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Chevrolet Impala Grabs Top Spot on Consumer Reports Top Sedans List

Chevrolet Impala Grabs Top Spot on Consumer Reports Top Sedans List

Jul 25 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

New Impala scores big

I'm sure that a lot of people out there would agree that modern Chevrolet Impala sedans have been incredibly boring cars. These cars are more destined for rental fleets than the garages of your...

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Chevrolet Impala Grabs Top Spot on Consumer Reports Top Sedans List

Jul 25 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

New Impala scores big

I'm sure that a lot of people out there would agree that modern Chevrolet Impala sedans have been incredibly boring cars. These cars are more destined for rental fleets than the garages of your average American. However, the significantly redesigned Impala for 2014 recently scored better than all comers to win the top spot among all sedans from Consumer Reports.

The Impala scored 95/99 during the magazine tests placing it in the same realm as Lexus and Jaguar. Consumer Reports says that the new Impala is proof that GM is on the comeback. The older Impala that was replaced scored a scant 63 in the same testing.

The new Impala scored so well that only two vehicles are ahead of it in the Consumer Reports rankings. Those vehicles include the BMW 135i and the Tesla Model S. I still think the car is rather boring even if Consumer Reports likes it.

 
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4 hours ago

GM thinks Colorado and Canyon midsize trucks will lure crossover buyers

Jul 29 2014 6:05pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Truck, Marketing/Advertising, Chevrolet, GM, GMC The invitation to come out and sample product at the General Motors Proving Grounds in Milford, MI is rarely dull, and after spending this morning driving preproduction versions of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon all we can say is... under strict embargo. Sorry, America, we were as excited as many of you are to learn more about GM's new midsize truck range and take note of how they go down the road, but ...
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7 hours ago

GM speeds up development of the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra - report

Jul 29 2014 2:40pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

We've already heard rumors that General Motors is worried about the 2015 Ford F-150 and it appears those fears have pushed them to speed up the development of the next-generation Che ...
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10 hours ago

Recall Alert: 414,000 GM Sedans, Sports Cars, SUVs

Jul 29 2014 11:23am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Vehicles Affected: More than 414,000 model-year 2011-12 Buick LaCrosse and Regal sedans, and Chevrolet Camaro sports cars, and 2010-12 Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs, all equipped with power height adjustable driver and passenger seats The Problem: The bolt that secures the driver and passenger power front-seat height adjuster may fall out, causing the seat to drop to the lowest vertical position. I ...
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10 hours ago

What were they thinking? A look at the 10 worst ‘halo’ cars

Jul 29 2014 11:20am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

By definition, a “halo” vehicle is supposed to beam a positive light — or brand image — about its maker. Or, for more practical reasons, attract new vehicle buyers into showrooms filled with less exciting cars and trucks. Historically, the original 1990s Dodge Viper is considered the most successful halo car of all time. It enhanced Dodge’s role as Chrysler’s “performance” brand at a time when it was better known as the maker of the plebeian rides like the K-Car and the Neon ...
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10 hours ago

GM May Build A New Half-Ton Truck 'Sooner,' With A Small Turbo Engine

Jul 29 2014 11:15am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Apparently General Motors is hustling to get their next Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks out the door a little closer to the 2015 Ford F-150 launch, having just moved production "nine months sooner" to Fall 2018 with their new SUVs to follow in 2019.Read more.. ...
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10 hours ago

2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty Power Stroke

Jul 29 2014 11:11am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Truck, Work, Ford, First Drives What weighs 30,000 pounds? Big Ben's Westminster bell. A navy ship anchor. Or as we found out during our first drive program for the 2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty, seven pallets of cinder blocks loaded onto a dual-axle gooseneck trailer. The test was part of a raft of towing demonstrations that showcased the new Super Duty's impressive tug capa ...
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12 hours ago

2015 Dodge Viper getting small increase in power

Jul 29 2014 9:58am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Dodge The Viper is used to being the most powerful car in the Dodge and SRT stables, but the arrival of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat means that's no longer the case. The serpentine supercar is, however, reportedly getting a small boost in output for 2015, amounting to all of five horsepower. The increase was uncovered by Road & Track courtesy of the SAE J1349 certification process to which Detroit's Big ...
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12 hours ago

Independents of Speed, American: John Hennessey

Jul 29 2014 9:40am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Age: 51 Hometown: Houston, Texas Company: Hennessey Performance Engineering; 35 employees in a 36,000-square-foot facility with its own drag strip in Sealy, Texas, and five more employees at a satellite facility in Lake Forest, California. Past projects: Beginning with his own 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4, Hennessey has tweaked, supercharged, and turbocharged Vipers, Camaros, F-150 Raptors, Corvettes, and more. Current project: Venom GT, a 1244-hp, twin-turbocharged, 7.0-liter V-8–po ...
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12 hours ago

GM recalls dent Canadian sales despite U.S. rebound

Jul 29 2014 9:13am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Derrick and Eric Sharma are done with their Chevy Camaro. Self-proclaimed “car-heads,” the brothers from Brampton, Ontario, bought a Transformers-inspired, yellow and black Camaro in 2007. After the massive recalls by General Motors this year, the brothers sold it and bought a Nissan Altima. “We never really had issues with it,” Derrick Sharma, 27, said in a phone interview this month. “But once the recalls started happening and we found out how GM wasn’t really ...
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15 hours ago

Hard Realities Of Battery Research: Promising Electrode Hasn't Panned Out

Jul 29 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Green Car Reports

News of new battery technologies breaks regularly, most researchers claiming to have devised a system promising greater range, better stability, lighter weight, lower cost--all characteristics desirable in electric vehicles. All require a caveat though: This technology may never get beyond the research stage. And that's exactly what has happe ...
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