While crossovers and SUVs are gaining popularity in America, Europe is still obsessed with compact cars. When you look at the benefits of small cars, they have good reason. If you can let go of a need for massive towing power and maximum space, these upsides to small cars might win you over.
If you want to save the most at the gas tank, a small car is the way to go. A 2018 Chevrolet Cruze can offer a whopping 52 mpg highway* with its available turbo-diesel engine. You won’t find that kind of mileage in a crossover or SUV.
Not only can a small car save you money at the gas tank, but it can save you money at the initial purchase as well. Small cars are often the most affordable of a manufacturer’s lineup, making them great choices for young drivers or any shopper on a budget.
Fun to Drive
With modern, peppy engines entering the compact car segment, and small, nimble designs, small cars are generally lots of fun to drive. They can take swift turns and fit into tight parking spaces with ease. If you’ve been used to driving an SUV or even a large car, you may be pleasantly surprised by the difference in feel.
If you want to learn more about what cars like the 2018 Chevy Cruze can do for you, contact us at H&H Chevrolet.
*EPA-estimated MPG highway for Cruze Diesel Sedan with 1.6L 4-cylinder Turbo-Diesel engine and manual transmission. EPA-estimated 47 MPG highway for Cruze Diesel Sedan with automatic transmission.
Nimble, versatile, stylish, available with a turbo-diesel engine—what could be better about the Chevrolet Cruze? Turns out our favorite manufacturer did it again. These recently announced updates promise that the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze will be beyond impressive.
New Design Details
2018’s Chevrolet Cruze has a sporty design with sweeping, aerodynamic lines and bold details on the front and rear ends of both Sedan and Hatchback models. The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze will take its premium feel to the next level with an updated grille design that will set a stunning first impression. It will also be offered with new wheel selections, and the Premium trim will come with LED taillight accenting.
New Standard Technology
Every trim of the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze will be equipped with a new version of the Chevrolet infotainment system, called Chevrolet Infotainment 3. The versatile system will connect passengers will a wide range of entertainment and tools for driving. It will come in a standard 7-inch color touchscreen and encourage drivers to keep their eyes on the road while still connecting them to navigation and music.
Updates to Specific Trims
The LT and Premium trims receive their own new standard amenities as well. Each one will be equipped with a remote engine starter as well as automatic climate control.
To learn more about the details of the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze, come talk to the team at H&H Chevrolet.
Chevy’s Road Trip Coming To You
Have you dreamed of seeing the entire country by car? Now’s your chance with Chevy’s road trip, designed in conjunction with data scientist Randy Olson. The trip takes you through all 48 contiguous United States (you’ll have to get to Alaska and Hawaii some other time) with an exciting stop in each state, including theme parks, national parks, and famous landmarks.
All Across America
The trip covers 13,389 miles of American roadways and would take roughly 214.56 hours—that’s nine days—of pure driving. But since you will probably want to stop to eat, sleep, and use the rest room (and fill up at the gas station and get some oil changes), the trip will likely take you much longer. In fact, with each of the 48 planned stops and your own detours to see family, friends, and travel destinations you’ve always dreamed of, you should probably plan for at least a month on the road.
Shared Memories With The Family
“Road trips are about creating shared memories and quality time with family and friends,” remarked Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “And when on the road, travelers can trust Chevrolet vehicles to help get them where they’re going reliably. Chevy is now the only brand to earn J.D. Power Dependability Awards for cars, trucks and SUVs three years in a row.”
Whether you plan to tackle all of Chevy’s road trip or just a portion near us in Pennsylvania, make sure to get your routine maintenance done first at H&H Chevrolet in Shippensburg, PA.
The 2016 Silverado 1500 performance sets it apart from competitors, among other impressive features. Thanks to an array of engine options, you can find the perfect combination of power and fuel economy on the new Silverado, and you can always rest assured you’ll have the best in capabilities. Read on to learn more about the Silverado’s performance features.
According to Chevy, the Silverado 1500 has a best-in-class V8 engine, generating up to 420 horsepower. It also has a class-leading towing capacity of 12,000 pounds, making it the ideal full-size pickup. This V8 engine is a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 design with features like Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection, and Continuously Variable Valve Timing. It can generate up to 460 lb-ft of torque at 4100 RPM, and it gets up to 21 highway mpg.
Looking for fuel economy? No problem. The Silverado 1500 comes with an optional 4.3-liter EcoTec3 engine as well, with up to 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque—best-in-class for a V6 engine. This power plant has a towing capacity of up to 7,600 pounds, but what’s really impressive is that this model manages up to 24 highway mpg.
Finally, you can also opt for the 5.3-liter V8 engine, also equipped with EcoTec3 engine technology. This generates up to 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, and it’s capable of towing up to 11,100 pounds. This engine gets up to 23 highway mpg—best-in-class for a V8 engine. Whether you’re looking for raw power, intelligent efficiency, or a combination of both, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500.
