Sonic, Camaro and Equinox Named 2013 Automotive “Best Buys” by Consumers Digest
At Chevy, we’re proud to say that each and every vehicle we build is designed to offer the best possible features at the best possible price. But it’s not just us saying that. Consumers Digest thinks so, too.
The 2013 Consumers Digest Automotive “Best Buy” picks are out, and three Chevy vehicles – Camaro, Sonic, and Equinox – made the list.
Consumers Digest chooses its “Best Buys” based on which cars in each segment provide the most value for the price. Vehicles are driven under a variety of conditions and evaluated based on the standards of an average car buyer. Experts then assess each model on both design (including styling, ergonomics, seating and cargo space) and performance (including shifting, steering, braking, acceleration, ride quality and fuel economy).
"Value, as we see it, is based on purchase price and ownership costs relative to quality, performance and subjective factors, such as comfort and design," says Randy Weber, publisher of Consumers Digest.
Weber and his colleagues saw plenty of value in the Chevy fleet.
The Equinox was honored with a Compact SUV “Best Buy” title for its fourth year in a row, owing to its stylish appointments, class-leading legroom, versatile MyFlex® rear seating, meticulous craftsmanship and money-saving 32 MPG highway.† And, of course, its starting price of just $23,755*.
Camaro zoomed ahead of the pack in the Sporty Cars category, and picked up its fourth consecutive “Best Buy” award. Starting at just $23,345*, the legendary Camaro is known for its sexy exterior, powerful engine, and for taking drivers on an exhilarating ride.
In the Subcompact category, the Chevrolet Sonic made quite an impression on the Consumers Digest judges, picking up its very first “Best Buy” title. It’s no surprise why, either. The Sonic is the first and only car in its class to come with 10 standard air bags.†, † It’s also the only car in its class to receive a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from NHTSA†. Not only that, but the Sonic is the only small car that’s built right here in America† and the only car in its class with an available turbocharged engine – offering up to 40 MPG highway.† That’s a lot of “only”s!
So whether you want to head up to the cottage with kids, dog and skis in tow; zoom down the highway in high style; or just zip across town in comfort and safety – it’s good to know there’s a tested and approved Chevy for every driver, at every price point.