Chevrolet and GMC Increase Fuel Economy for 2015 Full-Size SUVs

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When looking to buy a new car, what is one of the top factors that help you determine the best vehicle for your needs? For many, fuel economy ranks at the top right next to safety and reliability. For the 2015 model year, Chevy and GMC are working to continue giving customers what they are looking for – better fuel economy.

The 2015 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban and the 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL will all see an increase in gas mileage. Based on EPA estimates, the full-size SUVs are rated at 23 miles to the gallon on the highway and 16 in the city with the standard 5.3-liter engine. That increases fuel efficiency almost 10 percent on the highway and seven percent on the city streets.

The 6.2-liter V8 engine outfitted in the Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali provides best in class power and handling. Combined with two-wheel drive, they deliver 15 city mpg and 21 mpg on the highway.

We at Wiesner of Huntsville just made your car shopping process a little bit easier. Now that we’ve established Chevy and GMC full-size SUVs have a lock on the fuel-economy department; stop by and we can show how they perform in the safety, reliability, performance, and comfort departments as well.

New Chevy Camaro Z/28 is a Road Racer at Heart

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Like the original Z/28 that it’s modeled after, the new Camaro Z/28 is designed first and foremost for road racing. the 2014 Z/28 channels the spirit of its predecessor in every single detail of its meticulous design, from the sexy exterior to what’s under the hood to the nuts and bolts of its makeup.

The makers of the new Camaro Z/28 listed three things they specifically zeroed in on to create the most track-capable Camaro ever produced: increased grip, increased stopping power, and reduced curb weight. It all adds up to an extremely powerful sports car, but one that responds promptly and precisely to handling, giving the driver a true feeling of total control.

“Like the first-generation Z/28, the new model is a road racer first and foremost. It features a wide range of state-of-the-art exterior performance modifications, and weight-reduction measures. It was bred for the track, pure and simple,” said Mark Stielow, Camaro Z/28 engineering manager.

Check out a full list of 28 reasons the Camaro Z/28 could record the fastest-ever lap at Nurburgring for a Camaro in this press release. Then come by Wiesner of Huntsville to check out the Camaro for yourself!

Cadillac Climbs in 2014 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

Kicking off 2014 in a position consistent with their claims to being the fastest-growing luxury automaker in the entire world, Cadillac announced this week that they have improved to third place among automakers in the 2014 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study. What’s more, two Cadillac nameplates—the Cadillac DTS and Escalade—topped their respective segments for dependability.

“Excellent quality and lasting value are central expectations for luxury consumers,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, chief marketing officer, Global Cadillac, in a press release. “This is a focus as we continue the ongoing elevation of the Cadillac brand.”

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The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study is based upon vehicle problems reported during the last 12 months by those who own 2011 model year vehicles. Cadillac leapt 11 whole spots to take third place behind Lexus and Mercedes-Benz.

As detailed in the study, Cadillac vehicles experience an average of 107 problems per every 100 vehicles on the road in a 12-month period, which is considerably better than the industry average of 133 problems per 100 vehicles.

The XTS precursor, the 2011 DeVille Touring Sedan (or DTS), tied for tops in the Large Premium Car segment. The 2011 Cadillac Escalade topped the Large Premium CUV segment, defeating the MB GL-Class.

If you’re looking for a dependable and stylish ride, it’s hard to go wrong with a pre-owned or brand-new Cadillac. Stop on out to Wiesner of Huntsville to see just what we have in store!

Chevy Express Vans Get “Fleeter” of Foot with the 2015 City Express

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The Chevrolet Express, the bowtie’s full-size fleet vehicle van, is getting a downsizing—by which we mean an upgrade—for the 2015 model year. The brand recently released the 2015 City Express, a new model in the Express lineup that takes advantage of a smaller size and an improved powertrain to deliver better fuel economy to fleet operators and business owners.

The City Express will make urban travel and delivery much more efficient, thanks to its 2.0L inline four-cylinder engine, which is neatly paired with both a continuously variable timing belt and transmission.

“As the newest member of the Chevrolet Express family of vans, the 2015 City Express offers a smaller, more efficient choice for businesses that don’t need the cargo volume or other capabilities of a full-size van,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet and Commercial. “It is an easy-to-maneuver van that makes the most of its compact dimensions with clever features, allowing business owners to maximize its space – and their resources – with a vehicle sized for their needs.”

Just because it’s a fleet vehicle doesn’t mean it’s automatically no fun to drive, though. The City Express displays zippy performance on the roads, and is stacked with convenient features, especially with the Technology package on LT models of the van.

While the City Express might not meet your personal driving needs, it’s still exciting to see Chevrolet prioritizing efficiency and customer service to even the furthest corners of their inventory. We expect to continue to see the fruits of innovation like that here at Wiesner of Huntsville for a long time to come.