Chevy Trucks Get Top Marks from J.D. Power in Annual Survey

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J.D. Power has announced their list of Top Rated Trucks for 2017 and Fox Lake Chevy fans won’t be surprised to learn that Chevrolet was awarded top marks yet again.

Each year, J.D. Power conducts its annual Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study to help consumers make the best choice possible when shopping for a new truck or car. The study surveys drivers across the country to measure vehicle owner satisfaction after 90 days of ownership across the competing vehicles in terms of performance, design, layout and features. After the data is collected, the vehicles are rated on a scale of 1 – 5.

This year, two Chevy trucks topped the list: The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado and the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Light Duty.

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado gained recognition thanks to its off-roading capabilities. Powered by a new 3.6-liter V6 engine (or an optional turbocharged diesel 4-cylinder engine) which is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission, the Colorado can handle just about any scenario or road condition you throw at it.

But it was the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Light Duty that ranked highest this year. The truck has the distinction of being one of the most popular vehicles in America, due in part to its extreme practicality: The Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,500 pounds and is an essential part of just about any work site. 

The 2018 Silverado 1500 takes everything America loved about the 2017 model and adds a whole new package of features to bowl us over yet again. The new truck comes standard with a 6-speaker audio system across all trim levels, a standard Chevy MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen, Bluetooth streaming audio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and OnStar. The new trucks also come with standard Rear Vision Cameras on all models and Tire Fill Alert.

Drivers who want to add a bit more flavor to their 2018 Silverado 1500 can spring for the Custom Convenience Package, which is only available on the Silverado 1500 Custom (ICX) trim level. The package comes with a remote locking tailgate, remote keyless entry, color keyed carpeting with rubberized vinyl floor mats and a rear-window defogger.

All of these exciting components come wrapped up in a package that’s now available in two new exterior colors: Cajun Red Tintcoat and Havana Metallic. If Ford truck drivers weren’t jealous of you before, they sure will be now.

Come visit us at Ray Chevrolet for a look at the best Chevy trucks available near you. We’ve got the 2017 and 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in all trim levels, so don’t miss your chance to test out all their award-winning components in person. If you like what you see, let us know and we’ll be happy to arrange a test drive for you.