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2014 Chevy Equinox Named Top Safety Pick+

The 2014 Chevy Equinox has proven itself to be one of the safest SUVs available, earning a Top Safety Pick+ honor from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The IIHS tested 9 different SUVs, and only the Chevy Equinox, along with its sibling the GMC Terrain, earned a “Good” in the challenging small overlap test.

2014 Chevy Equinox Wins Major Safety Award

14EquinoxThe Chevy Equinox is the 2nd Chevrolet vehicle to earn a Top Safety Pick+ designation in only a couple of weeks. At the end of March, the institute named the 2014 Malibu at Top Safety Pick+ as well.

In order to receive the award, the Equinox has to receive a “Good” in four out of five tests and no less that “Acceptable” in the fifth tests.

The IIHS tests also include front, side, roof strength, and head restraints.

About the IIHS Safety Tests

The IIHS evaluates almost every vehicle released, putting them through various collision tests that measure the effectiveness of airbags, restraints, and the overall vehicle structure.

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The driver space in the Equinox (left) held up while the Honda Pilot’s was “seriously compromised” according to the IIHS.

One of the most challenging tests is the small overlap test replicates a collision between the front driver’s side corner of a vehicle and a stationary object like a tree or utility pole. This test has been difficult for manufacturers, as the main parts of a vehicles crush-zone (the area designed to absorb the most collision energy) are bypassed.

One of the main results that the IIHS looks for is a vehicle’s ability to maintain the driver’s space and not collapse into the crash victim.

The Equinox held up very well in this test, holding its compartment shape and keeping the crash test dummy in front of the air bags and in a safe position.

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2015 Chevy Suburban, 2015 Chevy Tahoe Make Their Debuts

The next generations of Chevy’s popular SUVs have made their debuts!

At simultaneous events in Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas, General Motors unveiled the redesigned 2015 Chevy Suburban and 2015 Chevy Tahoe, renewing their commitment to make the best SUVs in the world.

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Chevy Suburban Named to 10 Best for Families List

The Chevy Suburban was named to Kelley Blue Book’s annual 10 Best Family Cars of 2013.

To make the list, the Chevy Suburban had to score high in safety, roominess, comfort, and value.

The list helps families find the right car for their specific needs and lifestyles.

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Chevy Camaro, Tahoe Win Reliability Honors

Two Chevrolet vehicles received top dependability awards from J.D. Power and Associates annual ranking of the most reliable cars.

The Chevrolet Camaro won this year’s award for most reliable midsize sporty car, and the Chevrolet Tahoe took the honor in the large crossover SUV class.

Every year JD Power and Associates looks at 18 different categories and issues honors for the most reliable cars in each class. The study focuses solely on three-year-old models, and this year’s study covered the 2010 models.

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Spacious, Yet Agile: The 2012 Chevy Traverse

It is said that the Tahoe is the grandfather of all SUVs, but it’s the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse that is big enough to fit eight passengers and still be responsive enough to drive easily. Iowa City drivers use Pat McGrath Chevyland as their trusted dealership for large size vehicles because they trust our service and love to take advantage of our great deals. There is no better value than the Traverse, and we’re excited to tell you why.

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The Suburban is Still Packing Plenty of Power and Space for 2012

The Suburban is one of Chevy’s longest running models and continues to go strong in 2012. Pat McGrath Chevyland, one of the most trusted car dealers in Cedar Rapids, is happy to continue to offer the Suburban and other classic Chevy models to area drivers. The 2012 Suburban has been a favorite choice this year thanks to its spacious interior and incredible power offerings. This heavy hitter is a strong buy for any driver looking for a top notch, full-sized SUV.

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The 2012 Chevy Avalanche is at Pat McGrath Chevyland

As one of the best Iowa Chevrolet dealerships around, here at Pat McGrath we’re thrilled to present the 2012 Avalanche. This large crew cab pickup has the spacious interior of a roomier and more family-friendly vehicle, all while delivering the brawn and good old-fashioned muscle of a classic pickup truck. Aside from being ideal for the family man or woman, its bed provides over five feet of storage, giving you plenty of room for hauling gear and equipment. Although all three trim levels are available with FWD to help get you out of those snowy or muddy jams during the fall or winter, each level sports a variety of prices and specs. Let’s take a look at what this exciting new 2012 model can offer Cedar Rapids residents.

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When Can We Get Our Hands On the New Equinox?

Chevy’s new Equinox, the 2013 edition, is slated to hit our showroom floor this fall, and drivers throughout Iowa are understandably excited. At Pat McGrath Chevyland, we’re proud to offer a huge selection of new and used vehicles, but we’re especially excited about the new Equinox. This crossover was redesigned a few years ago, which put it among the segment’s elite, and we’re still reaping the benefits of that change. Drivers of the new Equinox will be impressed with its performance, its fuel economy, it’s spacious and classy interior, and its smooth ride.

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