Chevy Nabs Five Kelly Blue Book Awards


Resale value. We understand that it’s a critical factor driving people’s decisions on what new vehicle to buy. At Chevy, it means designing, engineering and producing vehicles that perform beyond expectations now and maintain their quality and value over the long haul. It’s because of this dedication that five of our 2012 vehicles received the Best Resale Value Award by Kelley Blue Book. The 2012 Chevy winners by category are:

  • Sports Car: Camaro V6

  • Electric Car: Volt

  • High-Performance Car: Camaro SS

  • Full-Size SUV: Traverse

  • Overall Top Ten Cars: Camaro

Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com says consumer research is especially important during tough economic times. “When keeping every dollar in your wallet as possible, car buyers should carefully review this year’s 2012 Best Resale Value award winners,” Nerad said. At Chevy we’re learned that even small changes can lead to big improvements. For example, the Camaro V6 — the only winner in the best sports car category — now features a 323-horsepower V6 as its base engine for improved performance. Its sister model and winner in the high-performance category, Camaro SS, broke with tradition offering a multi-link rear suspension instead of a live axle to improve handling on twisting roads. The gas-electric Volt (available to order at participating dealers) and Traverse — winners in the electric and full-size SUV categories — have also ventured away from traditional thinking to meet the changing needs of drivers. “Vehicle depreciation is a new-car buyer’s biggest expense, yet many shoppers don’t realize that resale value information is available for free on Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com”, Nerad said.  “Taking the time to research and choose vehicle makes, models and options wisely now can help new-car shoppers get as much money as possible when they sell or trade-in the vehicle in the future.” To Chevy, the greatest reward is that drivers can turn to us knowing they will get the best value. That’s why we continue to push ourselves to improve each and every model every year. We don’t do it for awards, but it is nice to have something shiny to put on the shelves.

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Suburban and Traverse named among Top Family Cars of 2011 by kbb.com
Every Chevrolet vehicle is built with you in mind, so we already knew our vehicles are the most family-friendly on the market today. But still… we always enjoy hearing the experts agree with us.

The editors of Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, the leading provider of new and used car insights, named the 2011 Chevrolet Suburban and Traverse two of the Top 10 Family Cars of 2011. The best of the best were judged by a long list of characteristics including safety, comfort, economy of operation, price, resale value, and, most importantly, family friendliness.

Suburban and Traverse—No strangers to the list
The 2011 Suburban and Traverse both rose to the challenge, being named among the Top Family Cars 2011 by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com.

The Chevrolet Traverse is no stranger to this list with extensive features like seating for up to eight passengers, abundant cargo space, and impressive fuel economy2. Top it all off with design and performance that will satisfy your inner driver, and you’ve got yourself a crossover that doesn’t compromise.

Also making a repeat appearance on the list is the Chevrolet Suburban, the perfect vehicle for those who need to haul more than the average family. With the ability to tow up to 9,600 pounds3 and an impressive 45.8 feet of cargo space4behind the third row, this year’s family vacation can be wherever you decide to take it. Whether it’s around the corner or across the country, your options are endless with its fuel economy5 and extensive safety features.

Families come in all shapes and sizes
That’s why both the Traverse and Suburban come with a wide variety of features and accessories available for your choosing. With this kind of flexibility, the Chevrolet Traverse and Suburban are more than the best family vehicles, they’re the best vehicles for your family.

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