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The professional critics are raving about the new 2017 Chevy Traverse, and it's no surprise. Learn more about what people are saying on our blog!

Smooth Ride and Peace of Mind: 2017 Chevrolet Traverse Reviews

The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is available now at Tom Naquin Chevrolet, and while we’re happy to talk to you all day about how much we love this SUV, we figured we would leave it to the experts to help you make your decision. Below you’ll find brief summaries of several 2017 Chevrolet Traverse reviews that should make the Traverse the clear winner in your search for a new SUV.

For starters, the 2017 Chevy Traverse has earned 4.9 stars out of 5 on Cars.com in the Consumer Reviews section, which means it’s not just one person deeming the Traverse a nearly perfect SUV—it’s dozens of consumers, just like you.

Professional critics were also fond of the 2017 Traverse. Edmunds praised its “smooth ride even when the road isn’t” and the “peace of mind that comes with top safety scores.” U.S. News & World Report and Edmunds both lauded the Traverse’s excellent cargo space, and U.S. News also echoed Edmunds thoughts on the ride and handling, calling it “smooth” and “carlike.”

Regarding its interior space, Car and Driver goes so far as to say that even though the Traverse “looks like an SUV, it’s really more of a camouflaged minivan, especially considering its spacious cabin with room for eight.”

Want to experience the “camouflaged minivan” SUV yourself? Test drive the 2017 Traverse at Tom Naquin Chevrolet.

Chevy Traverse Safety Technology Utilizes Video Games

In order to make your car as safe as possible, designers and engineers are using video games. You heard right. GM recently released info about its partnership with the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies, where researchers have been using the Xbox360 Kinect motion sensor to fit child seats.

Chevy Traverse Safety Technology is helping improve child car seat safety

Chevy Traverse Safety Technology is helping improve child car seat safety

Chevy Traverse Safety Technology

According to GM, the Kinect sensor has the capability to be modified in order to overlay child safety seats over existing models, telling engineers which seats are the best for each. This is an incredible boost for Chevy Traverse safety technology, where engineers were first testing the system.

“There are over 250 different makes and models of child safety seats on the market, and new or revised models are introduced every year,” said Julie Kleinert, GM’s Global Child Safety Technical Lead,  “and the lack of an industry standard for the size and shape of child seats makes it quite challenging for vehicle engineers.”

The use of the Kinect controller makes testing considerably cheaper, especially considering the fact the Microsoft product is a fraction of the cost of an industrial scanner. Some engineers even think it does a better job. More bang for your buck – that’s what Chevy is all about.

Find out for yourself what a great car the Chevrolet Traverse is – visit Tom Naquin Chevrolet!

Lucky winner rewarded for sponsoring Goshen Stars Soccer Club

Congratulations to area resident Jeff Bowser!  He was announced as the lucky winner of the local Chevrolet Youth Soccer Breakaway Sweepstakes on April 14, 2014, at Tom Naquin Chevrolet.  Bowser is the recipient of a flat screen, high-definition television and Blu-Ray player.

Winning Entry from Goshen Stars Soccer Club

The winning entry in the Michiana area came from Goshen Stars Soccer Club sponsored by Tom Naquin Chevrolet.  Bowser and other league supporters had the opportunity to enter and win through this year’s Chevrolet Youth Soccer sweepstakes.

Five national grand prize winners received a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, while each participating market had one winner of the home entertainment package.

2014 Chevy Traverse

5 lucky winners received a 2014 Chevy Traverse!

Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program

The Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program is a grassroots initiative helping to establish a positive relationship between local dealers and their communities. Chevrolet Dealers sponsor their local youth soccer organizations as a part of Chevrolet’s nation-wide commitment to support youth sports, one community at a time.

This year, the Chevrolet Youth Soccer program had nearly 1,100 dealers and 850,000 young athletes participate throughout the U.S. Chevrolet and the United States Soccer Federation recently announced a multi-year partnership deal making Chevrolet the Official Partner of U.S. Soccer at a time when the sport’s popularity is rising in the U.S.

Chevrolet also recently launched its “What Do You #PlayFor?” global soccer initiative, supporting play as a path to opportunity.  For more information about Chevrolet’s current global soccer initiatives, including the Chevrolet Youth Soccer program, please visit www.ChevroletFC.com.

Tom Naquin Chevrolet is proud to sponsor the Goshen Stars Soccer Club and the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program.


2013 Chevrolet Traverse Takes Best Cars for Families Award

Of course, a crossover is, naturally, considered a great family vehicle.

But, which crossover is the best vehicle for the family?

After taking into consideration not only family-friendly features, but also size, space and quality, U.S. News & World Report would answer that question with only one answer.

The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse.

That’s right – the Chevy Traverse took the 2013 Best Cars for Families Award in the category of Three-Row Midsize SUV.


Well, for starters – with family, comes stuff. We are talking about random stuff – a teddy bear, a baby doll, a pair of soccer cleats and, maybe even, ballet slippers. Don’t forget the baseball bat and hockey stick amidst grocery bag after grocery bag. And, luggage for vacation – we won’t even go there. That is why the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse offers class-leading maximum cargo space at 116.3 cubic feet.

A rear vision back-up camera and Side Blind Zone Alert help you keep you and your kiddies safe and sound, no matter the destination. And, of course, the rear-seat entertainment system offers a flip-down screen to keep the ride just a little more entertaining.

Twelve cup holders – need we say more?

If that is not enough to convince you, come see for yourself at your local Elkhart Indiana dealership, Tom Naquin. And, don’t forget to bring the family. Let’s give it a real test.