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In the market for a family vehicle that is both spacious and safe? The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse is a great family friendly and incredibly safe SUV that you are certain to love. With comfortable seating for up to 8 people, the Chevy Traverse offers a class-leading 116.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Noteworthy options include rear-seat DVD entertainment, a power sunroof, a Bose Surround Sound audio upgrade, front and rear air conditioning, cruise control, and telescoping tilt-wheel steering. Higher trims add on remote engine start and dual-zone climate control as well.

Whereas space and comfort are great aspects in a family vehicle, the advanced safety features are impressive enough for those eager to enhance their family’s safety on a daily basis.

Safety Features

The 2015 Chevy Traverse is full of top-of-the-line safety features. With an impressive collection of airbag locations, your family is even more protected if a collision takes place. Not only does the Traverse provide front, rear and third row airbags- it also offers dual front-side airbags that guarantee the driver’s safety while behind the wheel. In the event of a side collision, there’s an available center airbag located between the front two seats of the vehicle preventing the driver and passenger from colliding.You will also notice a passenger airbag deactivation sensor that helps enhance your safety. The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse features an Airbag Deployment Notification System that alerts and allows for preparation of airbag deployment.

The Traverse also offers a 4-wheel anti-lock brake system with emergency brake assistance for extra protection. Daytime lights improve visibility along with dusk sensing headlamps. Thus, keeping you from forgetting to have your lights on. The 2015 Chevy Traverse even provides optional rear parking sensors, rear and blind spot cross-traffic monitoring system and lane departure warning systems. In other words, you are safer when driving! OnStar is also included to provide you with automatic collision notification and on-demand roadside assistance.

Impressively, the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse was awarded with a five star rating for overall safety from the federal government. It even received five stars for front impact protection as well as side impact protection. From the Institute for Highway Safety, the Traverse was awarded the highest rating available in the side impact and roof-strength test as well.

Want to learn more about the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse safety features?

If your family’s safety is your top priority, stop by Freeway Chevrolet today to talk with one of our sales representatives. We are happy to provide you with more information about the impressive new crossover SUV and all the safety features it offers for your family.

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Range, Range, Range is What Customers Want

The biggest hang up to sales of electric vehicles is a perceived inconvenience caused by lack of range. Although most people don’t drive more than 30 miles to and from work every day, electric vehicles that get much more than that per charge are shunned. To help solve the problem, engineers have added nearly 40 percent more range to the 2016 Chevy Volt. Now with the ability to go 53 miles on a single charge, more and more Volt owners will find those infrequent trips to the gas pumps even less of an occurrence. The 2016 Chevrolet Volt inventory will be ready for inspection soon at Freeway Chevrolet.

When Electric Runs Out, Gas Engine Takes Over

Because the Volt is a hybrid and not a pure electric vehicle, owners have the peace of mind of a gasoline engine taking over whenever the charge has run out. The added boost brings the Volt’s total range to 420 miles on a full charge and topped off tank of fuel, which is enough to go from Phoenix to Los Angeles without a single stop (bathrooms not included). “We listened to our customers,” said Andrew Farah, Volt chief engineer. “They were very clear with they told us they wanted more range and a fun driving experience behind the wheel. We are confident that the 2016 Volt delivers both.”

New Range-extender Gas Engine Offers 42 MPG

When running solely on the gas engine, the Volt gets a very respectable 42 miles per gallon. Owners of previous versions of the Volt reported getting much more than that, but your mileage will vary. When fully charged, the electric engine is rated at the gasoline equivalent of 106 mpg. Since most Volt owners run the vehicle solely on electric between 80 and 90 percent of the time, that means an owner of a new Volt can expect to go more than 1,000 miles between gasoline fill-ups.

New Features Provide State-of-Art Safety

Chevrolet has incorporated some new safety features into the 2016 Volt to not only help you avoid collisions, but lessen the chance of injury should a crash occur. Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Forward Safety Awareness use a combination of sensors and cameras to alert you to possible dangers. Ten air bags are strategically located to protect you in case of a crash, and a strong frame helps the vehicle keep its structural integrity no matter where a collision occurs. Inspect the safety features, stunning exterior and interior and all the features that make the new Volt a work of technological art with a visit to Freeway Chevrolet.

