2012 Chevrolet Traverse Named USAA ‘Best Value’

Elizabeth City, NC, – The 2012 Chevrolet Traverse crossover utility, available at Performance Chevrolet, is the best value among large SUVs, according to  USAA’s Best Value vehicles list, which identifies the top 2012 automobiles in 16 categories that give consumers the most for the money.

The Traverse offers better safety ratings, lower insurance premium costs, higher fuel economy, better overall reliability and a lower suggested retail price for Elizabeth City, NC drivers compared to other vehicles in the same category, according to USAA, which provides insurance, banking, investment and retirement products and services to 9 million members of the U.S. military and their families.

“The Chevy Traverse offers space for up to eight people, with the utility, flexibility, fuel economy, and safety features for families,” said Trey Colbert, Internet Director of Performance Chevrolet. “It has become tremendously popular among Elizabeth City consumers who are looking for both efficiency and style.”

Best Value automobiles offer the best financial value of all vehicles USAA evaluates as part of a broader rating system called USAA Preferred, which uses quantitative data to evaluate vehicles’ cost, safety and reliability, among other key factors. Nearly 80 cars, trucks and minivans are currently designated as USAA Preferred vehicles. The Best Value list represents the vehicles at the top of each category.

The Traverse is General Motors’ best-selling crossover and is offered in LS, LT and LTZ models (with two LT trim levels: 1LT and 2LT), in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations.

Product highlights include:

  • EPA-estimated 17 city, 24 mpg on the highway (FWD models) with a cruising range of up to 520 highway miles
  • Most storage capacity of any vehicle in its segment with up to 116.4 cubic feet (3,296 liters) of maximum cargo space
  • Seating for up to eight without compromising space and comfort
  • Second-row Smart Slide seat feature, for easy access to the third-row seats
  • Six standard air bags
  • Class-leading towing capacity of 5,200 pounds (2,358 kg)
  • Rear-seat entertainment system with second-row controls, XM Satellite Radio including NavTraffic real-time traffic feature (with navigation system) and Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity
  • Family of 17-, 18- and 20-inch wheels.

Chevrolet has sold more than 334,000 Traverses since 2008. It has been recognized by third-party consumer and safety organizations with top safety ratings and consumer Best Buy awards.

The Traverse has a retail starting price of $29,510.

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Chevrolet is saluting the nation’s active duty and retired service members this month by providing an exclusive “Honor” badge to customers who buy an eligible vehicle through the General Motors Military Discount program. The brand also will donate $100 to Cell Phone for Soldiers for each eligible vehicle sold.

The GM Military Discount is also available to active, reserve and retired members and spouses of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard and Coast Guard. The discount, ranging from $400 to $4,000, is available on most Chevrolet cars, trucks and crossovers, depending on the model and options selected. The discount can be combined with most current incentives.

The GM Military Discount offers an additional $750 discount on selected Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles to eligible members of USAA. To date, 169,000 vehicles have been sold taking advantage of the USAA incentive. General Motors’ support of the military began in 1917 when 90% of GM’s truck production was directed toward WWI war manufacturing. Today, more than 60,000 GM employees have served in the U.S. military.

Performance Chevrolet is proud to serve the auto dealership needs of cities such as Elizabeth City, Edenton, Hertford, Currituck, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Moyock, South Mills, Camden, Williamston, Ahoskie, Chesapeake, Columbia, Shiloh, Virginia Beach, Norfolk and counties that include Dare, Chowan, Perquimans and Pasquotank in North Carolina and Virginia. We provide exceptional customer service, a warm and friendly environment, auto financing options to fit your budget, and an inventory of great new and used cars, trucks, SUV’s and crossovers. Our ASE Certified Service Technicians at the Performance Chevrolet Service Center service and repair all makes and models both foreign and domestic. Call us at (252) 338-9100 or stop in at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 and check out our great GM inventory.

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