Thursday, April 28, 2016

The 2017 Sonic will be coming to Jim Butler Chevrolet this Fall

Jim Butler Chevrolet is excited about the fresh look and new techs of the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Sonic. The new Sonic will be embracing a look similar to its crossover counterpart, and will still be available in hatchback and sedan forms.

Jim Butler Chevrolet and their customers have always been big fans of the Sonic, and the update won’t change anyone’s mind. The hood, front fascia, and headlights are all new, and the there is an optional LED accent lights and smaller grille package.  The rear fascia and tail lamps have been redesigned as well.

One of the bigger design changes from the 2016 to the 2017 Sonic is the color palette. The 2017 Sonic’s color palette is even more extensive than before; offering hues including Orange Burst Metallic, Brimstone Cajun Red Tintcoat, and Artic Blue Metallic. The new Sonic also has upgraded 15-, 16-, and 17-inch wheels.

The 2017 Sonic is still available in LS and LT Model, and the LTZ trim has been renamed Premier. However, the hatchback lineup has changed a bit more from the 2016 to the 2017 model. The RS treatment, which includes a stiffer suspension, sport exhaust, and a body kit, will be added to all Hatchback models. The sedan can also be upgraded to the RS package for a bit more excitement.
The 2017 Sonic interior will feature power driver’s seat, keyless entry and push-button start, heated cloth seats, and a heated steering wheel. Models with the 7.0-inch MyLink toughscreen will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.

There were no changes made to the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine or the 1.4 liter turbo charged four, but the smaller turbo’s 148 pound-feet or torque is 23 stronger than the standard engine. Both engines still come with the six-speed automatic or six-speed manual.

Jim Butler Chevrolet cannot wait for the 2017 Sonic to hit the lot come fall.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Jim Butler Chervolet Carries Best Mid-Size Pickup

It was no surprise to Jim Butler Chevrolet that the 2016 Colorado Extended Cab won the 5-Year Cost-to-Own Award in the mid-size pickup section. The Colorado has always been a customer favorite, offering the ride and interior of a crossover, best-in-class towing capacity, and fuel economy. The Colorado’s sales have always been strong because it offers the perfect balance of work and comfort. Not only does the Colorado offer the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own, but it can handle the demands of work while offering an enjoyable cabin and ride for the weekend.

The Colorado features MyLink connectivity, Apple CarPlay, heated seats and a large touch screen for audio, phone and navigation. It also comes in three different engine styles: 4-cylinder, V6 and diesel. All three choices are available with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

2016 J.D. Power Dependability Study ranked four Chevrolet vehicles #1

The 2016 J.D. Power Dependability Study ranked four Chevrolet vehicles #1 in their segments and two other Chevrolet models were graded in the Top 3. Below are the winning vehicles and the segment they won:

Malibu – Midsize Car (2nd Year in a Row)
Camaro – Midsize Sporty Car (4th Year in a Row)
Equinox – Compact SUV
Silverado HD – Large Heavy Duty Pickup (2nd Year in a Row)

The following models placed in the Top 3:

Tahoe – Large SUV (2nd Place)
Silverado – Large Light Duty Pickup (3rd Place)

The 2016 study measures 2013 model vehicles dependability within its third ownership.