Chevrolet dealerships across the United States are gearing up for an exciting new year of quality cars, trucks, and SUVs in the Chevy lineup. A brand known for quality vehicles made here in America, Chevrolet never stops impressing drivers with its extensive lineup options. Chevy has a presence in nearly every segment in the automotive industry, but it is the vehicles in their crossover and SUV lineup that have us most impressed for the 2016 model year.
For 2016, Chevrolet has five solid contenders in the SUV / Crossover segment, that have America buzzing with excitement. Each one of these five models offer their own unique take on their respective segments, and shed a new light on what other automotive brands can’t offer. Whether you are looking for a compact crossover, a mid-size SUV, or a full-size SUV, the 2016 Chevy lineup has you covered.
Let’s take a look at what the bowtie brand is offering up for this model year, by exploring each of the five SUV nameplates wearing the Chevrolet name.
2016 Chevy Trax
One of the newest models to join the Chevrolet lineup, the Trax is a versatile subcompact crossover that is the perfect vehicle for conquering the urban landscape. First introduced in 2013, the Chevy Trax is still in its first generation, and is every bit as impressive as it was when it first came to market.
The 2016 Trax starts off at just $20,300, and achieves an impressive 34 miles per gallon on the highway. The small size of the Trax allows for the perfect balance between tackling tight city streets, and performing well on longer highway trips. Agility, performance, and technological advancements are the main highlights of the 2016 Trax, which features available 4G LTE Wi-Fi technology, OnStar, and more.
With up to 48.4 cubic feet of interior cargo volume, the Trax features enough space for passengers, and all of their belongings. Where other subcompact crossovers fail, the Chevy Trax succeeds.
2016 Chevy Equinox
Classified as a midsize crossover SUV, the Equinox has been in production since 2005. Starting at just $22,600, the Equinox offers an affordable price tag with plenty of standard features. In 2015, J.D. Power awarded the Equinox as the “Highest Ranked Compact SUV in Initial Quality,” a prestigious accolade the midsize crossover certainly deserved.
The Equinox allows for more interior space than the Trax, with up to 63.7 cubic feet of interior cargo space. The standard Multi-Flex seat on the Equinox gives drivers more flexibility with the interior space, and allows for easier loading and unloading of cargo.
The 2016 Equinox offers new active safety features, including Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. These new safety features, along with other advanced safety technology, helped the Equinox earn a 2016 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
2016 Chevy Traverse
The Traverse is a full-size crossover that is capable of holding up to eight passengers. Chevrolet released the Traverse for the first time in 2008, and the SUV has been selling exceptionally well ever since.
For 2016, the Traverse offers best-in-class maximum cargo space of 116.3 cubic feet. To help maximize convenience when loading and unloading the Traverse, the 2016 model features Smart Slide second-row seating technology. The third row of the Traverse is easily and quickly accessed with this easy to use feature. An optional power remote liftgate allows drivers to access the rear cargo area with the push of a button. All 2016 Traverse models include a standard 6.5-inch color touch screen display, and comes with Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system.
Starting at $31,205, the 2016 Traverse is an excellent option for larger families on the go.
2016 Chevy Tahoe
The Tahoe is one of Chevrolet’s full size SUVs, and has been produced since 1995. One of the original SUVs on the market in the United States, the Chevy Tahoe is a high-end option for families who need extra space, and added power.
For the 2016 model year, the Tahoe starts out at $47,000, and includes plenty of standard amenities. Offering a best-in-class highway fuel economy of 23 miles per gallon, the Tahoe is the most efficient large SUV on the market. The new Tahoe is also the only large SUV to offer 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, and Lane Keep Assist active safety technology. With these exceptional fuel economy ratings, and great list of features, it is no wonder that the Tahoe is the best selling full size SUV in America.
Despite its high fuel economy ratings, the Tahoe manages to deliver a powerful 355 horsepower, and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2016 Chevy Tahoe can tow up to 8,600 pounds, ensuring that your boat, ATVs, and camper can all come along for the ride.
The Tahoe offers passengers the most flexible options to stay connected on the go, with 13 charging stations throughout the cabin, available Wi-Fi connectivity, and the option to add a wireless charging station.
With a long list of standard and advanced safety features, the 2016 Tahoe will keep you and your family safe on every adventure you take together.
2016 Chevy Suburban
The Chevy Suburban did more than introduce a segment to the automotive industry. The Suburban is the longest continuously run nameplate ever produced. The first official Suburban was made back in 1933, and the name has been used on a Chevrolet vehicle every year since. WIth such a long history, it should come as no surprise that the Suburban is currently in its twelfth generation. With the 2016 Suburban on sale at dealerships across the nation, the tradition of the original SUV continues.
The 2016 Chevy Suburban starts at $49,700, and offers a whopping maximum cargo volume of 121.1 cubic feet. The interior cabin is peaceful, thanks to the acoustic-laminated windshield and doors with triple seals, road noise stays right where it belongs – outside.
The 2016 Suburban comes with a standard 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine, which manages 355 horsepower and 23 miles per gallon on the highway. Recently named the Best Family Car by U.S. News, the 2016 Suburban is a must-see for larger families who prefer the open road.
2016 Chevrolet Lineup
Every one of the Chevy crossovers and SUVs offers the best features, amenities, and performance for the 2016 model year. As you read, there is a bowtie branded SUV that is fit for every lifestyle. Whether you are an active single on the go, or need a larger interior space for your growing family – there is a Chevrolet SUV or crossover to help fit your needs.
With the newest Chevrolet crossover added to the lineup just a few years ago, we are excited to see if the brand makes the decision to introduce any new models to the fastest growing segment in America. SUVs and Crossovers are surely growing in popularity, and with advanced engineering techniques that allow for increased efficiency on larger vehicles, we can only assume that this segment will continue with its rapid growth for many years to come.
Until then, these five vehicles are great options that nearly every person would be happy to drive.