When customers come across automotive accolades like the J.D. Power Dependability award, they may assume it doesn’t mean a whole lot. Seemingly every vehicle is dependable, whether you’re shopping at a Chevy dealership or a Ford dealership… Right?
“Vehicle dependability continues to improve, but I wouldn’t say that everything is rosy,” said Dave Sargent, the Vice President of Global Automotive at J.D. Power. “Vehicles are more reliable than ever, but automakers are wrestling with problems such as voice recognition, transmission shifts, and battery failures. Flawless dependability is a determining factor in whether customers remain loyal to a brand, so manufacturers need to help customers who are currently experiencing vehicle problems and address these trouble spots on future models.”
Well, that sums it up. Few vehicles are capable of delivering the dependability that customers have come to expect from a new ride, and it’s become apparent that engineers are more focused on filling their new rides with technology and comfort amenities. However, there is one brand that continues to impress when it comes to dependability.
Chevy had three different models earn J.D. Power’s dependability awards: the 2019 Chevy Sonic, 2019 Chevy Equinox, and 2019 Chevy Silverado HD. Each of these vehicles provide owners with plenty of safety and power, assuring that customers are opting for a vehicle that they can rely on.
Below, we’ve explored each of these models, noting why they were worthy of earning that specific honor. Take a look at what these vehicles provide, and you’ll have some clarity before you head out to a local Chevy dealership…
2019 Chevy Sonic
The Sonic is one of Chevy’s smaller rides, but that doesn’t mean the vehicle is unsafe in anyway. Rather, engineers did an excellent job of equipping their new sedan with a long list of preventative safety functions.
Inclusions like the Forward Collision Alert will be appreciated by any type of driver, as the system will alert the driver of an imminent collision. Thanks to this inclusion, drivers will have more than enough time to reduce their speed in order to lessen or prevent the impending crash. Meanwhile, the Lane Departure Warning will be especially useful when you’re traveling at high speeds, as the unit will notify the driver when they’re unintentionally swaying.
There are even inclusions that will help you avoid fender benders when you’re in a parking lot. The Rear Vision Camera allows drivers to constantly monitor everything that’s happening behind their new ride, while the Rear Park Assist will help guide you into those tighter parking spots.
Of course, the dependability isn’t solely attributed to safety. Rather, there are a number of additional amenities that will help to influence the vehicle’s overall dependability. For instance, the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine consistently cranks out a unique blend of power and efficiency, including a 38-mile-per-gallon highway fuel economy.
Sure, the Chevy Sonic may be one of the brand’s smaller vehicles, but that doesn’t make it any less dependable. The vehicle’s array of safety functions will assure that occupants are remaining safe at all times, while the efficient engine ensures that you can depend on your new ride to save you some cash at the gas pump. Can you really ask for more?
2019 Chevy Equinox
For such a hulking SUV, it shouldn’t be all that shocking that the 2019 Chevy Equinox is among the most dependable on the road. Similar to the Chevy Sonic, the Equinox also includes a number of preventative safety functions that should keep drivers out of harm’s way.
Naturally, the Equinox includes several safety functions that aren’t included in the Sonic. The Adaptive Cruise Control is perhaps the most notable inclusion. The system works similarly to a standard cruise control, but it will adapt its speed based on the flow of traffic. The vehicle will maintain the “driver-selected following gap,” meaning you’ll still have a semblance of control when you’re relying on this technology. The SUV also comes equipped with Front Pedestrian Braking, a technological inclusion that will come in handy if you’re constantly traveling through the city.
The vehicle even comes equipped with the innovative (and much-appreciated) Teen Driver Technology. Thanks to this inclusion, parents will always be able to monitor their child’s driving habits. When the teen driver has concluded their journey, parents can view a comprehensive report about the trip via the accompanying touchscreen. Plus, the Teen Driver Technology all but assures safe driving habits; the vehicle will refuse to perform basic functions (like radio audio) until all occupants are traveling in safe conditions.
Of course, if you do find yourself in a crash, there’s no need to worry. The sturdy 2019 Chevy Equinox has been built to absorb an accident’s dangerous energy, meaning you and your passengers should be able to avoid injuries.
SUVs are becoming more and more popular, but few are able to tout their “dependability.” Well, the 2019 Chevy Equinox is one of the few SUVs that can point to that accolade, and it’s a big reason why you should consider this ride when you visit a Chevy dealership.
2019 Chevy Silverado HD
This truck literally has “heavy duty” in its name, so it shouldn’t be overly shocking that the 2019 Chevy Silverado HD is one of the most dependable vehicles on the road. There’s a long list of reasons why this vehicle has established itself as one of the most reliable pickups in the segment, and it starts with the vehicle’s sturdiness.
Assuming you’re going to be relying on the 2019 Chevy Silverado HD as a worksite companion, then you’ll surely be finding yourself in some dangerous situations. Fortunately, this pickup has been built to keep occupants safe. The variety of preventative safety functions will keep drivers out of harm’s way, and the vehicle’s sturdy body will keep the driver safe in the event of an accident. Add in the extensive airbag system, and you’re eyeing one of the safest rides on the road.
Meanwhile, the sturdy truck bed is as dependable as they come, assuring that your cargo is always secured. The cargo tie-downs will assure that your tools and equipment aren’t sliding around the bed, while the spray-on bed liner means your body will never be beaten up. There’s even a CornerStep bumper, meaning owners will never have issues accessing the rear of their new ride.
Of course, the heavy-duty pickup is also plenty powerful, as the pair of available engine options means you can always depend on your ride to get you to your next destination. The Vortec 6.0-liter V8 engine is capable of delivering up to 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque, and the intuitive six-speed automatic transmission assures that you’ll always be in control. If you’re looking for even more power, you could shift your focus to the hulking Duramax 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V8 engine. Accompanied by a six-speed Allison automatic transmission, drivers can anticipate 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque.
Whether you’re seeking a work site vehicle or a personal companion, you can rest easy knowing that you made the right choice with the 2019 Chevy Silverado HD. Thanks to the unique blend of safety, power, and a trustworthy bed, you’ll have a tough time finding a rival pickup that delivers all of these specific advantages.