If you want the perfect family vehicle, it’s always important to do your research — and it’s likely your research will take you to Parent magazine and Edmunds.com’s 10 Best Family Cars 2018 list. These experts in the parenting and automotive fields came together to decide the best-of-the-best family cars, and the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu and Traverse were both included.
Parents magazine and Edmunds.com chose the top 10 vehicles from a list of 300. Each of the 300 contestants was evaluated based on strict criteria: safety ratings, ease of car seat installation, family-friendly features, driving dynamics, comfort, price, and fuel efficiency.
The Malibu managed to make a lasting impression for many reasons. In fact, the feedback from the judges said that the Malibu’s well-roundedness is one of its best features. It was also commended for its spacious backseats, available Bose® sound system for that extra touch of luxury, and its Teen Driver Technology. The latter allows parents to monitor their teens’ driving habits, even if the parents aren’t in the car.
Some notable features that helped the Chevy Traverse win include its spaciousness and fuel efficiency. Though the Traverse is large enough to accommodate up to eight people and has 98.2 cubic feet of cargo space, it still manages to get an EPA-estimated 25 mpg on the highway. It also has six USB charging stations throughout the cabin, making it less likely that your kids will fight overcharging their electronics.
If you’re interested in learning more about whether the Traverse or the Malibu is right for your family, stop by Dan Young GM — we’ll be happy to answer your questions and set you up with a test drive.
Chevrolet’s best-selling lineup of Silverado trucks has a commercial truck alternative. At the 2018 Work Truck Show, Chevrolet debuted the new 2019 models of the Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD chassis cab trucks, but one model was conspicuously missing — the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 chassis cab. The commercial chassis cab version of the popular mainstream truck would combine drivability with top-notch capability for a more professional driving experience.
Even though the Silverado 1500 chassis cab model didn’t show up for the Work Truck Show, at Dan Young GM, we’ve seen that Chevrolet has still been testing out the 2019 model year behind the scenes. Spy shots of the anticipated vehicle recently showed up, as photographers captured images of a prototype being tested at General Motors’ Proving Grounds in Michigan. The prototype is thought to be a boxless option for entrepreneurs and professionals interested in a commercial fleet option. One of the most noticeable changes would be the inclusion of a rear bumper, as previous generations of the Silverado 1500 chassis cab eliminated it.
Chevrolet may not be unveiling the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 chassis cab just yet, but it’s looking positive for drivers seeking a box-delete option on the new Chevy Silverado 1500. Between larger models and the 1500, drivers will have multiple choices for commercial fleet trucks.
The Chevrolet Traverse got a makeover when Chevy introduced a next-gen redesign for 2018. In addition to the redesigned Traverse, the all-new Traverse RS is hitting the auto industry. It features everything from a standard turbocharged engine to more aggressive styling cues. This new trim level will give you the option of a more athletic and fun-to-drive choice among the Chevrolet Traverse’s lineup.
The all-new Traverse RS will also come with a variety of upscale tech, from convenience to safety. Systems and features include Surround Vision, a 10-speaker Bose® sound system, tri-zone automatic climate control, and remote start. Infotainment systems such as the Chevrolet MyLink system and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot will also come standard on the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS.
Producing battery electric cars is an expensive business. In fact, most automakers who put one into production lose money on that model for years. This is mostly due to the high cost of the lithium-ion batteries that power the cars.
GM currently sells an electric car in the form of the Chevrolet Bolt. This small car has a lot going for it with a range of over 200 miles and a relatively affordable price tag. However, GM is currently losing money on this car. However, according to GM CEO, Mary Barra, the company plans to make a profit with electric cars by 2021.
According to insiders familiar with GM’s strategy, the key is to cut costs associated with battery production, specifically the amount of cobalt used in the batteries. Cobalt is the most expensive component in a lithium-ion battery and the price continues to rise. GM’s future battery design uses more nickel, which is both less expensive and produces more energy.
At the same time, GM engineers are working on ways to get more out of their batteries through more efficient packaging and improved energy flow.
Here at Dan Young GM, we are interested to see where this goal will take GM in the electric car industry.
Drivers leaving the dealership behind the wheel of a brand new car have different ways of celebrating, but few can top a sweet drift in a brand new Chevrolet Corvette Z06. That’s exactly what one driver did to celebrate his new purchase and, for once, it didn’t end in disaster. Even better, there’s a video that provides a clear view of the drift.
There’s no doubt that the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 brings plenty of performance to the road, but not every driver can control it. Fortunately, the man behind the wheel of the model in the video could, and he proved it.
The video opens with the black Corvette Z06 waiting patiently at the end of a dealership drive. Once traffic is clear, the driver unleashes the beast beneath the hood, performs a short drift, then straightens out, and puts the engine through its paces down the road.
