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Chevrolet makes sedans that are distinct from the run-of-the-mill family vehicle. Chevrolet sedans such as the Malibu and the Impala place an emphasis on performance, style, safety, and value that you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re in the market for a family sedan, read on to compare the Chevrolet Impala and Malibu.
If you want a family sedan that is as stylish as it is safe, you’ll love the Chevrolet Impala. For a more chiseled, sporty style, check out the new Chevrolet Malibu. Either way, you are sure to turn heads when you drive one of these handsome Chevy sedans.
The technology in the Chevrolet Impala is very straightforward, making it a perfect vehicle for drivers that don’t want the latest gadgets. The most notable option is an eight-speaker Bose premium stereo, which you won’t find in the Malibu. The Chevrolet MyLink, standard on some Malibu trim levels, lets you link up with your smartphone so that you can use apps like Pandora Internet radio without taking your hands off the wheel.
Offering a segment-exclusive front bench seat, the Chevrolet Impala is one of the only sedans you’ll be able to find with six-passenger seating. Furthermore, it features an 18.6 cubic-foot trunk that can expand even further when you fold the rear seats down. The Chevrolet Malibu comes close with a 16.3 cubic-foot trunk. The Chevy Malibu offers comparable amounts of headroom. However, the Impala offers even more space for those of you looking for even more legroom.
A 300-horsepower V6 is your only option in the Chevy Impala, which delivers forceful yet smooth acceleration and 30 mpg on the highway thanks to its six-speed automatic. The Chevrolet Malibu offers three powertrains: a 182-horsepower mild-hybrid engine that earns 37 mpg on the highway, a 197-horsepower engine that earns 34 mpg on the highway, and a 259-horsepower turbocharged engine that earns 30 mpg on the highway.
To compare what each of these Chevrolet sedans has to offer, come to City Chevrolet of San Diego. For 75 years we have provided families in San Diego with an excellent selection of new and used vehicles. Check out our inventory online, and call us if you have any questions at (619) 817-8445.
Last updated 28 days ago
The new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, delivers an industry best EPA-estimated 46 MPG on the highway – better than any non-hybrid passenger car in America. It will be available in certain cities this spring and nationwide and in Canada in early fall.
Equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, the latest addition to the Cruze powertrain family has an estimated range of 700 highway miles on one tank of diesel fuel based on the EPA highway estimate and the vehicle’s fuel tank capacity. That’s about 10 hours of highway driving.
“We harnessed generations of diesel expertise to adapt our world-class global engine for the North American market,” said Gary Altman, chief engineer, Chevrolet Cruze Diesel. “The Cruze Diesel is the best diesel passenger car out there. Chevrolet is redefining the meaning of great fuel economy with this car.”
With a starting price of $25,695, including an $810 destination charge, the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is a better value than a similarly equipped VW Jetta TDI automatic. Compared with Jetta, the Cruze Diesel offers standard equipment including the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, larger 17-inch alloy wheels, leather-appointed seating, a longer five-year 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and a two-year maintenance plan.
Cruze Diesel also beats its rivals in performance with a segment-leading estimated 148 horsepower (110 kW) and estimated 258 lb-ft of torque (350 Nm), and can go 0-60 in about 8.6 seconds. Its advanced 2.0L turbo-diesel engine has an overboost feature capable of increasing torque to an estimated 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) for short bursts of stronger acceleration when needed, such as entering freeway traffic.
Cruze Diesel is powered by the cleanest diesel passenger car engine produced by General Motors. The vehicle generates 90 percent less Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and particulate emissions when compared to previous-generation diesels. Chevrolet has sold more than 2 million Cruze models globally since it was launched in mid-2010. More than 33,000 of those were diesel powered.
Last updated 28 days ago
SUVs are great for your San Diego family, and pickup trucks are excellent for their rugged capabilities and added power. So, if you need both, how are you supposed to decide between the two? With the Chevrolet Avalanche, you don’t have to decide. You’ll find it has everything you want in an SUV and a pick-up truck. Read on to see how the new Chevrolet Avalanche gives you the best qualities of a pickup and an SUV.