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2016 Impala Features Active Phone Cooling

Chevrolet is raising the bar once again by offering a feature no other auto manufacturer has. In order to combat the problem of cell phone overheating, Chevy has come up with a way to charge your phone wirelessly and help keep it from getting too hot. Named “Active Phone Cooling,” the system involves placing your phone in a special bin that is cooled by the vehicle’s air conditioning and HVAC system. This feature not only keeps your phone cool, but also charges your phone wirelessly so you can do away with those troublesome cords.

System Helps Save Battery Life

“Over time, regular overheating can do permanent damage to the lithium ion batteries that power our smartphones,” said Jeffrey Van Camp of Digital Trends, a website devoted to technology. “I always recommend keeping your phone in a cool, ventilated place, where it can stay at a comfortable room temperature.” Factors like heavy data use, tasking the graphics processor to the max and charging can all lead to phone overheating, but none are as bad as leaving your device in a hot car during the summer.

Utilize Phone for Media While Charging

New Chevrolet Impala buyers can use their smartphones to hook up with MyLink, Chevy’s infotainment system that plays music or allows handsfree phone use for voice and texting through either vocal commands or controls on the steering wheel. The Impala also offers Apple CarPlay this year, which provides access to a number of popular apps. The simplicity of the design for the Active Phone Cooling is what Chevy engineers like best about the feature. “Innovation doesn’t mean reinventing the wheel,” said Dan Lascu, Impala engineer. “Sometimes simplicity offers the most elegant solution to a problem.” Phone cooling will also be available in any Chevrolet that includes wireless charging, including the 2016 Malibu, Volt and Cruze.

2016 Impala Offers Other New Choices

Along with the wireless charging and cooling station, Chevy has also rolled out some new colors for the 2016 Chevrolet Impala. Siren Red, Citron Green, Heather Gray and Mosaic Black are all possible selections. Green Envy Metallic is also an option at an added price. Chevy also added front and rear splash guards and updated the Side Blind Zone Alert safety package to include Lane Change Alert. See the latest Impala and all the changes this fall at Freeway Chevrolet.

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Twenty-Two Crash Technologies Offered

When the 2016 models roll out to the showroom floor at Freeway Chevrolet, expect to see a lot of new safety features designed to help you avoid collisions. General Motors engineers have been busy at their new 52-acre safety test facility near Detroit putting the finishing touches on features that can avoid collisions and even save lives. “Our comprehensive safety strategy of helping customers before, during and after a crash continues,” said Jeff Boyer, GM Global Safety vice president. “GM has historically been a leader in the development and testing of safety technologies, and applying our deep knowledge and expertise to prevent crashes from happening in the first place.”

Sensor-related Safety Features Give Advance Warning

Two new safety features involve sensors to both make the driver aware of a possible collision and take control of the car. City speed automatic braking kicks in if your vehicle is in heavy traffic at low speeds and it determines a front-end collision is about to happen. It automatically hits the brakes if you haven’t already done so to either lessen the severity of the crash or avoid the collision completely. Front pedestrian braking utilizes sensors to recognize a pedestrian in danger’s way and automatically apply the brakes.

Cameras Provide Heightened Awareness

Whether it’s the rear camera mirror, the curb view camera or night vision safety feature, the intent is to give the driver more awareness of what’s going on both in front and to the rear of the vehicle. The camera in the rear view mirror provides a much wider view than the traditional mirror, alerting you to possible obstacles coming in from the side. Night vision comes in handy when out on long dark roads to give a vision of what’s going on beyond your headlights. The curb view camera comes in handy when driving forward at low speeds, particularly when parking. It helps you avoid curbs, light posts, mail boxes and other obstacles. See all the safety features for yourself when cars start arriving at your Phoenix Chevy dealer, Freeway Chevrolet, this fall.

New Safety Test Facility Coordinates Efforts

The new GM test facility is creating efficiencies by providing safety testing for all vehicles in one convenient location. It features a 16-acre dynamics pad with robot technology, six-lane highway simulation including on and off ramps, parking test area, pedestrian test area, simulated tunnel and observation building. The new facility is also used for governmental regulatory testing, ensuring all GM vehicles are up to code with the latest safety requirements.