2020 Chevrolet Blazer Named Good Housekeeping Institute’s Best Midsize SUV

2020 Chevrolet Blazer | Eustis, FL

This year, the Good Housekeeping Institute partnered with Car and Driver to test the new 2020 vehicles. After they evaluated all of the cars, they compiled a list of the best options for families by category, and the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer walked away with the Best Midsize SUV (two rows) title.

Even with the midsize SUV segment being as competitive as it is, the 2020 Blazer was able to stand out from the competition. Good Housekeeping Institute’s experts appreciated much about the Blazer, from the way it handles to how easy it is to operate the infotainment system.

The experts raved about the SUV’s stylish appearance, responsive handling and family-friendly amenities. They were particularly fond of the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, which comes with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. Plus, two USB ports make for quick charging, and an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot keeps you connected on the go.

If you’re looking to save some money while you drive your family around Eustis, Florida, you’ll appreciate the SUV’s EPA-estimated 26 mpg on the highway.* If you enjoy adventures across the state, you’ll love the 64.2 cubic feet of cargo space that can easily hold your luggage and beach gear.

To learn more about the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer and discover why it may be the right SUV to buy for your family, contact us at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet.

*EPA-estimated for FWD and 3.6L V6 engine

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Is Among Best Cars for Seniors

2020 Chevrolet Bolt | Eustis, FL

Senior citizens have unique vehicle needs, just as every age group does, and not all new models are ideal for more experienced drivers. To help senior drivers find a car that works for their lifestyle, Kiplinger created The 10 Best Cars for Senior Drivers list. The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt earned a coveted spot on the list for its creature comforts, intuitive technologies and all-electric power.

Vehicles on Kiplinger’s list need to perform well in the areas of accessibility, active safety features and visibility, and the 2020 Bolt EV does just that. The car’s cabin is relatively easy for drivers of all ages to access, thanks to its flat floor and large doors. In addition, you don’t have to raise your feet over a sill when entering or exiting the cabin.   

Since the Bolt EV is an all-electric vehicle, you don’t have to fret over the gas going bad while you’re away from home. Furthermore, the car has no shortage of safety systems with Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear Park Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert and Front Pedestrian Braking available.

We at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet in Eustis, Florida, proudly offer the eco-friendly 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV. Give us a call to learn more about the car and the other vehicles we have in stock.

2020 Chevrolet Suburban RST Makes Family Road Trips Cool

2020 Chevrolet Suburban | Eustis, FL

Looking for a more stylish option to transport your modern family? Take a look at the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban RST. U.S. News & World Report recently named it to its 23 Coolest Family Cars list.

The publication dubbed the Suburban RST as the coolest Suburban variant. It commended the edition for its trendy black style cues, including Black bowtie emblems, Black nameplate badging, a Gloss Black Sport grille and 22-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels.

The RST Edition comes with an energetic 6.2-liter V8 that churns out an impressive 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The 2020 Suburban RST boasts more than just a pretty face and a potent engine though. It also has 121.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, which means your whole family will be able to bring whatever gear they want on commutes and road trips.

Chevrolet has also endowed the SUV with entertainment perks to make drives more pleasant. Select the available rear-seat entertainment system so backseat passengers can watch their favorite shows on long journeys. The Chevrolet Infotainment System is compatible with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ so you can access playlists, apps and contacts to have a connected ride. 

If the sporty design, energetic powertrain and family-friendly amenities of the 2020 Suburban RST have caught your attention, check out the models we have available at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet in Eustis, Florida, by looking at our inventory online.

Chevrolet Bolt EV App Expands Energy Assist Functions

2020 Chevrolet Bolt | Eustis, FL

If you own a Chevrolet Bolt EV, you’re likely familiar with the myChevrolet mobile app’s Energy Assist feature. Chevrolet recently tweaked this great feature to increase its usefulness.

Now, when you use Energy Assist, the feature will pull on data from your Bolt EV as well as specific charging networks. This means that you can more quickly locate a charging station with an available slot. It’s also easier to pay for the charge since you can make a payment directly from the myChevrolet app. Lastly, you can rate and review stations to help out other app users. 

Energy Assist’s enhancements are meant to give Chevrolet Bolt EV owners a more holistic charging experience, both for daily commutes and occasional road trips. It’s also the brand’s way of rewarding Chevrolet owners for owning eco-friendly models, as the company moves closer to its zero-emissions vision for the future.

The Energy Assist feature is available to U.S. Bolt EV drivers via the myChevrolet mobile app — and you can use it for the first five years of ownership at no additional cost. Call us at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet for more information about the Energy Assist feature. If you’re interested in purchasing the 2020 Bolt EV, you can browse our website to view the models we currently have in stock.   

Chevrolet Equinox Earns Spot on The 14 Safest SUVs for 2020 List

2020 Chevrolet Equinox | Eustis, FL

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox comes with numerous safety technologies to help give you peace of mind on the road. Thanks to its impressive innovations, U.S. News & World Report placed the SUV on its list of The 14 Safest SUVs for 2020.

Automatic Emergency Braking

U.S. News & World Report commended the SUV for its many standard safety features. Even at the base level, the 2020 Equinox comes with Automatic Emergency Braking, which can help mitigate the effects of a collision by automatically applying the brakes when an impending front-end collision situation is detected.*

Other Technologies

Other technologies that are standard on the Equinox include the Following Distance Indicator, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. For even more protection you can opt for available features, like the Safety Alert Seat, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.

