Thanks to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)’s 2020 Safe Vehicles for Teens list, it’s never been easier to pick a high-quality vehicle for your young driver. The ranking includes used cars that are both affordable and well equipped for safety. This year, the Chevrolet Equinox — from 2016 to the current model year — was selected as one of the best vehicles for teen drivers.
In order to be considered for the 2020 Safe Vehicles for Teens list, a vehicle must meet several qualifications. For instance, each model needed to pass the IIHS driver-side small overlap front test with an Acceptable or Good rating. Not only did the Chevy Equinox manage this, but the crossover also got good ratings on other crash tests, like the moderate overlap front, roof strength, side, and head restraint tests.
The Equinox also needed to earn at least four stars for the front and side crash tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, plus a minimum of three out of five stars from Consumer Reports for its emergency handling capability.
The teen-friendly Chevy Equinox met all of these qualifications and received an IIHS Top Safety Pick award for its crash-readiness and its advanced safety systems. The most relevant is the innovative Teen Driver mode, which lets you limit certain settings and features, as well as monitor their driving progress with an in-vehicle report card.
If you’re looking for a safe, reliable vehicle for your teen driver, take a look at our online inventory of Chevrolet Equinoxes at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC.
If you’ve been looking for a way to save money at the gas pump while reducing your carbon footprint, an electric vehicle is a great option. For a model that won’t force you to sacrifice range for efficiency, consider the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which was just named to Kelley Blue Book’s list of the 10 Longest-Ranged Electric Cars of 2020.
The 2020 Bolt has a best-in-class range of 259 miles. That’s about 10 percent more than previous Bolt generations. Even so, it still provides an impressive 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque.
“It makes an excellent city car or runabout, and with some planning for recharges can even be a road-tripper,” said the KBB editors.
Chevy has you covered on your next road trip as well. With over 40,000 charging stations across the country, it’s not hard to find a convenient spot to power up. The myChevrolet Mobile App with Energy Assist shows you where those stations are and can calculate how much juice you have left based on road and weather conditions. Additionally, available DC Fast Charging can provide up to 100 miles of charge in just 30 minutes.
The Chevy Colorado mid-size truck will see a lot of changes for the upcoming model year, including a reshuffling of the trim levels. The 2021 Colorado will do away with its Base trim, making the WT (Work Truck) trim standard and adding more features to other trims.
Chevy cited the popularity of the WT and higher trim levels, saying that Chevy customers preferred the added features of the trims above the Base. But just because the Base trim is gone doesn’t mean the Colorado is no longer affordable — Chevy spokesperson Chris Bonelli guarantees that the truck will “remain very competitively priced in the mid-size truck segment.”
The 2021 Colorado will also get some new package options, like the Chrome Appearance Package, which adds sleek style to the exterior of the truck. And that’s not the only style upgrade you can expect — the Colorado will sport an altered front fascia, and the Z71 trim will feature a black bowtie emblem on the grille.
There are exciting updates in the cab, too. The new Colorado will come with an auto-dimming rearview mirror standard on the LT trim, for instance, providing you with better visibility and safety without breaking the bank. Chevy hasn’t announced many more details about the 2021 Colorado, but some theories suggest it will see revised engine options, including the new GM 2.7L L3B TriPower engine.
We hope you’ll join us here at Sunrise Buick GMC at Collierville when we can finally get behind the wheel of the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado.
We all know that buying a new car is expensive. However, you can still get a great car without spending a small fortune. Recently, U.S. News named the 2019 Chevrolet Spark one of the Best Cars Under $16,000 for 2019. The Spark is currently the least expensive car on the market today, proving that a quality car doesn’t need to come alongside a premium price tag.
The Spark has an affordable MSRP of just under $14,000, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get all the features you want in a new car. It comes loaded with modern technology features like a seven-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth® connectivity, a rearview camera, a USB port, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® compatibility, and even OnStar® with 4G LTE Wi-Fi® capabilities.
Inside, the Spark comes with comfortable seating for four. Its versatile hatchback design makes it easy to load up cargo, and you can even fold down the rear seats when you need more space. U.S. News also recognized the Spark for having a higher predicted reliability rating than the average car.
There are four trim levels for you to choose from, including the base LS, 1LT, 2LT, and Activ. Moving up through the trim levels will get you features like power accessories, simulated leather seating, push-button start, and heated front seats.
If you want a quality car that won’t cost you a lifetime of debt, don’t settle. Stop by Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville and take the 2019 Chevrolet Spark for a test drive today.
Two titans of the hard-work industry are joining forces; Carhartt and Chevrolet have formed an official partnership to provide their customers with even more rugged and reliable products.
Carhartt will now be “The Official Workwear of
Chevy Trucks,” while Chevy is now “The
Official Partner of Carhartt.” Both legendary
American companies prioritize toughness and durability, so it was only a matter
of time before the two teamed up.
Carhartt was founded in 1889 by Hamilton
Carhartt after he identified the lack of long-lasting, durable workwear for
railroad engineers. Thanks to the unquestionable quality of the brand’s
products, Carhartt rose from its humble beginnings in Detroit to become an
international leader in the industry.
The story of Chevrolet is a similar one.
Founded in Detroit in 1911, Chevy began producing work trucks in 1918,
revolutionizing the automotive industry. In its 108-year history, Chevrolet has
manufactured over 85 million trucks across the globe.
There is a lot to be excited about, and we can
all look forward to whatever innovative products come from the Carhartt and
Chevrolet partnership. Things are already getting started, with the staff of
the Chevy Trucks Tour being decked out from head-to-toe in full Carhartt garb.
The Chevy Trucks Tour will display Carhartt and Chevy products to more than
three million show-goers around the nation.
Summer in Tennessee means high temperatures and plenty of humidity. The last thing you want to happen is for your car to leave you stranded on the side of the road on a sweltering day. With a little bit of preventative care, you can help prevent this from happening. Follow these summer maintenance tips to get started.
Check Your Battery
Your car’s battery is highly susceptible to heat. High temperatures can cause the battery fluid to evaporate quickly. Have your battery tested to make sure it’s ready for the season ahead.
Inspect Your Tires
The only thing keeping you in contact with the road is your car’s tires. Look them over and make sure you have enough tread depth, there isn’t uneven wearing, and they’re properly inflated. If you find any problems, have them checked by a professional.
Check Your Fluids
Along with the battery fluid, your vehicle’s other fluids can start to disappear in the summer. Check vital fluids like coolant, engine oil, transmission fluid, and windshield washer fluid to make sure they are at the proper levels.
Test the HVAC System
If your air conditioning doesn’t seem as cold as it used to, it could need a recharge. Take your car in to have the system checked out.
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