Highest Ranked Appeal: Chevrolet Sonic, Volt & Avalanche

Known as “The voice of the customer”, J.D. Power and Associates awarded the 2012 Sonic, the 2012 Volt and the 2012 Avalanche as having the Highest Ranked Vehicle Appeal in their respective segments.

J.D. Power and Associates has ranked the 2012 Sonic and 2012 Volt as having the “Highest Ranked Vehicle Appeal among Sub-Compact Cars and Compact cars.” While the 2012 Avalanche topped the “Large Truck” segment. More than 70,000 new-vehicle buyers were included in the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study which looked at Fuel Economy, Driving Dynamics, Vehicle Exterior, Visibility and Driving Safety, among other factors.

Volt had the highest ranking in the Compact Car category for the second year in a row. In its first year on the road, Sonic was recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as having the “Highest Ranked Vehicle Appeal among Sub-Compact Cars.”

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Chevy Volt Mileage Better than Expected

According to Consumer Reports web users, many Chevy Volt owners are claiming they use even less gas than Consumer Reports’ formal tests have assumed.

Consumer Reports has based their fuel economy calculations for the Volt being operated by electricity 70 percent of the time and gasoline 30 percent of the time. However, as they have learned from owners in their forums, some drivers are saving even more fuel by operating almost exclusively on electricity.

Here are a few quotes from Volt drivers bragging on the forums:

  • User carriegordo reports driving 7,000 miles on just 7.3 gallons of gas. That’s less than a single tankful in the Volt’s already small 9.3-gallon tank.
  • User marclee reported that 2800 of the 3200 miles he’s driven his Volt have been on electricity. That leaves just 400 on gas. (These numbers are easily retrieved from the efficiency screen on the Volt’s central display.)
  • User themajor1975 reported driving 11,000 miles on 62 gallons of gas.
  • Two other forum users reported driving more than 2500 miles on 10.7 gallons of gas, and 500 miles on just one gallon.

Want to hear it from a Volt owner yourself? Check out this customer testimonial from Kory Levoy. He’s driven 3,400 miles & spent $38 in gas – in two months!


While we can’t say with certainty that this is the case with all Volt owners, it does prove that the Volt has a tremendous amount of potential when it comes to saving on fuel.  Stop by LaSorsa Chevrolet, we have the Volt on the lot, we’ll give you something to brag about!

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Chevrolet’s 30 mpg or Better Club

Fuel prices are high… and they’re not going to drop drastically any time soon, or ever. As fuel prices continue to rise, customers are more interested in fuel-efficient compacts and hybrids to find relief from the pump.

A recent survey of car shoppers on kbb.com found that 51% of respondents are now considering a smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicle. “GM’s strategic investments in four-cylinder and turbocharged engines, advanced transmissions and vehicle electrification have been very well timed,” said Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. “Three years ago, about 16 percent of the vehicles GM sold achieved at least 30 mpg on the highway. Today, that number is about 40 percent, and we have more new fuel-economy leaders on the way…”

What are the GM fuel economy leaders on sale today? Here is the lowdown:                    (all mpg totals are estimated)

So if you’re looking for an environmentally responsible car that fits your budget and your lifestyle, visit LaSorsa Chevrolet, we have plenty of options for you.

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3510 Webster Ave.
Bronx, NY 10467
(800) 743-1788

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