SUV Ride Comfort
The suspension of the new Avalanche was tuned for SUV-like ride comfort. This means when you’re driving around town, you won’t feel like you’re in a truck. Instead, you’ll enjoy a smooth ride that still delivers responsive handling in spite of its size.
SUV Seating Capacity
Unlike even the largest pickup trucks, the 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche can seat up to six passengers with the optional front-seat seating arrangement. And because it features interior proportions and amenities you would expect on a full-size SUV, the Chevrolet Avalanche is a great vehicle for families.
Pickup Truck Bed
For when you need to haul cargo, this quality vehicle offers the versatility of a pickup truck (thanks to its five-foot-three truck bed). This bed comes with a removable bed cover that lets you keep your belongings safe and dry, just like they would be inside of an SUV. If you have something really long that you need to fit into the truck bed, the Chevy Avalanche’s midgate configuration can open to expose an eight-foot loading floor that goes from the backseat of the Avalanche to the liftgate.
Pickup Truck Towing
If you have a boat or a trailer and you thought you needed to get a traditional pickup truck to carry it, think again. The Chevrolet Avalanche is able to tow up to 8,100 pounds, thanks in part to its 5.3-liter V8 engine that delivers 320 horsepower.
To see how the 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche effortlessly blends SUV comfort and capacity with pickup truck towing and storage capabilities, come to City Chevrolet today. To see how many Avalanche models we have in our lineup, visit our website. And for more information, call us at (619) 817-8445.
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Chevrolet is committed to making fuel-efficient cars. But Chevrolet isn’t making only hybrids and plug-in hybrids. Since 1966, Chevrolet’s parent company General Motors has invested in making test vehicles with hydrogen-powered fuel cells. Recently, General Motors has been focusing on Project Driveway, an initiative that is developing a hydrogen fuel cell system that’s the same size as a four-cylinder engine. This hydrogen fuel cell system is hundreds of pounds lighter than the system used in the hydrogen-powered Chevrolet Equinox of years ago, and half the size. Best yet, Chevrolet’s hydrogen fuel-cell system is a zero-emissions design with water vapor as its only byproduct.
To take a test drive in a new eco-friendly Chevrolet, come to City Chevrolet of San Diego. We have a wide range of compact cars and Chevrolet hybrids for you to choose from. Check out our website to see our inventory, and call us at (619) 817-8445 for more information.
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General Motors Co. said Thursday its all-new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel achieves an Environmental Protection Agency-rated 46 miles per gallon on the highway, which is the best highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid car in the United States.
That's higher than GM said in February, when it announced the Cruze diesel would get 42 mpg on the highway. Chevy said testing was still under way at the time.
"We harnessed generations of diesel expertise to adapt our world-class global engine for the North American market," said Gary Altman, chief engineer of the Chevrolet Cruze diesel, in a statement. "The Cruze diesel is the best diesel passenger car out there. Chevrolet is redefining the meaning of great fuel economy with this car."
The Detroit automaker said the car, with a six-speed automatic transmission, can travel 700 highway miles on one tank of fuel.
The Cruze diesel will be available in some U.S. cities, such as Milwaukee and Baltimore identified as higher diesel penetration markets - in mid- to late June. The Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel will be available in showrooms nationally, including Detroit, and in Canada, by early fall.
The Cruze diesel starts at $25,695. GM calls it a "better value" than a Volkswagen Jetta TDI automatic with similar features.
The vehicle, built at GM's Lordstown Assembly Plant near Youngstown, Ohio, is GM's first diesel to be sold in the United States in more than 25 years. The company is looking to go head-to-head with the Jetta TDI.
Chevy expects about 10 percent of Cruze sales in the United States will be diesel versions.
Other automakers also are bringing diesels to the United States. Mazda Motor Corp. plans to bring a diesel Mazda6 this year, and Chrysler Group LLC will offer a 2014 diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee that will get 30 mpg highway.
GM said its Cruze diesel is much cleaner than past diesels, generating 90 percent less nitrogen oxide and other emissions.
Chevy has sold more than 2 million Cruze models globally since the compact's launch in mid 2010; more than 33,000 of those were diesels.