Chevy Reigns in J.D. Power Seat Quality Study

Your car is your faithful companion that takes you everywhere you need to go. While you may love the way your car looks, the way it feels is even more important. Does it keep you comfortable? If the answer is no, then you need a Chevrolet. The Chevy brand recently scored high marks in the J.D. Power 2020 Seat Quality and Satisfaction Study.

In the study, J.D. Power looked at how many problems were reported per 100 vehicles, or PP100, during the first 90 days of ownership. The models with the lowest number of problems earned the top spot in each segment. In this year’s study, three Chevy models came away with the best results in their segments, with another scoring a third-place finish.

Chevrolet Sonic

In the compact car segment, the Chevrolet Sonic had the best ratings for its seats with only 2.5 problems reported per 100 vehicles.

Chevrolet Impala

Moving up to the midsize sedan group, the roomy Impala had the best results. It had only 6.6 PP100.

Chevrolet Equinox

If you’re looking to drive a versatile crossover, consider the comfortable Chevrolet Equinox. It got a first-place spot with a score of just 4.2 PP100.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Finishing in third, the spacious Chevrolet Silverado 1500 had a score of 6.8 PP100.

If comfort is important to you, pay us a visit at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac and test drive any or all of these satisfying Chevy vehicles.

Two New Chevy Bolts are Coming Next Year

Each year, hybrid and electric vehicles become more and more popular. That’s why auto manufacturers are dedicating more of their lineups to this type of technology. Chevrolet is currently working on an upgraded version of the Bolt EV and an all-new Bolt EUV to expand its electric vehicle offerings. Both models will make their debuts for the 2022 model year and will go into production next summer.

Chevrolet has not released much information about these new electric vehicles; however, we do know that the Bolt EUV, which stands for “electric utility vehicle”, will be about five inches longer than the standard Bolt EV. This will give it more space for your family and all your gear. The Bolt EUV will also have more SUV-like styling. It’s also possible that the Bolt EUV will offer a roof rack.

Another exciting addition to the Bolt EUV will be the availability of Super Cruise. This will be the first GM model outside of the Cadillac brand to offer this advanced hands-free driving technology.

As for the Bolt EV, it’s getting some significant updates for 2022. These updates will include new gear selector buttons, adaptive cruise control, more comfortable seats, a new infotainment system, and an improved dashboard. For a chance to test drive the current Chevy Bolt EV, pay us a visit at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac in Ruston, Louisiana, today.

Cadillac CT5 Wins Initial Quality Award

When you purchase a new vehicle, especially a luxury model, you expect it to be made with premium, high-quality materials. However, some vehicles do not live up to these high expectations. One way to discover the best of the best is to check the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, or IQS. In this year’s results, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 outpaced rivals and was ranked No. 1 among premium midsize sedans.

The IQS surveys the owners of new vehicles and asks them to report on any problems they encountered during the first 90 days of ownership. Each vehicle is then scored on the number of problems experienced for every 100 vehicles. The lower the score, the better the ranking.

This award for the CT5 is even more impressive when you consider that it is the first model year for this vehicle. Brand new models often exhibit more unexpected problems than models that have been on the market for a few years.

Three other Cadillac models also scored at the top of their segments. These include the XT4 as the best in the compact premium SUV segment, the CT6 in the upper midsize premium car group, and the Escalade, which claimed the No. 1 spot among large premium SUVs.

Experience the Cadillac CT5 for yourself by scheduling a test drive at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac today.

GMC Ranks Third Place in APEAL Study

You know that feeling you get when you buy something you really love? You definitely want to get that feeling the next time you buy a new car or truck. One way you can help increase the odds of that happening is by checking the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout, or APEAL, Study. This study polls new car owners to determine how they feel about many aspects of their purchase.

Owners were asked rate their emotional attachment and excitement about their vehicles across more than 40 areas. These included a sense of comfort in the driver’s seat, the feeling they get when they press on the accelerator, fuel consumption, and even how safe they feel while driving.

In the 2020 study, the GMC brand came in third place among mass-market brands. It has a score of 857, compared to the mass market average of 838. In addition, the GMC Sierra HD pickup came in first place in its segment.

The Sierra HD has been completely redesigned for 2020, which helps add to its appeal. It boasts a range of best-in-class features including HD cargo bed volume and Crew Cab front head and leg room. You can also tow confidently with a maximum tow rating of up to 35,500 pounds.

Experience the appeal of a GMC suv or truck today when you schedule a test drive at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac.

How to Customize your 2021 Chevy Colorado Online

No two truck owners are the same, so customization options are everything when it comes to building the right truck for your unique needs. Now that’s easier than ever, thanks to a new online 2021 Chevrolet Colorado configurator. In just eight quick steps, you can build your custom Chevy Colorado. The process includes picking the trim level, body configuration, engine, exterior and interior colors, exterior and interior features, package selection, and accessories. 

Customize your 2021 Chevy Colorado | Ruston, LA

There are three body styles and four trim levels to choose from. The base level isn’t an option for the 2021 model, but you can choose from Work Truck, LT, Z71, and ZR2, and can opt for either 4WD or RWD.

Three different engine options provide a nice selection of power to meet your needs. There’s the 200-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder LCV that delivers 191 lb-ft of torque, or the stronger 3.6-liter V6 LGZ which boasts 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. If you prefer diesel, you can go for the 181 horsepower, turbo diesel 2.8-liter four-cylinder LWN Duramax® that kicks out 369 lb-ft of torque.

Customize your 2021 Chevy Colorado | Ruston, LA

Once you’ve settled on colors and features, you can start choosing packages for your truck. Options include the Safety package, which adds driver-assist features like Forward Collision Alert. There’s also the Z71 Midnight Edition package, which adds sleek, black accents and capable upgrades like 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac® all-terrain tires.

For more information on how to customize your 2021 Chevy Colorado online, contact us at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac today.