Chevy Crossovers Dominating Various Crossover and SUV Segments
Right now, the crossover segment is the most competitive vehicle segment in the auto industry. Crossovers are a perfect blend between sedans and SUVs because they offer drivers the best parts of each type of vehicle. Crossovers offer the space for passengers and cargo people expect in an SUV, but they handle a little more like a sedan, which makes them a little more safe and easier to drive.
As a brand that is actively trying to become the go-to automaker for millions of shoppers, Chevrolet offers a couple excellent crossover options, the Chevy Trax, Chevy Equinox and Chevy Traverse, and they all offer some great advantages to other vehicles in its class.
2018 Chevy Traverse
Redesigned for the 2018 model year, the 2018 Chevy Traverse is a fabulous and modern midsize SUV. Whether needed for family, friends, adventure or everyday life, the Chevy Traverse has an excellent set of features. The Traverse was rated the Most Dependable Vehicle in the midsize SUV class in the 2018 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study and it has a 5-star overall vehicle safety rating from the NHTSA. The Chevy Traverse has a spacious cabin that offers seating for up to eight passengers and it offers best-in-class maximum cargo space of 98.2 cubic feet.
Thanks to the Traverse’s recent revamp, the Traverse is available with a ton of new convenience features like Enhanced SmartSlide seating, a hands-free liftgate and a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi®† connection for up to seven devices.
2018 Chevy Traverse LT Leather Appointed V. 2018 Ford Explorer XLT
One of the most popular vehicles in the midsize SUV segment is the Ford Explorer, but thanks to the Chevy Traverse’s new redesign, consumers may start choosing the Traverse over the Explorer. To start, the Chevy Traverse is equipped with a more powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine, which produces 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. The Ford Explorer XLT is equipped with a 3.5L TI-VCT V6 engine, but it only generates 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. Not only is the Traverse more powerful, but it is also slightly more fuel efficient and that’s due to the Traverse fuel saving stop-start engine feature. The Chevy Traverse LT averages 18 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway and has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 21 mpg. The Ford Explorer XLT averages 17 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway and has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 20 mpg.
Additionally, the Chevy Traverse offers seating for eight passengers and the Ford Explorer is limited to seven passengers. Other features available on the Chevy Traverse that are not on the Ford Explorer is the convenient Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, which helps to keep all passengers comfortable no matter what row their in, a rear seat reminder, which reminds drivers if there is anything in the back seats, and the Enhanced SmartSlide second row seating that makes it easier for third-row passengers to enter and exit the vehicle.
2018 Chevy Trax
The Chevy Trax is a subcompact crossover designed for drivers commuting from the suburbs to the city. Though it has a compact exterior, its interior is surprisingly spacious for people and there’s a great amount of storage for cargo. The Trax has seating for up to five passengers and there is 18.7 cubic feet of cargo room behind the second-row seats. The Chevy Trax is equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged Ecotec engine and buyers have the option of front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive.
2018 Chevy Trax LT v. 2018 Jeep Renegade Altitude
In addition to the Chevy Trax, another great small SUV option is the Jeep Renegade. It has its own characteristics that some buyers love, however, the Chevy Trax offers consumers more bang for their buck in comparison to the Jeep Renegade, especially since both of these vehicles are ideal for owners driving in the city. The 1.4L engine in the Chevy Trax provides the vehicle with a fuel economy of 25 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway and a combined city/highway average of 28 mpg, which is much better than the Renegade’s fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway and a combined city/highway 25 mpg. Additionally, the Trax has slightly more room for cargo (the Jeep Renegade offers 18.5 cubic feet of cargo room), and the Trax is equipped with 10 airbags, whereas the Renegade only has seven around the cabin. Finally, the Trax is excellent for city dwellers who love to stay connected to the outside world. The Chevy Trax comes standard with 4G LTE WiFi connection, and that’s not an available feature on the Jeep Renegade Altitude.
2018 Chevy Equinox
The Chevy Equinox is Chevy’s second-best selling vehicle and its making a lot of waves in the compact SUV segment. Like the Chevy Traverse, the Chevy Equinox was completely redesigned for the 2018 model year and it’s new features have made it a top competitor in its segment. One of the most coveted features of the Chevy Equinox is its available 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine, which gives the Equinox a highway fuel economy of 39 mpg.
Named the Most Dependable Vehicle in its class in the 2018 J.D. Power Study, the Chevy Equinox is reliable and offers a lot of modern features as well as an efficient new interior design. Fitted with seating for five passengers, the Equinox has a new front design that makes it easy for drivers to safely change entertainment and navigation setting while driving. Additionally, the Equinox offers 63.5 cubic feet of cargo volume, Teen Driver technology, and it comes standard with 4G LTE WiFi.
2018 Chevy Equinox LT v. 2018 Honda CR-V EX
One model that the Equinox outshines is the 2018 Honda CR-V EX, and that’s literal since the 2018 Equinox LT comes standard with High-Intensity Discharge headlamps and the Honda CR-V EX doesn’t. The Chevy Equinox LT is equipped with a 1.5-liter turbo engine that produces 203 lb-ft of torque, which is 13 percent more torque than the 179 lb-ft of torque produced by the 1.5L turbo engine in the Honda CR-V EX. Additionally, the Equinox offers a lot of convenience features that not only make driving more enjoyable, but make it safer. The 2018 Chevy Equinox LT comes standard with Teen Driver Technology, a built-in system that provides assistance and reminders to new teen drivers, and the Equinox is available with Lane Change Alert, and neither of those features are standard or available as options on the 2018 Honda CR-V EX.
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