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See What You Can Discover this Summer in a New Chevy Vehicle

Are you looking to feel free this summer and experience as many adventures as possible? Then we invite you to check out the new Chevrolet lineup. There are plenty of options to choose from, and the video below gives you pretty good idea of the endless possibilities. Summer is all about being spontaneous and living in the moment, and Chevrolet designed its models to help you do exactly that.

Whether you’re looking to tailgate in a truck like the Chevy Silverado 1500, or road trip with some friends in a Cruze, the lineup has a model that can suit all of your needs.

Make your way over to Rogers Auto Group located in Chicago, IL to take a look, and we’d be happy to schedule you for a test drive. You’re dream car is just waiting to be discovered, so be sure to come see us soon!


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Hyundai and Chevrolet Win Big in Kelley Blue Book’s 2012 Total Cost of Ownership Awards

While initial price is always a prime issue when purchasing a new vehicle, the ultimate “best deal” also entails considering a number of other significant factors that can have an equally meaningful impact on long-term out-of-pocket expenses.

Thanks to a study done by Kelley Blue Book, the world’s most experienced and trusted automotive pricing organization, we can compare beyond a car’s price tag and see the big picture cost of a vehicle over five years of ownership.  KBB’s annual comprehensive review factors in the following valuation criteria:  Fair purchase price (FPP), projected depreciation, financing costs, Insurance costs and state fees as well as the anticipated total cost of fuel, scheduled maintenance and repairs.

While this study is nothing new for KBB, this year they took it one step further and formally recognized the best-in-class entries with the inaugural Kelley Blue Book 2012 Total Cost of Ownership Awards, in conjunction with the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.

Among the esteemed winners were multiple models each from both Hyundai and Chevrolet.  The 2012 Hyundai Sonata was named best midsize car, with a 5-year ownership cost of $38,476.  Factors like its low insurance costs and supreme fuel economy helped the Sonata edge out the Kia Optima in second place.   Another win for the Korean automaker was the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe, which took the ribbon in the crossover segment, with a 5-year ownership cost of just $42,628.  Thanks to the Santa Fe‘s low purchase price, low long-term depreciation, and low maintenance and insurance cost, it easily outpaced the Kia Sorento in this class.

2012 Hyundai Sonata
Lowest Cost of Ownership
Mid Size Car Category
2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
Lowest Cost of Ownership
Crossover Category

American-made Chevrolet vehicles also topped KBB’s awards list.  The 2012 Chevrolet Impala won in the category of full-size car, with a 5-year ownership cost of $47,957.  KBB cited its low purchase price and high fuel economy in gaining an advantage over the Ford Taurus competitor.  Also weighing in on the Chevy side was the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in the full-size pickup truck category, with a 5-year ownership cost of $49,371.  The Silverado edged out the second place GMC Sierra 1500 with its fair purchase price, financing and insurance costs and state fees. Chevrolet made it a hat-trick with the 2012 Chevrolet Volt, which took the award in the electric car segment, with a 5-year ownership cost of $40,629.  The Volt‘s lower maintenance and insurance costs easily surpassed competitor Nissan LEAF to score the win.

2012 Chevrolet Impala
Lowest Cost of Ownership
Full Size Car Category

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Lowest Cost of Ownership
Full Size Pickup Truck Category

2012 Chevrolet Volt
Lowest Cost of Ownership
Electric Car Category

To see the full list of Kelley Blue Book’s winners, click here.

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Chevrolet Silverado and HHR among Forbes’ Top 10 New-Car Deals For June

Forbes Magazine recently conducted a survey to find the best deals on new cars for the month of June, meticulously researching deals and incentives offered for all makes and models.  Not surprisingly, not one, but two, Chevrolets were among the top five of the Forbes’ Top 10 New-Car Deals For June.  Both the Chevrolet Silverado and the Chevrolet HHR offer significant cash back or 0% financing, making them a great bargain just in time for summer road trips.

Deal: $4,505 cash or 0% financing to 60 months
2011 Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year
Available in 3 body styles and trim levels, along with a hybrid model
Powerful, efficient, and comfortable

Deal: $3,500 cash or 0% financing to 60 months
Performance and fuel economy (32 mpg)
Roomy interior for both cargo and passengers
Stylish retro look, a smooth quiet ride, and five-star crash ratings

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