The 4 Best Chevrolet Vehicles of 2015
Chevrolet is a deeply established name in the automobile business, consistently putting out highly reviewed, long-lasting vehicles that serve a variety of drivers. If a brand-new model isn’t what you’re looking for, here are the top contenders among last year’s lineup.
The Colorado was first released in 2012 in other countries, but made its United States debut in 2015, sporting several body features inspired by the full-size Silverado. As a slightly smaller cousin to the Silverado, the Colorado is a reliable and powerful truck for drivers who don’t need the highest price and horsepower in Chevy’s pickup selection. At base, the Colorado offers a 2.5-liter inline-4 with 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque, which is ideal for drivers who don’t need a V-6. The option is there, however, with a 3.6-liter upgrade that generates 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. Seek out 2015 models to get the most affordable version of this modern truck.
All new for 2015, the Chevy Suburban was given significant updates over the 2014 model, like more assertive styling and the Silverado-based underpinnings. This hefty but graceful family wagon has a stronger frame and new options like adaptive shocks. Best of all is the interior quality, which looks richer and better designed. If the increasingly common compact SUVs out there don’t hold your interest (or your family), the Suburban has the space you need for a camping trip, road trip, and daily commute.
Getting away from the larger vehicles, the Chevy SS is a rear-wheel drive sports car in the middle price range, now much lower since it’s no longer brand new. Sporty drivers can appreciate the feel of a manual transmission, and thankfully, the 2015 model received an optional six-speed stick shift, with almost no difference in price compared to the automatic. Despite being a sports car built for straightforward acceleration, the SS gets up to 15/21 city/highway fuel economy, and features magnetic suspension control for more stability on turns and curves.
If fuel economy is a priority, but hybrids aren’t an option, last year’s Impala may be just what you need. The full-size family car dropped the hybrid version in 2015, opting instead for a more efficient base gasoline engine that is compatible with natural gas fuels. The 2.5-liter inline-4 has better fuel economy than in 2014, while putting out an impressive 195 horsepower. With up to 18.8 cubic feet of cargo space and plenty of room in the front and back seats, Chevy defies the trend of compact and subcompact cars. The 2015 Impala proves that bigger cars can still be efficient, and use their greater size effectively.
Though the entire 2015 Chevrolet lineup was terrific, these are four vehicles in particular that did something a little different. From slightly smaller trucks to still-large family cars, each experiment was a success in breaking the mold. If you’re curious about offers and options on any of these 2015 vehicles, please contact us.