Chevrolet has made its mark with its reliable and stable trucks, and now its able to add economically affordable to its list!
Edmunds.com conducted a survey of the top ten least expensive trucks for 2011, and Chevy made the list with the Colorado and with the Silverado.
You can take a look at Chevy’s truck line-up by going to Bob Maguire Chevrolet’s website. Take a look at the photos, ask a question and stop by the store in Bordentown, NJ to check out your favorite Chevy truck!!
Top Ten Least Expensive Trucks, as reported by Edmunds.com on 03/17/2011:
- 2011 Toyota Tacoma – $16,365
- 2011 Chevy Colorado / 2011 GMC Canyon – $17,045 (tie)
- 2011 Nissan Frontier – $17,770
- 2011 Ford Ranger – $18,050
- 2011 Suzuki Equator – $18,999
- 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 – $20,810
- 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 / GMC Sierra 1500 – $20,850 (tie)
- 2011 Ford F-150 – $22,415
It is the most superior in Class Fuel Economy. Tahoe accomplishes 15 mpg city/21 highway. Tahoe Hybrid accomplishes 20 mpg city/22 highway, it is superior city fuel economy than a Camry or Accord with V6 engines. The usual OnStarwith is available with Directions and Connections having Turn-by-Turn Navigation. The Chevrolet Tahoe got 5-Stars for both Driver and Front Passenger in Frontal Crash Tests. It has finest warranty in the vehicle market. The Tahoe gives a 3-yr/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty plus a 5-yr/100,000 mile powertrainwarranty with roadside aid and courtesy shipping. It has the capacity to seat nine comfortable having standard third row 50/50 split-bench, 3-passenger seat. It can house up to 108.9 cubic feet of cargo. It has superior Interior Craftsmanship with exceptional fit & finish, having tailored seats and richly appointed trim. It has unparalleled style and refinement, the body size are trimmer and more athletic while maintaining a rugged, off-road look. It has world-Class ride & handling and is built on a fully boxed frame having a wide track with larger wheels and tires along with coil-over-shock front suspension. The Active Fuel Management Technology saves fuel by using ½ the engine’s cylinders during most regular driving situations. The latest characteristic includes usual USB Port and standard front seat-mounted side-impact air bags (excluding Hybrid).
A class of car having foremost front wheel drive highway fuel economy with 32 mpg(AWD 29 mpg). Superior city and highway fuel economy than CR-V, Escape and RAV4. It has superior highway fuel economy than Ford Escape Hybrid having 600 mile highway cruising variety, greater than CR-V, Escape and RAV4. It has NHTSA 5 star safety ranking & IIHS 2009 Top Safety Pick, RAV4 also has the feature of 4-star frontal passenger ranking. It is the segment leader in SIDI engine technology, and is coupled with standard 6-speed automatic transmission. Equinox presents a standard4-cylinder/6-speed automatic transmission mixture which CR-V, Escape or RAV4 do not offer. The MultiFlex™ rear seat make available 8 of fore/aft travel, folds and reclines. The longer wheelbases have the outcome of superior passenger roominess and ride/handling features.
It is first in-class with dual-screen seat mounted rear entertainment system, power programmable lift gate and memory driver seat and mirrors. The equipment levels compared are higher as compared to Honda CR-V, Ford Escape or Toyota RAV4
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu has a new six-speed automatic transmission on Malibu’s with the 2.4-liter, four cylinder engine. The sticker price is about $25,000 to $28,000 for a four cylinder with the new transmission. The two added gears improve on minimizing drive train jerkiness, and improve gas mileage from 30 mpg on the highway to 33 mpg. The city mileage remains unchanged at 22 mpg. With the Malibu’s trunk space, quiet ride, competent handling, excellent navigation, entertainment systems, and a good safety rating, the Malibu matches today’s economy.
High gas prices and general economic uncertainty are motivating consumers to look for the least expensive cars to own and operate. However, a new study by Edmunds.com shows that when you compare many compact and subcompact vehicles with hybrids the compact is a better choice. On the top of the list as number one is the Chevrolet Aveo. No hybrids even made the top ten list.
“When consumers think about cars that will save them money, hybrids are typically top of mind because of their fuel efficiency,” said Jesse Toprak, Edmunds.com executive director of Industry Analysis. “But when you take a look at the real-world costs of car ownership, you realize that many subcompact and compact cars are actually a much better value proposition.”
Unlike other analyses that only look at fuel economy and sticker price, including one released by Consumer Reports. Edmunds’ incorporates projected model-specific average vehicle ownership costs, consisting of depreciation, financing, taxes, fees, insurance premiums, fuel costs, maintenance, and repairs.
When all of these factors are considered, some popular vehicles look less appealing on a cost-per-mile basis than their fuel economy would suggest.