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Best Chevy Vehicles for Road Trips: The Malibu and Traverse

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As you hit the open road this summer, there is a lot to consider when it comes to choosing the perfect vehicle to make your trip as efficient, comfortable, and memorable as possible. Start the fun before you even arrive at your destination, and make the journey an experience you’ll remember.

If fuel efficiency tops your road-trip priority list, then our top pick is the Chevy Malibu. With remarkable fuel efficiency, confident handling, and plenty of rear leg room, it’s the perfect choice for heading across the state, or across the country.

When it comes to a mid-size sedan, you don’t have to settle for an average family car. The Malibu takes it up a notch with aerodynamic styling, a bold front fascia, and standard 16-inch alloy wheels. Whether you’re hitting the roads with your family in tow, or your best friends, you don’t have to sacrifice style for space.

The Malibu also offers impressive performance with a base engine that puts out 196 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. Step it up to the Malibu’s most powerful engine, the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that pumps out 259 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, and you’ll have no problem getting around other cars.

While the Malibu offers impressive leg room, the Chevrolet Traverse cannot be beat when it comes to road-trippers looking for class-leading cargo room and top-of-the-line safety features. Complete with modern technology and high-end materials, you’ll be more than comfortable as you hit the road in a Traverse.

2013 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

The Chevy Traverse seamlessly marries the sleek style of a crossover SUV with the practical versatility of a full-size SUV. With a powerful 3.6-liter V6 that generates 281 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque, you’ll might be surprised that the Traverse gets 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway – impressive considering the sheer size and power of this SUV.

Inside, eight people fit comfortably, and the lift-gate rear give you easy access to all of your suitcases, toys, snacks, and whatever else your adventure may require.

Do you drive a Chevy on road trips? What model do you have, and what do you love/hate about it?