Chevrolet has been the most awarded car brand for three years in a row, a fact that we are proud to tout at DeLillo Chevrolet. But what do those Chevrolet awards include? Here is a quick breakdown:
- Bolt EV: 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick, 2017 North American Car of the Year, 2017 Green Car of the Year®, 2017 Car and Driver 10Best, and 2017 KBB Best Resale Value (Electric).
- Volt: 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+, Autobytel 2016 Car of the Year, and 2016 Green Car of the Year®.
- Spark: KBB’s 2017 5-Year Cost to Own (Subcompact Car) and KBB’s 10 Most Affordable Cars.
- Sonic:D. Power’s Most Dependable Car, KBB’s 2017 Coolest Car Under $18,000, and 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick.
- Malibu: 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick, U.S. News Best Midsize Car for Families, and U.S. News Best Hybrid Car for Families.
- Impala: KBB’s 2017 5-Year Cost to Own (Full-Size Car), U.S. News Best Large Car for the Money, and KBB’s 10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30K.
- Camaro:D. Power’s Most Dependable Midsize Sport Car (5 years in a row), 2017 Car and Driver 10 Best, and KBB’s 2018 Best Resale Value.
- Corvette: 2017 Car and Driver 10Best.
- Trax: KBB’s 10 Tech-Savviest Cars Under $20K and KBB’s Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs.
- Equinox: 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick.
- Traverse:S. News 2016 Best Large Car for the Money.
- Tahoe:D. Power’s Most Dependable Large SUV, KBB’s 2017 5-Year Cost to Own (Full-Size SUV/Crossover), KBB’s 12 Best Family Cars, KBB’s Best Resale Value (Full-Size/Crossover), and U.S. News Best Large SUV for Families.
- Suburban: KBB’s Best Resale Value (Full-Size SUV/Crossover).
- Colorado:S. News Best Compact Truck for the Money, KBB’s 2017 5-Year Cost to Own (Midsize Pickup), Edmunds’ Most Wanted Midsize Truck, and 2017 Autobytel Buyer’s Choice Award for Best Small Truck.
- Silverado:D. Power’s Most Dependable Large Heavy Duty Pickup (3 years in a row), KBB’s 2017 5-Year Cost to Own (Full-Size Pickup), and KBB’s 2017 Best Resale Value (Full-Size Pickup).
Last month, Chevrolet announced that it would be auctioning off the very first 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition coupe at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona. In doing so, Chevy and parent company General Motors will be working with the George W. Bush Presidential Center to support the Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative.
It’s only fitting then that former president George W. Bush will also sign the new Corvette Carbon 65.
The auction will be held at 4:30 p.m. PST on January 20, 2018.
What is the Military Service Initiative? In short, it serves to raise money for post-9/11 veterans and their families as they transition to civilian life, including helping the veterans find purpose-filled careers and heal from the psychological wounds they might have gained during wartime.
The effort makes sense for General Motors, which currently employs more than 6,000 veterans. On top of that, more than 50,000 GM retirees have served in American armed forces.
The Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition coupe will be limited to just 650 units and will add a number of exterior elements and interior appointments that serve to make the Corvette look more like the Corvette Racing C7.R. To learn more about the special edition, contact DeLillo Chevrolet.
Autumn is one of the best times of year to take a trip. The fall season doesn’t have as many tourists, and the weather is beautiful as the heat fades. Plus, the scenery is unmatched. Check out these great fall trip destinations in California for a weekend away.
Fall is apple-picking time in Julian, California. A charming little town filled with orchards, Julian has roadside stalls selling a variety of rare apple variants along with plenty of homemade goods.
Situated between California and Nevada, this lake is a beautiful destination for nature lovers, nestled right in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Head to nearby Hope Valley for stunning views of fall foliage.
Devils Postpile at Mammoth Mountain
Frequent wildfires clear the undergrowth at Devils Postpile National Monument to make way for beautiful, vibrant new flora. Follow the Rainbow Falls trail for an experience you won’t want to miss.
While a popular tourist getaway in the summer, Hearst Castle has fewer crowds in the fall. The castle also features autumn evening tours with costumed guides reenacting a classic dinner party.
Check one of these fall trip destinations off your bucket list this year! And if you need a new road trip car to get you there, stop by and visit us at DeLillo Chevrolet.
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Finding the right car for your lifestyle isn’t as easy as it may seem. Fortunately, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox reviews offer insight as to just how value- and family-driven the latest model is.
Cars.com experts cited the new styling and compact design that put the Chevrolet Equinox in closer competition with competitors like the Nissan Rogue. The new model rolls out on a new platform and weighs in at 400 lb. less than the previous model. Owners tend to agree, giving the Equinox a 4.9/5.0 rating.
Motor Trend noted that the Equinox shares its gasoline engines with the mid-size Chevrolet Malibu. The impressive line of engines offers drivers the choice between fuel economy, performance, and a balance of the two. A vast array of active safety features makes the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox better suited for families too.
One of the largest updates in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox comes in the form of the available powertrains. The old four-cylinder and V6 engines are gone for good. Three new powertrains take their place for the model year.
