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2014 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ

Chevy Traverse Named to Edmunds.com 10 Best Family Cars List

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2014 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ

At Pine Belt Chevrolet in Lakewood, we don’t need anyone to tell us how great Chevy vehicles are. We wouldn’t be selling them if we weren’t already confident that our cars are among the highest-performing and most reliable on the road. Even so, it’s always nice when our favorite automaker gets some recognition. That’s why we’re proud to announce that for the second year in a row, Edmunds.com and Parents magazine have named the Chevy Traverse to its 10 Best Family Cars of the year list!

As a parent, one of your primary concerns is most likely safety, and the 2014 Traverse sets the bar high in that regard. One of only two SUVs to earn “10 Best” list honors, the Traverse earned a 5-star rating in government crash testing, with top marks in front and side protection. All Traverse models come standard with safety features including a rearview camera and full-length side airbags for all three rows of seating, as well as optional forward collision alert. The Traverse is also the only SUV in its segment to feature a front seat center airbag that provides additional protection during a collision.

“Traverse’s winning combination blends the capability and roominess of a traditional SUV with the attributes of a crossover, including a car-like driving experience, low step-in height and good efficiency on the highway,” said Steve Majoros, marketing director of Chevrolet cars and crossovers, in a statement.

Another factor in the Traverse’s selection was its wide array of family-oriented luxury features. This year’s Traverse comes equipped with a rear entertainment system, multiple USB ports and a three-person third row bench.

We’d love to show you why the 2014 Chevy Traverse is the perfect vehicle for your family. Stop by our New Jersey Chevrolet dealer and schedule a test-drive today!

Subaru WRX

Subaru WRX STI Breaks Its Own Record at Isle of Man TT Course

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Subaru WRX

The 2015 Subaru WRX STI continued to show its road racing prowess last week when it broke its own four-wheel lap record at the famous Isle of Man TT course, previously set in 2011 by the 2010 WRX STI. Mark Higgins navigated the sharp turns and fast elevation changes of the 37.8-mile course in just 19 minutes and 26 seconds earlier this month, marking an average clip of 116 mph and top speed of 160 mph!

Perhaps most astounding, Higgins raced around the course in a Subaru WRX STI that’s much like the one you can buy at a Subaru dealership today. The only modifications were to the springs and dampers so that the car could survive the course’s high-speed bumps and jumps without significant damage. Even the turbocharged 2.5-liter Subaru Boxer engine comes standard with the 2015 WRX STI.

“It was quite a lap we did today and I am really happy to have another record in the bank,” Higgins said after the race. “The chassis of the new car is so much better it really allowed me to pick up time in each sector in the more technical parts of the course.”

When you pick up your new Subaru vehicle at our New Jersey Subaru dealership in Lakewood, NJ, we don’t recommend that you try to break records like a professional rally car driver. But we do promise the high level of performance that our friends at Subaru give you every time you drive. Come in and speak with a sales representative today!

Chevy Impala

2015 Chevy Impala to Include Stop-Start Technology and 4G LTE Connectivity

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Chevy Impala

Last year, the 2014 Chevrolet Impala received rave reviews for its improvements in style, gas mileage and performance. All those qualities are back and more in the new 2015 Impala, which was announced last month and will become available later this summer.

The new Impala will come with a base 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and will boast popular stop-start technology, which automatically shuts off the vehicle’s engine when stopped. The feature has been common among hybrid vehicles for a while, but Chevy has led the way in including it with its non-hybrid cars, first on the 2014 Malibu and now the 2015 Impala. With the stop-start feature, the EPA-estimated gas mileage has improved to 22 mpg city for the base engine, and the highway mileage remains an impressive 31 mpg.

Need to finish up some work or send an email on the road? The 2015 Impala will also come equipped with 4G LTE connectivity, so you can surf the web on the go with a built-in WiFi hotspot. Chevy is the first automaker to ever include WiFi hotspot functionality on its cars, trucks and crossovers, and it’s a standard feature for the new Impala.

You can get all of these features and more with the 2015 Chevy Impala, and we can’t wait to showcase this vehicle on our lot later this summer. Visit our Lakewood, NJ Chevrolet dealership for more details, or to test-drive another exciting Chevy model!

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