*So, it’s time to get a new car. What kind should you get? Should it be an SUV, a sports car, a family car, a mid-life crisis car?  Whatever it is, you’ll find it in GM’s Chevrolet fleet.  Following is a sampling of what Chevrolet has to offer.

THE CAR: Chevrolet Suburban

This is a lot of car! You want power? Check.  You want style?  Check. You want space? Check. You want towing ability? Check.

The Suburban combines a large and comfortable interior with excellent towing abilities.

For its size, this traditional full-size SUV, which rides on a truck-based platform, has great maneuverability. It also has a comfortable interior with great seating capacity.

VEHICLE AT A GLANCE:  engine 5.3L Vortec V8with active fuel management and flex-fuel capability; horsepower (hp/kw) 310/231 @ 5400 rpm; transmission, 6-speed auto, air bags, antilock brakes, 4 wheel disc, front heated and cooled seats, 3-passenger, 3rd row seat, rear audio sound system controls, Bluetooth for phone, universal home remote
MSRP: $60,595
FUEL ECONOMY: 15/21
THE DRIVE: E-Z!


THE CAR: Chevrolet Traverse

So, you want a big car that’s comfortable, handles reasonably, is sporty and says, “check me out.”

You’re looking at good performance for this family-friendly, road-friendly SUV, with the most interior space of any midsize crossover. It has a third row that is roomy enough for adults.

If you want good performance without a lot of bells and whistles, this could be just the ticket.

Ok, to be honest, this seven-eight-seater is not very powerful, but it gets the job done and it looks good doing it. If you’re in the market for a new car – this one should be high on your list.

VEHICLE AT A GLANCE: engine 3.6L V-6 direct inject; hydra-matic 6T75 – 6-speed automatic; horsepower (hp/kw)  LS, LT:281/210 @ 6400 rpm; LTZ: 288/215 @ 6300
MSRP: $42,665
FUEL ECONOMY: 16/23
THE DRIVE: WHOO HOO!

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