Right here in St Louis and in many other parts of the nation, there will be many drivers hitting the road this holiday season. With Thanksgiving gone and Christmas coming up, time off work and school is taken, and the long trips that have been marked on the calendar all year finally take place. A new survey conducted on behalf of Chevrolet by Harris Poll clearly shows that keeping kids entertained ranked a bit lower than traffic, packing, and cost of the trip, but was still a very present element in the overall stress that a long trip can provide. The Harris Poll surveyed 1,063 U.S. Parents of children under 18, to provide a clear snapshot of the American Family holiday road trip.
The main findings of the survey revealed that 2 out of 3 parents say traffic is the most stressful part of a road trip: the gridlock and volume of vehicles on the road is definitely a factor. Parents typically bring an average of 6.6 mobile devices in the vehicle on family road trips, and models such as the Chevy Traverse proudly offer up the 4G Wi-Fi service to quench the constant thirst for entertainment, games, and various other web content. 56 percent of American parents claimed that Wi-Fi/ internet connectivity would make their long trips more enjoyable, making it the top tech feature within vehicles on wish lists nationwide.
Now more than ever, the car can truly be considered the family dinner table, where many new memories are created. As families from St. Louis and our valued customers here at Jim Butler hit the road during this 2017 holiday season, they can depend on award-winning crossovers such as the 2018 Chevy Traverse and Equinox to meet their needs. Whether it is extra storage space, USB outlets, or compatibility with features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, these first-rate Chevy vehicles can make the trip more bearable.
Chevy was the first automaker to provide 4G LTE Wi-Fi on its fleet, and most of the lineup since 2015 has featured Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Keeping safe is also a big concern when it comes to long hauls on the road during the holidays, and it is another area where Chevy really has you covered. Lane change alert, size blind zone alert, surround vision, and lane keep assist are very useful to have on the holidays, when highway driving is a large fraction of the “getting there” duty. Forward collision alert and low speed forward automatic braking are excellent features for those who may be in a tight spot during holiday travels, as well as the ever-important rear seat reminder feature.
Keeping your passengers entertained with streaming goodies and games will be the main thing that some drivers want on their holiday wish list, and Chevy's all-new vehicle line will meet those wishes promptly. We hope everyone has a fantastic holiday, and Black Friday is also a great time to look at getting rid of your clunker and into something brand new!