In today’s auto industry, there’s a lot more to getting a good deal than just paying a low MSRP. Wise drivers know that fuel, insurance, depreciation, service and other costs are part of the picture as well—and so does the team at Chevrolet. According to New Orleans Chevrolet Dealers, three different Chevy vehicles were recently honored with 2012 Total Cost of Ownership Awards from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. The experts at IN Chevrolet told us that the website’s experts took into account expenses in eight different categories to recognize:
Chevrolet Volt—A perfect example of Chevy value, the brand’s extended-range EV may have a higher MSRP than some rivals, but its lower maintenance costs and “huge advantage in insurance costs make it number one in the Electric Car category,” according to KBB.com. And remember, as the website also notes, the Volt delivers “a usable 40-mile range on battery power and 350 more when its range-extender engine kicks in to make electricity on the fly.”
Chevrolet Silverado—”Minor but meaningful updates add even more appeal to the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab pickup,” wrote KBB.com editors, who pointed to the Silverado’s advantages in purchase price, financing and insurance costs, and state fees in naming the Chevy their top choice in the Full-size Pickup Truck class. In second place? The Silverado’s GMC Sierra cousin.
Chevrolet Impala—The simple story here: “With its buyer appeal reinforced by a new and more-efficient V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission combo, Chevrolet’s aging but still eminently capable and comfortable Impala captured top honors in the Full Size Car segment,” per KBB.com, which specifically called out a low purchase price and above average fuel economy as factors in the Impala’s victory.
For more information on these and other Chevrolet models, visit Used Cars Maryland or your local Chevrolet dealer.