IDEAL FOR THE ISLAND: THE BEST USED CHEVY MODELS FOR STATEN ISLAND DRIVERS
New York City is known for its densely populated areas, the hustle and bustle of the daily commute, and being the busiest metropolitan area in the United States. While this appeals to some people, the tranquil feelings that come from serenity and open spaces are just too tempting to ignore. Luckily, Staten Island offers a good compromise between both environments. Often praised for offering residents a superior quality of life, the same quality that can be found in the community can also be easily located at your local Staten Island used Chevy dealership such as us here at Richard Lucas Chevy. Staten Island residents always have their eyes on the prize and have a reputation for only wanting the best, which is why we’ve taken the time to compile a list of the best Chevy vehicles we think are perfect for Staten Island drivers.
2017 Chevy Suburban
There’s a good chance you’re one of the many residents who call Staten Island home who have more than a few mouths to feed, and the passengers in your vehicle are of the shorter and younger persuasion. We know that the role of being a chauffeur to one’s offspring can be an arduous task, and when they want to bring their friends along, space can be limiting, and rides can soon become cramped. Fear not, for this is what vehicles such as the Chevy Suburban were invented for.
As the title suggests, the Suburban was built with the sizable family in mind, and we’re not exaggerating when we use the term sizable. Three rows of seats mean comfort for everyone, no matter where they happen to be sitting. Behind the final row, you’ll have more than double the storage space than the average trunk size of a four-door sedan with over 39 cu.ft. of room. For those moments that require moving larger than average objects, removing the third row and lowering the second to create an available 121 cu.ft. is more than capable of accommodating your needs. And because today’s youngsters are 21st-century digital boys (and girls), multiple power outlets and compatibility with ApplePlay and Android Auto will keep passengers occupied during those drives around the island.
2018 Chevy Malibu
Just like the various landmarks and attractions that dot the landscape of Staten Islands, Malibu is a name that’s been synonymous with the Chevy brand for decades. Because of Staten Island’s scenic beauty and open spaces, there are plenty of opportunities to let your hair down, open up all the windows, and just cruise. Going out cruising is much more than having a stylish vehicle; these days, you must have something that won’t break the bank when you’re going for a fill-up at the gas station. But what about comfort and style? Chevy has you covered.
2018 was an excellent year for Malibu, as it received high marks from the various publications that evaluated its attributes. That year, in particular, saw the availability of two distinct powertrains, each one providing customers with the type of engine they needed for their leisurely pursuits and daily commute. For those who favored economy and wanted to go the distance, a 1.5L four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission offered a combined MPG (miles per gallon) of 30, which consisted of 27 MPG while driving in the city and 36 MPG on the highway.
For those wanting a little more “oomph,” there was a powertrain that was better equipped for performance. A turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder allows you to put the pedal to the metal. With a horsepower rating of 250 and the ability to generate 260 lb-ft of torque, you’ll surpass your expectations in no time. This engine came equipped with a nine-speed automatic transmission and still had a favorable fuel consumption, with 22 MPG in the city and 32 on the highway, allowing for a combined MPG of 26.
2019 Chevy Impala
If the practicality and performance of the Malibu is appealing but just not stylish enough for your tastes, then you might want to consider a vehicle that was meant for lengthy cruises and maximum comfort: the Impala. Another vehicle with a celebrated history, this is a practical alternative to some of the full-sized cars offered by brands such as Chrysler and Dodge. You’ll be the toast of the town, and anywhere else on Staten Island you decide to cruise to.
For the 2019 model year, the Impala offered a unique balance of a smooth and comfortable ride with a powertrain that matched the exterior’s sensuous curves. While there was a four-cylinder available, many industry critics, such as Car and Driver Magazine, praised the V6 powertrain of the vehicle. Understandably so, the 3.6L six-cylinder engine had a generous output of 305 hp. While it’s comfortable interior made for excellent long drives and kept alive the cruising element that had been prominent with the vehicle in its heyday, it was ultimately the vehicle’s swansong, as Chevy opted to focus on other models in their crossover and SUV line. If you weren’t around for the vehicle’s early incarnation, you have a chance to enjoy the second.
2019 Bolt EV
No two drivers are exactly alike, and an area such as Staten Island contains several different types, as it’s a location that thrives on diversity. If you’re looking for a vehicle with plenty of pep that can avoid the gas station altogether unless you feel the need to stock up on bottled water and nachos, the Bolt EV is the solution you’ve been waiting for. The Bolt represents over a decade’s worth of innovation and change as Chevy harnessed the power of electricity to provide consumers with a viable alternative to petrol-powered vehicles. While the Volt had represented a hybrid electric alternative, the Bolt EV is purely electric.
Possessing the ability to travel 238 miles on a full charge, the Bolt EV will get you anywhere you need to go on Staten Island; just remember to take the ferry if you have to travel someplace that requires you to leave the location. With a five-star safety rating awarded by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), you’ll have peace of mind on your travels, and that’s something you can’t put a price tag on.
Let Chevy Be Your Guide
As anyone who lives here can confirm, there are a million and one activities to partake in on Staten Island that will entertain and exhilarate your day. Getting from one to another, as well as the daily commute has just been made much more enjoyable courtesy of Chevy and some of their used models, which adhere to the highest standards of quality. Whether you have a family to transport, enjoy a performance-oriented vehicle, or just need something practical with a heavy emphasis on economy, you better believe there’s a Chevy with your name attached waiting for you. Where, you might ask? At Richard Lucas Chevy, we have an impressive selection of used Chevy vehicles perfect for your travels around Staten Island. We welcome you to come in and allow our knowledgeable sales team to show you everything we have to offer and help you find that ideal used Chevy that fits all your driving needs for life on Staten Island and beyond!