5 Chevys That Could Be Your Ultimate Christmas Present
Christmas is just around the corner and with the best car deals taking place in December, there’s no better time to stop by a Chevy Dealer and check out the most popular vehicles of the year. Decked in their best bowties, this pristine line-up even has the accolades to back up their stellar reputations. So if you’re in the hunt for an outstanding automobile worthy of the biggest red bow you can find, here are a few Chevys that have proven to charm the likes of many:
With a starting MSRP of $27,895, the 2018 Impala was designed to please. Named the Best Large Car for the Money by U.S. News & World Reports with a five-star overall vehicle score for safety from National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, this full-size car is top of the line in comfort and reliability. With seating for five and an impressive amount of space both in the front and back seat (not to mention the trunk), the Impala provides room while still offering excellent handling.
It comes with a standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine, an EPA-estimated 22 MPG in the city with 30 on the highway, and there’s also an available 3.6l V6 engine with 305 horsepower and an EPA-estimated 18 MPG in the city with 28 on the highway. The balance of safety, satisfaction and reliability even earned this favorite a spot on Consumer Reports’ 10 Top Picks of 2017.
The harmony between style and function in an SUV isn’t always perfect, but the 2018 Equinox manages to combine the two in a safe package that anyone would be excited to see on Christmas morning. With an EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway (and an EPA-estimated 39 mpg with the 1.6L turbo-diesel engine) and a starting MSRP of $23,580, the Equinox is affordable and practical.
It’s stylish with a completely re-sculpted exterior and restyled interior, featuring all the fun you need to make every ride enjoyable. This includes the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and an available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, as well as the available hands-free gesture liftgate in the rear and eight-inch diagonal color touch-screen. Not to mention the surround vision with a system of four cameras, the new rear seat reminder and Teen Driver technology. With the switchable all-wheel drive available on LS, LT and Premier models, the Equinox enhances control and traction by allowing drivers to change from FWD and AWD while on treacherous roads.
If you want to take it up a notch in a confident SUV for your family that pairs power with technology and bold styling with safety, the 2018 Tahoe is the perfect present. In addition to being named the Best Large SUV for Families by U.S. News & World Report this year, Kelly Blue Book named the Tahoe one of the 12 Best Family Cars and JD Power awarded it the Most Dependable Large SUV.
It’s got a pretty price tag—starting at $47,215—and doesn’t disappoint. Just look at some of the features. Buyers can get up to seven USB ports and a 110-volt three-prong outlet along with an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi and a wireless charging station. With a 5.3L V8, the Tahoe offers fuel economy that is best in class for a V8—23 mpg on the highway. If you’re adventurous, the 94.7 cubic feet of cargo space should suffice for transport and the towing capability of up to 8,600 pounds (with the Max Trailering Package) will prove to be proficient on any outing.
When it comes to an affordable and agile truck that can be trusted to perform in everything from acceleration to handling and fuel efficiency, the Chevy Colorado takes the lead. With an increase of almost 20 percent in November sales, the Chevrolet Colorado has seen its best November yet and is speeding into December at full force. It’s not surprising to us, especially since its leaner size gives it an advantage in both city traffic and curvy mountainous roads. Plus, it has the only diesel engine available in the segment—the Duramax® 2.8L Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder with 181 horsepower and 369 pound-foot of torque at 30 mpg on the highway.
Garnering U.S. News & World Reports’ title for Best Compact Truck for the Money and Edmunds’ 2017 Most Wanted Midsize Truck, the Colorado is captivating with special editions and accessories aimed to please everyone from the surfer and camper, to the craftsmen and suburban man. Oh and it starts at just $20,200.
Those looking for a more powerful truck with additional cargo space and towing capability should turn to the 2018 Silverado 1500, which has a five-star overall crash test rating from the NHTSA and the JD Power Award for Most Dependable Large Heavy Duty Pickup three years in a row.
With eight trims and more than 10 special editions, there is a Silverado to please each and every truck lover. From the 4.3L V6 to the 5.3L and 6.2L V8s, the Silverado 1500 ranges from 7,600 to 12,500 pounds in towing capability and sticks to around 24 mpg on the highway. It is available with three bed lengths and offers more safety features than its competitors—such as safety alert seats and a low-speed automatic emergency braking system.