will love all that comes with it. Thanks to the additional technology features and improved performance and power, drivers can get more out of the Chevy Traverse than ever before.

The all-new 2018 Chevy Traverse is available in six different trims and each trim is available with front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. The Traverse has a fantastic selection of standard features including some of the most modern features that are sure to make every road trip more entertaining. Equipped with a 7-inch or 8-inch touchscreen, the Chevy Traverse has OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot on all models as well as MyLink, Chevy’s infotainment system, which provides access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2018 Chevy Tahoe Comparison

When we say the 2018 Chevy Tahoe offers more power than the Traverse, that’s because its available with two V8 engine options, a base 5.3-liter with 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque and the optional 6.2-liter with 420 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque.

The 2018 Chevy Tahoe has an available 10-speaker Bose audio system with Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system that includes an 8-inch touchscreen and total Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The available rear entertainment system offered by Chevy includes digital headphones, a drop-down screen that includes an HDMI connection to play anything on the drop-down screen when connected.

Pricing Differences Between Traverse and Tahoe

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse (base model) starts at $29,930 MSRP (plus destination fee) while comparatively, the price of the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe LS (base model) is $47,500 MSRP (plus destination fee). With that in mind, think more power and space provided incase the Chevy Traverse isn’t spacious enough for you.

Chevy Provides Enough Size For Any Road Trip

Chevy provides a lot of space for drivers and passengers. The 2018 Chevy Traverse boasts three rows of seats and depending on the second-row seat configuration (bench seat or captain’s chairs) there is seating for seven or eight people. Designed to keep all passengers comfortable, the Traverse offers best-in-class legroom for third-row passengers. And with the Traverse’s best-in-class maximum cargo space of 98.2 cubic feet, there’s plenty of room to keep clutter out of the passenger area. Also, so passengers don’t get too cold or too hot in the backseat, the Traverse has three-zone climate control so everyone can enjoy the temperature that is right for them.

If you thought you needed a minivan, and the Traverse isn’t big enough, the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe might be. With available seven or eight passenger seating, depending on the options selected, the Chevy Tahoe is very comfortable for you and your family. The standard setup on the Chevy Tahoe seats eight passengers with an included second-row 60/40 split-bench seat and a 60/40 split-bench third-row seat. The 2018 Chevy Tahoe is also available with second-row bucket seats, and that option reduces the vehicle’s seating capacity to seven people. If both rows of the rear seats are folded down, consumers get 15.3 cubic feet of cargo room, 51.7 cubic feet with the third row down and owners can make use of 94.7 cu. ft. of cargo space when all rows are down.

Come Find Your Very Own 2018 Chevy Traverse or Tahoe

The 2018 Chevy Traverse and 2018 Chevy Tahoe are at Miami Lakes Automall. Whether you’re looking to test drive one for yourself or have a vehicle you’d like to trade in,  rush over to Miami Lakes Automall to experience what Chevy offers. We’re available seven days a week and you won’t regret your excellent experience with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.  

If you’re looking for any vehicle servicing now or in the future, our certified servicing team is happy to help. Make an appointment with us and we’ll attend to your vehicle. We hope to see you soon!


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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All-New Generation of the 2018 Chevy Traverse

2018 Chevy Traverse

For the 2018 model year, Chevy will introduce a new generation of their eight-passenger SUV, the Chevy Traverse. From Chevy’s recently released details, we can see that the all-new 2018 Chevy Traverse is designed with comfort and style in mind and it has been engineered with power and capability as top priorities. Check it out.

Style and Design

The new 2018 Traverse crossover SUV has a modern and fresh exterior design. The body is elongated and sleek and it has a longer wheelbase than previous models. Exterior features like LED lighting, chrome accents, and D-optic headlamps give the all-new Traverse a distinct and contemporary look.

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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 >>


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 >>