In addition to making The 14 Safest SUVs for 2020 list, the 2020 Equinox has also received recognition from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for its crashworthiness. The IIHS named the SUV a Top Safety Pick after performing well in different tests.  

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox can help give you added confidence when driving your family. Visit Vann Gannaway Chevrolet to check out the SUV and take a test drive.

* Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important feature limitations and information.

U.S. News & World Report Names Chevrolet Colorado on Best Diesel Truck List

2020 Chevrolet Colorado

Chevrolet recently impressed the editors at U.S. News & World Report with the 2020 Colorado. This truck received a coveted spot on the site’s list of Best Diesel Trucks of 2020.

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is, in particular, receiving recognition for its available 2.8-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine, which reaches 181 horsepower and a whopping 369 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, the truck can tow up to 7,700 pounds, thanks to the powerful engine.

The diesel engine also manages to find a great balance between power and efficiency, managing to get an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway – a best-in-class accomplishment that’s hard to ignore.*

In addition to offering incredible performance features, the 2020 Colorado also manages to have a peaceful interior that contains a multitude of amenities. For instance, you can opt for Wireless Charging to keep your devices conveniently charged on a road trip. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration also makes it easy to stay entertained and connected by letting you send messages or make phone calls to family members, as well as play your favorite tunes.

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado has the features you need to make the most of fun drives and projects around the home. Take the truck out for a test drive at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet.

* EPA-estimated 30 MPG highway for Colorado 2WD with available 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine.

New Corvette Earns Title of 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Eustis, FL

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette comes with an innovative mid-engine design that delivers an exciting driving experience. MotorTrend was so impressed with the all-new Corvette, that it gave it the coveted 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year award.

The award is reserved for models that excel in engineering excellence, safety, the performance of the intended function, value, efficiency and advancement in design. In particular, MotorTrend was impressed by the interior design of the 2020 Corvette, which is both sophisticated and practical.

The car’s cabin has comfortable seat options and a clean layout. Plus, it maintains a quiet atmosphere, even when performing at high levels. Another important component of this award is the overall value. The Corvette offers high-quality materials and impressive performance, while still having a reasonable price.

Powering the 2020 Corvette is a 6.2-liter V8 engine, which reaches 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when you opt for the Z51 Performance Package. As such, you can have thrilling drives the car. You can also use the Driver Mode Selector to feel confident and in control on the road.

We at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet are excited for the award-winning 2020 Chevrolet Corvette to arrive. Until then, you can take the 2019 sports car model out for a test drive at our dealership.

Chevrolet Traverse Makes List of Quietest Cars

U.S. News & World Report compiled a list of The 17 Quietest Cars for 2019. The cars on this list work to keep outside noises from reaching the cabin and help you relax on rides. The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse was one of the vehicles on this list, thanks to its sound-absorbing features.

The 2020 Traverse comes standard with Active Noise Cancellation, which both absorbs and blocks outside noises. It can also eliminate and dampen vibrations as you drive.

Not only is the cabin of the Traverse quiet, but it is also comfortable to sit it. The three-row SUV can fit up to eight passengers and offers available leather-appointed seating, as well as available ventilated and heated front seats. The available Dual SkyScape® two-panel power sunroof also provides a great view of the sky and lets in ample sunlight to make the interior feel more spacious.

The Traverse also helps keep you entertained with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, which comes standard with a 7-inch touch screen. You can listen to your playlists and answer phone calls, thanks to Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® integration.

You can learn more about the interior features of the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse when you take it out for a test drive at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Blazer Earns a Place on the Wards Best UX List

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer recently made the 2019 Wards Best UX list for its impressive technologies. The Blazer is one of only 10 vehicles to make the list, which recognizes vehicles for having innovative and user-friendly technologies.

The editors at WardsAuto judged the vehicles’ smartphone integration, voice control, navigation, display screens and safety systems when comprising the list. The editors commuted in the vehicles to see how effective and helpful the features were.

It was noted that the Blazer, in particular, had an easy-to-use 8-inch touch screen, which is in a high position and has large icons. The Blazer also has an online shopping app built into the infotainment system, as well as dependable OnStarÒ Wi-FiÒ. The large HVAC vents also are conveniently adjustable and make drives more comfortable.

The editors appreciated the available safety features in the Blazer, like Adaptive Cruise Control, which can automatically modify your speed to keep you at a safe following distance from the detected vehicle in front of you. Forward Automatic Braking and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning also give you peace of mind on drives.

We at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet proudly offer the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. We encourage you to take the SUV out for a test drive at our dealership.

Fall Vehicle Maintenance Tips

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Before winter arrives, it’s important to prepare your vehicle for the cold weather. Follow these fall vehicle maintenance tips to help take proper care of your vehicle.

Check your battery

The last thing you want is a dead battery on a snowy day. That’s why you should check the connections to make sure they are clear of dirt. If you see some corrosion, disconnect the connections and use a wire brush to clean them.

Replace your wipers

Usually, you should replace your windshield wipers every six to 12 months. They also need to be replaced if they leave behind streaks of water. You can typically clean the wiper blades with glass cleaner and a paper towel to prolong their life for a few extra weeks if necessary.

Inspect your tires

Stick a penny in the tread groove on your tire. When placing the penny headfirst, if you can still view the top of Lincoln’s head, then you need to invest in new tires. You may also want to consider purchasing winter tires for more traction on the snow.

If you discover that you need replacements, repairs or general maintenance for your vehicle, stop by our service department at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet, and we’ll be happy to get your vehicle ready for winter.