I’ve noticed recently that the Chevy dealer near me has put a ton of new vehicles on the road. It could be great advertising or honest sales prices, but their 2019 models are worth getting your hands on. Either way, it hasn’t gone unnoticed.
This year, I have noticed more Traverse models on the road than ever before. There’s a good chance that I’m just paying more attention, but I still always find myself stuck behind one. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as it’s a larger vehicle taking up 17 feet of the road and typically driven by a distracted mother or young driver. It comes with a Teen Driver report for a reason, keeping those inside of the car as safe as possible. Another important feature of the Traverse is the Driver’s Confidence package, which is helpful especially for those who find themselves a little afraid of being on the road
The 2019 Traverse, with its seven different trim levels, has standard FWD and optional AWD. It’s not as thirsty as other vehicles, but I wouldn’t call it fuel-efficient because it gets 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Its 3.6L V6 engine and 9-speed automatic transmission allow for an impressive towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. There is a sportier trim, the RS, with a turbocharged engine and a more aggressive-looking exterior appearance.
It has a starting price of $29,930 but can surpass $50,000 depending on the trim, which in my opinion is still worth it. One of the most impressive qualities to me is that it is capable of adapting to those who are vertically challenged, like myself. There is no need to sit on a stack of pillows in order to see over the steering wheel. I could see myself making a deal with the chevy dealership near me for this SUV.
The 2019 Chevy Cruze would be an easy sell for me if I was looking for a new five-seat compact car. It gets between 28-31 city miles and 38-48 highway miles, so just the fuel economy is a reason to make the purchase, especially if you plan on driving long distances. However, I will admit that not all of the trim levels perform the same. Even though the Chevy dealership near me admits that the acceleration rate is lackluster, its technologies, sportier appearance, and extra features make up it.
The L is a sedan with two color options and a starting price of $18,870. It has a combined gas mileage of 32 and gets 153 horsepower. The 1.4L I-4 engine takes regular gas, and the transmission is a 6-speed automatic with overdrive and auto-manual. There are quite a few features on this trim level, but some of the more important ones include StabiliTrak, Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control, OnStar safety and security, theft deterrent, a rear vision camera, and the Chevrolet MyLink Radio accessible through the seven-inch color touch screen.
The LS comes as a sedan as well as a hatchback, both in five color options. The powertrain remains the same as the previously mentioned trim, along with all of the safety features, but here we get a few extras: a deluxe steering wheel, and carpeted floor mats. The sedan style has a starting price of $19,995, while the hatchback style has a starting price of $20,495.
The LT also has a sedan and a hatchback, but the two styles offer nine color options, but a few of those colors vary. The sedan style has a starting price of $22,595, and the hatchback style has a starting price of $22,995. Again this trim has the same powertrain, and features as the LS, but a few that are added to this to this trim are projector-style headlamps and LED daytime running lamps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, controls on the steering wheel for audio and phone access, and a six-speaker sound system.
The Premier trim sedan starts at $24,395 and the hatchback starting at $24,895. They both have the same powertrain and color availabilities as their LT counterparts. Some of the features that Chevy added on top of what the LT features are heated leatherette seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and keyless open and start.
Diesel, in the sedan and hatchback styles, has more impressive configurations. The sedan starts at $26,495 with a combined gas mileage of 37. The hatchback has a starting price of $26,995 for a combined gas mileage of 35. The engine for both styles is a 1.6L I-4 which provides 137 horsepower, and the transmission is a 9-speed automatic with overdrive and auto-manual. Again, the color options don’t stray from the previously mentioned. As for the features, we get a remote start system and eight-way power driver seat added to what’s available on the previous trims.
Even though sales have dropped, the Silverado remains one of, if not the best pickup trucks on the market with about 256,777 units sold. After a test drive I did at the Chevy dealer near me, I can say that the 2019 Chevy Silverado is one of the better pickups on the market.
The Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,500 lbs, the 2500HD can tow up to 15,400 lbs, and the 3500HD is capable of towing over 20,000 lbs.
The Silverado 1500, 2500HD, and 3500HD each have eight different trim levels that are broken up into high value, high volume, and high feature categories. High Value trucks are the basic models which give you the best bang for your buck. This category includes the Work Truck, the Custom, and the Custom Trail Boss. The High Volume category includes the more traditional LT, the street performance heavy RST, and the more luxurious LT Trail Boss. Being a High Feature Silverado means being one of the high-end pickup trucks for the 2019 Chevy Silverado. The LTZ and the High Country are the two high feature trucks, and they both come with chrome accents sure to catch the attention of on-lookers. They both have a plethora of extra features and amenities that make them worth the cost.
The 2019 Silverado even comes with a towing/hauling mode which minimizes transmission shift cycling. StabiliTrak with Trailer Sway Control helps make sure that not only the truck but the trailer stay in line. Hill-start assist helps the vehicle not roll when accelerating, and Digital Steering Assist makes driving the Silverado a fun, smooth experience. Driving any other truck after this would be a letdown, to say the least.
Chevy Vehicles Will Remain Popular
Before closing, I want to give an honorable mention to the Chevy Equinox. With at least 174,157 units sold, the Chevy Equinox has driven sales up by at least 11%.
It doesn’t matter what model you choose, or even year, because at the end of the day if you’re selecting a Chevy, you’re choosing right. It’s obvious that Chevy has remained at the top of their game for a reason, and I truly believe that there’s something to be said for that. The Chevy dealership near me gives me more than enough hope for the Chevy dealerships near you in terms of doing right by their customers.