All models come equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers up to an EPA-estimated 32 mpg on the highway.* Performance comes standard in the available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, that engine produces 252 horsepower.
The most unique engine of the bunch is the available 1.6-liter Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine. Capable of earning up to an EPA-estimated 39 mpg* on the highway, the diesel engine takes efficiency to new heights.
If you’re in the market for a new Chevy Equinox, stop by or contact us at DeLillo Chevrolet.
In the past three years, Chevrolet has earned four awards from Motor Trend. The latest is the Motor Trend Car of the Year award.
In the past three years, Chevrolet has earned four awards from Motor Trend. The latest is the Motor Trend Car of the Year award for the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. The other three awards were for Car of the Year in 2016 for the Camaro and Truck of the Year in 2015, and 2016 for the Colorado.
“Chevrolet is on a roll with new and compelling vehicles that have reset the bar for trucks in 2015, trucks and sports cars in 2016, and for 2017, electric cars,” said Ed Loh, Motor Trend Editor-in-Chief. “The Bolt EV is certainly a game changing vehicle and we look forward to seeing whether we’ll be recognizing another Chevrolet next year in our annual awards.”
The Bolt EV earned this year’s award because it performed exceptionally well in six evaluation categories: engineering excellence, advancement in design, value, efficiency, safety, and performance of intended function.
With the Bolt EV, the electric car segment will get a great, game-changing addition. It will deliver an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full charge. In addition, it will be available across the country and has an affordable starting price of $37,495. Many customers may qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500, making it even more affordable.
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be available here at DeLillo Chevrolet by the end of this year.
Automotive EV technology is the future of vehicle engineering, offering better fuel economy, lower emissions, and, in some cases, optimal performance. Models like the Chevrolet Volt provide eco-friendly mobility options for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible.
According to the Orange County Breeze, the local community is already ramping up efforts to improve the nature of power and energy in the area. An advanced team from prestigious organizations around the state are teaming up in Huntington beach, along with nearly $2 million in donations, to help design high-efficiency and sustainable energy technologies in the area.
Similarly, automakers like Chevy are working on a much larger scale to change the way we think about driving. The 2017 Chevrolet Volt, for example, has a high-efficiency hybrid-electric powertrain that gets up to 420 miles in range. You can go up to 53 miles on pure electricity, and you can go 1,000 miles between fill-ups.
The Chevrolet Volt was recently named the Green Car of the Year by the Green Car Journal, proving just how great this new model is. Hybrid-electric models drastically reduce harmful CO2 emissions by relying on electric power, and they also save you tons of money at the pump. Refined charging systems limit the time you spend recharging the battery, and great new features like a Power Flow screen show you where energy is going as you drive.
When the new 2017 Volt was released April of this year, the auto world waited to see what its release would do to the leader of the electric class, the LEAF. The Chevy Volt vs Nissan LEAF debate is settling now that the Volt has had a couple months to sell, and it looks like the Volt is crushing the LEAF.
In April of 2016 alone, the Volt sold 1,983 units, doubled from its April sales last year, when it sold just 905. In contrast, the LEAF’s sales have dropped dramatically. Only 787 LEAFs sold this April, down from the 1,553 of last year. That’s less than the Volt’s low sales from 2015.
It’s no wonder the LEAF isn’t doing so well against the Volt—its battery life is still limited at 84 miles at the base level, and as a PHEV the Volt has gasoline-power that makes up for its small 53-mile range. Unless Nissan can dramatically increase the LEAF’s battery life, it won’t be able to compete with PHEVs or even all-electrics like the Bolt, whose estimated range is upwards of 200 miles.
To check out the new Volt, visit us at DeLillo Chevrolet!
The Chevrolet Cruze was totally redesigned for the 2016 model year, and great fuel economy is among the many improvements made to the slick, fun compact car. When equipped with the 1.4-liter engine paired with the standard transmission, the Cruze fuel rating reaches the astonishing number of 42 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.
Other variations of the Chevrolet Cruze may differ from the entry-level Cruze’s 30 mpg city/42 mpg highway rating, though, depending on the model and transmission. If drivers choose to opt for the available six-speed manual transmission instead, the fuel ratings drop to 29/41 mpg city/highway, and the upper-range trim level known as the Cruze Premier gets a fuel economy of 30/40 mpg city/highway. However, either way, none of those ratings are bad for the compact car segment, and in fact allow the Chevy Cruze to compete effectively with class-leading rivals.
The previous iteration of the Chevrolet Cruze is continuing to be sold on the market under the name of the Cruze Limited. However, this older model of the car gets significantly less mileage. The standard model with the automatic transmission gets 26 mpg in the city and 39 on the highway, while the more efficiency-minded Eco trim level still fell short of the 2016 model, with a rating of 28/42 mpg city/highway when paired with a manual transmission.
The 2016 Cruze fuel rating shows a seven-percent improvement in fuel economy over the previous generation. The efficiency of the upcoming Cruze Hatchback variant is not yet known, though sources expect the hatchback’s numbers to be somewhat lower. There is, however, an even more conservative diesel variant coming with the 2017 model as well.
Be sure to stop by DeLillo Chevrolet in Huntington Beach, CA to test drive the new, redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Cruze and experience the differences for yourself!