2019 Chevrolet Silverado Will Reduce Gasoline Consumption

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Gas Consumption | Gjovik Auto | Sandiwch, IL

Trucks aren’t considered by many to be eco-friendly vehicles, but the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado might change a few minds. In fact, the impact the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will have on the environment will top that of the Toyota Prius, according to Mark Phelan, writer at the Detroit Free Press.

As one of the bestselling vehicles in the nation, the Silverado tops the Prius in sales by hundreds of thousands of units. It’s not even a close comparison! A full-size truck improving by just one mile per gallon results in a greater impact than an identical increase in a more efficient car, reports Phelan.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an increase from 16 mpg to 17 mpg results in as much fuel saved as a jump from 35 mpg to 40 mpg. The Department of Energy also reports that if Silverado owners upgrade from a 2009 model to the all-new 2019 model, they will save more than four million gallons of fuel per 100,000 units sold, and if 100,000 Prius owners upgraded from a 2009 model to a 2019 model, they’d save just three million gallons of fuel.

Although the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado isn’t the ideal vehicle for an eco-friendly driver, the full-size truck continues to go green. As automakers develop and implement fuel-saving systems, like hybrid powertrains, trucks like the Chevrolet Silverado will continue to have a greater impact on fuel consumption.

Test-drive the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado at Gjovik Chevrolet Buick GMC.

Summer Events in Sandwich, Illinois

summer events in Sandwich

School is out, the kids are home, and you need some activities. If you are already counting down the days until school starts again, add some fun to your summer by attending a few of these summer events in Sandwich.

  • Lions Club Cruise Night and Food Trucks. On Friday, June 15, head downtown with your family to see some spectacular cars, trucks, and motorcycles and enjoy a delicious dinner from your favorite food trucks. The rally starts at 4 p.m.
  • Music in the Park Concert. Through the summer, your family can enjoy free concerts at Veteran’s Park. The concerts are held on Wednesday nights. On June 20, the featured band is Vicarious.
  • Sandwich Early Day Engine Club Show. If you have any young kids who love tractors and other farm equipment, be sure to head to the Early Day Engine Club Show on June 23. It will be held at the Sandwich Fairgrounds. Kids age 12 and under get in free.
  • Sandwich Freedom Days. On June 30 and July 1, celebrate America’s independence with a parade, festival, and fireworks throughout the town of Sandwich.
  • Sandwich Fair. To celebrate the end of summer, visit the annual Sandwich Fair from September 5 -9. This fun-filled event will feature carnival rides, games, and your favorite deep-fried foods.

Make sure your car is ready to take on summer by scheduling a maintenance check at Gjovik Chevy Buick GMC.

Chevy Sonic RS: Power and Efficiency Combined

Chevy Sonic RS
Chevy Sonic RS

When you think of the Chevy Sonic, you probably think of a cheap and cheerful subcompact car with a low starting price and modest standard features. But the Sonic is so much more than that. If you’re the type of driver that wants a little extra oomph in your engine, but you don’t want to upsize to a larger vehicle, the 2013 Chevy Sonic RS could be the answer to your prayers.

Officially, RS stands for Rally Sport. We think it could stand for “really speedy.” That’s because the Sonic RS comes with a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine that can gets an EPA estimated 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, and generates 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft of torque. That might not sound like much, but the RS trim adds an additional 23 lb.-ft of torque to the base LS trim, and since this car is so light, that’s some serious pickup. The Chevy Sonic RS is available as a hatchback, and comes with heated leatherette seats, cruise control, and Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system.

So if you’re looking for a cheap-fun-to-drive car that won’t have you paying through the nose at the pump, the Chevy Sonic RS is definitely worth a look. Stop by Gjovik Auto to check it out in person!