Encompassing smooth styling, futuristic features, and excellent fuel economy, it’s easy to see how the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and 2013 Chevrolet Malibu landed on Kelley Blue Book’s list of the 10 Best Green Cars of 2012.
The 2013 Malibu settled into the ninth spot on the list. The innovative eAssist system on the Malibu allows a lithium-ion battery to enhance the gasoline engine for better fuel-efficiency in a variety of driving conditions. Favorite features of this car include Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system and blue ambient interior lighting. EPA fuel economy estimations for the 2013 Malibu Eco are 25 city MPG and 37 highway MPG.
Cinching the fourth position on the list, the 2012 Volt offers the complete package of looks and functionality. The Volt runs strictly on a battery until it is depleted. When this occurs, the gasoline engine takes over to recharge the battery and run the generator. This combination allows the Volt to receive an EPA estimated 35 MPG city and 40 MPG highway. The Volt’s sleek exterior is more pleasing to the eye than some of its competitors, yet it remains one of one of the most aerodynamics cars in GM’s history. Who says you have to give up style to go green?
Malibu and Volt are arguably two of the best environmentally-friendly vehicles in the market today, and both are currently available at Jim Sigel Automotive. Visit us in person at our Grants Pass dealership or online at http://jimsigel.com/ to learn more.