For all purposes, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a supercar that can run nose-to-nose with Italian brands like Ferrari. The sports car boasts a 650-horsepower engine optimized for the track, as evidenced by the model’s 7:13:90 lap around the Nurburgring.
We here at Dan Young GM are happy to see a new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 owner putting the supercar through its paces right out of the gate!
If you’re looking for a full-size family hauler that can keep every one of your passengers safe, comfortable, and happy on the road, the 2018 Chevy Tahoe is your answer. This large SUV has always been a staple option on the SUV market. This year there are even more reasons to love it, as it sees updates to its list of features, its design, and even its price tag.
Now you’ll find standard LED daytime running lamps on the LS and LT trims of the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe, as well as an updated Tire Pressure Monitoring System. What’s perhaps most exciting to the new Chevy Tahoe is the addition of two different packages. The first is the Tahoe RST (Rally Sport Truck), which adds things like 22-inch aluminum wheels and black design accents for a sportier version of this family hauler.
Another package, and one that will be especially attractive to those on a budget, is the Custom Edition available on the LS trim. This version of the 2018 Chevy Tahoe removes the back row seats, and adds a chrome accent grille as well as 18-inch aluminum wheels. The Custom label will drop more than $3,000 from the base trim’s price tag, but still features strong Tahoe capability like a towing maximum of 6,600 pounds.
Learn more about what’s new in this admirable family hauler when you stop by Dan Young GM.
The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is finally available at Dan Young GM. Before coming in for a test drive, enjoy our brief preview of the all-new 2018 Traverse midsize SUV.
The new 2018 Chevy Traverse offers a 3.6 liter V6 engine standard, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain lays out a whopping 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque while still earning up to 27 miles per gallon on the highway.* Look out for the RS variant later this fall at Dan Young GM, when the Traverse will also be offered with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.
In the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, you can comfortably seat up to eight passengers or enjoy best-in-class cargo space of 98.2 cubic feet. Your many passengers can stay connected with smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™) and 4G LTE Wi-Fi®. You can also protect those passengers with the Traverse’s various available safety features, including front-end safety systems (like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist) and back-end safety systems (like the Rear Vision Camera and Lane Change Alert). Your teen drivers can even drive more safely when you’re not with them, thanks to the Teen Driver system.
Want to test drive the all-new 2018 Traverse? Visit Dan Young GM today.
A new set of tires can be a pricey investment, but good tires are an important element to safe and efficient driving. However, tires can last for up to 50,000 miles as long as you take good care of them. Here are several tips on how to make your tires last as long as possible.
Check Them Regularly
You don’t have to do a close inspection, but if you get into the habit of looking each tire over casually when you’re walking by, it will help you stay aware of their conditions. Each time you fill the gas tank, for instance, you can do a quick inspection of each tire to make sure there’s no damage and no apparent issue. If you see anything, swap the tire out for your spare and bring it into Dan Young GM, where we’ll have one of our technicians take a look for you.
Check the Tire Pressure
If a tire’s PSI is very low, you should be able to tell from looking. However, it’s still a good idea to keep a pressure gauge in your glove box so you can check each tire’s pressure every few weeks. Driving on the proper PSI is not only going to make your tires last longer, it’s also going to give you the best fuel efficiency and the best traction.
Be Aware of Load Capacity
Overwhelming your tires with excessive weight they weren’t built to handle is a quick way to cause instant damage. Make sure you know the load capacity of your tires and respect that number.
Since 2015, Chevy drivers have been enjoying the convenience of fast internet streaming right in their car. This is thanks to the 4G LTE Wi-Fi available through OnStar. In the past two years, the popularity of OnStar 4G LTE has skyrocketed with owners using more and more data every quarter.
Data, Data, Everywhere
According to Chevrolet, drivers and their passengers used an incredible 4,220,684 gigabytes of data in 2016. This is nearly 200% more than the data used in 2015. The biggest jump in data use comes from Suburban and Tahoe owners, who used three-and-a-half times more data than in 2015.
In addition to using more data, sales of the Tahoe and Suburban have also increased. In fact, in 2016, combined sales of the best-selling SUVs were up 21%, when compared to 2015.
Alan Batey, president of GM North America and global head of Chevrolet, said, “We are attracting new buyers to Chevrolet by offering technologies like OnStar 4G LTE not available on competitive models. New owners are in turn more likely to become repeat Chevrolet customers as these features become an integral part of their day-to-day lives.”
With OnStar 4G LTE, available in nearly every Chevrolet model, up to seven devices can connect at once. This means you can stream a video, send an email, play a game, or browse social media.