Tuesday, November 24, 2015

2016 Chevrolet Models Win Nearly A Dozen Awards in One Week

Coveted Motor Trend Car and Truck of the Year, Green Car of the Year among awards earned by Chevy

Chevrolet had quite the whirlwind week in mid-November in terms of awards. According to Automotive News, Chevrolet took home 12 awards in the span of seven days, quite possibly the most ever in one week for the brand. These award winners can be found at or on their way to Jim Butler Chevrolet in Fenton, MO, another award-winner as the No. 1 Chevy dealer in Missouri!

Camaro, Colorado Win Top Honors

Two of the most prized awards in the automotive industry were both won by two different Chevy vehicles with changes for the 2016 model year.

The most advanced Camaro ever, the 2016 Camaro, won Motor Trend’s 2016 Car of the Year. Chevy’s muscle car beat out models such as the BMW 7 series, Audi TT, Honda Civic and Mazda MX-5 Miata. Motor Trend summed up the Camaro’s impressive performance with “one of the finest driving vehicles in the world at any price.”

For Motor Trend’s 2016 Truck of the Year, it was a repeat for the Chevrolet Colorado. This compact truck added an all-new 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine to top the other five finalists. Towing, payload, handling, driving — it didn’t matter when it came to the 2016 Colorado. The engineers at Chevy almost managed to make the 2016 Colorado the most fuel-efficient pickup truck in America with up to 31 mpg on the highway.

2016 Volt Named Green Car of the Year, KBB winner

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt was given the honors of Green Car of the Year from Green Car Journal at the recent LA Auto Show. Judges were impressed with the 2016 Volt’s sleek design, energy-dense batteries, new electric motors and quicker acceleration. The new Volt beat out hybrid competition such as the Toyota Prius and Audi A3 E-Tron. This marks the second Green Car of the Year award for the Volt, winning previously in 2011.

The same features that impressed the Green Car Journal editors were found favorable with Kelley Blue Book (KBB). The 2016 Volt also won the KBB Best Buy Award for the Electric/Hybrid category.

Chevrolet mainstays get recognition

KBB wasn’t finished dishing out the hardware to Chevrolet just yet. The 2016 Tahoe topped the Full-Size SUV/Crossover segment for a second straight year; KBB cited its style, comfort and economy. The 2016 Corvette was named KBB’s 2016 Sports/Performance Car Best Buy Award Winner, and Chevy’s performance coupe also won the AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Sports Car of the Year beating out the Dodge Viper ACR and Jaguar F-Type R coupe among other big names.

The 2016 Impala wasn’t without its fair share. KBB was impressed by its technology, roominess and affordability. The full-size sedan won KBB’s 2016 Full-Size Car Best Buy award.

What an impressive week for Chevrolet! Come check out each of these award winners at Jim Butler Chevrolet, the No. 1 Chevrolet dealership in the state of Missouri. To learn more about your favorite 2016 award winner, call us at 636-349-3222, or you can set up a test drive by contacting us online.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Gateway 180 and Jim Butler Chevrolet Team Up

This year Jim Butler Chevrolet has teamed up with Gateway 180 of St. Louis to raise awareness and give back to those in need. Gateway 180 is reversing homelessness they are a valuable resource for women, children and families experiencing the unimaginable burden of homelessness. They provide safe, nurturing emergency shelter and supportive housing services designed to empower and lead these families back to independent and permanent housing.

Starting on Monday 11/23/2015 we will be collecting much needed children’s items, we will have a designated Silverado on the showroom floor to hold all the items until Saturday 12/19/2015 please place your donated items on the back of the truck and if you have any questions, please see Robin Forsythe.

The items being collected are as follows: diapers, pull-ups, formula, combs, brushes, bath towels, washcloths, socks, underwear, and educational games. These basic necessities are very much needed and will help bring comfort to the children and families at Gateway 180. If you rather give a monetary donation, please see Robin and we will have Santa’s little helpers go shopping for you & place those items in the back of the Silverado on the sales floor. 

Also make sure to ask a sales associate on how to get your hands on a special edition ornament to benefit Gateway 180. 

We want to thank you ahead of time for helping the children and families being affected this holiday season.

Jim Butler Chevrolet

Chevy Colorado Repeats as Motor Trend Truck of the Year

New diesel variant takes home top honors with engineering excellence and America’s best efficiency

Chevrolet followed up a huge award with a repeat as the 2016 Chevy Colorado was named the 2016 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. The new 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine set it apart from the competition, and the judges at Motor Trend gave its Truck of the Year honors to the Colorado mid-size pickup.

Motor Trend tested the latest trucks that many makes had to offer, and the Colorado impressed so much that it repeated as champion. In Motor Trend’s own test, the mpgs of the Colorado were the most fuel-efficient midsize truck on the market. With up to 31 mpg on the highway (FWD models), the Duramax-equipped Colorado trounced its competition.

Even as an AWD model, the 2016 Colorado diesel still ranked a hair over 29 mpg on the highway, so if you like taken the road less traveled, you can still get the efficiency you want even with an AWD Colorado. According to Motor Trend, the gasoline engines on the 2016 Colorado (2.5-L I4 and 3.6-L V6) also offer class-leading fuel economy.

Towing a 7,600-pound trailer, the Colorado managed a quarter-mile time in 23.4 seconds in Motor Trend’s evaluations. Chevrolet claims the 2016 Colorado can tow up to 7,700 pounds with the available trailer towing package. This pickup may be smaller than a Silverado, but it can live up to the challenge.

Motor Trend called the 2016 Colorado’s styling “sporty and handsome yet underrated.” What stood out to the editors at Motor Trend was both the design and function of the Colorado. The cabin is set up in a way that key knobs and dials are within an arm’s reach.

All of this made the 2016 Colorado Motor Trend’s 2016 Truck of the Year, the second straight for the Chevy Colorado.

2016 Colorado also wins AutoGuide.com’s Truck of the Year

The Colorado might want to add some more room to the trophy shelf. The 2016 Colorado diesel was also named AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Truck of the Year.

“Power from this diesel engine is fantastic,” Stephen Elmer, AutoGuide.com‘s truck expert, said. “With all of the torque coming on at just 2,000 rpm, this little engine pulls with confidence and strength.”

It’s time to think about an award-winner for your next truck. At Jim Butler Chevrolet, the No. 1 Chevy dealer in Missouri, we have the 2016 Colorado in-stock near St. Louis! We invite you to contact us online or give us a call at 636-349-3222 to learn more about this award-winner and to schedule a test drive!

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