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Buick Encore GX and Chevrolet Trailblazer Grab IIHS Safety Awards

2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer, Greer, SC

If you’re shopping for a small SUV, consider taking the Buick Encore GX or Chevrolet Trailblazer out for a spin. The Trailblazer just earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s top recognition, IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+, and the Encore GX earned an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK award.

The difference between the two awards comes down to headlights. The Buick Encore GX has the TOP SAFETY PICK award because it has an available headlight system with an acceptable or good rating. The Trailblazer’s bump to the TOP SAFETY PICK+ comes from headlights across all of its trim levels that meet that designation.

Both of the vehicles scored a good rating in the six IIHS crash tests, including the notoriously difficult overlap tests.

As a nod to advanced driver-assist technology, the IIHS recognized that both the Buick Encore GX and Chevy Trailblazer have an available front crash prevention system. Not only can you add these systems, but they also performed at a level to bring home a superior or advanced score. 

If you’re shopping for something to help you drive around town in comfort, the Buick Encore GX is a good choice. Its small size makes it a breeze to maneuver, but the interior cargo areas can be configured for all the cargo you need. 

The Chevrolet Trailblazer is one of Chevy’s storied nameplates. Discontinued in 2009, it’s back and more than ready to take on your family’s adventures. 

Visit Bradshaw Automotive in Greer, South Carolina, to learn more about both of these award-winning SUVs.

New 2018 Volt Safety Features Win IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

2018 Volt safetyThe 2018 Chevrolet Volt is a noteworthy sedan, not just because it has an innovative powertrain, but also because it has extensive safety systems. The 2018 Volt safety features are so impressive that the vehicle recently won a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS is a non-profit third-party organization that examines the safety features on most vehicles in the industry.

According to The News Wheel, the 2018 Chevrolet Volt has a 420-mile range thanks to a hybrid-electric engine that uses gasoline and electric power. It also has a 53-mile range on pure electricity, which makes the Volt a great vehicle for those looking to go green. Additionally, the Volt won the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick award when equipped with available Drive Confidence II Package.

Teen Driver is one of the great safety features offered on the new Volt. This helps new drivers learn positive habits behind the wheel by muting audio, giving audible and visible warnings when exceeding predetermined speeds, limiting music volume, and more.

Other features include Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Safety Awareness, and more. In fact, the Volt has 10 airbags around the cabin to keep you better protected in the event of a crash. Visit Bradshaw Automotive to learn more about the latest safety features available for the 2018 Chevrolet Volt.

2015 Colorado Named Motor Trend Truck of the Year

When the rush to proclaim the Blue Oval’s pickup truck began, we here at Bradshaw Chevrolet felt compelled to tell everyone to hold their horses. While game recognizes game, we felt that there was a particular truck that was being unfairly overlooked on the way to proclaiming a certain other truck the king of the heap.

Fortunately, the fine folks at Motor Trend backed us up, making it much easier for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado actually being the best of what’s around in the pickup segment today.

Motor Trend Truck of the Year
2015 Chevrolet Colorado

“The Colorado to me is the perfect-size truck again,” said MT editor Kim Reynolds. “Its simplicity and purity are what a truck ought to be about.”

Indeed, the 2015 Colorado does exactly what it sought to do when it first debuted a year ago: reinvent the pickup segment. In reviving the mid-size pickup and bringing a truck to the masses that isn’t too big and isn’t too small but is juuuuust right, Colorado is an offering with endless appeal to match its endless style and utility.

Lauded for having “the best steering [editor Jonny Lieberman] ever experienced on any truck,” a wealth of standard features even at a low starting MSRP, and a number of upgrades that wind up making the small truck feel like a thing of big luxury, the Colorado is unquestioned atop the throne as 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year.