Chevrolet Crossovers Guide

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Chevrolet Traverse

Year: Starting at $29,510 MPG 16-23 The Chevrolet Traverse is not your everyday seven/eight-passenger SUV. Its attractively curvaceous body style and well-appointed interior set it apart from the basic family vehicle, and it’s priced starting at $31,000, so for a vehicle of its size and type, it’s attractive financially, too. For 2013, the Traverse gets a mild makeover inside and out. Part of the newness includes chrome accents and an updated center stack, as well as eight-way passengers seats and adjustable headrests. There’s also—first on the market—a front center air bag to protect people in the front seat in the event of a side collision. The third row of seats is split folding and is best left to the kids. In the second row, you can elect to have a bench seat to increase total seating capacity to eight. SUV-style options include a rear-view camera, Bose sound, a power liftgate, and a navigation system. Do any of those really sound like things you could live without? In this kind of vehicle, maybe not! …
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Chevrolet Equinox

Year: Starting at $23,755 MPG 22-32 It’s hard to remember a time when crossovers weren’t all over American roads; they have become so well established that it’s harder to notice them or tell them apart. This one is no exception; it gets a more powerful V6 engine for 2013, without losing out on fuel economy—24 mpg on the highway—but otherwise it’s the tried-and-true smaller crossover that it has been for several years already. The interior is dependable and modern-looking, with blue ambient lighting and a wraparound dashboard with an upright center stack. The exterior has a sleek front end; its raked windshield and sweeping headlamps turn the Equinox into the anti-box. The base four-cylinder engine is no powerhouse, but it can get 32 mpg on the highway if you use the transmission-adjusting Eco mode. For those who want to use their crossover for towing, or just want more power, the newly added 3.6-liter V6 makes 301 horsepower while adding 37 horsepower over last year’s smaller V6 engine and, as previously mentioned, with no loss in fuel economy. This front-wheel-drive five-seater may not break any new ground in style or substance, but it is a good choice for anyone seeking a moderate amount of both attractiveness and versatility in a reasonably-priced package. …
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