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 updates
The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the latest and greatest model in the full-size pickup line. This model boasts plenty of updates, including new technologies and advanced packages that offer more equipment. Available in the same 10 models as the 2016 model, the latest Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is built to impress time and time again. We here at H&H Chevrolet have the low down on the most important updates to the latest full-size pickup.
To provide a fresh look, the Silverado 1500 is getting two new paint colors: Graphite Metallic and Pepperdust Metallic. Meanwhile, Slate Grey Metallica, Tungsten Metallic, and Autumn Bronze Metallic are leaving the palette for good. To finish off the exterior changes, the pickup will see a new capless fuel fill system on the standard feature list.
As for packages, the Silverado 1500 1LT trim sees new off-road tires as an available option. Meanwhile, the High Country package includes the Enhanced Driver Alert package, IntelliBeam headlights, power adjustable pedals, and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel.
When it comes to technology, the new 2017 Chevrolet Silverado also sees the addition of Teen Driver mode, Android Auto, and Low Speed Mitigation Braking is now included in the Enhanced Driver Alert package.
Finally, a rearview camera comes standard on the Silverado 1500 LT trim.
Tips for buying used – what to look for
Buying a used car is a great investment, often getting you the most bang for your buck. However, there are some important tips and tricks to keep in mind when researching, budgeting, and paying. Read on to see some of these tips for buying used.
According to KBB.com, you need to start with budgeting and research. Find out how much you can spend (subtract expenses from income), and be sure to account for taxes, title fees, registration, insurance, and fuel. It’s also important to research which car is right for you. Want a four-door or two-door sedan? Coupe? Hatchback or minivan? Look at what critics and customers have to say.
Next, find out the value of your current car. KBB.com is a great source for finding the value of a trade-in vehicle, and it can even tell you what to expect from a dealership versus retail value. Keep in mind that vehicle condition has a major impact on value. Sometimes we see what we want to see in our old cars—it’s fair to be a little more flexible with your trade-in.
Test drive the used car. You should never skip this step. Test driving can reveal things like engine noises and handling issues. It can also let you know if you really enjoy driving the car. Are there many blind spots? Do you like the feel behind the wheel? Could you drive this car every day for many years?
Finally, work with a salesman to get the best deal. When getting a used car, you’ll deal with three separate transactions—trade-in car, the car you’re buying, and financing. Spend time with the car salesman working out the best deal for you. And at H & H Chevy Cadillac, we are here to help you!
Tips for saving for a car.
Saving for a car can be a difficult process. Not only do you need good credit to get a car loan with acceptable rates, but you also need roughly 10 to 20 percent of a vehicle’s sticker price in order to make a down payment. That’s why we’ve put together a post on saving for a car, helping you to get your dream car.
According to US News, one of the most important steps is budgeting. Learn how much you can afford by calculating your monthly income and subtracting any expenses. What you have left is your maximum budget for a monthly car payment. It’s also important to account for insurance, fuel, registration, and other fees.
Next, calculate how much you need for a down payment. The rule of thumb is 20% of the sticker price, though the average American pays only 10%. The higher the down payment you can afford, the better your interest rates will typically be.
It’s also important to determine when you need (or want) your new car. Although this might sound like a given, few people realize the impact a few weeks can make in terms of savings. For example, if you are moving soon or if you are getting a new job, be sure to account for an increase or decrease in income as well as the need for transportation.
Finally, stick to the plan. Making savings mandatory is the most important part of saving for a car. Most people find that having their work’s payroll department deposit some of their earnings into a savings account, and the rest into their checking account, helps them to save without dipping into funds. This way, your car fund isn’t affected by routine spending. If you don’t have direct deposit, consider the good old-fashioned money jar.
Not sure if you have enough money saved? Stop by our Finance Department. Tell us what you want to pay monthly, and we’ll do our best to make it become a reality.
Furry Fun Days Sponsored Event
Community is important to H & H Chevrolet, which is why we try to support it anyway we can. We are happy to report that were able to recently sponsor two cool local events!
We were very happy to be a sponsor for Shippensburg’s annual doggie carnival, 11th Furry Fun Days. Held at Bubba’s Happy Tails Dog Park, the carnival featured lots of good eats, for dogs and their humans, as well as cool games and agility demonstrations by specially-trained canines. The event also made it possible for shelter pets to find a loving family to take them home.
H & H Chevrolet also sponsored the 2016 Solstice Arts Festival this year. The amount of inspired and skilled creativity displayed at the event was truly astounding. Artisans, musicians and artists from the region gathered to show off their work. Live pottery and drum circles were just some of the attractions found at the festival.
Since 1932, the community around our dealership has trusted us to help them find their next vehicle. Sponsoring these kinds of events is our way of giving back.