If you live in areas prone to rough weather patterns, rain and snow you could do better using vehicles that have some all-weather features to help you overcome the challenges. Chevrolet dealer Apple Valley has a superb collection of Chevrolets that come with features and specs that help you beat the weather and all the accessories and parts you need be ready to face winter driving conditions with confidence. Generally, adding all weather tires is the most recommended solution to help you drive better in icy, snowy and slushy conditions as they come with special groove patterns that provide better grip and aid in better traction. Again, the Front Wheel Drive and if available All Wheel Drive systems provide better traction when you drive on snow and slush. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is a useful feature that detects when there is loss of traction and automatically takes remedial measures to prevent skidding. On the inside of course, you could do better to have climate control, all-weather floor mats both for passenger areas and cargo areas. We take a look at some All-weather ready Chevrolet vehicles.

Equinox

The small-sized Equinix is an adventure ready SUV that can perform big-time in all weather conditions. The Equinox has the distinction of being evaluated as the Most Dependable Compact SUV by J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, for emerging as the vehicle with lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles. The Equinox comes with 7 trims each in the FWD and AWD systems that sport 1.5L or 2.0L turbo engines that give an EPA estimated 32 mpg on the highways and a diesel 1.6L turbo edition that’s said to deliver an amazing 39mpg on the highways. You get a fair towing capacity of 3500 lbs., with the 2.0L engines. To help you drive better in the snow, the LS, LT and Premier trims in the Equinox have an available All Wheel Drive system you can switch into from the FWD mode, when needed or when alerted by the system, simply by the push of a button.

You have available Heated Power Outside Mirrors, 17/19-inch tires with available all season Blackwall tires on the outside and available heated front seats, available all-season floor mats, single or dual zone climate control, and available rear outboard heated seats to keep you ready to face the winter.

Traverse

The mid-size seven-seater Traverse spotted at Chevrolet Apple Valley is a family favorite with its extreme flexibility that gives you 98.2 cubic feet of cargo space if the requirement arises. Purposeful features like the hands-free liftgate, smart-slide seating that gives easy access to the third row and hidden storage make it more fun. The Traverse is another winter-friendly vehicle from Chevrolet that comes with FWD and AWD systems. You get two engine types, the 310 hp 3.6L V6 and the 255 hp 2.0L Turbo IL4. An electronic 9-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and Driver Shift Control is standard. When you have AWD equipped, the drive mode allows you to select a 4×4 Snow mode to provide some superb traction to help.

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